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Pampered Chef: Anyone heard of Primerica?

  1. stephs_chef

    stephs_chef Novice Member

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    I got a random phone call from a recruiter from Primerica (financial services) wondering if I'm interested in working for them. Just wondered if they were pulling PC names from somewhere or what.
     
    Nov 2, 2009
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  2. NooraK

    NooraK Legend Member Gold Member

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    Here's what Google says:

    primerica - Google Search

    Looks like they operate on a direct marketing basis. Where they would have gotten your name from, I couldn't tell you. Haven't gotten any calls myself.
     
    Nov 2, 2009
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  3. Chefstover2

    Chefstover2 Advanced Member

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    Stay very very far away form them. DH signed with them a bunch of years back. They sell insurance and financial products. All one-on-one, "kitchen table" work and mostly by referrals. Lots of meetings, you have to go through insurance and mortgage licensing if you wish to sell.

    DH was told that they had their regional meeting and he "had" to be there b/c it would make his business soar. $375/per person to go for two days plus hotel and travel over New Years. I went with him...and counted (are you sitting down) 18 hours of recognition!!! One keynote speaker and one New Year's Eve dinner. After experiencing PC conference, where they start and end on time, I was disgusted that they started late and went (significantly) over every time.

    We lost out on a lot of time and money with that company. Just my two cents based on my experience. Perhaps someone else has had a better experience, but i would'nt recommend them (except as maybe a customer b/c their products were competitive).
     
    Nov 2, 2009
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  4. nene960

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    My neighbor moved here to open offices for them. He is now out of work. They were here for about 2 years before he lost his job. He seemed a little "fishy" to me.
     
    Nov 2, 2009
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  5. whiteyteresa

    whiteyteresa Veteran Member

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    I haven't heard that name in years

    :chef:
     
    Nov 2, 2009
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  6. DebbieJ

    DebbieJ Legend Member

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    run away from primerica
     
    Nov 2, 2009
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  7. Shell Northway

    Shell Northway Member

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    Went to a seminar of there's. How you can do this without having a license I don't understand. I worked for a finacial advisor for year's, what they said was the same don't put all of your egg's in the same basket, but it seemed they really wanted to sell long-term health care insurance. I would stay away from them too,
     
  8. stephs_chef

    stephs_chef Novice Member

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    Thanks everybody . . I guess if it sounds too good to be true . . .
     
    Nov 2, 2009
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  9. cookn' katie

    cookn' katie Member

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    Don't listen! Really bad experience!!
     
    Nov 3, 2009
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  10. I know this is a previous thread.. but i agree!!! My husband and I tried it 3-4 yrs ago... for $200 a person... you had to sit thru 40 loonnnnnggg hours of insurance policy training.. which the only thing i got out of that is never buy whole life insurance.. buy term... but it was a waste of time. the confrence in orlando was a waste as well.... not to mention they had meetings every week and they wanted us to come to the other side of town to go to them.... yeah wont ever do that again! in fact the recruiter called me the other day, i was like im sorry were not interested!! RUN FAR AWAYYYY
     
    Oct 19, 2010
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  11. kristina16marie

    kristina16marie Advanced Member Gold Member

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    my dad got roped into them a few years back & made my husband and i go to a meeting w/him. OMG! it was really off-putting that the head guy made an overhead slide of his paycheck to show everyone. honestly that's why dh was not very supportive of pc when i started, but he finally saw the differences. we do however still have a term life insurance policy in effect with them, although since we haven't collected on it yet, i can't attest to their customer service yet! ;)
     
  12. jla8279

    jla8279 Member

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    Run, Run Fast!! Danger!! Danger!!
     
    Oct 20, 2010
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  13. flemings99

    flemings99 Veteran Member Gold Member

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    Was interviewed by them a few years ago. Then 2nd interviewed....was excited at first, then heard lots of negative. Told them I wasn't interested and.....then they wouldn't leave me alone!!! Run...if it sounds too good to be true it is!!!
     
    Oct 20, 2010
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