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It's always a learning experience.

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR

Pros

They work with you. The portland branch is growing and presents great opportunities for the broad minded. The people are friendly and great to work with.

Cons

Communication between the branch offices is not always great. I believe this is mostly because NorthStar is a fairly large comany.

Advice to Management

Hire another staff member. The staff needs a little help, even if it is just one person at part time.

Other Employee Reviews for North Star Resource Group

  1. Helpful (3)

    Be prepared to pay to work!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Unlimited salary, Flexible schedule, Good coworkers

    Cons

    The recruiters make it sound like unlimited salary is in your near future but you will absolutely not get paid more than $400-$500 for about six months. You are required to purchase your own training tools for $600 a pop and if you aren't making any commissions, they require you to pay that when you leave! Seriously- no salary, no benefits, no leadership. And when you do sell products or make commissions, they absolutely require you to cut in your "mentor" even though they do nothing. Their "mentors" are only still producing there because they take 50% of commissions from their new employees and can "mentor" up to 15 people at a time!

    Advice to Management

    If you want to continue to survive as an organization, you need to find some way to allow your people to make some kind of money! It was hard to sell life insurance to someone when I couldn't even afford to buy produce at the grocery store that week!


  2. Helpful (2)

    Big promises - not much else

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Representative in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Financial Representative in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    You get a good base knowledge of the industry, but if you are interested in doing the investment side of things, go elsewhere - North Star expects you to peddle insurance first with the rest of their "comprehensive" advice coming second. Also, you get no salary. So if you are considering a career here, have about 5-7 months of your expenses saved up

    Cons

    Management doesn't give you the support you need to succeed. They will answer questions, sometimes - but if you are supposed to have something done and don't know how to do it, do not expect management to take the time to teach you. They could care less - you are replaceable to them.

    Advice to Management

    Take the time to recognize and support those individuals that will succeed. Practice what you preach - if you are going to tell your advisers to be organized and respect other's time, they will expect you to do the same


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