Pacific Life
3.0 of 5 80 reviews
www.pacificlife.com Newport Beach, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

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You take the good and take the bad you take them both and there you have Pacific Life

Manager (Current Employee)
Newport Beach, CA

ProsGreat Benefits. The company provides excellent benefits and tries to be a "do good things" company. They take care of their employees with a large number working there over 20+ years. Pacific Life is an old company that will be around for years to come so there is no worry about chaning markets and layoffs. They seem comitted to hiring people when they need them verus staffing up and down like other companies in the industry. Most Pacific Life staff had a deep understanding of the over all business and understand what each division does. They often use the the term "working for the Whale" when people start to talk about benefiting their division only, really pressing the One company approach.

ConsPacific Life is an old company adn they have a lot of people who have been there for 20+ years. There is a lot of difficulty in getting processes and procedure changed from the "this is the way we have always done it" approach. Politics are something to be mastered either before working here or while working here else you will not stay aroudn very long. I have heard from many people that the average employee usually leaves in the first few years or they are a long term employee. there are very few people who leave after 5 to 10 years.

Advice to Senior ManagementPlease look outside the company for additional Senior management. It would be nice to have fresh ideas and perspectives on how things can be done and run.

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    Somewhat misleading

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    I worked at Pacific Life full-time


    Pros: Good Benefits and pay structure Cons: Shifting and conflicting expectations by management Advice to Senior Management: If you say something stick with it. . . More
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    The only people's opinions, or ideas, that matter are Sr. Management

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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


    Pros: The one thing this company has going for it is the outstanding benefits package… Cons: PL claims to have an "open door" policy, meaning you can approach management for anything (workflow ideas, concerns, etc.), however, this is STRONGLY discouraged! … Advice to Senior Management: Treat your employees with respect and like adults, instead of being intimidated… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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