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Jackson National Life Distributors Reviews

Updated August 14, 2017
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Jackson National Life Distributors President & CEO Michael A. Wells
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  1. "Employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Jackson National Life Distributors full-time

    Pros

    Competitive and fast paced environment

    Cons

    Overly competitive at certain levels


  2. "Jackson is a good company to start at"

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    Former Employee - Internal Wholesaler in Franklin, TN
    Former Employee - Internal Wholesaler in Franklin, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    the people working there are awesome.
    money is very good for someone straight out of college

    Cons

    mid level management promotions occur frequently and are centered around who you know and not necessarily how good you are at your job.

    Advice to Management

    some desk directors and unfit to manage others.

  3. "Internal Wholesaler"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Jackson National Life Distributors full-time

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities for growth and constant training. Great people. Upper management is very accessible...anyone can even meet with the CEO if they want!

    Cons

    Extremely competitive. The sales desk is mostly young white men.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  4. "Green Tean Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Corporate culture is very professional and inviting. They provide a lot of seminars with senior executives to expose you to different aspects of the Jackson business as well as set up potential connections for future employment. Very good networking opportunity. They really encourage you to seek out people you would be interested shadowing with and most people are very open to having you come sit with them to learn about their job responsibilities.

    The pay is decent and if you return for another summer they will typically increase your wage by a dollar.

    Your schedule is very flexible. They want you to work full time at 40 hrs per week, but if you need time off for personal reasons (i.e. doctor's appointment, previous commitment, etc) they are very accommodating.

    Cons

    Basically a call center. The day-to-day responsibilities of the intern don't necessarily allow you to learn a lot about the annuity industry. You have to be pretty proactive if you want extra information outside of what they give to you.

    Lot of down time. There are no official quotas that have to be met, so motivation sometimes lacks among the interns.

    Advice to Management

    Give the interns more exposure to every day operations so they gain pertinent knowledge about your business.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Business Development Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay. But it comes at a price. No work life balance. They care about numbers more than people. It is a completely different company than when I started.

    Cons

    Too much to write. Post Depart of Kabir ruling the company is headed in the wrong direction.

    Advice to Management

    Quality not Quantity


  6. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great managers. Eat what you kill.

    Cons

    Lots of competition with colleges to get promotions.


  7. 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

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Very political, no work life balance, horrible management"

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    Former Employee - Internal Wholesaler in Franklin, TN
    Former Employee - Internal Wholesaler in Franklin, TN
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    pay can be good depending on what territory you get. some of the most senior executives are great people. Middle management is very political.

    Cons

    The company is very political and management is terrible. I was let go for personal reasons. Job performance was not a factor. My territory was consistently top 10% of territories with 8% market share growth during my 2.5 years. The manager who let me go, let me go simply because he did not like me. He had attempted to fire me and when I spoke with HR about my write up, they came back to me a few days later telling me they have THROWN OUT the writeup. About a year later is when this manager was successful in terminating my employment.

    What disappoints me the most is that HR allowed me to be treated this way.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees.


  9. "Internal wholesaler"

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    Current Employee - Internal Wholesaler
    Current Employee - Internal Wholesaler
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Jackson National Life Distributors full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great company to work for. I've been with them for two three years. Lots of opportunity for growth.

    Cons

    People either love it or hate it. The culture is very competitive but not cut-throat at all. They have very high expectations, so be prepared to work hard.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  10. "Outstanding company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Jackson National Life Distributors full-time

    Pros

    The Culture, The People, The Education, The Support and The Paycheck

    Cons

    Wanting to play in the deep end of the pool, but still has the technology of a small player.


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