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"Culture sucks!!!"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Free lunch and breakfast (although I could take it or leave it), subsidized parking

Cons

antiquated systems, no work/life balance (very inflexible), mgmt will not listen to opinions of associates (or at least take them seriously)

Advice to Management

You seriously need to value your employees more on a day-to-day basis, not just once or twice a year with special events. And due away with the professional dress code, it does nothing but bring morale way down.

Other Employee Reviews for Western & Southern Financial Group

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good company to work for!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Insurance Agent in Fayetteville, NC
    Current Employee - Insurance Agent in Fayetteville, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Western & Southern Financial Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    they have good benefits to choose from

    Cons

    not so good training programs

    Advice to Management

    pair up new agents with experienced ones and continue guarantee pay longer


  2. Helpful (8)

    "You can do better...turn around and run out the door. Take those screening questions as a preview of what is to be."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Western & Southern Financial Group full-time

    Pros

    Room for advancement if you fit the stereotypical mold of the W&S drone, kiss up to senior management and work 50 hours a week IN THE OFFICE! There is not working from home unless you work on the weekend from home (which is expected in some areas). The generous vacation time (three weeks from day one) will only make up for the standard 45 hour plus work week and you won't get another week until you spend 10 years with the company.

    Cons

    Culture is so uptight and backwards that I was shocked most of the time by comments or practices that happened on a regular basis. Not a place for anyone who is not a mindless drone. If you have any opinions or mind of your own, don't voice them or face being told "we don't do that here or believe that here at W&S." If you are a woman, be meek and quiet or risk being considered brash or out spoken. Very much an old school boys club. The entire company is backwards and lost in the dark ages from a people management standpoint. You are told, " We have always done things this way." Often business is completely stalled due to the fact that management cannot make a decision or move with any sort of haste to react to upcoming changes. Trust me, run away, don't accept that offer. You will regret every moment that you waste with this company.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your people and learn to become more adaptable to change that is happening all around you. Quit sticking your head in the sand and learn to innovate rather than just react. Completely revamp your management strategy and learn to value new input or ideas rather than stifle them and continue with the same old way of operating. Your turnover is high for a reason and will continue to remain high unless you can learn attract and retain talent (currently you cannot due to your "unique" culture).

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