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WoodmenLife Field Representative Reviews

Updated Jan 23, 2018

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  1. "Field Representative"

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    Field Representative in Alexandria, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at WoodmenLife for less than a year

    Pros

    Allows you to set your own schedule

    Cons

    Prospecting can be a challenge

    WoodmenLife2016-08-01
  2. "Loved the freedom of the job but you have to be driven."

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    Field Representative in Paducah, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at WoodmenLife

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, pay if you push yourself, bonuses, the relationships that you build with your coworkers and clients will always be there and help you.

    Cons

    Can be overwhelming, time consuming, you are always have to check your computer and send information in, even if you are on vacation.

    WoodmenLife2018-01-23
  3. "Sales Representative"

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    Current Employee - Field Sales Representative in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at WoodmenLife full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great member benefits. Most of the staff seem friendly. Flexible hours. Very patriotic. Do a lot of work in the community. Billion dollar company.

    Cons

    No base pay - strictly commission. Charge backs when your clients don't pay their premium. Lately it seems to be very difficult to get things through underwriting which means no I don't get paid.

    Advice to Management

    Provide base pay for at least the first year. Provide more actual product training. Give new sales representatives more than a week of training before they go into the community.

    WoodmenLife2017-10-12
  4. Helpful (4)

    "Field Representative"

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    Current Employee - Field Representative in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at WoodmenLife full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good selling experience in a tough industry. Company provides a lot of member and community benefits.

    Cons

    Organization is very political. Company run through new salespeople at a very rapid pace, as beginning years can be extremely lean. Many out-of-pocket expenses.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more financial support to new salespeople's venture on your company's behalf. Do not lead new recruits to believe they can make $80K in the first year, as some recruiting materials lead you to believe.

    WoodmenLife2017-07-27
  5. "Rep"

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    Current Employee - Field Representative in Florence, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at WoodmenLife full-time

    Pros

    Great company with good training. Potential is there to make great money if you can prospect and find the sales.

    Cons

    Ups and downs. Great weeks and then bad weeks. Difficult to find prospects at times. Underwriting can be painfully slow at times on the large policy's.

    Advice to Management

    Speed up underwriting.

    WoodmenLife2016-11-24
  6. "Patriotic and involved in community"

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    Current Employee - Field Representative in Kent, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at WoodmenLife part-time

    Pros

    If you are a part-time Field Rep, there is no minimum requirement, that is good, unlike other Insurance companies. But bottom line is this is all commission "job", basically you have to think this is your own "business". If you think that way, people are nice and helpful and Woodmen is non-profit, so people are more interested in listening to you.

    Cons

    If you cannot get out of your "employee" mind set, it is harder. Also Woodmen need more people who can work as a team in Pacific Northwest. Although this is your business, it is good to have people working together and build up the team and share the profit, so that more people will stay.

    Advice to Management

    Hope we can use Microsoft Office products and more nation wide internet marketing and sponsor, so that more people can see the name "WoodmenLife". Very few people know "woodmen" in West Coast.

    WoodmenLife2016-05-18
  7. "Representative"

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    Field Representative in Omaha, NE
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at WoodmenLife

    Pros

    Free to make as much money as you can

    Cons

    Non salary but for me that was not so bad.

    Advice to Management

    Get underwriting a boost and invest more in technology.

    WoodmenLife2016-02-16
  8. Helpful (1)

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

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    Field Representative in Hopkinsville, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at WoodmenLife

    Pros

    Great Benefits! Wonderful bonus opportunities!

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    Thanks.

    WoodmenLife2015-03-10
  9. "Love the fraternalism!"

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    Former Contractor - Field Representative in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at WoodmenLife for less than a year

    Pros

    Love helping people. Great clients.

    Cons

    Really hard to find clients

    Advice to Management

    Give some of your new reps some orphans to help them out in the beginning.

    WoodmenLife2015-01-13
  10. Helpful (2)

    "Field Rep"

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    Current Employee - Field Representative 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at WoodmenLife full-time for 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.

    WoodmenLife2014-06-25
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