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"It's a career all about building relationships and helping people. What more could you want?"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
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Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

-Set your own schedule (of course you still need to work but you can decide when)
-The relationships you get to build with your clients are so rewarding
-Great upward opportunity with a growing company which also means income is unlimited too
-You can complete control over you career
-You have license to be creative with your practice and take on any new initiatives you want
-Exposure to new ideas and support from people all across the company and at all levels

Cons

-It does take hard work; you have to take ownership of your career.
-It takes a lot of commitment especially in the beginning so the flexibility in schedule can be distracting to some.

Advice to Management

I think they do a great job of balancing supervision and independence. A lot of times it's really up to the employee to make sure they are working hard which is how it should be!

Other Employee Reviews for Foresters Financial

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great and amazing experience"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Services Representative
    Former Employee - Financial Services Representative
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Foresters Financial full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent mentoring from managers to make sure you are being the best possible advisor you can be, Potential for high growth in business. Very good training and get licenses paid for by company.

    Cons

    The work/life balance is not the best. Expect to put in 50 hours a week with low pay. Reason for this is because they are paying for your licenses and when you start to make full commissions the expectation of doubling and tippling base salary is high.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Not the best fit unless you have strong sales skills"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Services Representative in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Financial Services Representative in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Foresters Financial full-time

    Pros

    Once you do establish yourself at this company, its looks like a great place to work. Not a very large office so work environment is very casual yet professional. The ability to work on your time seems very enticing.

    Cons

    Its getting to the pros that's the difficult part. You must have very strong sales skills and a very large network of people who would have enough money to actually invest. You must also learn the art of cold calling because you will have to start out doing that. You have to pay for licensure, but it doesn't sound too bad because accountants have to pay to get their CPA and financial analysts have to pay for the CFA exams as well. And be prepared to work long and hard in the beginning.

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