Pacific Life

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Pacific Life Reviews

Updated January 27, 2015
Updated January 27, 2015
102 Reviews
3.3
102 Reviews
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Pacific Life President and CEO Jim Morris
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good benefits and a salary that is competitive (in 9 reviews)

  • Great benefits and one of the last stressful companies in America according to Business Insider (in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • You will need to know massive amounts of information without missing a beat (in 4 reviews)

  • Middle management are the worst I've experienced (in 5 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Newport Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Newport Beach, CA

    I have been working at Pacific Life full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits and good people to work with. Company seems to be moving in the right direction.

    Cons

    Sometimes the technology feels like it can be improved

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it goong

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great low stress company!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Multilife New Business Accounting Coordinator in Aliso Viejo, CA
    Current Employee - Multilife New Business Accounting Coordinator in Aliso Viejo, CA

    I have been working at Pacific Life full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    family oriented, low stress, great benefits packages

    Cons

    not a lot of room for growth unless you jump to another department, pretty much have to temp for a while to get hired, majority of employees over 40.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    develop young talent more.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Pacific Life

    Pros

    Good benefits and work life balance. Easy to change career by applying for other positions within the company. Large company stability

    Cons

    Office politics politics (not as bad as other large corporations). Pay may be lower than some other f500 is willing to offer but expectation is fair.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Nice people...Dull environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pacific Life

    Pros

    Helpful co workers and senior professionals.

    Cons

    Strict policies with no room for override

  6.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Excellent Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Newport Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Newport Beach, CA

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

    Pros

    Great company to work at, the people are down to earth and we all worked well together!

    Cons

    Some micro managing but over all no negative reviews

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust your people and team to get the job done... step back and let them shine!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great Culture and Employees!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newport Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newport Beach, CA

    I have been working at Pacific Life full-time

    Pros

    Amazing and helpful employees, great benefits/perks and great work environment.
    Most of the employees have been around for years and are willing to share their knowledge with you.

    Cons

    Difficult to advance to higher levels.
    Things get repetitive after awhile which can be boring at times

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great company!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Newport Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Newport Beach, CA

    I have been working at Pacific Life full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pacific Life is a great company to work for, competitive benefits and salaries. The people working here have been employed by Pacific Life for a longer period of time, low personal turnover.

    Cons

    At times it can be hard to get promoted if your department has managers that are hesitant to do so, regardless of your performance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managment should give more opportunities to people who are adding value to the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    The best work environment I have ever worked in.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Regional Marketing Coordinator/Internal Wholesaler in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Regional Marketing Coordinator/Internal Wholesaler in Omaha, NE

    I have been working at Pacific Life full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing pay and benefits, easy access to management, tons of room for advancement.

    Cons

    I have nothing bad to say about this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing exactly what you are doing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    As an internal wholesaling intern I had a very positive work experience with Pacific Life.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Internal Wholesaling in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Internal Wholesaling in Omaha, NE

    I worked at Pacific Life as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    From the first day that I started, the people there were all very friendly and truly wanted to see me succeed.

    Cons

    The training process was rather short, and as a result I spent a lot of time learning things as I went or asking people questions along the way.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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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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