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Woodmen of the World Life Insurance Interview Questions

Updated May 23, 2014
Updated May 23, 2014
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    Field Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Rockville, MD
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Rockville, MD
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5 weeks - interviewed at Woodmen of the World Life Insurance in May 2013.

    Interview Details

    Information provided by managers during the interview process was very selective. They only tell you what you need to know, when they want you to know it. Weeks or months later they tell you new information that would have been very helpful in making that decision whether or not to work for WoW.

    Interview Questions
    • You are told upfront that you are an independent contractor, not an employee. However Area/State managers still like to micromanage to the smallest details. They don't tell you that you are a captive agent until you have already invested a couple of months of time, money, and energy into getting licensed.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    They were very pleasant and agreeable in the interview/negotiation phase but play hardball when the contract is underway. Managers encourage competition rather than cooperation among the field reps.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Customer Service Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Omaha, NE
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Omaha, NE
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Woodmen of the World Life Insurance in July 2010.

    Interview Details

    Took a long time for a call back after applying. Had to take some test then called back for interview. Basic questions like describe a time you.....

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a time you...went above and beyond, had a conflict, etc.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I didnt negotiate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Omaha, NE
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Omaha, NE
    Interview Details

    Typical interview process is
    1. HR screening phone call (first-pass elimination)
    2. Hiring manager reviews the resumes that make it past HR
    3. Hiring manager selects the candidates to interview (HR sets up the interviews)
    4. Hiring manager interviews the candidates (2nd pass elimination) and decides which ones make it to the next stage (usually 3-5 candidates)
    5a. Candidate is asked to take the Emergenetics and/or Profile XT assessments to understand their behavior and thinking characteristics
    5b. Panel interview is conducted with A) position's peers, B) Hiring Manager's peers, C) Hiring Manager's superiors
    5c. Candidate may be asked to complete timed written assignment in office at the end of panel interviews
    6. Panels meet with Hiring Manager to provide input on which candidate is best
    7. Hiring Manager takes into account all inputs, intuition/gut feel, and assessment results and makes final decision
    8. HR extends offer and negotiation takes place on the offer (salary, etc)

    Interview Questions
    • HR is now moving to a behavior interview model, and uses canned questions from Lominger depending on which "competencies" the hiring manager thinks are important attributes in this role. Behavior questions are all "tell me about a time when you...handled a conflict/disagreed with supervisor/etc. etc."   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Systems Test Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Omaha, NE
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Omaha, NE
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 days - interviewed at Woodmen of the World Life Insurance.

    Interview Details

    Office is very spacious and modern. Pepole were extremely friendly and gracious. I was able to navigate up to the proper floor and get in for my interview easily. While the interview was difficult at times, I did not feel I was losing points per-se for not having all the experience they were looking for.

    Interview Questions
    • They asked questions specific to my technical knowledge of systems and development   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    They were very understanding and willing to work to make me happy
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Field Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Louisville, KY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Louisville, KY
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Woodmen of the World Life Insurance in March 2011.

    Interview Details

    You can contact an area manager or they might contact you but they will hire pretty much anyone because the turnover rate is so high

    Negotiation Details
    There is no negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Field Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Cary, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cary, NC
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Woodmen of the World Life Insurance in November 2010.

    Interview Details

    Started with a phone interview (just to screen out the applicants and gauge their interest).

    Followed up with a first round 1-on-1 interview where he explained the company's goals, objectives, and pay structure.

    Next step was an IQ and Personality test online, where the results were reviewed in the second interview.

    Lastly, a background and drug test was required before contracting was an option.

    Interview Questions
    • Would you be alright accepting a position that is entirely commission-based?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    100% Commission, nothing really to negotiate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Field Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Woodmen of the World Life Insurance in February 2010.

    Interview Details

    The interview process is pretty straight forward. Be prepared to take a test online that the manager forwards you the link for shortly after the initial interview. Seemed like an IQ and personality test. As with any insurance carrier, ask a lot of questions, even the ones that seem too dumb to ask. Remember, the manager that is interviewing you is a SALESMAN.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Somewhat on the "transition pay" which amounts to about $2000 the month you go to Omaha for a week.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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