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First Investors Corporation Reviews

Updated November 8, 2016
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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. "Sales Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at First Investors Corporation full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Family comes first and they try very hard to keep employees happy

    Cons

    I moved so it's too far to travel there

    Advice to Management

    Great work environment


  2. "Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great upside for those who can quickly take on responsibilities

    Cons

    Distant management team, pretty far downtown


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    "Financial Services Representative"

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    Former Employee - Financial Services Representative in Overland Park, KS
    Former Employee - Financial Services Representative in Overland Park, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at First Investors Corporation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great company, very client oriented, lots of support available, huge income potential, rewarding

    Cons

    can be tough start building clients, long hours, evening/weekend hours


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    "Financial Services Rep"

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    Former Employee - Financial Services Representative in Lombard, IL
    Former Employee - Financial Services Representative in Lombard, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at First Investors Corporation full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Training was very hands on. They definitely make sure you are prepared before you ever meet with a potential client. Although the industry is commission based, they do start you out with a base plus commission while you build your business. Office atmosphere was great. Very seasoned and knowledgable at what they do and always willing to drop what they're doing to help.

    Cons

    Maybe have more lead generation programs for newer reps.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. You can tell that your passionate about making the new Reps successful at First Investors.


  6. "Great Internship"

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    Former Intern - Intern in Buffalo, NY
    Former Intern - Intern in Buffalo, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at First Investors Corporation as an intern

    Pros

    -Great group of people here. Knowledgeable and friendly management.
    -Internship program was a great experience, I would recommend it to anyone interested in financial services.

    Cons

    -The online training materials were very informative but did tend to be a bit bland.
    -Not a big deal considering the time constraint, but most of the interns never had the opportunity to go on first calls.

    Advice to Management

    -Keep on doing what you're doing. The office enviroment is great, and overall experience was well worth the time.


  7. "internship program"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at First Investors Corporation as an intern

    Pros

    I learned a lot of information from this company, such as all types of information, various plans. The real story and experience from managers are helpful.

    Cons

    Every thing is good for me.

    Advice to Management

    I wish they can give the open opportunities to international students.

    First Investors Corporation Response

    Aug 19, 2015

    Thank you for taking the time to write a review and provide insight on your experience with First Investors. It is always a pleasure to work with such incredible people here at First Investors.


  8. "Great opportunity"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Office environment and culture is great!

    Cons

    Lots of work to get started.

    First Investors Corporation Response

    Jul 16, 2015

    Thank you for taking the time to write a review and provide insight on your experience with First Investors. As an independent contractor it is up to each one us to manage our time and create our ... More


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Financial Services Representative"

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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


  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. Helpful (1)

    "Loss Prevention Specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at First Investors Corporation full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Pay, benefits, and great people to work with

    Cons

    Pretty long hours, especially at month end



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