First Command Financial Services, Inc. – Fulton, MD
First Command Financial Services is committed to helping American families get their financial lives squared away and pursue their goals and dreams… First Command Financial Services, Inc.
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The vision and mission statement of the company are followed without fail. The company is growing and trying to adapt to an open market after dominating the closed military market for more than 45 yrs. Though the company is in a state of growth and change, it's still supportive and most worthwhile. The advisors, particularly, are really in a fabulous situation to mold a career for themselves, on their own terms. This is a fabulous opportunity for a young entrepreneurially-minded career person.
The downside is that this is a company whose branding isn't highly visible yet. So, there is a bit of a challenge to create the "buzz" already associated with other financial firms. The company is growing and changing, and one who is not able to be highly flexible will not like this career. Also, being in a support role and not in the corporate employ is very limiting. Working for an individual advisor is a challenge, as the financial and career growth opportunities are limited.
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I highly recommend FCFP for any career person who likes to help other people on a very personal level, and from a very genuine place. The upside potential, for someone not afraid of hard work, is limitless. The opposite is true, as well, if one is not committed to the discipline it takes to dedicate time and energy to the role of advisor. However, those dedicated to the role will find it not only the most challenging careers they've pursued, but the most rewarding. The company served military families for many years, and will continue to do that. In addition, they've opened up to the market of middle America and the federal employees and contractors. This is a company with so much support and nurturing and training available.