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Updated Aug 4, 2022

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3.0
45%
Recommend to a Friend
31%
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Western & Southern Financial Group Chairman, President, and CEO John F. Barrett
John F. Barrett
134 Ratings

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Pros
  • "Good Benefits & free lunch(in 30 reviews)
  • "Met some really great people and learned so much!(in 17 reviews)
  • "Free lunch and breakfast (although I could take it or leave it), subsidized parking(in 10 reviews)
  • "free breakfast and lunch from onsite cafeteria(in 10 reviews)
  • "some of the highest commission rates in the industry, pension and 401k, flexible schedule, incentives, actually get to make a difference in people's lives, all w(in 9 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 8 years

    Growth

    Aug 4, 2022 - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Growth in education for yourself, family, and friends, encourages enhancing advancements, makes you feel appreciated.

    Cons

    The minor thing is dressing in business attire when you don’t see the clients.

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  2. 3.0
    Current Employee

    Good company but too conservative

    Jul 31, 2022 - Associate in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Job security Pension Free lunch

    Cons

    No WFH Strict dress code Slow to adapt Salaries are below market average

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  3. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Not a bad Place to Work

    Jul 19, 2022 - Financial Representative in Celina, OH
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Management actually cares about the reps and making them successful.

    Cons

    Inconsistent. Being %100 commission after 2 years or if you miss performance benchmarks is tough to say the least.

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  4. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    Great company for a career

    Jul 12, 2022 - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Tremendous opportunity for growth, incredibly stable company with rock solid balance sheet, no layoffs or sell offs of blocks of business, awesome benefits.

    Cons

    If you cannot handle dressing professionally, it's not for you.

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  5. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Great Benefits

    Jul 12, 2022 - Business Analyst in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Free lunch and breakfast, some management and senior management are empowering and supportive.

    Cons

    Lack of growth, and tasks gets repetitive.

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  6. 2.0
    Former Employee

    Archaic culture

    Jul 11, 2022 - Operations 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Free. Lunch, still offers pension

    Cons

    People are flooding out due to lack of progress and staying in the dark ages. No WFH flexibility, overly professional dress code.

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  7. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Everything’s fine, until it’s not.

    Jul 8, 2022 - Claims in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    - Affordable Health insurance - Free daily in-office lunch (high school cafeteria quality, but there’s a good rotation on the menu) - Friendly coworkers (mostly) - Deep pockets to keep business alive (but not to compensate employees)

    Cons

    - Consistenly low pay across departments, uncompetitive pay within financial sector - Very little diversity. Most hires are white, preppy types. Some departments are entirely white. -No acknowledgement of Juneteenth, Pride Month, or any other widely accepted inclusive holidays. - CEO name-dropped Trump multiple times during his presidency, thanking him for deregulating the insurance industry. - Strict and lackluster PTO allotment and policies - Fiscally, socially, and philosophically conservative culture and goals - Business Professional attire required daily, although most home office roles never come face-to-face with customers. C-suite and upper management are proud of the traditional dress code as it influences the stuffy culture. - Proud of traditionalism, not interested in change - Inconsistent management, disconnect between lower and upper management - Poor morale amongst lower level / processing employees

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  8. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Solid work environment

    Jun 23, 2022 - Senior Accountant 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Free lunch for employees Decent benefits Pension plan

    Cons

    Benefits for blended families is not great. Lots of turnover currently

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  9. 3.0
    Current Employee

    From Another Decade

    Jun 21, 2022 - Executive Administrative Assistant 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    The pension benefit is generous but only if you last more than 5 years.

    Cons

    The whole company is stuck in the past. The culture is still misogynistic with a "sir" mentality. The CEO is narcissistic, the leadership is anti-work/home balance, and heaven-forbid you get sick. There is a policy to stay home if you're sick, but if you're sick and have to use "unscheduled PTO", you get penalized for it. If you're looking for a company that makes you feel like you're on the set of Happy Days, then this is the place.

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  10. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    A Call Center Nightmare

    Jun 22, 2022 - Service Consultant in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    -Good benefits -Commute Reimbursement Options -Free Food Court

    Cons

    -Micromanaging -Call Center atmosphere -Little Opportunity to Move within Company if you Start as a Service Consultant, they will do everything to keep you there -Depending on your schedule there is very little opportunity for work/life balance

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Western & Southern Financial Group Reviews FAQs

Western & Southern Financial Group has an overall rating of 3.0 out of 5, based on over 261 reviews left anonymously by employees. 45% of employees would recommend working at Western & Southern Financial Group to a friend and 51% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -14% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Western & Southern Financial Group employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.2 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Western & Southern Financial Group. This rating has decreased by -13% over the last 12 months.

45% of Western & Southern Financial Group employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Western & Southern Financial Group 2.6 out of 5 for work life balance, 2.9 for culture and values and 3.3 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Western & Southern Financial Group to be coworkers, career development, benefits and the cons to be senior leadership, culture, management.

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