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Helpful (2)

Wonderful Organization

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Arlington, VA
Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Arlington, VA

I have been working at First Command full-time (More than 3 years)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

First Command provides an excellent opportunity for an entrepreneurial minded individual. It is extremely rewarding to work with an underserved market. This is an ideal job for people who enjoy working closely with military service members.

Cons

Starting your business requires a major commitment of time and energy. I recommend potential advisors strongly consider if they are suited for a sales driven industry.

Advice to Management

Always keep our client's best interests in mind when making management decisions. This focus will help the company grow.

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  1. Helpful (9)

    Stay Away from this Company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Fort Worth, TX

    I worked at First Command full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible working hours. Ability to go to the annual conference. Really can't think of anything else as i see nothing positive about this company.

    Cons

    I worked for this company for 5 years. Leaving them is like leaving a Mafia family. They will destroy your reputation and break you financially. Only join this company if you plan to make this your last employer. They use the word, loosely, Independent Contractor. You are nothing close to that. You are mandated to turn out their Whole Life planning tool, and are compensated handsomely for that. If you sell a client a term or UL, that is if you can get the plan approved you are paid a third of whole life. They prey on the military and take advantage of our armed forces. If you leave the company they hold your compensation for a year and after that time they refuse to pay you, saying you are in breach of your Advisory Agreement. Currently they have lawsuits pending from previous Advisors, they just lost a $1.8 million case and are about to lose another 3. They have little regard for the Advisors and want them to be indebted to the company. The District Advisor is also compensated on your production and he or she has full access to all clients. He or she can disperse those clients at will and also take them away at will. If a client moves out of the area you are forced to give them up to another Advisor to the area the client has moved. This stops you developing a relationship with the client. They talk about your book of business, don't be fooled, you Dont have one, they do.

    Advice to Management

    Pay the Advisors that leave you what is owing to them, all this negative press and internet rumours are hurting what was once a great company. Stop the culture of corruption at senior management level and the lawsuits, to include a current sexual harassment case that has been leveled at a senior member of the company. Stop wasting the Advisors money on lavish trips and expensive dinners. The Advisors worked for the money not you.

  2. Helpful (6)

    Satisfying to disappointing in matter of months

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX

    I have been working at First Command full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Not sure there are any.

    Cons

    Too many in upper management positions that should not be there.

    Advice to Management

    Look at who you promote base it on skill not looks.

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