Worked for 5 years in same entry level position. All though there is a high turnover in the company with a lot of internal hires, the management is terrible, very micromanaged. If you question or have an opinion about anything, then you are labeled as a trouble maker and will be black listed. They like to mold people to walk and talk in a "yes sir/no sir" kind of mentality. They will hire and promote people even if they aren't qualified. They will also award bad behavior among associates, even if its at the expense of someone else.
Associates are also very Catty. There where a few that where good to me, but it was all about the bottom line of getting ahead. While there is a strong emphasis on being professional at all times in appearance and work, it only applies to a select few. They often held me to a much higher standard while others where allowed to exhibit child like and often immature behavior. It also lacks diversity in ideas and associates (ethnicity), everybody has to be the same. You'll stand out like a sore thumb if you look, talk, and walk differently. If someone doesn't like it, you won't last long. You'll be lucky to even get hired, it helps to know someone already working there because they like to hire peoples friends and family members.
This company lines its pockets with the sweat of their employees . Unappreciated and over worked . Management does not get along with management seems like one hand never knows what the other one is doing.
Financial Services Representative (Current Employee) – New Bern, NC – March 1, 2016
I believe strongly in Western and Southern! Truly a solid company that cares about their clients as well as employees. My personal manager(s) are wonderful leaders and care about the reps in their charge. I would recommend this company first to anyone looking to work in life insurance or financial services as well as any clients. I am also a client and will remain so!
Wonderful benefits, caring, supportive leaders
Outside sales is not for everyone, if you are able, you will succeed with W&S
Life Underwriter (Former Employee) – Cincinnati Ohio – October 3, 2015
Western-Southern Life Insurance company is part of the Western-Southern Financial Group. WSFG provides subsidized parking/bus card. Free breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Free library and computer use. Free health club. Excellent medical and dental benefits. Commensurate industry salary/wages. I believe WSFG is one of the top places to work in the Cincinnati Tri-state area.
Sales Representative (Former Employee) – Van Wert, OH – September 10, 2015
It was hard to sell the insurance with a slow economy and the younger generation unable to afford it. With the older clients that was already established they were already covered and did not want to make many changes.
Financial Representative (Current Employee) – North Riverside, IL – August 8, 2015
Its a commission sales job. You get out what you put into it. Its flexible which is great and they have excellent commission rates and great products to offer clients. The culture for each location is different. Some offices are really close knit and fun and others like mine are sort of dry and everyone keeps to themselves. The company overall is a great company.