Pacific Life

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View of the Pacific Life Insurance headquarter office located in Newport Beach, CA (Photo by Coolcaesar - available under CC-BY-NC-SA 3.0 & GFDL, v1.123)
the Aliso Viejo building
the Pacific Life Aliso Viejo building - home of the Life Division

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Pacific Life Reviews

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98 Reviews
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Pacific Life President and CEO Jim Morris
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65 Ratings

    Great company to work for if you are looking for stability and longevity.

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    I worked at Pacific Life full-time (more than 10 years)


    Company offers competitive benefits, professional growth, and encourages promoting within.


    Pacific Life is very corporate. There's not much room for individuality and creativity.

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Pacific Life Interviews

Updated Dec 3, 2014
Updated Dec 3, 2014

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    Actuarial Interview

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    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Pacific Life in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and was contacted for an interview about two weeks later. The first interview was very easy. Just stuff like "why do you want to be an actuary", "do you have experience with excel, C++, etc.". Then they tell you about the job and you'll hear from them in about a week or two if you get past the first one. The second one is ten questions long and you'll be interviewed by a panel of about 10 actuaries along with 5 or so other candidates. They mainly ask basic behavioral questions, but at the end they open it up to the actuaries to ask any additional questions they want (don't worry they'll just ask any additional questions they have about your answers). Then a little over a week later they called me and told me I got the job and after they run a background check on you they'll send out a packet of paperwork to fill out.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time you didn't have a piece of information and what you did to get that information   View Answer
    • This was a three part question:
      1.) What is your proficiency level with excel?
      2.) What other programming languages do you know?
      3.) What are the biggest programming projects you have worked on?
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    Accepted Offer
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    Easy Interview

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Headquarters Newport Beach, CA
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1868
Type Company - Private
Industry Insurance
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year

Offering insurance since 1868, Pacific Life provides a wide range of life insurance products, annuities, and mutual funds, and offers a variety of investment products and services to individuals, businesses, and pension plans. Pacific Life counts more than half of the 100 largest U.S. companies as its clients. For additional company information, including current financial strength ratings, visit Pacific Life online at

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