Modern Woodmen

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3 people found this helpful  

Run fast!!!

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Santa Clara, CA
Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Santa Clara, CA

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

Pros

The interview process was great! They made it seem like it the best place to work for.

Cons

Getting your own leads. No training from management. When you bring in a policy watch out, the managers will try to rob you!!!

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Don't hire shady managers & if you advertise to do something, do it. Don't waste anyone's time, it makes you look weak!

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Have acheived many goals while at this company.

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Financial Representative
    Current Employee - Financial Representative

    I have been working at Modern Woodmen full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Fraternalism, financially strong company, agents are active members of local communities, opportunity to make a real difference in people's lives with the financial products and advice we provide, ability to control scheduling and maintain work life balance, Good benefits... includes medical, rx, disability & dental insurance and retirement.

    Cons

    Home office focuses on Management, especially at Regional level instead of sales reps, limited access to underwriters, no vision plan offered, low commissions, limited ongoing training for seasoned reps, limited advancement opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have fewer regions and invest the money saved into sales force and managing partners who work recruit, train, and work with reps...examples: Fund admin positions in larger district offices to provide agent support, many of these are producing more than a lot of regions and increase agent commissions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    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 a 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
    Approves of CEO
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