Primerica Reviews

Updated August 25, 2014
Updated August 25, 2014
238 Reviews

4.1
238 Reviews
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Primerica Co-CEO and Director and Chairman, Primerica Distribution John A. Addison Jr.
John A. Addison Jr.
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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 12 reviews)


Cons
  • The target market is your net working, and the sales rep is solely commission based position (in 9 reviews)

  • use of your warm market will be based on your reputation (in 9 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    You learn how money works.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    You learn how money works.

    Cons

    Not a very good training program.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Excellent!!!

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    Current Employee - Financial Services Representative
    Current Employee - Financial Services Representative

    I have been working at Primerica as an intern for more than a year

    Pros

    The office culture is a lot like a startup tech company. The company has great mentorship programs and career advancment.

    Cons

    Its definately not a company for lazy people. You do have to earn your stripes.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good opportunity

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    Former Employee - Financial Services Representative  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Financial Services Representative in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Motivated, family environment. Good upbeat atmosphere and very competitive. Meet a great group of people that will rally and ultimately help you be successful.

    Cons

    Base pay, travel, calls. Travel does wear and tear on your car, no company cars. Advancement is difficult especially at the entry level position.

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    Company cars

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    The greatest amount of opportunity with the least amount of risk

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    Current Employee - Financial Advisor  in  Southfield, MI
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Southfield, MI

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

    Pros

    A 15 percent raise in one month that could have been done in a day is a great thing.

    Cons

    If you quit you will never be successful. The only con is if you create one

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find as many trainers as you can

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Company

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    Current Employee - Regional Vice President  in  Carlsbad, CA
    Current Employee - Regional Vice President in Carlsbad, CA

    I have been working at Primerica full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Always deliver more than promised. They are a always looking for ways to increase our compensation and at the same time lower expense to the client.

    Cons

    People misunderstand the company. The biggest challenge I have had is overcoming the ignorance of those who haven't taken the time to find out the truth about the company/opportunity.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Followed through on promises for me

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    Current Employee - Financial Services Representative
    Current Employee - Financial Services Representative

    I have been working at Primerica as a contractor for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Earned more for many years than I ever could have at a regular job, with no degree. Freedom of time, I worked around my families schedule. Positive, focused environment.

    Cons

    Too many people hype this legitimate, commission based opportunity and it's sets up unreasonable expectations. It is fully commission based and some don't like that.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    AMAZING!

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    Current Employee - Senior Representative
    Current Employee - Senior Representative

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

    Pros

    Full training. Unlimited help. I have been blessed with a fabulous upline. You get paid for the amount of work you put in.

    Cons

    It can be a tough business. Preconceived notions from the public.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    A true lifetime experience for me and my family, as people would truly only dream of.

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    Current Employee - Regional Vice President  in  Shreveport, LA
    Current Employee - Regional Vice President in Shreveport, LA

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

    Pros

    This is a company that continues to do what's right for EVERY customer, and builds a business, to truly build family positions, that challenges and compensates greatly achieved and competitive superstars...a lot like other people only wish they were achieving.

    Cons

    Taking this company seriously is the key to great compensation. Primerica is the company that you receive what you have planned, no exceptions what so ever in any way shape or form.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you plan on building your life, you have to be willing to do the work. There's no need to blame anyone else, if you aren't willing or ready to stand up as your own company owner.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Learn a lot about how to be financially responsible but not a realistic career option.

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    Former Employee - District Leader  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - District Leader in Cincinnati, OH

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

    Pros

    Free to make my own hours and set my own appointments. When you made a sale the commissions were pretty large. Everyone i worked with was enthusiastic and excited about the opportunity. They help you earn your life insurance license as well as a security license if thats the path you want to choose

    Cons

    This is straight commission company with a really strange structure. Its not what i would call a pyramid scheme but it is fairly close. Knowing when and how much you were going to get paid was a confusing process. No training on how to build a team and find clients.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Introducing any type of salary or benefits would make the opportunity much more attractive. Be clear about how commissions are paid including reversals.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Primerica - The New Corporate America: NOT!

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    Current Employee - Division Leader  in  Naperville, IL
    Current Employee - Division Leader in Naperville, IL

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

    Pros

    Setting your own hours and getting paid based on my efforts. Leaving corporate America after 25 years in the workforce was a decision I made in 2013 after being downsized from the 4th company in 6 years. There is no longer security in the workforce, no work - life balance, and definitely no room for growth or income to keep up with inflation. I make more money now working 2 hours a week ($750) than I did working 40 hours a week! The company is very supportive, offers contests, free trips, and the opportunity to grow your own business within a huge established profitable company. Primerica brings back the opportunities that corporate America no longer offers!

    Cons

    At first there was a learning curve as there is with any new opportunity, but with company support and the support of my RVP and Team leader, I was promoted within 30 days and on the fast-track to success!!! As of November 1, 2013 I received 3 promotions making me a Division leader and working with a team of my own (24 and growing).

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    Keep up the great work and implementing current and top of the line technology that sets us apart from all other companies!!!!!!

    I just love this company - It has truly changed my life!!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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