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Updated January 31, 2018
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Trilogy Financial CEO, Founder and Owner Jeff Motske
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  1. "Financial Planning Positions"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President of Wealth Planning in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Vice President of Wealth Planning in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Trilogy Financial full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Incredibly supportive, collaborative, accountable, forward-thinking environment. No limit to earnings potential. Payout amounts/percentages are very competitive considering all that is included. Marketing and Technology state-of-the-art. Really given everything necessary to succeed...just need to be committed, and willing to do the work. Employed over 10 years with Trilogy and will continue to be committed to this firm.

    Cons

    Needs more corporate infrastructure at this point.....HR, Finance (CFO), Operations, etc.

    Advice to Management

    Those who aren't cut out to be financial advisors, or who are not willing to do the work are very quick to create excuses as to why the firm isn't "this or that". They complain vs. looking inward for ways to learn from their experience. This negative marketing undermines the integrity that Trilogy is all about. The firm needs to improve their corporate HR and hiring techniques. The best advisors we have obtained over the years came from referrals from current advisors. Maybe focus on that approach more.


  2. "Move on!"

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    Former Employee - Financial Executive
    Former Employee - Financial Executive
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Trilogy Financial full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great training and place to start if you have no experience.

    Cons

    Pays way below industry average on commissions. Once you are trained up and have experience, move on to a better firm

    Advice to Management

    Pay your advisors more

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good firm that's adjusting to the new DOL reality"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Trilogy Financial full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The training is comprehensive. You'll learn a lot about big picture planning.

    Cons

    The B/D has overly complicated technology and has limited advisory investment options.
    Adjusting to a world without commissions has forced the company to rethink its entire process from training to sales process. There has been and will continue to be growing pains.

    Advice to Management

    The sooner you act like the big boys, the sooner you'll be one.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Financial Advisor Associate"

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    Current Employee - Financial Advisor Associate
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor Associate
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Trilogy Financial full-time

    Pros

    Great location, experienced staff, A for effort on creating structure and training. The advisors clearly care about their customers and there is a lot of longevity. The client space is clean and modern. Great opportunity to build a business within a business.

    Cons

    Being a great salesperson doesn't make you a great manager. Management needs to be trained in HR, leadership and how to rollout a training program; before they start training others. The office environment for the employees is messy, outdated and cramped. They have set up a formal program to take you from Associate to Advisor, but the rollout seems a bit chaotic and haphazard.

    Advice to Management

    Spend a little money on making the employee's work environment more pleasant and modern. Have a more formal onboarding process that includes a day or two in the corporate office getting introduced to the company, licensing requirements, timelines, compensation and the overall training program so that all employees start with the same imprint, regardless of what office they work in.


  5. "Financial Adviser"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Trilogy Financial full-time

    Pros

    Great environment with focus on collaboration, commitment to the work we do for our clients, and fun with our teammates.

    Cons

    Trilogy is a growing company and that involves change. Sometimes those changes could be communicated better.

    Advice to Management

    Develop clear communication around company changes and the impact it will have on all employees.


  6. "Still needs improvment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntington Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntington Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Trilogy Financial full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great office to work in, really like the people here

    Cons

    low wages and low PTO

    Advice to Management

    Value your office staff they are the ones who keep things going.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Financial Executive"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Trilogy Financial full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Extensive training program from corporate level to local regional level. Felt there was a strong sense of support from the training managers. An independent firm where you can provide clients a wide variety of investment and insurance products.

    Cons

    It is a tough industry to get started in. Like any sales job, the leads will dry up. The company does have programs and strategies to help generate you leads, but it is mostly up to you.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on personal development to boost confidence of new advisors. Too much attention on the script, and not the advisor.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Hiring Coordinator"

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

    I worked at Trilogy Financial full-time

    Pros

    -good introduction into the Human Resource/Recruiting sector
    -productive group meetings

    Cons

    -lots of cold-calling
    -unreasonable quotas
    -no stimulation/incentives to perform well or exceed quota
    -favoritism/seniority
    -very low pay
    -felt like a hamster endlessly running on the wheel

    Advice to Management

    The recruiting department is crucial to the growth and quality of your employees/new hires, you should really look into it...


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to be a financial advisor"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Upward mobility, training, support, great place to be a financial advisor

    Cons

    The air conditioner doesn't work sometimes


  10. Helpful (8)

    "it was ok."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great place to gain work experience and knowledge on the financial industry

    Cons

    employee are very judgmental, some racist, and very moody. Never knew what to expect with the employees, mostly management. Never satisfied.

    Advice to Management

    none


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