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Barnum Financial Group Reviews

Updated July 17, 2017
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Barnum Financial Group Managing Director Paul Blanco - LUTCF
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Pros
  • Flexibility to have a Work/Life balance (in 5 reviews)

  • It's a great company that keeps on growing (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Experienced adviser coming in with a book of business and enough financial reserves to survive at the beginning (in 2 reviews)

  • Large work load but great experience and really no cons (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "One of the most professional, yet comfortable places to work!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Barnum Financial Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Barnum Financial Group's support and dedication for their producers is next to none in the financial advising industry. Barnum's working environment allows all of it's employees to thrive and grow no matter what position they are in. An ideal place to start and grow your career as a financial advisor.

    Cons

    Detached offices sometimes make communication throughout the company challenging, but the back office is always on top of their game answering calls or responding to emails in a timely matter. Back office personnel also travel to make sure all employees receive face to face time.

    Advice to Management

    Continue the on going support to all advisors, whether new to the field or experienced producers. Do not lose sight of what makes Barnum so great, the family environment that most larger financial companies lack.


  2. "Financial Advisor"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Representative in Bridgeport, CT
    Former Employee - Financial Representative in Bridgeport, CT
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Barnum Financial Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people, friendly environment and a great place to learn about the financial industry.

    Cons

    When MetLife left as Barnum's main platform support, MassMutual took over. Many advisors left for many different reasons which include change in benefits, health, 401k, etc and proprietary stipulations, along with favoritism. Unless you have a strong book of business or are young and looking for experience this would be a place for you.

    Advice to Management

    Instead of dividing and favoring certain team members, Embrace the talents that are there.

  3. "love barnum"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shelton, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shelton, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Barnum Financial Group full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Amazing culture and vision. Leadership second to none. Truly care about their clients and employees.

    Cons

    Can not think of any right now


  4. "Fast Paced Great Place to Work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Shelton, CT
    Current Employee - Director in Shelton, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Barnum Financial Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to learn about the industry, strong supportive culture, growth opportunities, work-life balance

    Cons

    Heavily regulated industry undergoing a lot of changes, steep learning curve

    Advice to Management

    Keep finding ways to reward and support your employees


  5. "Good Company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Current Employee in Shelton, CT
    Current Employee - Current Employee in Shelton, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Barnum Financial Group full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The best part of Barnum Financial Group is that they give the opportunity to grow.

    Cons

    The Tittles don't always fit what the person actually does. The job encompasses more then what the tittle states.

    Advice to Management

    Continue investing on the infrastructure and they will lead the way.


  6. "Regional Employee"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Regional Support Team in Shelton, CT
    Current Employee - Regional Support Team in Shelton, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Barnum Financial Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The best part of Barnum Financial is the people. They take a blue collar approach to a white collar career. Again, it is fast paced and things can move quickly. I am not the best self starter however, I was coached very well.

    Cons

    If you want to bounce from corporate job to corporate job every three years and have no consistency than this is not the place for you. You get treated fairly and people contribute with a team concept in mind. If you are a lone wolf, than maybe this is not for you.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the processes and continue building the Barnum brand. Some people do not deal with change well so forget the people that are not invested.


  7. "THE place to work in Financial Services in this area"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shelton, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shelton, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Barnum Financial Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Support to advisors, family feel, work-life balance, work hard, play hard culture

    Cons

    Have to get involved to be involved - Career opportunities for advancement within the infrastructure require active participation and desire to grow

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great, visionary work!

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Director in Shelton, CT
    Current Employee - Sales Director in Shelton, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Barnum Financial Group full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I love the professional environment that doesn't forget family comes first. I made a great decision joining the firm. I love recommending people to join the firm. It's great working with friends.

    Cons

    You need to be ready to work. Busy environment. Not a con, but be prepared. Professional environment, be prepared to upgrade your wardrobe.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing. It works!


  9. "Couldn't Imagine Working Anywhere Else!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff in Shelton, CT
    Current Employee - Staff in Shelton, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Barnum Financial Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Barnum is a very unique and innovative organization and I love working here! If you have the will and drive to do great things, produce meaningful work, and be a part in making an organization successful than this is the place for you.

    Pros:
    - Amazing Culture & Family Environment
    - Camaraderie and Support
    - Career and Professional Development through feedback, coaching, formal trainings, & exam sponsorship
    - Many Benefits
    - Flexibility to have a Work/Life balance
    - Newly Upgraded Systems & Technology

    Cons

    Honestly, I did not start at my "ideal" salary; however, Management does recognizes when you perform and produce exceptional work and demonstrate the right behaviors/values and will reward you fairly. Many opportunities for Career growth and building a role around your strengths and career interests.

    Advice to Management

    Management has a shared vision that is communicated to all associates and have great passion in helping the organization as a whole continually grow and be successful together. Also, Paul Blanco is a true visionary & very motivating!

    Advice to Management: Don't stop encouraging and pushing everyone to dream big and be the best they can be in their roles and as a person!


  10. "It's a great way to gain experience."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Personal Marketing Assistant in Hartford, CT
    Former Employee - Personal Marketing Assistant in Hartford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Barnum Financial Group part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice atmosphere, very professional, cubicle space that you can make your own and if you need help there are a lot of different go to people who will help They also have company events for everyone to attend.

    Cons

    Large work load but great experience and really no cons


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