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I have been working at Western & Southern Financial full-time (More than a year)RecommendsNeutral OutlookApproves of CEORecommendsNeutral OutlookApproves of CEO
Good base salary, decent bonus structure, free lunches, pay for life/health license and securities licenses (series 6 & 63), set schedule with no Sundays.
Turnover can be a bit high due to call center environment, management does not always clearly communicate with staff, 401k match is not that great.
Advice to Management
The CRC has great potential but is very underutilized and overlooked.
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- No OfferNegative ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied in-person. The process took 2+ weeks – interviewed at Western & Southern Financial.
This is an extremely long interview. I would really push for a phone screener because the terms of the position were significantly different in the interview than when I was pitched the position (multiple recruiters contacted me about it). The first step is for you to take an aptitude assessment. This is not a programming assessment. They ask a number of puzzle questions... Reading comprehension... Asking you to follow detailed instructions. There is another reason that I would push for a phone screener. I think they are a very polarizing organization. The pay is on lower than other organizations, and the culture is extremely restrictive. They come across as very judgemental. I would fear making any decisions as an employee. They don't make any attempt to hide this... Ask your interviewer. The big selling point for W&S is that someday you will make really good money. They also list stability, however the software development positions are contract positions... So I don't consider stability to be a perk.
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Through its subsidiaries the company offers a variety of life insurance products and annuities; accident and supplemental health coverage; mutual funds; and other investment management products and services. Western & Southern's financial services include mutual fund administration, trust services, financial advisory, and real estate development; it owns or manages some $51 billion in assets. The company is licensed in most states and the District of Columbia. Western & Southern Financial Group was founded in 1888 and is owned by a mutual holding company.