Western & Southern is a great company to work for if you have other income. It has a wonderful work environment with a very friendly clerical team. The management is the best. The benefits that the company offer is excellent. The hardest part for me is the commission only, I need a stable income, because the charge backs on a lapsed life policy can really set you back. I hate to leave this company. I love working with my co-workers. But I need a reliable income.
Insurance sales representative (Former Employee) – New Castle, PA 16105 – August 25, 2017
Western Southern was my first job out of college and was directly related to my degree. Marketing and sales was the basic job duty. Commissions were good and there was a relaxing attitude toward hours of work and times of day work was accomplished. As long as your numbers were good no one ask any questions and let you manage your book on your own. Loved it.
Sales Representative (Former Employee) – Erie, PA – August 25, 2017
I was recruited out of college and got my License and Training from Western Southern. They provide a book of business and at the time, I was responsible for contacted and attempting to collect past due premiums. The Branch Manager was unscrupulous.
Financial Representative (Former Employee) – Indianapolis, IN – August 1, 2017
I would recommend this company to someone who likes to sell insurance and who does not mind getting rejected and who would work for straight commission. I learned that I cannot work at a straight commission job. The company as a whole was a great company. They gave great benefits. The managers were very helpful and friendly.
I got hired in but they wanted me to do a lot before I even got paid. I was supposed to come up with 200 people I knew to find my marketing niche. They claimed I wouldn't be selling to them yet I was told to call all 200 of them and make appointments. Then I was told they would pay for all my training and licensing. Yet I paid for everything up to the point where I couldn't get my actual license because I couldn't afford it. If you don't have money saved up along with a huge support system of people ready to buy from you it's just a huge waste of time.
Commissioned sales is always going to be a challenging and difficult job, but WSL offers great benefits and training, as well as a management staff that go out of their way to help their sales reps achieve their goals.
My experience with Western and Southern was extremely lacking. I was left feeling under-qualified to sell products to which I hardly had knowledge. I was given small amounts of guidance by management and put many miles on my vehicle meeting with strangers. Very dangerous for a female representative since management wanted me to set appointments ALONE with prospects whom I had never met.
Insurance Agent (Former Employee) – Indianapolis, IN – July 3, 2017
Contact clients of Western & southern. Review with them their current insurance coverage. work with clients to change, beneficiaries, insurance coverage. Western & Southern is a good company. My only problems where with the policies that I wrote. many of my clients would stop paying the policies that I wrote for them. The company was required to take any payouts to me back for my future payroll accounts. I would go back to this company if given a chance. It would have been if the company where to supply insurance leads for their employees.
Financial Advisor (Former Employee) – Robinson, PA – June 1, 2017
The job revolves around making appointments. Unless you have lived in the area or are willing to work 60+ hours a week it is very difficult to make enough appointments to sustain a working salary. I'm new to my particular location, know very few people, and was unable to make this job work.
If you're comfortable with full commission work, I recommend W&SL very highly. But it's not for most people, no matter what they say.
The jobs at WS Life are fine, but the management leaves little to be desired. They are very biased, and have their favorites, which is quite obvious. You work a great deal of overtime, and it gets you nowhere.
This company was wonderful and supplied all needed things for a great work and home life. Company sponsored events and many benefits including health, dental, vision, onsite gym and free breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and discounted life insurance.