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Updated November 11, 2017
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  • Home office support shuts down at 4:30pm (in 6 reviews)

  • No salary/wage; 100% commission compensation (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Information Systems and Technology"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rock Island, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rock Island, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great compensation for the amount of actual work that you are required to complete.

    Cons

    I have never seen anyone held accountable for a lack of ability to meet job requirements, which translates into other employees having to pick up the slack. Overall hypocrisy from management.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Awesome Career for the Right Person"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Representative in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Financial Representative in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Training, Unlimited Support from Managers and Home Office, Excellent Benefits, Advantageous Tax Status, Unlimited Compensation Potential, Great Starting Compensation Package, Negotiable Base Salary, Trailer/ Renewal Compensation, Advertising Budgets, Fundraising and Marketing Funds Given to Financial Reps, Minimal Office Rental Fee (Many Times $0), Helpful Administrative Staff, Compliance Department Handles All Government Agencies, Financial Solvency of Company, My Co-Workers Feel Like Family, Make Your Own Schedule, Fulfilling Work, Great Bank Program with Great Incentives for Bank Account Sales, Monthly and Quarterly Prizes, Company-Sponsored Trips in US and International Locations, Surprise Income from Various Sources

    Cons

    Occasionally Want to Sell Other Life Insurance or Annuities (Not Often), Home Office Overly Complicates Some Tasks, Underwriting Department Occasionally a Massive Hindrance, Difficult Career to Start and Many Fail, Our Client Account Portals are Archaic

    Advice to Management

    Completely revamp the underwriting department and knock some common sense into them. This is also true for many home office employees, as their actions frequently defy logic.

  3. "Solid organization"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Modern Woodmen full-time

    Pros

    Great Culture at all levels

    Cons

    Slow to react to change


  4. "Good company, horrible initial training"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Representative in Alexandria, LA
    Current Employee - Financial Representative in Alexandria, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great startup benefits.
    Friendly cooperate staff
    Great company benefits

    Cons

    Poor initial training
    No help with clients

    Advice to Management

    Better training programs for initial salesmen


  5. "Its not for everyone"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    - Decent Commission structure
    - Fantastic benefits

    Cons

    - Continuing education is not Payed for but required


  6. "Good medical"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Administrative in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great medical / benefits, good support and training

    Cons

    No room for growth, either in compensation or responsibility


  7. "Review"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Representative
    Current Employee - Financial Representative
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Modern Woodmen full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    You meet a lot of people.

    Cons

    No real help from management. You're totally on your own, and that can easily lead to having negative "unlimited income".

    Advice to Management

    Management doesn't listen to advice, so I won't waste my time.

  8. "Financial Representative"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Representative
    Current Employee - Financial Representative

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

    Pros

    You are your own boss, incredible benefits, and you can make your salary what you want it to be in time.

    Cons

    As with any financial representative or insurance salesman, you must be willing to make your business your life.


  9. "Great Place to work"

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    Current Contractor - QA Analyst in Rock Island, IL
    Current Contractor - QA Analyst in Rock Island, IL

    I have been working at Modern Woodmen as a contractor

    Pros

    Flexible work time and great office environment.

    Cons

    Less possibility to get full time from contract.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company Very good Benefits"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Representative
    Current Employee - Financial Representative
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Benefits, Health Insurance, Pension, 401k, Life Insurance

    Cons

    Ancient Marketing
    Very Slow to Change
    Higher Paid employees get their way if there is an argument.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up with the times and treat everyone fairly.


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