Barnum Financial Group

  www.barnumfinancialgroup.com
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Don't Get trapped into becoming a Financial Advisor at this company

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Former Employee - Agency Sales Director  in  Shelton, CT
Former Employee - Agency Sales Director in Shelton, CT

I worked at Barnum Financial Group

Pros

Metlife is a good name

Cons

Senior Leadership cares nothing for management or the financial advisors. It's disgusting how much money they make at the expense of the people who work for them. Yes, they are the biggest agency at Metlife, but that's not a good thing.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Share more of the Corporate funding with the advisors who are earning this for you.

Doesn't Recommend

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    Insurance Job

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    Current Employee - Financial Advisor  in  Shelton, CT
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Shelton, CT

    I have been working at Barnum Financial Group

    Pros

    You can use the company as experience and a way to get into the door of a reputable, big company, like a Merrill, UBS, or Morgan Stanley. They will pay for your insurance and series 6,7,63,65 or 66. I would def get my series 7 and 66 because when you move on youll need it.

    Cons

    They advertise that they give leads, but they dont. Also understand these guys make you pay for stuff like financial planning software and office supplies! lol...they really are a small shop and very very political.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Common guys, be a little more professional. I think then the company would be on the right track....right now its really sliding downhill.....its a complete has been at this point...

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Former Employee - Financial Planner  in  Shelton, CT
    Former Employee - Financial Planner in Shelton, CT

    I worked at Barnum Financial Group

    Pros

    If you are just out of school this could be a good place to get your insurance license. The offices are professional, and the do advertise in the community.

    Cons

    Must purchase your own computer, e&o insurance, leads from call center (that are worthless) and no mileage reimbursement. No sales support provided.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Use some money on getting actual leads for your employees. Making your employees pay for their own leads from your call center is not realistic.

    Doesn't Recommend
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