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First Investors Corporation Reviews

Updated August 31, 2016
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First Investors Corporation President & CEO Bill Lipkus
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Pros
  • extensive training program is what lured me to the company (in 23 reviews)

  • Great company, very client oriented, lots of support available, huge income potential, rewarding (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • No benefits makes your long-term overhead high unless you have a spouse whose job offers benefits (in 22 reviews)

  • long hours with a lot of travel (in 20 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Financial Services Representative"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Binghamton, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Binghamton, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at First Investors Corporation full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Make my own schedule is nice

    Cons

    Prospecting and making phone calls

    First Investors Corporation Response

    Jun 30, 2015

    Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience at First Investors. Being a current employee, we are grateful to have you as part of our team, and share in ... More


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Run, don't walk away"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Some of coworkers are very nice

    Cons

    Company is out of contact with reality and employee's situation. Run or take another option instead of working for this company

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees. Maybe there wouldn't be such a high turn over rate it management actually managed and listen to concerns


  3. "Financial Representative"

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    Current Employee - Financial Representative in North Haven, CT
    Current Employee - Financial Representative in North Haven, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at First Investors Corporation full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Just got a position there, going to start in May right after graduation, hopefully this company surpasses my expectations as a financial services firm.

    Cons

    I don't know at this point, seems like a good place to get your training and start your career. I do not know any negatives, hopefully I will have none in the long-run.

    Advice to Management

    Good work, I like the fact that my management shows support even though I have not yet worked with them. They seem very good people.


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  5. "Customer service- in force"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Edison, NJ
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Edison, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at First Investors Corporation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    No weekends; hours are great - your typical 9-5 or 10-6 with holidays off and usually a half day the day previous which is a nice perk. The benefits are good (medical, dental, & vision) and they offer life insurance for very, very low cost; friendly environment

    Cons

    While it is not a bad company to work for, some of the bosses don't really listen or seem to care

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees


  6. "Great place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at First Investors Corporation full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good training, good resources, great place to start your career.

    Cons

    Just did not see this as a long term career, it's not for everyone

    Advice to Management

    None did a great job. It's how the industry works is what filters people out.

    First Investors Corporation Response

    Aug 11, 2015

    Thank you for your review. We encourage all employees, both former and current, to provide feedback whether it be positive or negative. First Investors is always looking to improve so we can ... More


  7. "It was alright"

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    Current Employee - Financial Services Representative in North Haven, CT
    Current Employee - Financial Services Representative in North Haven, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at First Investors Corporation full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You get to make your own hours and work at your own pace. The only thing between you and making more money is you.

    Cons

    It's all on you to succeed, so it gets stressful. You could end up working long hours and seeing nothing for it.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work

    First Investors Corporation Response

    Jul 30, 2015

    Thank you for your review. We encourage all employees, both former and current, to provide feedback whether it be positive or negative. First Investors is always looking to improve so we can ... More


  8. "Loss Prevention Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Loss Prevention Specialist in Austell, GA
    Current Employee - Loss Prevention Specialist in Austell, GA
    Recommends

    I have been working at First Investors Corporation full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Unlimited overtime, work with great people,

    Cons

    too much mandatory overtime, not enough pay, no work life balance

    Advice to Management

    Lead by example


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Financial Representative"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Great Management!
    Management is very understanding when emergencies come up.

    Cons

    Too many cliques at work.
    Salary isn't what was initially promised.
    Testing to get licensing is done on your own. So if you are more of a visual person, studying on your own will be so much harder.

    First Investors Corporation Response

    Jul 30, 2015

    Thank you for your feedback. Financial services is one of the few industries where there is no limit on an individual’s income, so once an employee becomes an independent contractor they have ... More


  10. "Most Rewarding Job"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at First Investors Corporation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Creating your own schedule
    Supportive management team and regular training sessions
    Truly getting compensated on the amount of work you put in
    Solving financial problems for everyday households
    Getting rewarded by helping people not only from their personal gratitude but also financial compensation
    No salary limit

    Cons

    Long hours if you want to meet people in the evenings
    Putting on a good first impression with everyone you meet can become tiring at some points

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work! Working with you has only helped me grow as a person and as a career woman.

    First Investors Corporation Response

    Jun 17, 2015

    Your feedback is appreciated. It is always a pleasure to work with such incredible people here at First Investors. Being a current employee, we are grateful to have you as part of our team, and ... More


  11. "Stressful"

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    Current Employee - Financial Representative in Walnut Creek, CA
    Current Employee - Financial Representative in Walnut Creek, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    open work schedule, great opportunity to succeed with hard work

    Cons

    no base pay, no base pay

    Advice to Management

    keep motivating employees

    First Investors Corporation Response

    Jul 1, 2015

    Thank you for your review. We encourage all employees, both former and current, to provide feedback whether it be positive or negative. First Investors is always looking to improve so we can ... More



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