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Updated Aug 5, 2022

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Western & Southern Life Chairman, President, and CEO John F. Barrett
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year
    Featured Review

    Completely Amazing.

    Mar 28, 2022 - Registered Representative 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Currently here, and after hitting a year I can say with confidence that the culture, mentoring, and assistance is all top notch. This is one of the few companies I've ever seen that holds true when they say that they want YOU to be successful.

    Cons

    I can honestly say there's nothing wrong here.

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  2. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Good place to work

    Jul 13, 2022 - Financial Representative 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Its great place to start your career in financial services. First 2 years company pay you salary Very Flexible schedule

    Cons

    You need work hard on market and bring new clients, fortunately my manager is very helpful and he gave a lot of leads

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  3. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Lots of turnover

    Aug 5, 2022 - Staff Manager in Cleveland, OH
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Helping people, opportunity to train, decent products

    Cons

    Lots of turnover, job was trying to hire people and sell to their network to build skills, but often wouldn't work out.

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  4. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Decent place to start your financial planning career

    Jul 7, 2022 - Registered Representative in Akron, OH
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
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    Pros

    Good culture--not a cult; they are focused on you achieving your goals Longevity--They've been in the life insurance game since 1888 and have existing clients and brand recognition Starting salary -- get paid to study for your securities exam and to get a feel for selling financial products Consultative approach--not a hard selling approach; focus on helping people with what they want for themselves, their family, their business

    Cons

    -Like owning your own business, will have you working any and all hours to make a few bucks where you can while you're new -Base/starting salary should be higher to keep reps around longer to enhance client experience and get agent to more stable career; -Have to have pay deducted to rent mandatory laptop and E&O insurance (why not cover this across the board or adjust salary to mask it (although should increase not decrease salary)) -Commission rates could be higher up front, but I understand having to pay for marketing/branding and support teams -Not very diverse at many offices

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  5. 1.0
    Current Employee

    Clerical

    Aug 2, 2022 - Customer Seevice Representative 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    High pay, time off, easy job

    Cons

    High turn over rate for agents, calls are graded and you mostly read from a script and feel like a robot

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  6. 3.0
    Former Employee

    Good employer

    Jun 24, 2022 - Financial Advisor 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Flexibility of the job is great

    Cons

    Commissions can be difficult to live on

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  7. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Terrible place

    Jul 25, 2022 - Financial Representative in Mansfield, OH
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
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    Pros

    Hard to list any at all

    Cons

    Management is a joke Policies are terrible Good way to get your foot in the door to the ulindustry but definitely not a long term sustainable career

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  8. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Good starting point for a financial career

    Jun 18, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    The company offers a supportive environment to grow.

    Cons

    Puts unflexible requirements for your performance so if you miss your goal by a week you are out.

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  9. 3.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Decent

    Jun 8, 2022 - Registered Representative in Grand Rapids, MI
    Recommend
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    Pros

    I had a great sales manager. You get a developmental incentive, aka training wage the slowly shrinks as you commissions (ideally) grow.

    Cons

    They really push you to sell your 'personal network.' once that's dried up you cold call businesses and try to sell them insurance. I also bought leads that went nowhere. So basically like most other sales jobs!

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  10. 3.0
    Former Employee

    conservative culture

    May 30, 2022 - Sales Specialist 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
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    Pros

    decent starting job. promotional levels are much better

    Cons

    8-5 culture and have to wear a tie everyday. All depends who your manager is

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Western & Southern Life Reviews FAQs

Western & Southern Life has an overall rating of 3.0 out of 5, based on over 461 reviews left anonymously by employees. 52% of employees would recommend working at Western & Southern Life to a friend and 53% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -6% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Western & Southern Life employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.2 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Western & Southern Life. This rating has decreased by -6% over the last 12 months.

52% of Western & Southern Life employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Western & Southern Life 3.3 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.2 for culture and values and 2.9 for career opportunities.

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

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Western & Southern Life is continuing the tradition of supporting military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military spouses. We are proud to be designated a Military Friendly® Employer for the tenth consecutive year, and a Military Friendly® Spouse Employer for the eighth consecutive year!
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Thank you to all associates who pledged to this year’s United Way campaign. Because of your generosity, Western & Southern raised $1.3 million for United Way-funded programs and services in our communities. Your gifts will help make a difference for the families who are struggling to make ends meet, the children in need of quality education, and the many individuals who are suffering from limited access to health care. You are the leaders of positive change in our communities, and we appreciate your commitment to LIVE UNITED.
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