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Primerica Reviews

Updated 17 June, 2018
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Pros
  • "Excellent training, unlimited income potential" (in 52 reviews)

  • "Started part-time as a teacher / coach" (in 58 reviews)

Cons
  • "Commission-based only as a start" (in 42 reviews)

  • "This is not a job but rather a pushy multi-level marketing scheme" (in 19 reviews)

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  1. "Primerica is Not a Job"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President in Hamilton, ON
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President in Hamilton, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Primerica is an amazing company with great education and offers tons of value for consumers

    Cons

    You have to be willing to work, this is not a rich quick scheme, many people think they can be rich without working, that's unfortunately what many people are looking for today, instant gratification


  2. "Representative"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Primerica part-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours. Work on my own schedule. Lots of potential

    Cons

    If you want to make most money you need to build a team. Need to stay engaged to keep up to date.

    Advice to Management

    Put standardized training in place for new reps.

  3. "Huge Scam & Pyramid Scheme in Disguise"

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

    I worked at Primerica part-time

    Pros

    There is literally nothing good about itexcept if you're the type of person that enjoys living in a fantasy world where you lie your way through to everyone around you on how Primerica is growing and expanding and that the agents are making a ton of money.

    Cons

    Very deceptive and full of lies. This place is almost 100% commission based with no proper salary and you make money based on aggressive networking by bringing in friends, families, and any other person that you know to your "regional leader" (LOL). Your superiors will pressure your to bring in someone by harassing you on a constant basis or else you will never make any money or get promoted in their system. PLEASE AVOID THIS PLACE.

    Advice to Management

    Stop lying and making up stories especially to college students who have no idea on what they're going into.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great flexibility"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Primerica full-time

    Pros

    Your compenation 100% based on your workload & effort, prmotion based on production not politics, seniority.

    Cons

    Your paid based on your work and nothing is free


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Best Business Opportunity in North America"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Future RVP in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Future RVP in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Primerica full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Where else can the average person find the opportunity to build an massive, passive income-producing legacy, for such a low cost?
    People from all walks of life truly have the chance to live the American Dream.

    Primerica truly pushes people to be the best version of themselves.
    Probably the toughest line of work, outside of parenthood, but totally worth it.

    There is absolute NO discrimination on any level.
    Positive, results-oriented work environment.

    EVERYONE has the opportunity to BE SOMEBODY.
    You just have to work for it... and DON'T QUIT!

    Cons

    New recruits may often be under-informed on our business model and ideology, and therefore are left unprotected from rival companies, especially those more well-versed.

    Primerica is for everyone, but not everyone may be for Primerica.
    There may be a significant shift in mindset required to really find long-term success in Primerica.


  6. "Not easy but worth it."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Regional Leader in Waterloo, ON
    Current Employee - Regional Leader in Waterloo, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Controlling my own schedule and income.

    Cons

    It's not easy. I wouldn't recommend for people who give up on their goals easily.

    Advice to Management

    The management of Primerica is constantly surpassing my expectations.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Primerica"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Primerica full-time

    Pros

    Plenty of flexibility available to employees

    Cons

    Management may not be up front about what this job is.
    Typical of sales job.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Thoughts on Primerica?"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Primerica part-time

    Pros

    They teach you legitimate facts about finance

    Cons

    You get promoted through promoting and recruiting people under your "team" and those people recruited have to apply the same thing by recruiting their own associates for their team. If you were to get your associates, you are only there during the interview to see how the branch manager interacts with the individual. They insist on the idea that you are own entrepreneur however it starts off with you working for them to help them find clients and so. Honestly, it is your own opinion to see if this kind of business is for you

    Advice to Management

    Be honest with what your organization is about than hide the facts from "promoting and inspiring" them


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Awesomness"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Primerica full-time

    Pros

    Pay is 100% commissioned based.

    Cons

    Negativity of the way the company is structured.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great Business Opportunity"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Primerica full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    This company truly gives the average Joe/Jane a shot at an incredible life.
    Where else can you find the opportunity to build a multi million dollar business, with an unlimited amount of readily available resources to do it, at such a low cost?
    Great way to replace income from a job, while still having freedom of time and money.

    What most people pay $1000s for can be obtained here so easily. (self-improvement material, financial analyses & consults, high-level financial products)

    This company was built on the attitude of gratitude, and every Primerica office is expected to have a 100% positive environment. (Home office is actually very, VERY strict on this matter)

    The Home Office staff are always supportive & on the front lines willing to fight for the salesforce to get things done because the salesforce fights for the client, and the client is ALWAYS the #1 priority.

    You can build an income here that will pay you & carry forward FOREVER, even long after you stop working.

    Cons

    A Primerica agent's ability to recruit and create distribution, while absolutely an amazing privilege, can also be taken advantage of by a representative who's looking to take shortcuts for recognition... One thing to be aware of when being prospected.


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