New York Life / Deceptive Business Practices & Management
Steer Clear of this company New York Life Greater Oregon Agency. Over the course of 5 years I have seen abusive behaviors as it relates to agents and clients in terms of manipulation and intimidation. Blake McKinney has demonstrated on various scales of just how incompetent he truly is in managing an agency and being in a leadership position. In the time I have been able to recognize his behaviors that caused damage to both agents reputations, and clients understanding of what they are purchasing when it comes to life insurance and or annuities.
Blake McKinney believes through causing financial hardship, intimidation and harassment he can get utter control over agents with out consequence or causing himself damage. Apparently, Blake McKinney has burned through his recent batch of agents and is now back on the prowl again to recruit more agents through 'Mass Mailings' to licensed agents. If you have done your do diligence and have been reading this complaint and have 'Googled' New York Life Complaints you will begin to see a picture being painted about this guy and his agency. In order to run an agency you need to have integrity which Blake McKinney is severely lacking because he likes to: falsify untrue statements about individuals by tainting licenses; sending unsubstantiated bills to agents after they resign; intimidation agents to resign to avoid unemployment claims against New York Life; amplifying situations by using local authorities to harass agents; using intimidation to get agents to falsify information about agents that my be unraveling his overall scams and tactics.
Folks if your looking for an opportunity look to other insurance companies to become truly independent without working for anyone company. If you work for one company your stay will be short and you will lose moral. The last thing you want to do is work with a company like New York Life, and have to apologize for working for this company. Blake McKinney will make you look like a jerk to anyone and everyone you've every done business with if you confront the BS and standup for yourself, and from what I have seen everyone eventually becomes a victim when they leave his office. Clients spare your money and your time, and whatever you do demand an illustration from your agents when it comes to Universal Life Policies; and run from an agent that sells you a 1 year annual renewal policy. Not that it's a bad policy but you need to ask what the intentions are, because if you are not planning on converting your policy within a year your wasting your time and money. Avoid agents that don't show the illustrations on Universal Life and are telling you to pay the minimum amounts, the agent may have intentions for maximizing their own commissions and the policy will and can crash. Good luck to any ### that works for this jerk!!!
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