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Good learning experience

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Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Fort Worth, TX
Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Fort Worth, TX

I have been working at First Command full-time (more than an year)

Pros

-A "salary assistance" helps you when first starting off
-You get to know the company "higher-ups" pretty well
-Good people to work with

Cons

-You need to be able to sell insurance. And lots of it. That is where you earn most of your money early in your career.
-Each district is a separate situation, you may have a great manager who helps, you may have a bad manager who does not

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Ensure that all managers have similar approaches to their advisors. Lots of variety seen in the managers of the divisions.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    To suceed: Bring a large personal network of financially stable people who are willing to buy WHOLE life insurance.

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    Former Employee - Financial Advisor
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor

    I worked at First Command full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, base pay, good kick off program. You don't have to pay to play.The company is pro military.

    Cons

    You do not get leads. Any sales you make will be from personal contacts. You are not allowed to sell to anyone with GHI under $40,000 or active duty under E5. Get good at obtaining and meeting with referalls, it is the only way your business will grow. They do not invest much in marketing, other than hiring people with good looking networks. Once your personal well runs dry, you have no leads to turn to. This usually results in the advisor looking for another company to work for within a couple of years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in marketing. Learn to compete with USAA. Make contracts with the military. Stop luring people into working for you JUST to obtain their personal network and not supporting those advisors once their personal well runs dry.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    First Command Financial Planning over rated

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    Current Employee - Information Technologies (BIS) in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Information Technologies (BIS) in Fort Worth, TX

    I have been working at First Command full-time

    Pros

    Lots of growth opportunity for lower to middle management positions. Company strives to do the best to create a great working culture. Used to be family oriented.

    Cons

    Missed the mark on understanding their work force. Opportunities for advancement are few, as management keeps bringing in their own friends from outside the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your staff. Increase opportunities for existing employees before going outside. Stay open minded.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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