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Updated Jun 17, 2021

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3.0
42%
Recommend to a Friend
53%
Approve of CEO
Western & Southern Life Chairman, President, and CEO John F. Barrett
John F. Barrett
237 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great Benefits, good pay structure, Fully funded retirement plan(in 27 reviews)

  • "Management cares and there is a wonderful training program for new reps(in 19 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "A recycled book of business is not an adequate resource(in 22 reviews)

  • "Micro management, treat people like grownups(in 21 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Good first step

      Jan 28, 2021 - Financial Representative in Detroit, MI
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Freedom to run your book of business

      Cons

      not too many flaws to the position

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    2. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Still as toxic as ever

      May 27, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
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      Pros

      The only thing more toxic than this place is the home office that lets it happen!

      Cons

      I no longer work for this company, but I had to deal with them recently on a personal matter (I was inquiring about policies I hold for myself and my family with W&S) - and being back there made me feel like nothing had changed...and that’s scary. An agent was literally quitting while I was there (not an unusual occurrence haha ), but management was handling it poorly - and PUBLICLY. Now, I don’t know the circumstances but I do know that as a paying client, it was awkward and unprofessional and made me remember that this company is always just “getting by”; it’s never thriving, it’s never taking good care of agents or customers, and it continues to hire the worst of the worst in management and sales. If you don’t value your career trajectory, love gaslighting and public belittlement, aren’t interested in being respected, are okay with being paid peanuts to take on massive residual problems left by those who just couldn’t do it anymore and got the heck out (like me), and are content with a company that refuses to update, upgrade, or up-level in any way...you’ve come to the right place!

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      I work with a great team of people and help clients with their financial picture and plan

      Jun 6, 2021 - Financial Representative 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good training and support. Good pay, good benefits. Ability to build a business without doing it on your own.

      Cons

      Getting people to meet with you can be challenging. Takes patience and persistence.

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    4. 3.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Got me through 2020

      Jun 14, 2021 - Registered Financial Representative in Miramar, FL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Nice people. Brand new office

      Cons

      Very conservative company that did not mix well with my natural market

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    5. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great Culture

      Jun 17, 2021 - Registered Representative 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Life and work balance Great support

      Cons

      They could pay higher commissions

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    6. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Good company

      May 15, 2021 - Registered Representative 
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Benefits are very with Pension and 401K

      Cons

      pay decreases to nothing within a year

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    7. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Good Place to Start

      Apr 22, 2021 - Annuity Administrative in Cincinnati, OH
      Recommend
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      Pros

      you can learn the industry

      Cons

      You find out agents are more motivated by money than their fiduciary responsibility.

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    8. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Developmental salary isn’t guaranteed

      May 11, 2021 - Registered Representative 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      There are no pros to this company

      Cons

      Can’t get policies approved lie about compensation

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    9. 1.0
      Former Employee

      Applicant beware!

      May 23, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Troy, MI
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Nothing to write home about.

      Cons

      Beware of this place. Typical day included an unprofessional, toxic culture. This office operated dysfunctionally: lacking overall support, consistency, time management, and direction to efficiently and effectively carry out work duties. What did I learn? I learned that I am worth more than a hostile work environment; this included a daily barrage of verbal and emotional abuse (gaslighting) from a mentally unstable supervisor, and a roller coaster ride of changing expectations. Additionally, hiring practices were lengthy and deceptive. Stay away!

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    10. 3.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      a training ground for life insurance

      May 4, 2021 - Sales Representative in Chicago, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      flexible time Monday to Friday

      Cons

      Pressure to sell every week

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