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Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Intern Interview

Intern

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Modern Woodmen.

Interview Details – I had an initial phone interview followed by an on-site interview with a Managing Partner and a Regional Director. After that, I was called to go eat lunch with the Managing Partner who would later be my Managing Partner.

Interview Question – Define Success.   Answer Question


Declined Offer

Neutral Experience

Very Easy Interview

Financial Representative Interview

Financial Representative
Charlotte, NC

The process took a day - interviewed at Modern Woodmen in January 2010.

Interview Details – Met in a local restaurant. Recruiter sold the company and asked a few questions. Casual.

Interview Question – What are your weaknesses?   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – Modern Woodmen has no office in Charlotte, NC. Lacks resources for someone new to the business. Seemed to have a good benefits package.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Financial Representative Interview

Financial Representative
San Jose, CA

I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Modern Woodmen.

Interview Details – There are four interviews required. However, my hiring manager condensed the last two together. They have a structured process with set questions that are typical.

There were two online tests, one for personality and one quantitative before the initial interview. The personality quiz is to see if you will be a good fit to the career, and the quantitative is to see if you will pass the licensing test with ease.

Interview Question – The questions were very typical personality interview questions. There wasn't anything out of the blue that I felt was difficult or required a lot of preparation.   Answer Question


Declined Offer

Neutral Experience

Easy Interview

Financial Representative Interview

Financial Representative
Gainesville, FL

I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Modern Woodmen in October 2012.

Interview Details – The hiring/interview process was a drawn out one for me. First, you will take an assessment which basically asks - " are you comfortable completely relying on selling insurance to your friends and family for financial support". If you answer no, you won't be chosen because that's what the job is even though they won't openly admit it (otherwise you are cold calling for your paycheck). I had an interview, came in to speak with the local manager (which took over 2 1/2 hours - consisting of giving me an entire book with of recruiting material and an obvious recruitment spiel), had to go to another recruiting event in which I heard the same spiel again but only an hour. After that I was being considered for an internship, but then I had to take a personality assessment. That's when I decided to stop pursuing a career there.
This is a SALES job that heavily relies on your connections for income (friends and family).

Interview Question – Do you want to make a difference in people's lives?   View Answer

Reason for Declining – I did not want to rely on my friends/family to support me financially. Due to this I realized I would be cold calling for a living. I did not go to school to have a job consisting of cold calling people.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Financial Representative Interview

Financial Representative
Houston, TX

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Modern Woodmen.

Interview Details – We went through only 2 interviews before I was offered the position. The interview process involved meeting with a manager and he asking me questions about myself and then he told me about the career and what some of the things to expect were. I was also given phone numbers of other individuals to call who were in the business. I was also told about how to become a leader with MWA. I had to go through 2 profile tests and pass a criminal and credit background check to get the position.

Interview Question – What difficulty would we have in developing you?   Answer Question


Declined Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Financial Representative Interview

Financial Representative
Roanoke, VA

The process took 5 days - interviewed at Modern Woodmen in August 2012.

Interview Details – Phone screen led to an in-person interview. In-person consisted of being handed a packet and some extra information.

Interview Question – How can you convince me that you've got the drive to succeed in this business?   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Financial Advisor Interview

Financial Advisor
Austin, TX

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Modern Woodmen in January 2009.

Interview Details – There is an Initial Interview where they ask you about your history, family, work ethics, and entrepreneurial spirit. I felt like it was more like a conversation than an interview. You then do an online assessment to see if you can pass state and FINRA licensing exams. You then have an In-depth interview where they go over the compesation structure and go more into depth about your backgroud and what you want out of a career. Next, you will have an assossiate interview where you get to talk with one of their senior advisors. Following that, a VIP meeting is set up so they can answer any questions your spouse or whoever will support you might have. This was very nice because it made me feel like they really wanted to make sure our family fit the companies cultureand expectations. We then moved into a final interview and then my preliminary training began. Very thourough but I like that they are very selective.

Interview Question – What dificulties would we have in developing you?   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Managing Partner Interview

Managing Partner

I applied in-person and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Modern Woodmen in March 2010.

Interview Details – long and detailed

Interview Question – What have you completed in your life that required great self-discipline and persistance?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – yes, for the draw


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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Financial Representative Interview

Financial Representative

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Modern Woodmen.

Interview Details – 3-tiered interview process. Included filling out a budget form so that they could tailor the base salary to my needs. Essentially, if you are an insurance salesman and you are honest, have integrity, and will put the client first, you'll be hired. It also helps to be able to put together a list of names/contacts so that you can get your business off the ground. This will

Interview Question – What are your career goals? Where do you want to end up in 5 years?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – They tailored my 'base' salary according to my needs, but it means that (in order to stay contracted) you must sell enough life insurance to provide for your own base (or at least close to it).


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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Financial Representative Interview

Financial Representative
Kalamazoo, MI

I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Modern Woodmen in October 2010.

Interview Details – Very long interview process. Modern Woodmen is a very selective company. Interview consists of one on ones, market surveys, project list, trial appointments, internet testing, background checks, credit checks, buisness lunches and more. It was a very fustrating time because I felt like I was being strung along but in the end I feel it helped to prepare me for my career at Modern Woodmen.

Interview Question – Doing the market surveys   View Answer

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