This a stable place to work for the home office. It has a very old work culture that requires suits and ties. Kind of dated in company beliefs (its like working for a company in the 1970's). Offers good benefits and a pension. Great for a person looking to safely plan their future if you can deal with the dated policies.
Marketing and Sales Assistant (Current Employee) – Sarasota, FL – October 31, 2014
I was hired as Accounts Receivable. The company is going in other directions and did away with that position and moved me into Marketing and Sales. I take care of inventory among other duties. We just moved so I set up the marketing supply closet.
Not the job for the emotional people, you will see people after someone has died and talk about death with people to sell them policies. The management at your office matters most, good managers will pump you up and keep you working, bad managers will just criticize you and make things miserable
you set your schedule with appointments
straight commission, takes awhile to build a good bank
do not recommend for starting agent experience agents might be ok they want high end market but do not have competive enough products
agent (Current Employee) – Indianapolis, IN – July 8, 2014
ok company not much training by managment team , they write on top of agents and do not work with agents , been here for 3 1/2 years and have no managment out in field with me. go co workers good support from clerical
Registered Representative (Current Employee) – San Diego, CA – May 28, 2014
There is a level of micromanagement if you are not able to produce on your own, however higher producers have a great deal of autonomy. If you have a good manager you will find ways to be successful as training is great. Allows for a fun, challenging environment while putting you in charge of your own success.
Manager, General Accounting (Former Employee) – Cincinnati, OH – February 10, 2014
They treat their non-exempt hourly associates like gold! There is not a lot of high expectations placed on non-exempt associates and if they don't do the job they were hired to do, that's usually OK. W&S offers many benefits to their associates, though less than other companies of a similar size. The company is very resistant and slow to change. Many processes, systems and people are stuck 20+ years in the past. If you're looking for a progressive company, this is certainly not the company for you!!
everyone knows the pros.....free lunch, though it was never very good!
mid level management left to make all the decisions regarding staff, not supported by upper management, always easy to pass judgement after the fact!
Sales (Former Employee) – Michigan – January 30, 2014
A typical day is full of lies. I learned I'm better off somewhere else. Management is cold and misleading. No salary as I was told there would be and was promised other things like a new computer, it never happened. Look else where and do not do any business with a company that are dishonest.
The process at W&S can be determined based on the clients we have day to day. A typically work day brings me in contact with 30-45 clients. I help each client develop a plan when it comes to their life insurance needs. Management is developing different approaches to bring our company into a positive profit. The co-workers are great and bring a great effort each day and provide a fun atmosphere.