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Jackson National Life Reviews

Updated October 17, 2017
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Pros
  • Good benefits, nice vacation package (in 28 reviews)

  • Flexible schedule, good pay, lots of advancement assistance (in 21 reviews)

Cons
  • Working long hours there can be difficult because you're sitting in front of a computer doing the same work everyday (in 8 reviews)

  • Middle Management, turn over rate (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Strategic Support Associate"

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

    Pros

    Amazing place to work, great coworkers and instruction, flexible

    Cons

    There are none, all around amazing place to work

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work


  2. "Loved it"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Jackson National Life part-time

    Pros

    Good culture and advancement opps

    Cons

    High sales pressure - but that’s what you sign up for!

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up

  3. Helpful (1)

    "People Don't Leave Companies - They Leave Managers"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager/Business Analyst in Lansing, MI
    Former Employee - Project Manager/Business Analyst in Lansing, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Jackson National Life full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    IT Department - very helpful and cares about their employees
    Corporate Culture - Jackson is very kind to their employees and the community
    Benefits - Outstanding benefits; Jackson takes care of their employees

    Cons

    -Corporate Politics - It's not about what you know, it is who you know.
    -HR does a poor job of working with long-time employees and does not due their due diligence because the demand for a job at Jackson is high.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on the employees that you do have rather than focusing on what you could get. Your employees should be your biggest asset, not potential employees.

    Do an in depth evaluation on teams that have poor performance. Often times, the employees who are not in upper management have to take on more than a reasonable amount of work during the day. If those teams do not have enough resources to complete heavy loads, transfer the work to other teams.


  4. "JNL - JTS"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Jackson National Life full-time

    Pros

    - Great corporate culture.
    - Sense of pride in the community.
    - Decent compensation.

    Cons

    -Inept senior management (not all).
    -Soloed departments and adversarial management approach, which hinders collaboration and has given rise to petty office politics


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Political and nepotism driven"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Lansing, MI
    Former Employee - Manager in Lansing, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    * Paid well
    * Some initiatives / strategies were actually well thought out

    Cons

    * Pointless death march projects
    * Politics seeped through all levels
    * Regressive software development practices

    Advice to Management

    * Avoid using employees as pawns


  6. "Great company to start a career at."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Client Service Advocate in Delta Center, MI
    Current Employee - Client Service Advocate in Delta Center, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Jackson National Life full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent work culture. It's clear the company cares about its people. Co workers are positive and supportive. Lots of perks. Gym facilities, hiking trails, and cafeteria.

    Cons

    Hourly associates in the service center are not scheduled for more then 8 hours which includes lunch so weekly hours are only 37.5 instead of 40.

    Advice to Management

    None


  7. "Intern"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Jackson National Life part-time

    Pros

    Great company culture. Awesome people to work with who are willing to answer any questions and help others in any way possible.

    Cons

    long hours during busy season

  8. "A Great place to stay"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lansing, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lansing, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great stability, the company loves to promote from within, great compensation and bonus, leading edge IT work

    Cons

    Leading edge IT work (you have to keep your skills up!)

    Advice to Management

    Continue to support our local charities, it's great when people recognize where you work because of all the community volunteers.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Best Career Move I have ever made"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources
    Current Employee - Human Resources
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Jackson National Life full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and competitive pay
    Nice work culture
    Managers are very understanding and cooperative

    Cons

    No negative sides to this company.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  10. "Strategic Support Associate"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Jackson National Life part-time

    Pros

    -Very flexible hours
    -Room for growth
    -Best job especially for college student

    Cons

    -Hard to be a name and not a number, but it is possible.


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