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    Field Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at WoodmenLife (Omaha, NE) in June 2015.

    Interview

    The interview process was really simple. They ask about how you interact with people and how you feel you will do in a commission only job and if you would be successful in a position were you have little supervision.

    Interview Questions

    • Can you come up with 100 names of people you could speak to about insurance?   1 Answer
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    Financial Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Mayfield, KY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at WoodmenLife (Mayfield, KY) in November 2014.

    Interview

    Very easy, contact the area manager. Woodmen is always looking for high caliber people who can bring business to the firm. Bring in a list of potential leads and you should have no problem getting hired if you can convince the hiring manager you're a motivated person.

    Interview Questions

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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE
    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 Employee in Rockville, MD
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at WoodmenLife (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 Employee in Omaha, NE
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at WoodmenLife (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

  7.  

    Field Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Louisville, KY
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a week. I interviewed at WoodmenLife (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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    Funds Distribution Specialist Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at WoodmenLife (Omaha, NE) in January 2011.

    Interview

    Two step interview process with HR and department manager. Brief phone interview with HR rep, then a more in depth interview with HR at a later date. Interview with department manager was scheduled for the same day.

    Interview Questions

    • Give an example of a time when you had to deal with a difficult co-worker or customer.   Answer Question
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    Field Representative Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at WoodmenLife (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 Employee in Omaha, NE
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at WoodmenLife (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

  11.  

    Field Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at WoodmenLife 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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