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Modern Woodmen Reviews

Updated March 1, 2017
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  • Home office support shuts down at 4:30pm (in 5 reviews)

  • I don't have anything negative to say (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Representative
    Current Employee - Financial Representative
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Unlimited earning potential. Great employee benefits

    Cons

    100% commission. You will work long hours while you build your book of business


  2. "Financial Rep"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great income potential, management is very supportive.

    Cons

    Commission will always have some cons.


  3. "Admin and Recruiting Coordinator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruiting Coordinator
    Former Employee - Recruiting Coordinator
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great support network. Friendly and helpful (most of the time) home office staff. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Pay was just adequate. Very little flexibility.

    Advice to Management

    Support your outside admin staff as strongly as you do your Regional Directors.


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  5. "Financial Representative"

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    Former Employee - Financial Representative in Mayville, WI
    Former Employee - Financial Representative in Mayville, WI

    I worked at Modern Woodmen (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great company to work for! No cost to start your own business. They support you all the way.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.


  6. "Intern with Modern Woodmen"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Flexible training schedules focusing on the life insurance industry. Amazing culture mix of philanthropy and business like ventures. Focused highly on prospecting and sales.

    Cons

    Strictly commission based and no real structure to your overall workdays.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure future employees realize how heavily sales based your organization is and add some more structure where you can.


  7. "Great place to work!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rock Island, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rock Island, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    MWA sincerely cares about their employees as much as they do their members. It is very much a family atmosphere even though it is a large organization. Servant leadership just isn't a thing, it is engrained in the culture and a part of everyday life.

    Cons

    It is still a conservative financial institution and it has it's quirks, i.e. dress code, breaks, rules. However, things are changing and a breath of fresh air is emerging.

    Advice to Management

    Don't forget who we are and what we stand for.


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    "Financial Representative"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Representative in Cary, NC
    Former Employee - Financial Representative in Cary, NC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Unlimited amount of opportunity to earn money
    -Excellent training program to prepare yourself to be on your own
    -Great office environment and everyone is willing to help you succeed
    -Make your own schedule

    Cons

    -No base pay so income fluctuates
    -Money you earn can be lost due to clients being declined or deciding to not go through with their plan
    -If you aren't on top of things your business will get behind and you will be unsuccessful
    -Not being local to the office can hurt you because you are not around everyone and learning daily

    Advice to Management

    I think management is doing a great job. They tell it to you straight and don't sugarcoat anything. They are very supportive and are willing to do anything they can to help you.


  9. "Banking Services"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great co-workers, benefits are solid, still offer a pension plan

    Cons

    strict formal dress code, difficult to advance, high stress financial environment

    Advice to Management

    revise dress code for internal office employees that do not interact with clients.


  10. "Financial Rep"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent company. Great Benefits. Great people

    Cons

    Chargebacks, Working weekends and evenings

    Advice to Management

    none


  11. "Summer Employee"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Modern Woodmen full-time

    Pros

    I absolutely loved my job. Everybody was so welcoming and I made life long friends at work. Very professional place. I would go back if they asked.

    Cons

    The only con I have is that there wasn't enough work for me. I spent a lot of days sitting at my desk with nothing to do.

    Advice to Management

    Just have more work for summer employees and I would rate modern woodmen a 10/10



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