Primerica the Pyramid

Jul 10, 2008
review #126999

Last year I met a very friendly couple in the dog park.We began chatting a bit and before I knew it they had so much to "offer" me.

A way out of the service industry (I was a waitress) and all the support I need to make sooo much money with this new career they promised. Well, whats the harm in talking with them more about this? That's where things started getting fishy.

When someone approaches you about a job, take a hint.

Nothing good in life comes easy! Primerica is a pyramid scheme and going to their little meetings reminded me of some sort of cult. They only make money by recruiting other people to do the same.

Not saying this company is awful but the people that work for it are only out for their own gains, so before you quit your job to sell life insurance, just remember that they do NOT have your interests at hand....

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Sep 01, 2013 Austin, Texas

Look here's the deal no one can ever offer you an opportunity if you are unwilling to work the proven system. Primerica gives you an OPPORTUNITY to make a good living. The outcome is up to YOU.

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Aug 06, 2013

Who wrote this article? WHY NOT SHOW YOUR NAME AND LAST NAME WITH A PICTURE OF YOU? why you write by anonymous , bc If you did write your name and show your picture, they can sue you

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Used to be there

Jun 21, 2013 Toronto, Ontario

Last 2 years over 400,000 recruited and a total of only 2800 make over 36,000 a year. Imagine the amount of people that have been recruited in 33 years and still only a total of 2800 make over 36,000 a year.
Very low commissions as the money is spread up to 12 people.

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Aug 19, 2013 New York City, New York

So what does that mean? The people who made less than 36,000 a year did not benefit from working with the company? All of them would have learned financial concepts that are PRICELESS and something they probably would have never learned. What other research did you do? Did you find out how many of them made $1,000 and were able to pay off some bills? Did you research how many of them are making an extra $500 a month and educating their family and friends on different concepts? Did you research how many of them were able to make or save a few thousand dollars by taking advantage of the services as they learned? Because I'm POSITIVE some of them made a couple thousand dollars, and some of them made a couple hundred. So what about that? Everyone walked away with understanding financial concepts, learning about how distribution business works, and made a couple hundred to a couple thousand. So what's so wrong with that? SMH

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Aug 26, 2013 Atlanta, Georgia

You are suppose to build your own business. The company supplies all you need to build your own business. If you do not use the resources and actually put in the time and effort to build your own business, who fault is it? Yours or the company? People come in sit around and wait for money to fall in their lap. It does not work like that. Nothing works like that! Working for McDonalds doesn't work like that! If, you don't put in the work, you don't get paid. Simple. Only difference is you are the boss and you are the one doing all the hiring. Beside the money you do get is money you didn't have before. Whether it is $3,600 a year or $36,000 a year, it is more than what you paid to start your business. At the end of the day, it is all profit. Step your game up and stop complaining.

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Jun 11, 2013

People who say Primerica is a pyramid really don't understand the concept of a pyramid. If they have a job, they are in a pyramid structure business. All companies are structure as a pyramid, whether its a small business or a large corporation. There's always one or two people at top and then there's vice presidents, regional managers, district managers, and finally the employees.

So is Primerica a pyramid? The answer is no. Primerica is a multi-level marketing company in which products are market directly to the consumer by direct selling or through referrals. Agents in the company acts as distributors and each distributor can build their own organization by building an active consumer base and/or by recruiting a downline of independent distributors (who also can build a consumer base, increasing the size of the organization). Distributors earn commissions base on the sales efforts of the organization. Primerica is probably the one of few legal MLM companies that doesn't exaggerate what people make or force agents to buy products before they can sell it. And the products offered by Primerica truly benefit the consumer.

Despite what people say about MLMs, Primerica system works because there are over 1000 people making 6 figures and over 50 people making 7 figures. There is no other company that has more successful business leaders than Primerica. Primerica has a goal of paying $1 billion in compensation in 2010. I believe the company is on
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Not a dummy

Jun 27, 2013 Los Angeles, California

This is simply not true. In order to make a lot of money with this company what is the one thing that has to be done? My guess is you have to build a team and then you make more money when your team goes out on their own and builds their own team.

In the real business world the CEO of the company makes a lot of money because it was his idea and he or she is the one paying for everything. Employees are not told at APPLE INC. for example to go out and recruit more people and you will make more money. They make money by selling a product and they get a wage for doing so and it does not matter who they refer or bring into the business.

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Mar 02, 2013 Tomkins Cove, New York

the only thing you need to know is that legimate companys actually advertise legitimate products, and the consumers come to them, have you ever seen a commercial or any type of advertising for primerica. there offices hardly even let people know who or what they are. if there products do as much good for families as they say they do, and they are as good of people as they say they are why wouldnt they want to spread the word on tv and the radio and magazines and flyers, anything. because the truth is they dont have competitive prices. the biggest crime is they get you to sell like an agent and then pay you a fraction of the commision and they never really educate you on anything but ways to bring them more gullable people to dupe on your word. and when you ask them why they dont put their name out there they will say that what they tell people and sell people is priveledged and only you and your friends and family that they have never met and dont know from adam are good enough people to recieve this information. stay away and dont kid yourself people just because you can pull something off legally doesnt mean that its ok to lie and decieve people and waste honest peoples time who are trying to earn an honest living, and believe me there is nothing honest about any of these people

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Jan 09, 2013

Primerica is for total losers. Its for people that cant handle going to school. Its for unbelievably annoying people who cant comprehend how annoying they are.

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Jan 25, 2013 Alexandria, Louisiana

I have a degree and I serve our country. Primerica is the best decision I have ever made. Yea lets go to school and learn how to work for someone else. Sounds like a slave to me.

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Jun 07, 2012

Ok, the word pyramid scheme is definately not want primerica is. After all, pyramid schemes are illegal. I want you to think about it this way, waitressing job, you have your managers, then store manager, and if its not a corporate store the owner. Well, since the owner is making the top amount of money, does that mean you are in a small pyramid scheme. I understand how you are looking at this and would love to explain to you more on how it works. I dont want to make you join, I am simply on here to help people understand this better.

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Not a Dummy

Jun 27, 2013 Los Angeles, California

This all makes sense now. My wife is a waitress and in order for her to really make money at her job, she has to go out and find friends and family members to also become waiters or waitresses and then she moves to the top of the waitress list and she gets part of their tips and then her manager get a small part of those tips.

The way Primerica is ran is nothing like any other normal business. I have never been told that if I recruit more friend and family at my current job that I will make more money.

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May 18, 2012

When you go to the interview, they tell you that they will give you a base salary, but usually its only about $200 a week if you are lucky. They give you a piece of paper and ask you to list 300 names and numbers. They then take these numbers and give them to other agents to write business & call & bother your friends & family while you sit in an office getting $200 a week and not a cent of commission. Then when the list is up, they ask you to go out and get more numbers and make sure you are writing at least 10 life insurance policies a month. The first time you don't, you get a warning. The second time you don't, you get fired. When you get fired, they take away your license sponsorship that you paid $400+ to get and you are unable to use any securities license you qualified for after 2 years and paid $700+ for. Those benefits they told you about don't show up until two years after you are with the company and even then, its a few $100 a month to be in the plans. You make sure that when you sell the policies, you sell the one that will get you the highest commission even if it isn't the perfect one for the client as you probably have no clue how to figure out what they need anyway. Everyone gets $500k or whatever will pay the mortgage for YOU that month. Doesn't this sound more like a scam?

THIS WAS NOT PRIMERICA....THIS IS WHAT OTHER "reliable" insurance companies out there have done to their new agents. As a Primerica rep, I had a client ask me
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Jan 25, 2013 Alexandria, Louisiana

Primerica paid me $22,000 dollars while I was in afghanistan fighting for our country. Please don't post ignorant stuff on here. This is the biggest lie about Primerica I have ever seen. If the company is so bad why has the stock doubled in 3 years? Please be a little smarter with your post.

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May 07, 2012

Primerica is an MLM operation where you are virtually guaranteed to lose money. They will pressure you to give them the phone numbers of your friends and family so they can sell them overpriced crappy products. No one makes any money except the people at the top of the pyramid. MLM operations like Primerica are designed to bring failure to new recruits--only the people at the top make all the money.

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javad haramjada

May 07, 2012

Primerica is the worst company. specially Dillesh bhullar and Javed the old man. they are greedy so dont believe what they say. they want ur money nothing else. its all robbery. primerica no body want their product. they dont know how to speak. STAY AWAY FROM PRIMERICA. ITS MY ADVICE

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Beware of this Fraud

Apr 18, 2012

For all of the ones that defend Primerica, why don't you post any proof of income? If it's as you make it out to be then the income that you claim will be reflected on your tax return. This is the internet, I can claim to be a millionaire but without proof it's meaningless.

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