First Investors Corporation

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5 people found this helpful  

Great manager, flexible schedule, endless resources for knowledge and growth"

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Current Employee - Financial Services Representative  in  Houston, TX
Current Employee - Financial Services Representative in Houston, TX

Pros

Everything in the title. Our manager is incredible. He's won several awards. He's always willing to help,he's very encouraging, and he is understanding of what is happening in your life. He was very supportive when I had to take some time off to help take care of a family member.

The schedule is my own, so I have tremendous flexibility, which is really important for me.

There are TONS of training videos and lots of sites on financial planning to read. Also weekly training meetings.

Foresters has benefits that brother life insurance company offers. They provide complimentary monthly benefits and scholarships to the children of their members who pass away. They really care about helping families and communities. They also have competitive scholarships and a host of other member benefits.

Cons

Starting out was difficult because there was not a base salary. The company has just changed this and starting in January there will be a salary for new reps.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

I'm really happy with management.

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Learned a lot and had a great time doing it.

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    Current Employee - Apprentice  in  Beaverton, OR
    Current Employee - Apprentice in Beaverton, OR

    Pros

    The company culture is great. Managers are willing to have fun with employees. The saying "work hard, play hard" is perfect for FIC.

    Cons

    As an apprentice, we didn't get paid, so we had to find other jobs that were willing to work around our minimal schedule.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want your employees to take you seriously, you need to act like a professional at all times.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Bring more structure and depth to training

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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