The Zebra

Licensed Insurance Sales Agent

Agency


We are The Zebra.

The Zebra is the nation's leading, independent insurance comparison site. With our dynamic, real-time quote comparison tool, people can identify insurance companies with the coverage, service level, and pricing to suit their unique needs. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, The Zebra has sought to bring transparency and simplicity to insurance shopping since 2012 — it's "insurance in black and white."

We’re a happy, hardworking group, and we’re eager to add “new stripes” to our herd. We hire folks who are able to learn quickly, take ownership, and collaborate with others.

We're actively hiring across the following departments: Sales, Commercialization, Data, Design, Engineering, Finance & Admin, Marketing, Operations, and Research.

Our frontend teams use primarily Javascript and React, & our backend teams use primarily Python across a mix of frameworks. We are cloud-native, running our apps on Kubernetes and AWS, using Gitlab for our CI/CD platform. Our Quality Engineering department is focused on writing automation in Selenium using Javascript and our Data Engineering department works with data warehouses like Snowflake and BI tools like Looker.


Why Join?

\- An opportunity to work on cutting edge technologies & see your work make an impact  \- Growth & development opportunities (weekly 1:1s, annual reviews, peer/self/manager feedback & coaching sessions) \- Learning & Development Stipend ($1000/employee/year) \- Opportunity to join our active Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) or drive our diversity & inclusion stance by creating your own \- Remote, hybrid, & in-office options to work collaboratively \- Competitive Compensation & Stock Option Offering \- Health, Dental, Vision & Disability Coverages \- HSA offering + employer contribution \- 401K with match \- Unlimited PTO + flexibility to enjoy it \- Paid Parental Leave Program (20 weeks paid leave for primary caregivers, 16 weeks paid leave for secondary caregivers, $5000 baby bonus).  \- Wellness perk ($100/month) \- Zeal Care - Monthly wellness subscriptions ($35/month) \- Pet Adoption Reimbursement ($300/year) \- Bi-Monthly Wednesday Catered Lunches \- Curated monthly snack box ($60) sent to your house \- Join a team that truly lives their values, and values their lives (outside of the office. Cliche, we know… but we really mean it)

About this role

Austin insurance tech company The Zebra—recently named one of Austin’s Best Places to Work by the Austin Business Journal and one of America's Best Workplaces by Inc. Magazine! — is looking for talented sales professionals to join our bustling downtown call center and tight-knit team.

 
You’ll be the first point of contact for our customers shopping for insurance on the nation’s leading insurance search engine. Your role will be to turn insurance shoppers into long-term customers and brand champions of The Zebra.
 
This role requires that you have your General Lines Property & Casualty License upon starting with us.   
 
Please note - this is a full-time, 40 hour/week role. Work schedule will fit between 7:00AM - 9:00PM,  Monday - Friday and will include a weekend day.
 
LOCATION 
Due to Covid, our agents are starting off 100% remote. Once office hours go back to normal, employees will spend half of their week in our downtown Austin office and half of their week working remotely. All new hires must be able to relocate to Texas by the time of their start date.
 
SALARY 
With base rates and an uncapped incentive structure, our sales agents have the potential to make up to $90K annually. Plus you will receive an incentive guarantee from day one (1) of employment until you are incentive eligible. There are also many overtime opportunities available.

WHAT YOU'LL DO:

  • Answer inbound sales calls from customers who need assistance with purchasing various insurance products
  • Quote and sell through multiple insurance carriers and quoting platforms
  • Cross-sell customers to meet all of their insurance needs
  • Maintain a high level of production in a fast paced sales environment
  • Work schedule will fit between 8 AM - 9 PM,  Monday - Friday and may include a weekend day / weekends
  • Work from home a portion of your work week
  • Opportunities to learn and grow
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REQUIREMENTS / QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Currently holds a TX Property & Casualty license (required)
  • Proven track record of success in a sales role
  • Thrives in a fast paced and highly competitive work environment
  • Motivated by monthly sales incentives
  • Ability to be flexible and evolve rapidly with the company’s needs
  • Consistently meet sales goals

EXPERIENCE THAT WILL IMPRESS THE HECK OUT OF US:

  • 2+ years experience in auto insurance sales
  • Experience selling either auto or multiple insurance products (i.e. home, umbrella, etc)
  • Thrives well in a fast-paced environment and loves talking with people
  • Excellent communication skills - written, verbal and listening
  • Value self-awareness, intellectual honesty, judgment, empathy & positive energy
  • Prefer an environment where you can add real value and contribute your ideas
  • Believe everyone is entitled to the same level of respect, regardless of their position or title
  • Attention to detail and ability to multitask
  • Passion for delivering a superior experience to our customers & one another
  • Work hard because you love what you do, but maintain work / life balance

BENEFITS + PERKS:

  • Competitive Compensation & Stock Option Offering (base Income + Monthly Bonus = Avg of $25-30/hour)
  • Uncapped monthly incentive program
  • PTO that is accrued with each pay period
  • Health, Dental, Vision & Disability Coverages
  • HSA offering + employer contribution
  • Paid Parental Leave Program
  • Commuter Benefits (up to $100/month)
  • Wellness perk ($100/month)
  • Internet stipend ($40/month)
  • Learning & Development Stipends
  • Onsite Full Service Barista
  • Wednesday Catered Lunch + Fully Stocked Fridges
  • Opportunity to join Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) or drive our diversity & inclusion stance by creating your own
  • Join a team that truly lives their values, and values their lives (outside of the office. Cliche, we know… but we really mean it)
  • Monthly and quarterly team outings
ABOUT THE ZEBRA
 
The Zebra is the nation's leading, independent insurance comparison site. With its dynamic, real-time quote comparison tool, consumers can identify insurance companies with the coverage, service level, and pricing to suit their unique needs. The Zebra compares multiple insurance companies and provides agent support and educational resources to ensure consumers are equipped to make the most informed decisions about their home and auto insurance. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, The Zebra has sought to bring transparency and simplicity to insurance shopping since 2012 — it's "insurance in black and white."
 
The Zebra has garnered the attention and investment of some of the nation’s top venture capitalists, and the company’s success has been profiled in publications like Inc., The New York Times, Forbes, and TechCrunch. Local and national publications have named The Zebra as a Best Place to Work, including Austin Business Journal in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018,  2020, The Austin American-Statesman in 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2020 and Inc. Magazine on their nationally-recognized list from 2018-2020.
 
The Zebra is aiming to grow our fantastic team to add to our dynamic culture and continue building on our success. Working at The Zebra means never being bored, always being challenged, and supporting one another. We’re a happy, hardworking group, and we’re eager to add “new stripes” who share those values.
 
The Zebra is an equal opportunity employer and “at will” company.
 
As part of our dedication to maintaining an inclusive and diverse workforce, The Zebra provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, The Zebra complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
 
The Zebra expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of The Zebra's employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.
 
No external recruiters or agents, please.