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"The best thing about Pacific Life is how everyone is family. You will make lifelong friends."

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Aliso Viejo, CA
Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Aliso Viejo, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Great benefit package, opportunities to move up in the company are abundant, and PL is a honest and ethical company so you never feel like you're being asked to do something you feel is wrong.The company is well positioned financially and is one of the top finance organizations in the industry.

Cons

Slow in bringing in new technologies; need to be less reactionary and more proactive when responding to market changes. Don't want to rest on your laurels after all.

Advice to Management

Rely less on relationships and more on talent when promoting within.

Other Employee Reviews for Pacific Life

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Do not work for this employer if you want a challenging work environment"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Newport Beach, CA
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Newport Beach, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Pacific Life as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nothing worth mentioning while I was working there.

    Cons

    Requires to work early hours without any flexibility. Requires new employees to buy the entire department (25+ people) donuts which is a very bad company culture to have. Not able to wear jeans on Fridays at all. No break rooms on any floors at the newport beach facility except the cafeteria. Work pace is slow with no rush in completing projects because they can always be delayed indefinitely. Management only cares about themselves and lacks effort to boost moral. A lot of employees there don't work the full 8 hour days, specially management personnel which makes their team members follow suit. If you don't like to work, just want to take it easy and waiting for retirement, this is the job for you. If you prefer something more challenging then do not bother to apply.

    Advice to Management

    Management should set a good example of company policies. My manager always comes late, after 9am and leaves early, before 4pm while telling the team members they must come before 9am and cannot be late at all. Management also should try to socialize with fellow team members and not just the ones that they favor.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Good company in hard times"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technology Manager in Newport Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Technology Manager in Newport Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company tries to do whats best for the long term success of the company and employees. It may not be the company to hit a lot of home runs but it will be around for the long term game.

    Cons

    Because of it long history, it is sometimes difficult to promote change in a culture that may seem very rigid. This may be changing and the old guard goes out and new blood comes in.

    Advice to Management

    Employee happiness and satisfaction does ultimately contribute to the success of the company but don't be afraid to call out poor performing employees. They need to hear appropriate negative feedback so they can improve instead of meaningless trivial positive feedback only.

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