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Helpful (5)

Good ol' boys club

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Manager in Denver, CO
Former Employee - Manager in Denver, CO

I worked at Jackson National Life full-time (More than 5 years)

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Some good people here, and the hours aren't usually bad.

Cons

It's who you know that will get you the promotion - at least as much as what you do. Lots of "dead wood" making $200k+, but the company scrimps on yearly merit increases and bonuses for the "rank and file."

Advice to Management

Stop awarding all the profits to yourselves and your coterie of hangers on. Good employees leave once they see how you operate.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Young & social but terrible communication, poor training, and underappreciation

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Jackson National Life full-time

    Pros

    The company is prominently young professionals with a social, fun atmosphere. There are lots of extracurricular opportunities both within/business related and outside of the workplace. They also prefer to hire and promote from within.

    Cons

    There is little to no training, probably because besides the main, basic processes there isn't any kind of guidelines or set system on the way to do different daily requirements. This is enhanced by the awful communication. There are meetings constantly, much more than is probably necessary, which would be helpful if anything was accomplished besides setting up the next meeting. In order for one worker to get an answer to a question or something taken care of, they must ask person B to ask person C to ask person D and so on. However, even with the inability to communicate business related info, questions, etc. efficiently, any sort of gossip or opinion is taken as fact, so if you want to succeed make sure you're getting the first word in on the grapevine!

    Advice to Management

    If you prefer certain ways of doing things, then set up a system and standardize processes so that your employees know what is expected of them. Also, cut out the 20 middle men always necessary as well as the overabundance of meetings, all they are doing is causing excess chatter & gossip and wasting time.

  2. Helpful (4)

    One trick pony

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Internal Wholesaler in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Internal Wholesaler in Denver, CO

    I worked at Jackson National Life full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Location was nice. Co-workers friendly.

    Cons

    This is a company that made it big on one product and that isn't carrying them any longer. Trying to add new revenue streams which are doomed to fail has placed extreme downward pressure on the employees. Pay for sales team has been cut two years in a row. Inexperienced management. Their idea of a product rollout is to make something up and see if the sales force can figure out who to sell it to.

    Advice to Management

    Hire someone to run the place who actually has some experience someplace other than Jackson.

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