Forethought Financial Group
3.0 of 5 3 reviews
www.forethought.com Houston, TX 150 to 499 Employees

Forethought Financial Group Reviews

Updated Oct 29, 2013

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John Graf

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33% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Growing company with good people

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Forethought Financial Group full-time for more than a year

ProsSmaller financial services company, so can be nimble and quick. Can get to decision makers quickly and develop strong collaborative relationships. Overall, the people are great and make working hard a little bit easier because everyone is in the same boat. The company is too small for one person to not pull their weight.

ConsWith small comes many people wearing multiple hats. A lot of folks are stretched thin, but they're committed to the company. Technology is not great and they rely a lot on the people to just get the work done without a lot of resources.

Advice to Senior ManagementAllow some more time for development and realistic time frames for accomplishing tasks. People are working hard to meet deadlines - but it is constant and they need some time to breathe.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Bloviating Management Needs Turnover

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Forethought Financial Group full-time for more than a year

ProsIt's a growing company that has been recently bought by a venture capitalist company.

ConsThey offer a great story/offer upfront to bring you in, but deceive you at the end.
Ego of management stands in the way of employee production.
Too many people wearing too many hats thus the ball gets dropped on very important client relationships.

Advice to Senior ManagementHire management that can look beyond themselves.
Hire management that listens to its clients vs. lowers the credibility of the firm.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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I have been working at Forethought Financial Group for more than 5 years

ProsGrowing company with potential for advancement if you work in Houston or Connecticut.

ConsLimited opportunities available in Batesville and Indianapolis. Top heavy executive VP's.

Advice to Senior ManagementCommunicate changes better.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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