I have been working at World Financial Group full-time (More than 10 years)
I was employed with the government making $40,000 for 23 years and if I stayed for 40 years my pension would be about $1500/m or $18,000/yr - yahoo!! Came to WFG and within 3 years my income was at $150,000 and after 5 years I was being paid about $5000/m residual income (trails on investments & renewals on insurance). Currently, after 13 years, my residual income is about $8000/m, more than 5x what my government pension would be after 40 years! Need I say more...….but there is more. Here's a list of other pros:
a) I set my own schedule - no one tells me when to go to work, I DECIDE!!
b) great leadership - people who walk the talk and have gone thru hardship to get what they have
c) great training - best in the industry. Weekly training from our product partners & successful leaders in Canada
d) unlimited earning potential - I'm directly compensated in relation to my efforts. With the gov't, no matter how hard I worked, I only made what they felt I was worth. Now, I decide what I'm worth!!
e) I get to compete & win trips, bonuses and more
f) Company environment - focused on helping others - we don't make any money unless a family is helped - I LOVE THAT!!
g) we give everyone a shot to prove themselves!
There aren't many downsides but some would see these as such:
a) Have to pay $125 to register with the company - they check into your background for things like fraud and financial issues. This pays also for all your training except for the occasional out of office workshops which are $5-10 per day.
c) Conferences held in Vegas once a year and in Penticton in the fall - this is on your own dime but real business owners see it as a business expense.
d) Similar to d) above - you are directly compensated in relation to your efforts. Most people are lazy, in my opinion and aren't willing to work hard. If that's you, don't even start here as you will NOT be successful.
e) it takes hard work! I reiterate this because it's important. If you work hard, follow the advice of those who have gone before you, you will be successful. It's just that simple.
f) watching people with tons of potential give up on themselves - that's the hardest part of my work. I feel sorry for them because I believe anyone can do this if they persevere. If you are given a shot here, don't waste it!
Advice to Management
Keep doing what you're doing! I've never worked in a more supportive environment, with nicer people and greater mission statement. I love the business culture of No Family Left Behind starting with my family.
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at World Financial Group (Calgary, AB) in April-2010.
They want people, as long as you don't tell them you are going to come into the office and shoot people you are in.