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Symmetry Financial Group Reviews

Updated Aug 22, 2019

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Symmetry Financial Group CEO Casey Watkins, Brandon Ellison, and Brian Pope
Casey Watkins, Brandon Ellison, and Brian Pope
328 Ratings
Pros
  • "I came into SFG in March of 2018 and became an Agency Owner in December 2018(in 40 reviews)

  • "Symmetry Financial Group is a great place to work(in 33 reviews)

Cons
  • "SFG is not a company for everyone(in 23 reviews)

  • "There are no cons in my opinion(in 19 reviews)

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  1. "The MOST humble and caring company"

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    Current Employee - Agent in Fresno, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Symmetry Financial Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The culture, values, ethics, morals, everyone is so helpful& wants to see you win, it is like woking with a HUGE family

    Cons

    Not a con, but you do have to put in the work to be successful, it is not going to fall in your lap.

    Advice to Management

    You guys are awesome!

    Symmetry Financial Group2019-08-23
  2. Helpful (54)

    "The Real Review"

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    Current Employee - Licensed Field Agent in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Symmetry Financial Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Work your own hours. Stay at home job 60% of the time. Very positive environment. Great conventions to travel and meet people. Potential to recruit everyone you know. When your up - feels amazing to be there. And once you take a turn, well then, see below...

    Cons

    Let me explain to you - that - it pains me to write this. This company took me a long way. But what I never realized, is if you compaire them to other brokers, they are low on the compensation scale. Start at 60% - I have had offers to start at 70% and even 85%. If you don't like running a team and recruiting, then don't bother. If you manage to write enough business to make a living, you need to get help - you would...

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    Advice to Management

    Increase the starting pay to 65% contracted rate - offer 50% pay on health insurance. Then provide travel and conference passes for a lower rate. Promotion should be adjusted to a better level. You should make it clear how many people have attempted this, and failed. After that - you got a very solid business. Just don't tell them to chase your dreams without understanding the consequences of failure. It's not like you...

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    Symmetry Financial Group2019-06-20
  3. Helpful (1)

    "SFG is truly a phenomenal organization! Agency Owner/Top Producer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Symmetry Financial Group for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Phenomenal leadership and top notch culture! No one made me or paid me to leave this review. This opportunity has permanently changed the financial landscape for my family’s future! You get out what you put in, so give it your ALL!

    Cons

    None that the owners are not currently working to improve or eliminate. Let me make something very, very clear for anyone reading these reviews. This is not a JOB, it’s a business opportunity. You get paid what you’re worth based off of your hunger, humility and hard work ethic. If your looking for a salary, dental plan and crappy health insurance only to prayerfully make $15-$20hr then please do us and yourself a favor...

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    Advice to Management

    Keep leading by example, growing daily and investing ALL of yourself into your people. Always be willing to fight for the highest possible good in the people you lead and serve!

    Symmetry Financial Group2019-08-16
  4. Helpful (2)

    "Old leads"

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    Former Employee - Agent in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Symmetry Financial Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Freedom to have “ work vs life “ balance.

    Cons

    Leads are old and rarely lead to business

    Advice to Management

    Get better leads

    Symmetry Financial Group2019-08-19
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great Organization"

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    Current Employee - Insurance Agent in Harrisburg, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Symmetry Financial Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    There is an Unlimited potential

    Cons

    Self descipline due to working from home.

    Symmetry Financial Group2019-07-30
  6. "Sfg"

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    Current Employee - Broker in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Symmetry Financial Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You make your own schedule - unlimited income potential. Get to help families.

    Cons

    Same as any insurance job - leads.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on growing!

    Symmetry Financial Group2019-07-30
  7. Helpful (1)

    "It has potential"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Symmetry Financial Group part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Work from home and work your own hours. Meet some great people at conferences. They definitely provide the tools you need.

    Cons

    Commission only. Buying decent leads will cost you. You need capital to work your way up from mediocre leads to good leads. Starting out with a year old leads was a headache. And I was told I couldn’t get “a” leads until I had proven myself. I spent $150 on mostly dead leads. I felt like I was giving my money to someone else and I wasn’t seeing a return on my investment. I call it getting hustled. My up line manager...

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    Advice to Management

    Don’t create a false hope. I understand marketing to recruit people to work for you, but be honest. Let me know I’ll need $xxx amount of money to get going. I liked the energy, but giving and not getting hurt my family. Be more transparent.

    Symmetry Financial Group2019-08-13
  8. "Do your homework"

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    Former Employee - Agent 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Symmetry Financial Group for more than a year

    Pros

    1. Resources available include training audios and videos, although some are seasoned veterans and some are not. 2. If you're a connector, you'll enjoy the calls. There are a lot of them. 3. There are some very nice people here. That's the best of Symmetry. 4. The atmosphere is pretty positive on the surface. 5. The company is socially conscious and supports some good causes. 6. The owners are...

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    Cons

    From my experience and in my opinion, before you contract with this company, when you get the agent agreement, share it with your attorney or someone whose counsel you trust BEFORE you sign, if you sign. Symmetry points to promotional guidelines but they are not the same as your pay rate, so income estimates are misleading. If this happens to you as it did to me, it will probably not be discovered until you see your...

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    Advice to Management

    None. You wouldn't listen.

    Symmetry Financial Group2019-07-25
  9. Helpful (6)

    "Very Happy to be at SFG"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Underwriter in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Symmetry Financial Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Most money I've ever made by 3X in my first year Freedom of Schedule (Normally 30-35 hrs/week) Never have to ask for time off. It's my decision. Positive environment

    Cons

    Honestly the only time that there have been Cons is when it's self inflicted. When I don't do what know I need to do, it's hard. When I do what I need to do, it's easy.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!

    Symmetry Financial Group2019-06-20
  10. Helpful (8)

    "No Help/Regular Contact With Upline"

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    Former Employee - Agent in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Symmetry Financial Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    With Upline Help, You Could Make Money

    Cons

    Started in Feb. 2019, Interviewer learned I had email from several recruiters with Symmetry and said "I guess you can be with me." I needed to get a license. Completed that in a month. Then heard nothing from Upline, I didn't know where to find a carrier form, There were different websites making iit confusing to find things, My Upline deserted me. They told me I HAD to go to Conference which cost me $1200. The 3000 attendees...

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    Advice to Management

    Allow us to transfer to different Uplines.

    Symmetry Financial Group2019-07-11
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