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Modern Woodmen is a great place to work

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Current Employee - District Agent
Current Employee - District Agent

I have been working at Modern Woodmen

Pros

For the home office staff I am sure it is a great place to work with lots of job security. The field staff has its challenges which is always true for life insurance sales. But MWA has some of the best prospecting tools available if you learn how to use them. This market is under going tremendous change with many younger customers buying online. The overall customer satisfaction with MWA is very high! While MWA is very conservation they have recently approved and supported using social media sites for marketing, a bold move for them. They had their best year for new business ever in 2010, so they must be doing something right!

Cons

The strong reliance on referral based client growth only could be improved with advocating and supporting more modern prospecting techniques.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep the communications open with the next generation of agents and managing agents in order to keep up with the accelerating marketing chances in the industry. Consider online marketing and direct purchases, the "people when you want them, technology when you don't" approach tied to a strong field staff sales support.

Recommends
Approves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    No Idea What They're Doing

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Modern Woodmen

    Pros

    -You were able to create your own schedule and they were very flexible with accomodating different training sessions.

    Cons

    -The fact they represent themselves as financial advisors is scary. They have no knowledge other than how to talk people up and make them feel like they know what they are talking about.
    -They give no base pay to start out and the training they provide is inadequate.
    -Their business model is to bring in as many people as possible, have them call all their friends and family, and whoever survives they enjoy the roll down from their comissions and who doesn't is not their problem.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop tricking innocent people into believing you know what you're talking about. Gain some type of knowledge of what your selling and stop trying to throw the product with the biggest commission at every client no matter their present situation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Pick your own hours, but translates to picking your own salary

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Hastings, MN (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hastings, MN (US)

    I have been working at Modern Woodmen

    Pros

    -you decide when your hours are
    -unlimited income opportunities
    -good support staff

    Cons

    -training was subpar, had to learn how to do things on your own

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    offer more training to interns, they will end up being the future of your company

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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