Western and Southern Financial Group Employee Reviews

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Insurance Agent (Former Employee) –  Bethel Park, PADecember 3, 2014
Typical day entails phone work follow-up on lead prospecting or add-on coverage to existing clients. Some training to stay abreast of the business and travel to and from appointments.
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Great Learning Environment
Client Relationship Specialist (Current Employee) –  Cincinnati, OHNovember 25, 2014
I have learned all about the insurance industry. It is a good place to work.
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WESTERN AND SSOUTHERN
Sales Manager and Insurance Salesman (Former Employee) –  Pittsburgh, PANovember 9, 2014
DO NOT WORK HERE
YOU WERE WARNED
THIS ISS ALL SALES AND COMISSSIONSS ANDD THEY DO NOT GIVE YOU A WORKABLE BOOK
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Ok place
Sr. Programmer Analyst (Current Employee) –  Cincinnati, OHNovember 2, 2014
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.
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Good company to work for.
Marketing and Sales Assistant (Current Employee) –  Sarasota, FLOctober 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.

I liked my coworkers.
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Great place to work
AVP, Process & Project Management (Current Employee) –  Cincinnati, OHOctober 14, 2014
W&S is a great place to work - very professional organization with strong growth over the last 10 - 20 years. Great leadership team.
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Great Company
District Sales (Current Employee) –  Independence OhioOctober 12, 2014
Great place to start your insurance career. If you are looking for a great insurance company and environment, go to western and southern,
Pros
short salary
Cons
short salary
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Typical Sales
Account Executive (Former Employee) –  Grove City, OHSeptember 24, 2014
Good company, however the training provided is insufficient. Basic sales job, little effort is put in my management to help succeed.
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Stong company, no layoffs
Pension Administrator II (Current Employee) –  Cincinnati, OHSeptember 4, 2014
Very stong company, has never laid off anyone ever!
They offer a pension plan, as well as partial match on 401(k)
Pros
free lunch, pension plan, subsidized downtown parking
Cons
business professional everyday
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Tough to get started, management really matters
Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  Lima, OHJuly 10, 2014
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
Pros
you set your schedule with appointments
Cons
straight commission, takes awhile to build a good bank
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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, INJuly 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
Pros
can't think of any
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Staff Manager (Current Employee) –  Parkersburg, WVJune 19, 2014
The best job in the company is an agent. Management is unable to correct any issues in the field in fear of loosing their job
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Career focused opportunity
Insurance Sales Consultant (Former Employee) –  Stow, OHJune 9, 2014
Networking and building a customer base was a great challenge
Pros
make own hours
Cons
commission bases
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horrible
financial representative (Current Employee) –  WVMay 29, 2014
Poor management! Horrible lying, deception from time of employment from divisional VP. Sales manager is a joke they have no idea what they are doing.
Pros
benefits
Cons
deception, structure (pay & managment)
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Allows you to take charge of your success
Registered Representative (Current Employee) –  San Diego, CAMay 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.
Pros
great benefits & compensation
Cons
micromanagement if struggling
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Very little qualified management
Licensed Agent (Former Employee) –  Indianapolis INApril 25, 2014
Did not feel they were concerned about agents or their success.
Pros
excellent benefits
Cons
too captive
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Old school company trying to pass as progressive!
Manager, General Accounting (Former Employee) –  Cincinnati, OHFebruary 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!!
Pros
everyone knows the pros.....free lunch, though it was never very good!
Cons
mid level management left to make all the decisions regarding staff, not supported by upper management, always easy to pass judgement after the fact!
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Bad practices dishonest
Sales (Former Employee) –  MichiganJanuary 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.
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SALES REPRESENTIVE (Current Employee) –  Cincinnati, OHJanuary 18, 2014
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.
Pros
free lunches, good managers
Cons
health care process
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What I learned
Student Externship (Former Employee) –  Bloomington, IndianaJanuary 18, 2014
I learned more about the insurance industry, long-term finance industry, and sales.
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