Financial Foundation Group

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company, Fantastic Opportunity, IF You Are Willing To Work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Lone Tree, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lone Tree, CO

    I have been working at Financial Foundation Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    A great way to get into the Financial Services Industry and learn some of the most important life lessons about saving money and preparing for your and your family's future. The management staff is all very well informed and more than willing to go out of their way and help you with just about anything. If you do your part, the opportunity to grow with the company is amazing and you can earn your promotions and raises in a very short amount of time. Ultimately I see myself running a division of the company in a pretty short period of time.

    Cons

    Similar to college, it costs some money to get accredited. It costs a ton less obviously, but there is that initial cost ($489). However the company will bonus you $500 on your 1st promotion to try and help you offset that cost. Also, it is not a typical work schedule, so you have to be self motivated to schedule appointments, see clients, and get your work done. If you need micromanaging, this is not the position for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hold your reps accountable and make sure they are doing what they say they are. This will help them succeed and thrive.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Marketing Professional

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Accelerated Management Trainee  in  Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Accelerated Management Trainee in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at Financial Foundation Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Very competitive environment, Fun people to work for, work hard play hard mentality

    Cons

    Zero training or development, your start out cold calling 60-120 times a day until you get your MLO's and once you do that you still have to cold call daily. The leads you get are not actually leads they are people who want to go through a bank, 12 hr work days and zero satisfaction from job duties.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create some sort of training and development program, put some skin in the game to decrease the massive amounts of turnover, improve your marketing 90% of the marketing is through cold calling the other 10% are through google searches for mortgages trust me if you can improve this your batting average will improve as well.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Full of ego-maniacs who see finance and sales as " the ends justify the means"

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Accelerated Management Trainee  in  Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Accelerated Management Trainee in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at Financial Foundation Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Will pay for your training but they take the cost of training out of your last pay check if you quit before 90 days. They have a great knack for finding talented individuals and exploiting them.

    Cons

    Unless you are a male, and a cut throat, this is not the place for you. The company touts values that are absent from their day-to-day operations. They only value their employees as much as they can use/abuse them. If you give any push back or show signs that you are questioning their methods you will be micromanaged and harassed until you quit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take your employees advice on how to improve the work environment more seriously, rather than seeing it as a personal attack and getting defensive. Understand that high-stress jobs take a toll more quickly on employees and therefore require more care and proactive action by managers to keep employees from burning out or becoming disenchanted and disengaged. Micromanaging is not the same as motivating.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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    All About The Numbers

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    Former Employee - Entry Mortgage Originator Trainee  in  Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Entry Mortgage Originator Trainee in Jacksonville, FL

    I worked at Financial Foundation Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    If you are new to the mortgage business, FFG may be a great company to start with. They teach you how to build your aggressive sales techniques.

    Cons

    FFG's management expects you to hound their leads with abundance of calls. I am surprise they do not receive complaints from leads. Not a great company for those who are experienced in the business. You are wasting your time. They want you to start at the entry level before you even touch their mortgage applications. Micro-management is an understatement.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place

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

    I have been working at Financial Foundation Group

    Pros

    Family atmosphere with lots of growth opportunities. Unlimited potential.

    Cons

    Can be high stress but it is a sales driven company so that is expected.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More help for new managers to learn position faster.

    Recommends
  7.  

    Don't Get Caught Up in the Hype...

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Lone Tree, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lone Tree, CO

    I have been working at Financial Foundation Group

    Pros

    Independent contractor position. More flexability that a regular 9-5.

    Cons

    No Base. No Leads. HIGHLY Micro Managed. You had better have a ton of friends and family that need insurance. Pay can be lucrative, but it is very difficult catch a break. I went to lunch with some coworkers who were disgusted that they accepted the position. One guy had done everything they asked of him in terms of production and they were reconsidering giving him his promotion. Usually look for recent collage grads. Older sales pros, stay away unless you are tenacious. Turnover is very high.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't promote house leads that you don't give out to help someone start out. It is not fair for the professionals to pimp out their friends and family to make a buck. May as well do Pre Paid Legal or Amway, it’s cheaper upfront.

    Doesn't Recommend
  8.  

    Glorified Salesman need not apply

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Financial Professional  in  Loveland, CO
    Current Employee - Financial Professional in Loveland, CO

    I have been working at Financial Foundation Group

    Pros

    The pay (that is if you are able to sell people on stuff you really don't understand)

    Cons

    You pay a ton of money for training; a glorified sales position where you must go out and get clients

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tell people in the presentation that they must go out and get their own clients.

    Doesn't Recommend
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great Opportunity

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Financial Foundation Group

    Pros

    The sky is the limit as far as advancement in the company if you are willing to put in the work. Great learning atmosphere and the senior people in management are always willing to help you. Hard work literally pays off as well, because compensation is great!

    Cons

    New clients are not going to be thrown on your lap. You have to be willing to put in the work to see the results. If you are not a self driven person then you will not get much out of this career. However, once you prove yourself you do have access to house leads and existing accounts.

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