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A solid company, but tough to grow your business

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Former Employee - Financial Advisor  in  Saint Louis, MO
Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Saint Louis, MO

I worked at Ameriprise full-time for more than a year

Pros

Strong company, good management. The Ameriprise name has been improving over the last few years.

Cons

It's a tough place to grow your business as an advisor. They are in transition from the days of "lunch and learns" to the model of a more traditional wire house.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

I enjoyed working with both of my managers at Ameriprise

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Guardian Life Insurance

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    Former Employee - Financial Advisor  in  San Ramon, CA
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in San Ramon, CA

    I worked at Ameriprise as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Growth opportunities with a sound company of 152 years!!

    Cons

    You must have a 3 years of financials to enter the career!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Financial planning is the right idea for today's consumer, execution isn't always there

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Ameriprise full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    In concept, the financial planning model is ideal, especially in this economy.
    The overall business model of a broker/dealer, asset manager and insurance company makes sense as the three elements support each other.

    Cons

    Not all the advisors are true financial planners, and even those that are can't always handle too much complexity.
    Senior management is too disconnected from the rank in file organization.
    By distancing themselves from the insurance element of the business, they're missing a great opportunity to bring balance to client portfolios through guaranteed accounts and the tax and saving benefits of whole life insurance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more visible across the organization on a day to day basis. Learn from the time you spend in the trenches, and use that insight to help guide corporate strategy.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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