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WoodmenLife Employee Reviews about "good benefits"

Updated Jul 12, 2019

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WoodmenLife CEO Patrick L. Dees  (no image)
Patrick L. Dees
6 Ratings
Pros
  • "Flexible hours, great benefits package, great corporate support(in 8 reviews)

  • "Good benefits package for representatives(in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • "100% commission which are some of the lowest in the industry(in 5 reviews)

  • "(in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Look the other way if you are considering working for this company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at WoodmenLife full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits package for representatives

    Cons

    100% commission which are some of the lowest in the industry Little support from management

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your employees. Employees are treated like cattle being led to the slaughter. Management preaches that they will support you and train you, but drops the ball on both parts. They hide behind their fraternal programs, but the bottom line is they are like any other insurance company, nothing special. Based on the low commissions and lack of support for their representative they fall into the bottom... tier of insurance companies to work for. They push their generous bonus program on you when recruiting, but the reality is only the top 5% of representative actually benefit from it in a significant way. If you plan on doing any investment work this is not the company for you because of very limited product selection and low commissions. The best part of the company is their benefits offered to representatives, but this is probably not the reason to work for them since other insurance and financial companies have the same or better benefits packages. As for a management career, it's all about who you know and not what you know. There is limited support for managers and not much financial benefits. Most reps make more than their managers. The bottom line is you would probably being doing yourself a favor by looking at other companies.

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    WoodmenLife2017-12-22
  2. 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
  3. "WoodmenLife Review"

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    Financial Advisor in Mayfield, KY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at WoodmenLife

    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

    WoodmenLife2015-10-14
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Special Rep"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pinehurst, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Leadership, Good benefits, good family balance

    Cons

    Slow to Promote, hard time recruiting younger employees.

    Advice to Management

    None

    WoodmenLife2014-03-07
  5. Helpful (3)

    "Technically behind the times, Outdated products and systems."

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    Former Employee - IT Management in Omaha, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Nice people. Good benefits. Great wellness program. Great culture if you started 20 years ago and have the pension plan.

    Cons

    Outdated technology. Behind the times and resistant to change. Employees are threatened by new talent. Old school. Fraternal organization. Fraternals are becoming a thing of the past so they are losing market share fast.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your new people and technology. Need to spend the money to build new products that will apply to the younger segment.

    WoodmenLife2013-01-23
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