Voya is a nationwide Fortune 500 company. This office is run by two young capable professionals who are not concerned about pay scale or providing support to part time professionals. It's sink or swim.
I learned about working with hot leads, assisting in a variety of capacities. Working with one of the partners was pleasurable. They did concern themselves with paying bonuses unless asked for the most part. They didn't keep up with how prospects converted into closings.
good place for self starter
one partner is surly and in an office of 10 professionals, it's noticable.
Great culture and support, but this opportunity is what you make it
Investment Adviser Representative (Current Employee) – Bellevue, WA – March 11, 2019
This is a phenomenal career for the self-starter, investment enthusiast, and entrepreneurial person. If you are goal-oriented, enjoy helping people make financial decisions they're proud of, and willing to work through the challenges of building your own client book of business, then this is the place for you. This is an ideal fit for the person that wants to own their future.
The most successful advisers are committed to putting in as much effort as possible to get where they want to be. You can design your life and practice around what you like to do. Flexibility and control over your schedule can be freeing for some, or challenging for others. Because this office is independent, you are not beholden to just Voya investments.
The management team is enthusiastic and wants to see you succeed. There is a robust training and mentorship program where you develop your business and eventually become independent. From there you can manage clients on your own after the development program is completed.
Most enjoyable part of the job is control of your schedule and the ability to help people make sense of the financial markets.
I enjoyed working with individuals to help them plan for and ultimately receive retirement income from retirement savings. The culture was, for the most part, positive. The opportunity for learning about various retirement vehicles and products was good, if the employee was willing to do the leg work. There were no preset appointments or leads. The management promised things that never came to fruition and played favorites with certain employees or groups of employees.
Financial Advisor's Resource (Former Employee) – Des Moines, IA – January 29, 2018
If you can manage to avoid working for a call center your golden. Call center work isn't worth the money. They have handle times of 7 minutes or less means taking more than 50 calls everyday. Other departments aren't as bad
Voya is filled with great people and is a fun place to work. Years of misguided business decisions have led to new leadership. The new leadership is strong at making the company more lean. However, this does not bode well for career development.
Financial Advisor (Current Employee) – Midland, MI – October 10, 2017
This job allows me to work at my own pace, set my own schedule and take time off as necessary. Work days start for me about 7 AM and continue throughout the day until I have finished. The flexible schedule allows me to work whenever necessary which often times involves meeting clients in the late afternoon or evenings when the clients are available. I rarely work weekends but I may if need be. The management has a hands-off approach which works well for me. As long as I am making my sales quotas I am left alone. Help is always available whenever I need it and my manger is available to me almost anytime. The most difficult part of the job is prospecting. In the tax exempt marketplace the competitors are entrenched and I am the newcomer to the market.
Office Manager (Former Employee) – Arlington, VA – September 17, 2017
It was a nice job but when you make changes and bring people in you have to give then time to adjust. When you already have a lot to do and you trying to learn new things and fit them into your duties management has to understand. I signed up to be a Office Manager not a life insurance seller.
Office Coordinator (Current Employee) – Bellevue, WA – June 5, 2017
Everyone in the office is extremely welcoming and helpful, I felt like part of the team within weeks of starting. Always uplifting one another and putting positive energy into the atmosphere. Very flexible with day-to-day schedules. Even though it's an office job we create a fun and lively environment. The only downside for me personally is having to dress professionally everyday, I'm more of a sweatpants and hoodie person.
Investment Advisor Representative (Former Employee) – Bellevue, WA – August 27, 2016
The job is put out as being a financial advisor but you are really just a financial salesman. There are a couple of core products that you sell which give you extra bonuses so its pointless if you don't. The goal is to get as much commission as possible out of each client so the actual decision making process is typically easy. You get as many people with money through the door while "management" pitches them on the sale and thats about it. Don't expect legitimate training or stability at the company, management preaches they are doing great work but its just to keep morale up
Flexible schedule, energized office
Commission based, bad training, inexperienced managers
I have been in the financial industry primarily doing administrative work. While I love my job and career move, I have no hours to stay afloat and no benefits. I enjoy the professionalism of the industry and have learned many valuable skills from my Manager. I would love Administrative work in financial services or another comparable industry.