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not for me, but for anybody looking into financial services there isnt a better company

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Former Employee - Intern in Austin, TX (US)
Former Employee - Intern in Austin, TX (US)

I worked at Modern Woodmen

Pros

no ceiling. Chance to really make a difference in people's lives, not just make money. Community service. Great and supportive work atmosphere.

Cons

No ceiling but also no floor since it is all commission based. Not a well known company and its not for profit so at the beginning there is a lot of cold calling.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Management is always there and can be relied upon. Management people also started right where everybody else did so they always know exactly what you are going through.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Apply today, Start work tomorrow!...But get a paycheck next month...and training 6 months later.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX (US)

    I worked at Modern Woodmen

    Pros

    No Experience or Education is required to come on board. You go through 3 tiers of interviews, but as long as you don't have a felony, you will be offerred a job. They will work with you every step of the way to ensure that you pass the state exam (about a 1-2 week study-cram). Then you are given a rebate (refund of exam and licensing fee) when you pass. Your computer, business cards, and other incidental biz expenses are credited to you and taken out of your paycheck, gradually.

    Cons

    Must have abouth a 6-month business expense to live on. It will be at least a month before you will start receiving income. So you must pay for transportation and supplies. Leads are cold (luke-warm at best). Low name recognition of "Modern Woodment". Extensive 1-week District training in Rock Island, IL, is given after you have been on your own for about 6 months. The training was good, but very late.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give the District training immediately after the agent passes the state exam and BEFORE having the agent selling, unsupervised.

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    If you are attracted to this field of work there is no better place to build from then Modern Woodmen.

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    Current Employee - Agent
    Current Employee - Agent

    I have been working at Modern Woodmen

    Pros

    MWA is a Fraternal organization with terrific customer loyalty. They have a very solid training program. Their benefits are terrific, especially their health insurance program.

    Cons

    You are paid on by commission, which, for the self-motivated, is actually a plus. It is a big consideration for most folks and should not be taken lightly.

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