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Good company
Registered Representative (Former Employee) –  Monroeville, PAJune 5, 2017
Of all insurance companies I worked for this was the best. Company support for agents was good. Pay was inline with other companies. Opportunities were given
to advance.
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Full commission work without enough support
Financial Advisor (Former Employee) –  Robinson, PAJune 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.
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not where to relax
Insurance Agent (Former Employee) –  Arlington, TXJune 1, 2017
long hours ,no good pay hard to acquire customer not able to advance nowhere to eat or relax just work work have to be a go getter lot of driving stressful
Pros
self motive
Cons
long hours
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horrible place to work
Claim Examiner (Former Employee) –  Cincinnati, OHMay 24, 2017
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.
Pros
free breakfast and lunch
Cons
no breaks, a great deal of overtime
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Productive
Reinsurance Analyst (Former Employee) –  Cincinnati, OH 45202May 21, 2017
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.
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Very competitive
Financial Representative (Former Employee) –  Stockton, CAApril 27, 2017
Very good place to work but this is a very competitive field. If you are a very good salesman, and you can get a lot of referrals, then you might be able to thrive in the business
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Great company
Field Clerical Administrator (Former Employee) –  Greeneville, TNApril 25, 2017
Would have stayed but company moved out of town,good benefis ,paid holidays ,good training, Happy people ,intelligence and professional ways and appearance.
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Don't Waste Your Time
Financial Services Representative (Former Employee) –  Lexington, KYApril 10, 2017
Insurance in general is tough, and W&S doesn't give the tools some of the other companies do. Without a book of business and proper training, it didn't take long to figure out this wasn't a good job.
Pros
None
Cons
Low morale, pay, and high stress
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Great, stable job
Accounts Receivable Analyst (Current Employee) –  Orange County, CAApril 8, 2017
I love my job at Western and Southern. I work as an ARA and am lucky enough to have the best boss and mentor. The job can be challenging at times but if you have a great team, like I do, everything gets worked out as a team.

The pay is decent and the benefits are terrific. There isn't too much room for growth unless you are willing to relocate but the job is stable with pto, paid holidays, and paid sick time.
Pros
Great benefits and great office culture
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OK company
Licensed Agent / Producer (Former Employee) –  Livonia, MIApril 7, 2017
Some managers are slave drivers and some do not care to mentor and train their subordinates.
The work enviroment is not conducive to fast advancement and the compensation is not very rewarding for the amount of effort spent on the work.
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Great company with great life products
Agent/Registered Representative (Former Employee) –  Columbus, OHApril 4, 2017
Great company to work for if you are willing to work hard. One of the top commission schedules in the industry. The job as an agent is commission only, if you sit around waiting for the phone to ring you'll go broke, if you work hard you be very well compensated.
Pros
Great company, good product line, commision schedule
Cons
Micro management, very little name recognition outside Cincinnati
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A place where an established clientele and hard work is required
Financial Representative (Current Employee) –  Cincinnati, OHApril 4, 2017
The roll of an financial rep could be great if you're willing to do the work it takes. Wouldn't hurt to have an strong clientele going into it as well.
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It's a job.
Records Clerk (Former Employee) –  Cincinnati, OHMarch 26, 2017
Good place for upper management. For upper management, excellent benefits and compensation and bonuses. A fair place to start a career. Keep moving on.
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Challenging but Beneficial
Full Time Insurance Agent (Former Employee) –  Baltimore, MDMarch 7, 2017
This Sales position helped me develop essential people skills and enhanced my verbal and non verbal communication skills. I had the ability to meet new people on a daily basis which has diversified my customer experience and helped me develop great customer service skills
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Reward for you hard work
Financial Representative (Current Employee) –  Grove City, OKFebruary 16, 2017
Insurance and financial sales is a tough market to be successful in unless you completely apply yourself. This is no different, but is better than most. A supportive management team and corporate structure, and a company that has a strong moral compass, W&S is a good place to work as long as you're willing to listen, implement, and do things that are not necessarily enjoyable (regularly make phone calls, prospecting businesses, constantly networking).
Pros
Strong pay and good reimbursement structure, flexible (but demanding) work schedule, supportive management, great company support
Cons
Tough industry, must put in a lot of work to be successful, unpleasant tasks are necessary (weekly phone calls, prospecting, etc)
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Good Company
Financial Representative (Former Employee) –  OhioFebruary 14, 2017
Good company to work for. It is a flexible job. Your work is mostly in the field.

Benefits are good, they are one of the few companies that offer a pension plan.

Sometimes hard to meet their MPS, that is the required amount of earnings as per sales within a specific period.
Pros
Benefits are good
Cons
Sometimes hard to meet their MPS
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great atmosphere
Financial Representative (Current Employee) –  Daniel Island, SCFebruary 12, 2017
Great crew, lots of flexibility with schedule. you must be a people person and be pretty tough its not always easy to do a death claim. Also you must know many people in the area if you wish to do well.
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Hard to make money
Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  Mount Vernon, OHJanuary 24, 2017
I was promised I could make all this money and have a very flexible work schedule. Boy, that was wrong. Life insurance is very hard to sell now days. The older generation already has it and the younger generation can't afford it.
Pros
kind of flexible but not really
Cons
pay
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Productive and fun workplace ... job description
Financial Sales Representative (Current Employee) –  Corpus Christi, TXJanuary 22, 2017
Great foundation. ....Financial/Sales & Marketing Representative - Ensuring people’s lives with life insurance, health insurance, final expense plans and financial decisions for their future. Meet with clients to identify their needs and their family’s needs, cost/plan analysis, come up with solutions, set appointments, prospect, event marketing, seminars, trade shows, and participate in job fairs for potential new hires, customer retention, lead management, sales and marketing strategizing, establish and improve client communications.
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Upper management doesn't fit new culture
Managing Partner (Former Employee) –  Flint, MIJanuary 10, 2017
Great foundation, but the changing culture does not align with the current upper management. The old guard needs to be changed to reach the companies potential. The culture is moving toward 2020 and the upper management is stuck in 1980.
Pros
Great corp strength
Cons
Upper management
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