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WoodmenLife Reviews

Updated Jul 12, 2019

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Not A Good Place To Work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at WoodmenLife full-time

    Pros

    A lot of the people at Woodmen Life Aare great folk and work really hard at what they do. Offices and overall work environments ate pretty user firenldy for people .

    Cons

    IF you've got any sort of medical dondition, this isn't hte place for you. An associate of a fellow associate was fired a few months ago because of med condition even with dr. notes to prove everything was ok. Didn't matter and person was shown the door without even a change to get their things.

    Advice to Management

    The HR Department is lousy when it comes to handling things and needs to be chaned. Keep Ericka as she's really super nice and helpful and have a lot more leniency when people have med situations - especially when they take the time to get dr. notes and the like. The poliecies and how people get treated is reallly really awful and bad.

    WoodmenLife2017-10-28
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent Forward Looking Company"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Omaha, NE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at WoodmenLife full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Strong Focus on Long Term Growth and the Technology to Achieve it. Not quarterly driven.

    Cons

    Still working out IT culture differences between "old school" and "new school" - as are all large and mid-sized companies!

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the long term view - it differentiates WoodmenLife from other companies.

    WoodmenLife2017-09-18
  3. "Production"

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    Current Employee - Production Trainer in Omaha, NE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    WoodmenLife is one of the few fraternal organizations that's still going strong. They have a huge focus on their employees and their members.

    Cons

    Some of the technology is a little lacking, and the company is going through excessive amounts of changes at once.

    Advice to Management

    For management: I would say there needs to be a focus on your employees as individuals if you're going to be successful with them. The company would continue to benefit greatly from utilizing their personalities to do greater things.

    WoodmenLife2017-09-19
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Field Rep"

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

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

    Pros

    Friendly, helpful co-workers/agents. Great chapter. Great admin staff. Great shirts/sweatshirts, etc to wear with the logo.

    Cons

    Terrible field training or lack there of. Digging up prospects has been beyond hard. Commission work is risky.

    Advice to Management

    Field training needs major improvement, and not dump someone out on their own after two days to learn EVERYTHING. A base pay needs to be offered to agents so they can survive.

    WoodmenLife2017-09-13
  5. 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
  6. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant, State Office in Magnolia, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at WoodmenLife full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good people. Great pay benefits. The company stands behind you. And gives you all the training you need and could want.

    Cons

    Nothing. If you are looking for a job that you benefit from hard work this is the job for you.

    Advice to Management

    Hard work

    WoodmenLife2017-06-10
  7. "A shining beacon of hope amongst the Conagras and FDRs of Omaha"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Systems Test Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at WoodmenLife full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Woodmen was one of those rare companies who really value their people. If you speak, you will be listened to. Staff are empowered to promote positive change, and like alot of others are saying work life balance was critical to Woodmen. The IT staff at Woodmen are some of the best I have ever worked with. 10/10 would work for this company again!

    Cons

    The only con is the long drive downtown if you live far. Which is certainly not the company's fault.

    Advice to Management

    To the VP of BT and all the directors and managers under him, keep rockin.

    WoodmenLife2017-05-18
  8. "Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at WoodmenLife full-time

    Pros

    Amazon company with an incredible atmosphere.

    Cons

    I cannot think of any negatives.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you do!

    WoodmenLife2017-05-03
  9. Helpful (3)

    "Woodmen"

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    Former Employee - Fraternal Coordinator in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at WoodmenLife full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good salary Good benefits Opportunities for upward movement

    Cons

    Stressful environment Bad management Support staff problematic

    Advice to Management

    High turnover

    WoodmenLife2017-05-08
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Be prepared for frustration and disappointment, but stick it out for limitless possibilities."

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    Current Employee - Financial Representative 

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

    Pros

    Great Organization dedicated to doing what's right for its members. Flexible Work Schedule and *Unlimited earning potential.

    Cons

    100% Commission, takes a lot of grunt work to build a book of business. Less access to current members (book of business) than led to believe during hiring. No brand recognition- a lot of time is spent explaining who we are before even being able to get an appointment with prospects. Very little assistance from management when it comes to trying to build your business. Basically left alone without a more... seasoned veteran to lean on for joint fieldwork.

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    Advice to Management

    Focus on developing quality representatives rather than the quantity of new reps you hire. I have seen a ton of people come and go in my short time with the organization. With such high turnover, I find myself apologizing to current members for the lack of attention they have received over the years.

    WoodmenLife2017-03-27
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