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WoodmenLife Reviews

Updated March 27, 2017
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Pros
  • Flexible work environment with great benefits and perks (in 7 reviews)

  • If you think that way, people are nice and helpful and Woodmen is non-profit, so people are more interested in listening to you (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work, headed in the right direction"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer/Programmer Analyst in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Software Developer/Programmer Analyst in Omaha, NE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I work with a lot of good people in the IT department. Woodmen is big on training, so they give you the opportunity to go to classes and conferences. Work life balance is really important to the company overall, and they do a good job of pointing out people who consistently put in effort that goes above and beyond. It's a fraternal company, meaning it's technically a non-profit, so things are done on a more long term basis rather than a very short-term focused, publicly traded company. It's very comfortable to be here.

    Cons

    They are pretty behind on a lot of technology, and the huge amount of people within 5-10 years of retirement is a little worrying. The IT department in particular is not always the best about hiring younger candidates with a little less experience. They'd rather have the more senior people, which makes sense to some degree, but does make it a little hard to fit in when you're in a younger age bracket.

    Advice to Management

    If things keep heading in the direction they're heading now, I see good things coming up. They've got a lot of potential and a lot of very talented people here willing to put the work in to bring us up to current standards. My advice really is to keep the focus on continuing to modernize our platforms and look at new ways to generate sales.


  2. "Rep"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Representative in Florence, SC
    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.


  3. "Regional Director (formerly State Manager)"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - State Manager (Now Regional Director) in Murray, KY
    Former Employee - State Manager (Now Regional Director) in Murray, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at WoodmenLife (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great opportunity in sales and possibly sales management with above average earning potential based on your own individual talents and willingness to work hard and smart. Don't have to have the college degree or PHD in order to be successful. Great fringe benefits package with a above average retirement plan that is based on earnings.

    Cons

    Getting paid for what you accomplish (some people don't accomplish much). Not having any control over who trains you in the business or even who supervises/helps you in your journey in sales.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to believe in your sales force and IMPROVE the quality and commitment of your Recruiters and Sales Directors.


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  5. "Field Representative"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Representative in Alexandria, AL
    Current Employee - Field Representative in Alexandria, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Allows you to set your own schedule

    Cons

    Prospecting can be a challenge


  6. "Unlimited Opportunities"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Representative in Decatur, AL
    Current Employee - Representative in Decatur, AL

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

    Pros

    Great training, exceptional compensation when you make sales, but you have to make a lot of them. Great management support and encouragement.

    Cons

    100% commission can be extremely stressful. However, if this is something you're used to, great opportunity!

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!


  7. "Patriotic and involved in community"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Representative in Kent, WA
    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.


  8. "Vice President"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at WoodmenLife full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great workforce - people care about the company and the people who are served. Work/Life balance has historically been a primary foundation of the organization.

    Cons

    In recent years, work/life balance has slipped in some areas.


  9. "Representative"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Representative in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Field Representative in Omaha, NE
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.


  10. "insurance agent"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mocksville, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mocksville, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at WoodmenLife (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    woodmen help me about that hard work pays off .

    Cons

    we get paid a 100% commission and the underwriter is real strict.

    Advice to Management

    Be fair to all your your agent


  11. "WoodmenLife Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Mayfield, KY
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Mayfield, KY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great management, freedom, unlimited income and good benefits

    Cons

    lack of training, sink or swim mentality

    Advice to Management

    invest in employees to retain them


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