Modern Woodmen

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Modern Woodmen Reviews

Updated August 2, 2014
Updated August 2, 2014
39 Reviews
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    Working for Modern Woodmen of America has been better than all the other insurance companies I have worked with.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Representative in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Financial Representative in Nashville, TN

    I have been working at Modern Woodmen full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Besides having great products to offer my clients, Modern Woodmen is a fraternal company which provides $30 million every year for us to use in our communities. This is great fir the communities, our members, and has the effect of great marketing for us.

    Cons

    There are some additional products I wish we had to sell.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the field reps for new products to meet market demands.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Place To Work!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Modern Woodmen full-time

    Pros

    Great pay and training! Managing Partners are terrific at what they do, and are always willing to help. It feels like a mom and pop shop.

    Cons

    All commission from the beginning. Maybe have a base plus commission for the first year. If you don't have a market, you won't succeed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on doing what you are doing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    After one year with Modern Woodmen, I find it an outstanding company to work for.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Registered Representative in Pittsburg, CA
    Current Employee - Registered Representative in Pittsburg, CA

    I have been working at Modern Woodmen full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The focus of Modern Woodmen is to help its members. Other financial firms are many times only concerned with selling. The clear message in everything about Modern Woodmen from the top down is this. The more you help people (by working hard, being honest and treating everyone with dignity and respect) the more you will get in return. The fraternal side of MWA is a huge asset to both it's sales force and it's customers. If you're not familiar with the "fraternal" aspect of Modern Woodmen, do some research. I've found the right place to work.

    Cons

    As is the job of selling financial intangibles, you have to work hard and put in the hours. There is a lot to learn and you must do it on the run. As for cons, relative to any other financial service job or company, none come to mind.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is open to conversation and quick and willing to give help and advice. My only comment would be to keep it up. Their dedication to keeping MWA members (and me) happy is a wonderful thing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Financial representative

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Representative in Carmel, IN
    Current Employee - Financial Representative in Carmel, IN

    I have been working at Modern Woodmen full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    You get paid based on how hard you work. Benefits are out of this World. I have a pension and they pay for all of my health insurance. I get to give the companies money to the communty as a way to advertise myself. Unbeatable products.

    Cons

    You get paid for how hard you work. nowhere to hide. takes someone who really wants to be successful, not just do “ok”

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fraternal Benefits for members outstanding

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Representative in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Financial Representative in Sacramento, CA

    I have been working at Modern Woodmen full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great support form everyone, the support we receive to give back to communities is awesome. Technology is up and coming, lap top with everything needed.....so much more

    Cons

    No financial support until you receive your license and become an active agent. Need several successful appointments to qualify for Financial support every month.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Once agent passes exam and finger printing Modern Woodmen should really give at least a couple grand to agents to help for at least first 6 months, and training should be done at home office as soon as we are licensed not months later. It would really make a huge difference.

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    Positive Outlook
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  7.  

    Genuine people centered around genuine core values

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Representative in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Financial Representative in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Modern Woodmen full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Very rewarding. Amount of effort put in equals the amount of rewards you reap. No salary cap, great benefits, very caring colleagues. There is always someone willing to lend a hand to help. Genuine people that truly believe in the company's core values and principles. Work environment is very different, but positive and motivating, compared to traditional companies. Teaches you to be approachable, but also how to effectively communicate with others. Very flexible schedule; you set your own.

    Cons

    Hard when first starting to build your network and business. Initial out-of-pocket expenses may be higher. Business expense tax write-off only counts for the following year. Lots of travel is involved. Must set own appointments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    For managing-partners, stay supportive to your own representatives. For regional directors, stay supportive and offer words of encouragement to those who work under you. Always work as a team and share experiences to help each other.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Opportunity of a life time

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - FIN in Lincoln, NE
    Current Employee - FIN in Lincoln, NE

    I have been working at Modern Woodmen full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Modern Woodmen rewards good, honest, intelligent effort. I was tired of working for organizations who took advantage of the value that I brought to their business. With Modern Woodmen, I have a great opportunity to better my community, help my clients, and be paid what I am worth. In addition, Modern Woodmen has given me all the tools and training that I need to run a successful business. Having been exposed to several advisors in other regions and the staff at the Home Office, Modern Woodmen is truly an organization that lives up to the high character I expect out of an employer.

    Cons

    Good, honest, intelligent effort is hard to identify. It is a fact that this career path is not for everyone. Within the first few months, our advisors are personally challenged. How one responds to that challenge says a lot about an individual. Unfortunately, the only way to find out is to take that first step.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Who you attract is not determined by what you want, but determined by who you are. Continue to lead with integrity, character, and energy.

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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Best organization to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Representative in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Financial Representative in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Modern Woodmen full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits. Great to build relationships with clients and co-workers. Success falls on one's own shoulders. No one can cap my income. Gave me the tools to succeed. Has great training program and benefits as compared to other companies in the area. That fact that MWA is a fraternal organization is awesome.

    Cons

    Hard to get started. You have to use own money for necessary business expenses. Takes awhile to be officially appointed with MWA.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be quicker on new technology.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Modern Woodmen is a great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - District Agent
    Current Employee - District Agent

    I have been working at Modern Woodmen

    Pros

    For 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!

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep 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.

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  11.  

    Pick your own hours, but translates to picking your own salary

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hastings, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hastings, MN

    I have been working at Modern Woodmen

    Pros

    -you decide when your hours are
    -unlimited income opportunities
    -good support staff

    Cons

    -training was subpar, had to learn how to do things on your own

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    offer more training to interns, they will end up being the future of your company

    Recommends
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