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Pacific Life Overview

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Newport Beach, CA
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
Insurance Carriers
$5 to $10 billion (USD) per year
MetLife, Lincoln Financial Group, Prudential

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Offering insurance since 1868, Pacific Life provides a wide range of life insurance products, annuities, and mutual funds, and offers a variety of investment products and services to individuals, businesses, and pension plans. Pacific Life counts more than half of the ... Read more

Mission: If you want to have a career doing purposeful work, surrounded by people you respect, this is the place to be. At Pacific Life, we pledge to give you the support, opportunities, and challenges to help you achieve your personal best, and in return, we will look to your passion ... Read more

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Pacific Life Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jim Morris
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  • "The perfect internship!"

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    I have been working at Pacific Life part-time


    -Flexible hours: You tell the managers when you can work. As long as you work 20 hours per week, you can work whichever days/ times are best for you.
    -Real world work: The work will vary depending on the day, but typically interns work on investment illustrations, CRM software cleanup, literature orders, continued education event call lists and much more.
    -The mentors: Each intern is paired with a mentor who is a veteran internal wholesaler. The topics of focus for the mentorship are completely up to the mentor/intern which allow you to learn what is important to you and hone your sales/ professional skills.
    -The culture: The "cube-farm" layout of the office might be intimidating at first, but quickly I realized that it allowed me to ask anyone around me for help, both internal wholesalers and managers. Everybody is willing to help and teach interns.
    -Other pros all come with being part of a Fortune 500 company. Networking is easy and having the name Pacific Life on your resume stands out to many financial service industry employers.


    -Few training opportunities: The training for this internship lasts about a few days. There is a lot of "learn as you go" training which is absolutely manageable given the support from managers, wholesalers, as well as other interns. But the internship lacks regular scheduled skill-based training which may be a negative for some. For example, in the 8 months that I have been an intern, there has only been one time when a manager has sat on calls with me and given me advice for improvement. Almost all training is left to the mentor/intern which, again, can be a negative for some people.

    Advice to Management

    More skill-based training opportunities.

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Pacific Life Photos

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Pacific Life Interviews



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    I applied online. I interviewed at Pacific Life.


    Basic behavioral questions, with some focus on past experience on resume. After the phone screen they do a group interview thru skype where you hear the other candidates answer the same questions one by one

    Interview Questions

    • What was a problem you faced in the past and how did you tackle it?   Answer Question
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Pacific Life Awards & Accolades

  • Fortune 500, Fortune, 2015

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