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"Great place to start your career as a financial professional"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Financial Services Representative in Woodbridge, NJ
Current Employee - Financial Services Representative in Woodbridge, NJ
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

The company is more than willing to invest in their new employees. Many firms will refrain from offering licensing eligibility for a considerable amount of time. First Investors sponsors and encourages their representatives to obtain their licenses as quickly as possible. New reps also receive a small salary while studying and starting their business.
The family-like environment makes learning the business much more enjoyable.

Cons

Work/Life balance is definitely an issue. Prepare to work 6 days per week, often times putting a priority on attendance over productivity.
Miscommunication and contradicting instructions from different levels of management can cause an incredible amount of unnecessary stress for representatives.
Lazy management creates an environment where interns train, hire, and manage other interns.

Advice to Management

Micromanagement of managers who are already incredibly involved and on top of their office often causes more problems than it solves.

Other Employee Reviews for Foresters Financial

  1. Helpful (3)

    "All commission jobs are no fun"

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

    Pros

    They were very supportive while studying for the 6.

    Cons

    It is 100 percent commission

    Advice to Management

    pay your employees


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Being put out of your comfort zone countless times to the point where your successful"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Services Representative in Woodbridge, NJ
    Current Employee - Financial Services Representative in Woodbridge, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Foresters Financial full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The salary while on the training program is extremely helpful to keep you afloat. All the support in the world from your manager and mentor with the training tools being endless. I don't know many jobs with the freedom to make your own schedule and make as much money as you want.

    Cons

    Because of the high turnover there is definitely a wall up from other reps. But once you stick around for a while and prove yourself, you're golden, pony boy. I don't know if this is a con or more towards advice but; you must work hard to be successful! We're talking 50+ hour weeks and Saturdays.

    Advice to Management

    Consistency.

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