Modern Woodmen
3.8 of 5 34 reviews
www.modern-woodmen.org Rock Island, IL 1000 to 5000 Employees

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W. Kenny Massey

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70% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Modern Woodmen as an intern

ProsThe Managers are very nice.

ConsStrictly commission-based.
Have to rely on family and cold-calls to get started.

Advice to Senior ManagementBe willing to give some of your Reps a few of your clientele to get them started.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Endless opportunities but make no money

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Modern Woodmen full-time for less than a year

ProsLong history...fraternal benefits...cares about the elderly

ConsStraight commission, never any fresh leads, cold calling, lack of leadership from managing partner and regional director. Upper management uses and abuses "young" talent.

Advice to Senior ManagementUpdate the company structure and get some marketing. No one knows who Modern Woodmen is.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good learning experience

Sales Representative (Current Employee)
Dallas, TX

I have been working at Modern Woodmen full-time for more than 3 years

ProsSolid conservative well funnded company

ConsHalf the normal commissions with very poor lead assistance.

Advice to Senior ManagementUnless you supply good very fresh leads, you should pay higher commissions or at least a base salary.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good job to learn the business but hard

Financial Representative (Former Employee)
Houston, TX

I worked at Modern Woodmen full-time for less than a year

ProsGood training and support. The office where I was at has nothing to do with how the company as a whole is ran. I actually went to home office had a personal lunch with Kenny Massey, and he and the other home office staff were all great people.

ConsYou need to have a lot of money to back you, so when you have to spend it on advertising and tons of other expenses. Although I was a top producing Agent and in our monthly magazine, it was still a hard financial burden topped with a lie of family life balance.

Advice to Senior ManagementLearn to help your new agents more, stop worrying about the people who kiss your ass to get on you good side, as they talk down about producing agents and try to back-stab them. I left due to this, and I busted my ass putting my family on the side and worked 80hr weeks and worked Saturday and Sunday. All the time. Good place to gain, but not to thrive from.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great company for a retired person or a used car salesman.

Financial Representative (Former Employee)
Conway, AR

I worked at Modern Woodmen as a contractor for less than a year

ProsYou are rewarded for success.

ConsThe older experienced representatives farm young talent to grow the business and then cut them loose when they have gotten every dollar out of you.

Advice to Senior ManagementGive new employees a stable work environment.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good pay but poor training.

Sales (Former Employee)

I worked at Modern Woodmen

ProsGood compensation when a sale was complete. Good benefits package once probationary period is up, and if you can make a career out of it the retirement pension is very good.

ConsExtremely slow to ever recieve first pay check (I went about 3 months), management is often involved in their own sales so they dont have a lot of time to sit with new representatives and teach them how to sell themselves.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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