North Star Resource Group
2.7 of 5 23 reviews
www.northstarfinancial.com Minneapolis, MN 150 to 499 Employees

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Phillip C. Richards

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33% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Hard work, great culture, long term rewards

Financial Advisor (Current Employee)

I have been working at North Star Resource Group full-time

ProsGreat culture and co-workers.
Independence of owning your own business, flexible schedule.
Freedom to build your practice however you envision it.

ConsTakes a lot of hard work and long hours to build successful practice.
Very unstable compensation for the first few years
If you need someone to watch over you and tell you what to do then this career is not for you.

Advice to Senior ManagementPay your staff more - we've got great administrative support but they aren't compensated as well as they should be.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Work Hard, Play Harder

Client Relationship Coordinator (Current Employee)
Philadelphia, PA

I have been working at North Star Resource Group as an intern for less than a year

ProsGreat company culture within small business
Mentorship affective in helping to learn the business
Great sales experience and great jump start on filling your funnel to build clientele at an early stage
Sky is the limit

ConsCold calling is main part of the job and can become tedious at times
Have to face rejection every day
Small hourly wage, but pay is based on performance
Long work weeks are a norm, most full time employees work 70-80 hrs per week in the earlier stages of their practice

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great Internship Experience

Intern (Former Employee)
Austin, TX

I worked at North Star Resource Group as an intern for less than a year

ProsA lot of access to Sr. Management. You get a good luck at what a full-time position at the company is really like. It is very possible to get a job offer after the internship program is finished.

ConsNot a lot of variety in the internship program. It mostly entails doing the same thing (data entry) day-after-day.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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It's always a learning experience.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Portland, OR

I have been working at North Star Resource Group

ProsThey work with you. The portland branch is growing and presents great opportunities for the broad minded. The people are friendly and great to work with.

ConsCommunication between the branch offices is not always great. I believe this is mostly because NorthStar is a fairly large comany.

Advice to Senior ManagementHire another staff member. The staff needs a little help, even if it is just one person at part time.

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Great people to work with

Sales/Recruiting Intern (Former Employee)
Minneapolis, MN

I worked at North Star Resource Group

ProsDefinitely a laid back atmosphere compared to other financial firms I've been with.
A lot of focus on personal and professional growth.
Great people that will take the time to talk to you about anything you feel is relevant.

ConsSometimes there was very little guidance on what tasks need to be done.
People are very straight to the point and don't consider political correctness.

Advice to Senior ManagementAwesome group of senior leaders who are very good examples on how to be successful.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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