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  1. Helpful (1)

    "good pay and benefits , no life"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Jackson National Life Distributors (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    great pay and benefits. fun co-workers

    Cons

    senior management has huge egos. no work life balance

    Advice to Management

    treat everyone with respect


  2. "National Sales Department"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    High energy
    Fast pace
    High expectations
    GREAT training programs
    Will pay for FINRA and insurance licenses
    access to upper management
    great pay for a job you can get straight out of college

    Cons

    Extremely high level of politics
    They place people in entry management who do NOT have skills to manage
    Too much time "managing up"
    Little recognition for just getting your job done - you have to Kiss A to advance
    Moving most jobs to Nashville.

    Advice to Management

    Hire managers who are passionate about managing.
    Recognize those who just do the job - the standards and work load are already extremely high.
    Have your employees back and fight for them in the political game.


  3. "Mailroom"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Jackson National Life Distributors (More than a year)

    Pros

    Comfortable job. Good management.

    Cons

    No real cons. May be slow days

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up


  4. "Anonymous"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Jackson National Life Distributors full-time

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits overall.

    Cons

    Politics and who you know is over emphasized.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to and value your employees.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Recent changes not for the best"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Parker, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Parker, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Co-workers are great, motivated people. Good pay at entry levels. Exposure to senior managers through the mentor program. Relatively young organization.

    Cons

    New leadership team promotes politicized atmosphere; it's not what you do, but who you flatter. Growth has slowed and it is obvious that there is less opportunity for advancement. The organization is hemorrhaging talent. Lack of diversified backgrounds in the senior team - only former wholesalers. Lack of respect for competitors - always referred to as stupid or talk of hating them. Very immature.

    Advice to Management

    Open your eyes to alternative ways of thinking. Stop being so complacent. Share rewards with someone other than the external wholesalers.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great job out of school. Not without its flaws!"

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    Former Employee - Internal Wholesaler in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Internal Wholesaler in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    License Up. If you want to get into Finance, Jackson is a great place to start. They invest in their employees and will sponser you to get your financial licenses. They will even reimburse certain amounts for future education.

    Money. Out of school I made $50k my first year. By the time I left, I was approaching $80k. Great place to get going.

    Training. They have their act together and help with sales, product and service training. The brightest people I met were the ones that taught me.

    Cons

    Politics. Of course its corporate. Certain people get promoted, and others that are more qualified do not. I considered the people at Jackson my family, but could not support certain actions taken by senior management. If you like climbing the corporate ladder by "knowing" certain people and kissing up, you will be welcome.

    Middle Management. 4/5 of them will micromanage. They have nothing better to do and make way to much money for their own good.

    Diversity. It's a white man's world.

    Advice to Management

    You are investing in your employees, good job. Stop micro-managing and increase transparency on why certain decisions are made. People feel empowered when they are kept in the loop.


  7. "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
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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


  8. "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
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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


  9. "Losing their way"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  10. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Intern in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Keep things fresh!


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