Jackson National Life

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Great learning experience for an intern

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Former Employee - Intern in Lansing, MI
Former Employee - Intern in Lansing, MI

I worked at Jackson National Life as an intern (less than an year)

Pros

The pay is fantastic, they also lodge you if you live far away. Very hands-off approach. Great for innovation and development.

Cons

A lot of overhead in terms of getting access to resources to do your job. You need to be assertive.

Recommends
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  1. 6 people found this helpful  

    Looks good from the Outside, but Watch Out!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lansing, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lansing, MI

    I worked at Jackson National Life full-time

    Pros

    Beautiful building; good salary; good benefits. Met some really wonderful people who are trying to make a difference.

    Cons

    Operations is run by a pack of women who all went to high school together. They support and promote one another and have formed a 'unit' that's nearly impossible to penetrate. The problem is that most of them have very little education and have never worked for any other company. They are not exceptional in any way, and none of them would hold similar positions in any other company. They have every single promotion and transfer in and out of their department mapped out years in advance, and have brought in and seen to it that their family and friends are promoted (regardless of talent, skill, or experience) so that they can act as spies to identify any dissenters.

    If they don't approve of you, you will be run out of the company (if you work in their area) or your credentials will be very effectively attacked (if you work in another area). They are so successful at ruining the reputation of people, that other departments are afraid of them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There's nothing to say that they don't already know; they just refuse to do anything about it. Here's some advice to those who still work there though: stop wasting your time hoping. Find a new job now.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Can't imagine a company that I would enjoy more

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lansing, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lansing, MI

    I have been working at Jackson National Life full-time

    Pros

    It's difficult to know where to start... Jackson is a solid, ethical company that provides exceptional products. The company is full of extremely smart, driven and dynamic people. There is a very diverse body of employees. The compensation is very competitive and they provide a robust benefit package (even includes dependent tuition). State of the art technology, green initiatives, very focused on charity and community assistance. There is a very strong drive to develop internal employees and promote them. Lots of opportunity to move up. It also helps that I have the best leadership and team. I couldn't be happier.

    Cons

    Need to build an additional building. Space is running out since there is so much growth. Could do more to get better name recognition.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think creatively. Challenge the status quo. Empower, challenge and reward your top performers. Have clear expectations, motivation, reward and consequence. Promote urgency and accountability but positivity and cohesive teams at the same time. Lead by example.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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