“When it comes to a positive work culture and thorough training, you can't beat Modern Woodmen in SoCal. ”
- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I have been working at Modern Woodmen as a contractor (less than a year)Pros
I am not contracted with Modern Woodmen yet, but am very close to it. First off, in the Irvine region, the training and support is unparalleled. The managers are incredible, with an amazing work ethic and support system. They have put a lot of effort into training the new agents, even before they are officially contracted with the company. They also won't hire just anyone, and have a long-term investment in their new agents when they do. You can't beat the benefits of superior health insurance, matching IRA contributions, BDA allowances and monthly bonuses (which you have to earn).Cons
I would say the only con is that Modern Woodmen could have a few more products in their life insurance products lineup, or at least a few more options of what you can do with those policies. I understand that Modern Woodmen is a very conservative company with a commitment to keeping the amount of assets high, but it sure would be nice to have more to offer to my clients.Advice to ManagementAdvice
The management is unparalleled in their commitment to training and building a superior team of agents. Keep it up!
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Application Details
I applied through college or university. The process took 1+ week – interviewed at Modern Woodmen.Interview Details
I was contacted by the company after dropping my resume off at the career fair that Modern Woodmen attended at my university. I was asked to complete a thorough questionnaire to see if my values matched that of Modern Woodmen's. After getting a follow-up call from the company, they scheduled an initial interview the following week.
The first interview essentially explained what Modern Woodmen did and stood for morally as a company. At the end, I was asked if I felt that I would be a good fit for the company, and after saying that I did, I was asked back for a second interview.
The second interview followed much more of a standard interview with questions about my past experiences, career goals, and personality type.Interview Questions
Negotiation DetailsI was told the hourly wage that commission employees at the office had agreed to pay the interns and asked. I was offered either the hourly wage or the opportunity to take the internship for college credit. I chose to take it for the hourly wage.Accepted OfferEasy Interview
- If you were offered a position at another larger company (Goldman Sachs, EY, etc.) while still being a Modern Woodmen employee, what would you do? Answer Question
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No need to pitch a tent to have Modern Woodmen in your camp. One of the largest fraternal benefit societies in the US, Modern Woodmen of America provides annuities, life insurance, and other financial savings products to more than 755,000 members through some 1,500 agents. The group, founded in 1883, is organized into "camps" (or chapters) that provide social, recreational, and service -- as well as financial -- benefits to members. Founder Joseph Cullen Root chose the society's name to compare pioneering woodmen clearing forests to men using life insurance to remove the...