Modern Woodmen

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Updated Jul 23, 2014

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3.9 36 reviews

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71% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    a place were self motivated people excel.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Kalamazoo, MI

    Prosset own schedule, great income potential, a lot of motivators provided by the company, great training and assistance from co-workers and management.

    ConsLong nights, hard to get time off, and missing out on family time very frequently. Looking forward to establishing my buisness so I can enjoy myself a but more. Starting out is difficult but rewarding.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Modern Woodmen of America: Touching lives. Securing Futures

    Financial Representative (Current Employee) Tacoma, WA

    ProsThe possibility for advancement are only limited by the amount of work that you are willing to put forth. If management is for you, than you have the best opportunity in the financial services industry to advance into management. The benefits package is amazing, there is an old-fashioned pension, which gives you an extra incentive to work hard.

    ConsIf you are a person that is not good at time management, this job is not for you. Also if you are not good at keeping track of what you do, you could have problems. As you have no "boss" per-se, you need to keep careful watch of the time you use and don't use.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep being hands on, and make sure that you keep close watch on the reps that have been contracted for fewer than 6 months.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    If you are attracted to this field of work there is no better place to build from then Modern Woodmen.

    Agent (Current Employee)

    ProsMWA is a Fraternal organization with terrific customer loyalty. They have a very solid training program. Their benefits are terrific, especially their health insurance program.

    ConsYou are paid on by commission, which, for the self-motivated, is actually a plus. It is a big consideration for most folks and should not be taken lightly.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Modern Woodmen is a great place to work

    District Agent (Current Employee)

    ProsFor the home office staff I am sure it is a great place to work with lots of job security. The field staff has its challenges which is always true for life insurance sales. But MWA has some of the best prospecting tools available if you learn how to use them. This market is under going tremendous change with many younger customers buying online. The overall customer satisfaction with MWA is very high! While MWA is very conservation they have recently approved and supported using social media sites for marketing, a bold move for them. They had their best year for new business ever in 2010, so they must be doing something right!

    ConsThe strong reliance on referral based client growth only could be improved with advocating and supporting more modern prospecting techniques.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep the communications open with the next generation of agents and managing agents in order to keep up with the accelerating marketing chances in the industry. Consider online marketing and direct purchases, the "people when you want them, technology when you don't" approach tied to a strong field staff sales support.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    No Idea What They're Doing

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Pros-You were able to create your own schedule and they were very flexible with accomodating different training sessions.

    Cons-The fact they represent themselves as financial advisors is scary. They have no knowledge other than how to talk people up and make them feel like they know what they are talking about.
    -They give no base pay to start out and the training they provide is inadequate.
    -Their business model is to bring in as many people as possible, have them call all their friends and family, and whoever survives they enjoy the roll down from their comissions and who doesn't is not their problem.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop tricking innocent people into believing you know what you're talking about. Gain some type of knowledge of what your selling and stop trying to throw the product with the biggest commission at every client no matter their present situation.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Hands down the best company to work for ever.

    Financial Representative (Current Employee)

    ProsVery generous with their pay. Recognition is awesome. My father has worked here for 40 years and will tell you the same thing. One of the best companies in the world in my opinion.

    ConsLots of hours but worth it. Nothing else much negative to say...

    Advice to Senior ManagementSome of the best people to work with in the industry. I have great leadership and myself am going through the pathway to leadership....very rewarding

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It is a very personally rewarding job because you are helping others achieve their goals financially.

    Financial Representative (Current Employee)

    ProsYou get to start business relationships with new people and usually develop a close friendship with them after a little while. Furthermore, if you work harder than others you will literally get paid for it because there is absolutely no salary cap on how much money you can make

    ConsYou have to deal with people in regard to their personal finances which can be a sensitive topic sometimes.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWe must make sure all new agents have an intimate understanding with our products before letting them go out on their own.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Over the top!!!

    Financial Representative (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat place to work. The culture and leadership are better than I expected and the oppportunity for advancment is excellent. Building a business is not easy but with the training and assistance from management it is easier. The trips are Great and free. Can't beat that. Going to Maui next month!!

    ConsIt will take a while to grow your business. Long hard days the first few years. Sometimes the money is lean but the good times far outweigh the negative

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe systems are great just make sure that all new reps follow them the first few years. More training in the securities area would help but not our priority

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Awesome opportunity to help others.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat Fraternal Organization with benefits to help members prepare for financial security if they live, die, or quit working. Modern Woodmen provides both financial services and service opportunities for members.

    ConsDifficult to budget for a new agent as you learn to sell. Commissions from month to month can range between $0 to unlimited..

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf there were anything I would do different, it would be to put more emphasis on building character of the agents and less on pushing for securities licensing. Also, promotions of family members should only be given on merit.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    a wonderful experiance

    Financial Representative (Current Employee)

    ProsFreedom to set your own schedule and run your own business the way you wish. You are your own boss!

    ConsCompensation is not all that great but it's also a very hard position right now with the loss of jobs

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus more on the financial planning for reps and less on insurance. Modern Woodmen is known as a life insurance company and not a financial services company.

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