Does anyone have experience or knowledge of Primerica?

posted 3 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013 - Pavilion overlooking golf course scenery, reception at banquet hall

They’re a MLM scheme which is like pyramid-scheme-lite http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multi-level_marketing

My husband’s childhood best friend works for them and would not. stop. trying. to recruit us/sell us shit we kept telling him we DO NOT need. He kept harassing us up until we decided to completely sever ties with him (he posted private details of our finances to Facebook to try to shame us into doing what he thought was best for our money). But yeah, the business’s pushiness ended a 20+ year friendship. And the guy works his ass off and makes peanuts and still lives at home with his mom, but is convinced he will make *so* much more “soon”. So… that’s my take on Primerica.

I’ve also heard from people interviewing with them that they bring a bunch of new-grads looking for jobs into a big room for a mass interview/hype-up thing and block the fire exits so no one can leave. Awesome.

Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

I would never want to work for a pyramid scheme.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@FutureWifeyV:  Primerica is a scam. I didn’t even know it was still around. My sister’s ex-husband used to do it and barely made $300 a month. I would not count on this as a source of income or a job.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@FutureWifeyV:  This really concerns me that your husband wants to quit his job and work full time for them. Do not let him do this. It would be a huge financial mistake.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@FutureWifeyV:  it has nothing to do with work, it has to do with being a scam. I hope both both your sakes he does not go through with this plan.

Post # 10
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@FutureWifeyV:  tell your dh to keep his secure job.  i have only heard negative things about this kind of business.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

Is this a financial services company? He is going to be selling financial services and products?

 

To to be honest he should avoid it… Most educated people would only take financial advice from someone who has a background in finance (excuse me if your SO does), and from someone who’s paycheck isn’t 100% commission. At least that’s my philosophy after trying to be sold on many insurance policies I don’t have a need for from my “friends.” 

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@KoiKove:  I really hope OP and her husband read these! It sounds like he is already taken in by the company and their cultish mindset. 

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I don’t have any experience with Primerica but reading those links @KoiKove posted is really scary! First of all, if I type in the name of a company and google suggests “[Name of company] complaints” or “[Name of company] scam,” that’s definitely my first clue. Second, any job that requires you to PAY a certain amount to even get started just screams scam to me. I really hope your husband doesn’t quit his secure FT job for this!

Post # 15
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Bumble bee

@FutureWifeyV:  I had some friends try to push this on me saying how much money they made etc. It’s simply not true. I hope your SO does some more homework and researches the company himself better.

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