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True Comprehensive Financial Planning

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Philadelphia, PA
Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Philadelphia, PA

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

Pros

You will have the opportunity to truly serve your clients as a comprehensive financial planner who can offer everything from life insurance to disability to long term care to investment management to annuities and savings plans.

There is tons of upward mobility here and if you're looking for an opportunity on the management track early in your career this is a fantastic opportunity.

Certainly there are costs to starting your own business, that should be expected with whatever company you choose but ING is transparent about this upfront and gives you all of that information in your paperwork.

As for the hours, they're not short. But lets think about it this way: what are the most highly compensated jobs out there? Doctors and Lawyers are two. They enter their careers with hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt AND have to work long hours before they can get comfortable in their career. Skip the debt part, start a strong career early. It's like putting a rocket into orbit, once you work hard to get it there, it'll stay there for the rest of your life and you can have a comfortable and rewarding job for the long haul.

Cons

None. There are very few companies that I could say this about. But if you're looking for a chance to grow your skills and grow your self as an advisor this is a good option for you.

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    It has it's ups and downs.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Windsor, CT
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Windsor, CT

    I worked at ING full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    ING is a challenging, dynamic environment that can give you exposure to many technologies and people. There's been developing opportunity for growth and there's a potential for it in the future, seemingly.

    Cons

    In the last several years, the environment has begun to feel unsettled. Communication from the top down is sporadic and weak at times and does not always address the greater concerns of the internal work force.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate more. Listen better. Address issues earlier and share the vision in a more "real" way. Though you cannot and should not share all the detail, there's a good chance the bare minimum information needed to keep employees calm is not being provided. Honesty goes a long way in earning loyalty.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Micromanagement on a level you've never seen before.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate in Windsor, CT
    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate in Windsor, CT

    I have been working at ING full-time

    Pros

    The training for the Series 6 is excellent; the instructors are very helpful and knowledgeable. The Windsor building is relatively new, and the cafeteria is pretty good although expensive. You get a good chunk of PTO to start out with, although you will rarely get the approval to take it. There's plenty of parking and it's free.

    Cons

    The ING Call Center is the most hostile work environment I've ever experienced. There is no support from supervisors, who actually encourage the "sink or swim" office mentality. Reps are expected to make referrals and push sales for no incentive or commission. The obsession with call metrics is disturbing- supervisors monitor every email you send, every minute spent in the restroom, every moment you spend off the phone will be questioned.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Support your employees in their career goals. Offer real cash bonuses and incentives for high performers, not a slice of cake or a brief mention in the daily newsletter.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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