Primerica Reviews

Updated September 29, 2014
Updated September 29, 2014
247 Reviews
4.0
247 Reviews
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Primerica Co-CEO and Director and Chairman, Primerica Distribution John A. Addison Jr.
John A. Addison Jr.
156 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • personal development, sales skills, product training, professionalism, unlimited income potential, (in 12 reviews)

  • Yes it is part time for the most part, but that makes the process even better (in 15 reviews)


Cons
  • The target market is your net working, and the sales rep is solely commission based position (in 11 reviews)

  • use of your warm market will be based on your reputation (in 10 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Awesome/rewarding career

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supervisor  in  Duluth, GA
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Duluth, GA

    I have been working at Primerica full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Only corporate job I have had that actually feels like everyone is a family. The company takes care of us and treats us like valuable employees and not just a number. No wonder they're so many people who have been working here for so long. Would recommend to anyone looking to have a meaningful career and not just be another number to a company's bottom line.

    Cons

    Really hard to get a job at this company. Turnover is very low and you almost need to know someone who knows someone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on keeping on

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    An incredible opportunity

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

    I have been working at Primerica full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Set your own hours
    Work as much or as little as you want
    District Leaders earn anywhere from $300-$500 on the avg. life insurance transaction (about 3-5 hrs per client)
    Experienced coaches and mentors that are always willing to support you
    You are in control of your own promotions - meet certain expectations and your promotion is automatic
    Make residual income - work from last year that pays you this year
    Company pays for your licensing
    Can work part-time without compromising your current career
    Paid company trips to 5 star resorts for high performers
    Training is outstanding
    Build a company within a company

    Cons

    If working hard for success is a "con"...

    You have to be mentally tough
    You have to be able to handle rejection
    You have to be willing to self-improve
    You must be coachable
    Integrity is a must
    Credibility is a must
    You need to finish licensing to start making income from life insurance and mutual funds (legal requirement)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work! The support from the home office is unmatched!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    They strive hard to meet customer needs financial with integrity.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Representative  in  Springfield, OH
    Current Employee - Representative in Springfield, OH

    I have been working at Primerica part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    To provide financial obligations for your customers.

    Cons

    Starting your business is a great opportunity but hard with little income.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Fantastic Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Division Leader  in  Lady Lake, FL
    Current Employee - Division Leader in Lady Lake, FL

    I have been working at Primerica full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    1. Unlimited promotion
    2. Huge leadership training
    3. Great people investing in you

    Cons

    1. Me - I need to work harder and smarter

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More developed training program.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Paid Training, Big Cnvention

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Services Representative  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Financial Services Representative in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Primerica as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    - nice people
    - offices spread everywhere
    - free convention
    - you can be successful if you are outgoing
    - you and you group will get free vacation when you reach the top goal revenue

    Cons

    - no personal growth
    - you need to put a lot of effort to persuade people
    - office locations are far
    - little to growth

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Sales Rep

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Representative  in  Paramus, NJ
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Paramus, NJ

    I worked at Primerica part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    If you want some extra money besides your regular job it is a good place to go. Required only trainings in the office. No sit in office work.

    Cons

    No base salary.Need to understand their ideas and concepts fully and maybe change your personal value in order to really start making money. It is not a traditional working type.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Great Services but hard to earn a living

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Independent Financial Services Advisor  in  Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Independent Financial Services Advisor in Omaha, NE

    I worked at Primerica part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    You learn a lot about budgeting, getting yourself out of debt, life insurance, and investing. Overall, I am very happy that I found this company because it helped me and my family realize that we need to plan for the future and it taught us how to meet our financial goals. I would recommend this company to anyone who needs help with their financial situation and/or goals.

    Cons

    It is very hard to make a living since the pay is only commission based. I did not make a lot of money at all. To me, with the amount of work put in the pay (or lack there of) is just not worth it. I would not recommend this job/company to anyone who is trying to earn a living.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    The product is good...

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Insurance Agent  in  Greenbelt, MD
    Former Employee - Insurance Agent in Greenbelt, MD

    I worked at Primerica part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    It's a good concept for those with constant income and discipline. Access the training but don't go into debt to do it.

    Cons

    The strength of the training is determined by the leadership. If your leadership is on a sliding scale down from their top, you might have some issues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to go beyond the hype the managers give you. The results are not the fault of the recruits.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Prospect, recruit, prospect, recruit

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - District Leader  in  Tamarac, FL
    Former Employee - District Leader in Tamarac, FL

    I worked at Primerica as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Pay for your licenses
    Great for leadership development

    Cons

    Produce your own leads
    You may have to deal with ignorant people who give Primerica a bad name

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Being realistic with warming potential in early career

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    You get out of it exactly what you put into it.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Representative  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Representative in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Primerica as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Being your own boss, only company in the industry that will let you work and earn money part time on you schedule while studying for licensing exams, excellent company support and training, training and developing your own team

    Cons

    Commission only, no company benefits as you are an independent contractor, tax considerations for the self employed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Opp or Business Overviews are great for some, however, consider more training on one on one interviewing techniques for new reps who have professionals to recruit. Many professionals consider the Business Overview as a cattle call. RVPs are often to busy for one on one interviewing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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