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Helpful (4)

It Takes a Certain Kind of Person to be Successful

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Current Employee - Financial Services Representative in Detroit, MI
Current Employee - Financial Services Representative in Detroit, MI

I have been working at First Investors Corporation full-time (less than a year)

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

Pros

Hands on management
Healthy yet very supportive competition
Can pay very well
Learn something new everyday
Gain a lot of experience in a short period of time
Meet new clients everyday
Very straight forward promotion schedule

Cons

Need to solicit new business though they do give house accounts
You need to put in a lot of time to be successful
You have to be extremely self-motivated and determined
You have to want to be there and work hard everyday
Very sink or swim but management will help in anyway possible if you ask (more of a pro)
The first year is the hardest
Unpaid training
Takes a while to start making money

Advice to Management

Bring more structure and depth to training

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  1. Helpful (5)

    Must be willing to work 12 hour days and weekends.

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Contractor - Registered Representative in Seattle, WA
    Former Contractor - Registered Representative in Seattle, WA

    I worked at First Investors Corporation as a contractor (less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Goal orientated, no cap on how much you can make, flexible schedule.

    Cons

    You have to make a very large investment of your personal assets and time before seeing any results after a few years.

    Advice to Management

    Less empty promises and be more upfront about the workload and costs.

  2. Helpful (1)

    It was not my best experience.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Financial Services Representative in Syracuse, NY
    Former Contractor - Financial Services Representative in Syracuse, NY

    I worked at First Investors Corporation as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Ethical company with a lot of good products.
    Friendly people and office environment.
    Unlimited income potential as with many financial companies.

    Cons

    Pure commission makes it tough to get started.
    You have to generate your own leads for the most part.
    Too much micromanagement on the part of branch managers.

    Advice to Management

    There should be some kind of base pay or a training stipend at the very least.
    More support for reps with respect to finding leads.

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