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Aug 12, 2007 3:40 pm

I was in a Brooks Brothers in Ohio the other day and talking to the sales man. I told him I was going to work at a wirehouse and he wouldn't shut up about how great the training was at NY Life in Boston. Is there any truth to this training being that great? How does it compare to NMFN or ML, SB, MS, etc.?

Aug 12, 2007 4:06 pm
BigRed:

I was in a Brooks Brothers in Ohio the other day and talking to the sales man. I told him I was going to work at a wirehouse and he wouldn't shut up about how great the training was at NY Life in Boston. Is there any truth to this training being that great? How does it compare to NMFN or ML, SB, MS, etc.?


It will prepare you for a career at Brooks Brothers selling clothes.

Aug 12, 2007 4:34 pm
Bobby Hull:
BigRed:

I was in a Brooks Brothers in Ohio the other day and talking to the sales man. I told him I was going to work at a wirehouse and he wouldn't shut up about how great the training was at NY Life in Boston. Is there any truth to this training being that great? How does it compare to NMFN or ML, SB, MS, etc.?


It will prepare you for a career at Brooks Brothers selling clothes.



No Sh*t. How dumb is that. What the hell would that guy know about good sales training. Big Red are you drunk why would you even ask a question like that?

Aug 13, 2007 10:06 am

I think my sig says it all..........


However, I may refine it to add the Brooks Brother's thing.most likely he came from a small family, and once he sold all them LI, he had no prospects, so he decided to sell TO successful LI agents......

Aug 13, 2007 10:24 am

BigRed,


Surprisingly, the suitseller is probably correct.  I know very little about training at NYLife, but I think that their Boston office is #1 in the country.  If this is true, there are a lot of people making some major bank, so my assumption is that they have good training and a superior culture of success.


How good the training is at any company is really dependent on the individual branch.

Aug 13, 2007 11:16 am

I like Brooks' slim fit, wrinkle free French Cuff shirts... 3 for $179- what a good deal...

Aug 13, 2007 11:46 am

Blue-

Actually, I've known several "failures" at insurance companies who made it at wirehouses.  Mostly it's the firm's unwillingness to allow people to make common-sense adjustments to their marketing plan.

For example, I've known several rookies with unique language skills and ties to ethnic communities who were required to prospect out of the same phone book as everybody else.  I'm not sure if that was due to bad management or firm policy.  However, they ended up doing much better at a wirehouse.

But you'd be absolutely right in saying it's very rare.

blarmston:

I like Brooks' slim fit, wrinkle free French Cuff shirts... 3 for $179- what a good deal...



I get mine made to measure for about the same price.  You just have to know the right people.

(Well, all except the slim fit part...)