Woodmen of the World Life Insurance

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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Omaha, NE
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Interview

    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
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    Field Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Rockville, MD
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at Woodmen of the World Life Insurance (Rockville, MD) in May 2013.

    Interview

    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

    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.

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    Systems Test Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Omaha, NE
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Woodmen of the World Life Insurance (Omaha, NE).

    Interview

    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   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    They were very understanding and willing to work to make me happy

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    Field Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Louisville, KY
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a weekinterviewed at Woodmen of the World Life Insurance (Louisville, KY) in March 2011.

    Interview

    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

    There is no negotiation

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    Field Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cary, NC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Woodmen of the World Life Insurance (Cary, NC) in November 2010.

    Interview

    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

    100% Commission, nothing really to negotiate

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    Customer Service Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Omaha, NE
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Woodmen of the World Life Insurance (Omaha, NE) in July 2010.

    Interview

    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

    I didnt negotiate

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    Field Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    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

    • I asked "how the pay works".   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Somewhat on the "transition pay" which amounts to about $2000 the month you go to Omaha for a week.

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