CUNA Mutual Group was a fun place to work. The connection beteen the company, our credit union partners and their members was extremely powerful.
Regional Sales Manager (Former Employee), Madison, WI – August 11, 2014
Pros: helping sales agents to achieve new levels of success.
Cons: road and plane travel was challenging but necessary.
My role as North East Regional Sales Manager required extensive travel to the tune of 2 to 3 days per week. The time was well worth it because I was able to spend valuable face time with both sales reps as well as credit union members. My overall function went beyond the scope of field training and included recruiting, motivation, product and structured – more... sales training...and more.
I found the management team to be extremely professional, straight forward and most of all honest and this drove a culture of caring and integrity throughout the entire organization.
The most enjoyable part of the job was engaging with my sales team in one on one coaching sessions an on our Friday sales conference calls.
The hardest part of the job was having to keep the team motivated during a time when the organization made a decision to close out the product line.
As a regional sales manager I found it easy to engage with my peers and to collaborate fully in an effort to meet and exceed sales objectives. – less
Collateral Products Manager (Former Employee), Madison, WI – July 24, 2014
Pros: benefits, computer technology
Cons: long hours
My typical day could involve assisting in sales, installation of the product with our clients, training our client's staff, maintaining a continued successful relationship. Resolving problems as needed, manage staff who were assigned to our clients, retrain client staff.
Learned various data processing systems, insurance products and concepts. Learned – more... to listen and work with people, most enjoyable part of my job was working with our clients in building a lasting relationship.
The most difficult part of my job was the demanding hours of work which was usually over 40 hours per week.
My co workers and my supervisor were wonderful to work with. – less
Claim Specialist (Current Employee), Waverly, IA – March 18, 2014
Pros: free use of fitness room, nice starting amount of vacation time, nice working space
Cons: vacation time was reduced, and has not been reinstated
A typical day involves multitasking to assist customers, both internal and external, with claims and questions. Flexibility and teamwork are a requirement, and the ability to work unsupervised with a high degree of motivation is essential. The hardest part of the job is a lack of internal support from other departments and superiors. The most enjoyable – more... part is customer satisfaction. – less
Retirement & Investment Representative (Former Employee), Madison, WI – March 15, 2014
Pros: wholesale meetings with dinner & cocktails quarterly, amazing benefits
Financial Planning conversations with the credit union employees and their members across the country. Offering tailored financial planning services to meet clients individual needs and goals.
I learned that the financial services industry is always changing and growing, so you must keep yourself current with market news and participate in on-going – more... educational workshops to stay in compliant with regulatory requirements and laws.
Hardest part of the job was developing rapport with clients via telephone since we worked remotely as financial advisors. But once the rapport was developed, the client relationships were stronger than any other position I have had in Financial Services.
Most rewarding is that we were able to change the financial lives of many people all over the country and offer guidance for financial wellness. – less
Programmer Analyst Specialist (Former Employee), Milwaukee, WI – February 4, 2014
Pros: generally good assignments.
Cons: on-call, priority setting when changes or new work comes in.
Developers design and develop which is great. We also are responsible for unit and integration testing. Could use a QA group after that which they did not have while I was there. On-call (mainframe night) was a real drag on your week. You were often up many time throughout the night and you are still expected to keep up with your assigned tasks for – more... that week. Many hours. – less
Service Administrator (Former Employee), Waverly, IA – January 1, 2014
Pros: many great paying positions.
Cons: has grown so large we are no longer a close employee family
This job was the most impressive when I started there. As times changed there was many challenges. I survived 20 plus years and worked very hard to make the transition of my job to others outside the area as smooth as possible. The company has grown and changed drastically.