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"Pacific Life is what you make it"

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

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

Pros

Well compensated if you work hard. Nice benefits, 401k and retirement. Incentive programs are ample. Always opportunities to learn new things if you are motivated and vocal in finding them.
Some very nice employees and well mannered work environment. The location and building is extremely beautiful and well kept.

Cons

Be willing to be flexible as management changes, so does the steering of the ship. It can be easy to confuse changes in direction with lack of direction for line staff.
Some areas can be micro-managed, but also the nature of those areas. Outsourcing technical jobs has lowered morale in some departments.

Advice to Management

New management needs to articulate direction so loyal employees know where to focus energies and not feel lost in the ocean. Continue to be honest and transparent.

Other Employee Reviews for Pacific Life

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Cheap labor, the way of the whale!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - New Business Analyst in Aliso Viejo, CA
    Former Contractor - New Business Analyst in Aliso Viejo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Low stress, flexible hours. Of course, these are dependent upon who your supervisor is (I was fortunate, but most aren't).

    Cons

    In the majority, the company consists of contracted employees, most of which are students fresh out of college. No benefits, no raises (even for "long term temps" that have been there for 1.5+ years), no path to permanent employment, and they even charge you extra for food in the cafeteria. You aren't eligible for workplace perks either (no gifts during events, not allowed to partake in jean days).

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your employees, and your employees will invest you.


  2. Helpful (2)

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.


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