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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
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Modern Woodmen full-time (Less than a 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 Management

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.

Other Employee Reviews for Modern Woodmen

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Genuine people centered around genuine core values"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Representative in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Financial Representative in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Modern Woodmen full-time (Less than a 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 Management

    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.


  2. "Opportunity of a life time"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - FIN in Lincoln, NE
    Current Employee - FIN in Lincoln, NE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Modern Woodmen full-time (More than a 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 Management

    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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