Jackson National Life Distributors Reviews

Updated March 23, 2015
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Jackson National Life Distributors President & CEO Michael A. Wells
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  1. Amazing opportunity if you can stomach the competition and pressure.

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    Former Employee - RVP
    Former Employee - RVP

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

    Pros

    Opportunity, training, competitive culture, amazing sales support, best sales desk in the industry, Great mid-level executives leading the sales desk, if you really are good, this is a great place to shine because it will immediately create transformational opportunity.

    Cons

    Changes in the sales structure and focus has caused Jackson to lose their way. Executive management seemed to be getting more out of touch. Communication from Sr. management has suffered over the years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember to communicate your vision to your employees. You used to do that really well, which made people believe they were part of something special.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Used to promote from within. No more opportunities.

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    Current Employee - Internal Wholesaler in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Internal Wholesaler in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Jackson National Life Distributors full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    -Great employees
    -Great place to start a career
    -Great training

    Cons

    -Terrible work/life balance
    - Pay not in par with industry standards
    -Sales driven organization

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Stop being greedy. You are losing top talent to other organizations. Too much favoritism.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. Internship, JNLD Sales Support

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Jackson National Life Distributors

    Pros

    Great location, work conditions. Very good benefits, open door policy.

    Cons

    Job openings in the down economy. I was in a smaller department, which made it difficult to advance. Should be very different now with the better economy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open door policy, mentors

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. Give and Take

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    Former Employee - External Wholesaler in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - External Wholesaler in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Jackson National Life Distributors full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    elite management. Work hard and you will see $$ rewards. You eat what you kill

    Cons

    capacity. 4th quarter could be dicey with limits to production

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep an eye on the human nature of capitalist employment

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Great overall company

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    Former Employee - Internal Wholesaler in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Internal Wholesaler in Nashville, TN

    I worked at Jackson National Life Distributors full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Likes to hire from within and is positioned to provide all the necessary training for your success.

    Cons

    Very little room to be your own person with strong focus on corporate goals. If this isn't your personality then you will probably not enjoy the work atmosphere.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7. Great place to start in the financial services industry with career advancement opportunities but pay is below average.

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    Former Employee - Internal Wholesaler in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Internal Wholesaler in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    Career Development - If you are willing to relocate
    Training
    Opportunity
    Friendly co-workers
    Great benefits

    Cons

    Work life balance
    College like atmosphere
    Product changes

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. Losing their way

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Jackson National Life Distributors full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great and extremely talented people. Senior Management is easily accessible and truly has an open door policy. Use to be a good amount of opportunities for advancement, but unfortunately that has fallen by the wayside.

    Cons

    Room for advancement outside of sales is pretty much non-existent. It has become a typical corporate rat race and promotions are hard to come by. There is really no work/life balance as they work you to the bone with minimal appreciation. Salary for no -sales associates is extremely disappointing which is starting to have an impact on hiring quality individuals and forcing associates to leave to inferior firms inspire of the risks. Also need to work on diversity at upper levels.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't forget how Jackson became so successful audit was from promoting those who worked hard and we're highly motivated. Don't dismiss the talent you currently have because of the current abundant job pool.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Great Company

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    Former Employee - Intern in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Intern in Denver, CO

    I worked at Jackson National Life Distributors full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Best Management I've had and the company atmosphere is great.

    Cons

    Most jobs are desk jobs and can become repetitive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep things fresh!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. Lost their way

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    Above average benefits. Young atmosphere can be conducive for making friends. Good location easily accessible my major freeways.

    Cons

    Once great culture now very political. To Jackson's credit, they've had great products over the years and are now considered one of the best at what they do, however, they now have a regulatory target on their back which results in ridiculous compliance standards and combine that with changes in senior management the past few years, it trickles down to be a very political and scary environment for your job and security. There is no job security even if you bring in a lot of business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sometimes the best decisions made are to not pull the trigger on something that ultimately takes you away from what you've always been good at. One of those ideologies you used to be good at is keep things simple and empowering your salespeople, you used to let your salespeople think for themselves, don't regulate and dictate everything.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. Decent sales Structure. Good opportunity to make money at all levels.

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    Current Employee - Internal Wholesaler in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Internal Wholesaler in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Jackson National Life Distributors full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Earn commisions at all levels

    Cons

    Management not patient for results and has the emplyee second in mind.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put employees first and provide more support.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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