Modern Woodmen

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Intern

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Modern Woodmen as an intern

    Pros

    The Managers are very nice.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be willing to give some of your Reps a few of your clientele to get them started.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Endless opportunities but make no money

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Modern Woodmen full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Straight 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 ManagementAdvice

    Update the company structure and get some marketing. No one knows who Modern Woodmen is.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good learning experience

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Solid conservative well funnded company

    Cons

    Half the normal commissions with very poor lead assistance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Unless you supply good very fresh leads, you should pay higher commissions or at least a base salary.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Good job to learn the business but hard

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    Former Employee - Financial Representative in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Financial Representative in Houston, TX

    I worked at Modern Woodmen full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good 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.

    Cons

    You 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 ManagementAdvice

    Learn 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great company for a retired person or a used car salesman.

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    Former Employee - Financial Representative in Conway, AR
    Former Employee - Financial Representative in Conway, AR

    I worked at Modern Woodmen as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    You are rewarded for success.

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

    Give new employees a stable work environment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good pay but poor training.

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    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales

    I worked at Modern Woodmen

    Pros

    Good 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.

    Cons

    Extremely 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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