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.
Accounts Receivable Analyst (Current Employee) – Orange County, CA – April 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.
Licensed Agent / Producer (Former Employee) – Livonia, MI – April 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.
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.
Great company, good product line, commision schedule
Micro management, very little name recognition outside Cincinnati
Full Time Insurance Agent (Former Employee) – Baltimore, MD – March 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
Financial Representative (Current Employee) – Grove City, OK – February 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).
Strong pay and good reimbursement structure, flexible (but demanding) work schedule, supportive management, great company support
Tough industry, must put in a lot of work to be successful, unpleasant tasks are necessary (weekly phone calls, prospecting, etc)
Financial Representative (Current Employee) – Daniel Island, SC – February 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.
Sales Representative (Former Employee) – Mount Vernon, OH – January 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.
Financial Sales Representative (Current Employee) – Corpus Christi, TX – January 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.
Managing Partner (Former Employee) – Flint, MI – January 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.