WoodmenLife Reviews

Updated July 16, 2015
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  1. Great Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Representative in Jackson, MS
    Current Employee - Representative in Jackson, MS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at WoodmenLife full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    125 year old non-profit company with deep roots in serving the community. Pay is excellent, colleagues are easy to get along with, and management goes out of their way to help in any way possible. The initial training, SureStart, is best in class when it comes to sales basics and time management.

    Cons

    Underwriting is slow and group requires paper apps...although working to move to electronic apps soon

    Advice to Management

    Ease up on the 1950's dress code expectation


  2. Nice place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Funds Distribution Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Funds Distribution Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at WoodmenLife full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice company, quite involved in the community. Company is generous around the holidays and shows appreciation for their employees.

    Cons

    Not many opportunities for growth within the company.


  3. Marketing

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Job Stability, Competitive Benefits, work-life balance

    Cons

    Loose communication between senior management & middle management, not innovative & very complacent in industry


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  5. Applications Development Manager

    Current Employee - Applications Development Manager in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Applications Development Manager in Omaha, NE

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

    Pros

    Conservative Values oriented company with distinct history.

    Cons

    Politically set in their ways.

    Advice to Management

    Accept challenging viewpoints more readily.


  6. Marketing Representative

    Current Employee - Tennessee in Union City, TN
    Current Employee - Tennessee in Union City, TN

    Pros

    Work your own schedule meet new people everyday

    Cons

    Commission only pay Keep yourself motivated


  7. Helpful (1)

    Woodmen is a great company, with lots of bonus potential and great benefits!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Representative in Hopkinsville, KY
    Current Employee - Field Representative in Hopkinsville, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Benefits! Wonderful bonus opportunities!

    Cons

    No base salary...all commission. Great if you like sales.

    Advice to Management

    Thanks.


  8. Helpful (1)

    IT

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at WoodmenLife full-time

    Pros

    The people. And only the people.

    Cons

    Pretty much everything else other than the people. IT was viewed as an expense instead of an investment. Lots of not-so-smart people who are "nice." People stay just to stay safe. Clock-in, clock-out. You will not be surrounded by the best people if you work here. Management is too sales-focused- the rest are just expenses.

    Advice to Management

    Hire smart people. Re-think the purpose of technology. If you are not right for the job, step down. Even if you are one of big wigs, if your leadership does not benefit the company, leave.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Good company IF you like insurance

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The pros of working for Woodmen are the extensive training and support they offer. The potential to make a lot of money with the bonuses they offer is there IF, and only if you make A LOT of sales. They assign you an area manager that helps you and pushes you to succeed.

    Cons

    Can be very stressful. It's not for everyone. I would only advise this job to someone is very passionate about insurance and is willing to do what it takes to succeed. In my opinion it can be difficult to make a career out of this if you are not extremely passionate about insurance. You paycheck is 100% commission, so if you aren't selling, you are not making any money. And you have to sell a lot to make good money with Woodmen.

    Advice to Management

    Be more straightforward and tell potential employees about the true nature of the job.


  10. Helpful (2)

    Field Rep

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Representative
    Current Employee - Field Representative
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at WoodmenLife full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Everyone in Omaha is very helpful. Training at home office is awesome.

    Cons

    No training through area and state managers. You are left on your own. There is not a clear direction of leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Take a good look at the area and state managers that are suppose to be training reps to be successful. They get paid to give the top notch training but never do.


  11. Helpful (3)

    Good place if you just want a job.

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    Current Employee - Underwriting Support in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Underwriting Support in Omaha, NE
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Family atmosphere, good pay and benefits. Care about employees and clients. I received pay increases and bonuses. Somewhat flexible.

    Cons

    No room to advance. If you are there less than 10 years you are considered a newby. I worked my way up pretty fast but topped out in about 1-1 1/2 years. No where else to go since there is no turn over or growth. Had to leave to get a better position. Systems and products are super outdated. Always asked for a new point of view but never took the advice.



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