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Jackson National Life Reviews

Updated November 17, 2018
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  • "inexperienced middle management" (in 10 reviews)

  • "Inept senior management (not all)" (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Great company to work for"

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

    I have been working at Jackson National Life part-time

    Pros

    Progressive initiatives, good working conditions, great perks and bonuses, friendly and helpful staff

    Cons

    Work can be monotonous, can be hard to build relationships if you're not naturally outgoing

    Advice to Management

    Put in a little more effort to build relationships with your team


  2. "Software Developer II"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer II in Lansing, MI
    Current Employee - Software Developer II in Lansing, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They pay decently. Have great benefits and compensation. Flexibility with when you work(to an extent)

    Cons

    Business casual dress code. You never get say with what you work on. You are treated as a resource not an associate or person when it comes to work related matters. They are cutting back on associate appreciation as well. You are re-org to a new team about once a year. and not always to do the same type of work.

    Advice to Management

    Need to go back to the way the last cio treated the associates. Also need to remove the divide that is between the developers in development and support. And also from some of the systems where their developers still think they are elite because of the business system they know

  3. "I already entered a title"

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    Current Employee - Strategic Support Associate
    Current Employee - Strategic Support Associate
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Super flexible schedule
    Competitive hourly pay
    Friendly environment

    Cons

    Work can be highly monotonous


  4. "Premier service associate"

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

    I worked at Jackson National Life full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits. Good bonus, based off your work and behavior. Opportunity to work from home.

    Cons

    Changes supervisors a little too much. If you work from home you lose opportunities of advancement simply because they forget about you even though that shouldn’t be the case.


  5. "Great Culture"

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

    I have been working at Jackson National Life full-time

    Pros

    So much support from colleagues and management who want you to succeed at every step.

    Cons

    I can’t really think of any downsides.


  6. "Escape the Cubicle"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Jackson National Life part-time

    Pros

    Fairly easy job, straightforward, excellent training, and can easily acquire additional skills, can move into a full-time position.

    Cons

    Low pay without a promise of increasing hourly pay. Greyscale office. No employee engagement. Super boring.


  7. "SSP Management Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Okemos, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Okemos, MI

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

    Pros

    Flexible, good pay, great management, good co-workers

    Cons

    Work is done strictly at desk

  8. "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Industry leader, great product. Good environment, most people are friendly. Great training program. Finally making product changes to stay competitive.

    Cons

    Would have been a great job 5-6 years ago. Sales are down. Advancement opportunities are down. Compensation is down.
    Typical office politics; Nepotism and favoritism run rampant. There are really a ton of hoops to jump through and games to play in order to advance. Did I mention comp sucks?

    Advice to Management

    You have great talent here. Some loyal employees who really love Jackson. There has been a lot of turnover, simply because the earning potential or advancement opportunities were severely limited. You do a great job of training and developing talent. Find a way to keep that talent in house. That's the long term smart approach. Don't train your competition.

    For management, just be honest. This past year was really tough. A year ago, I would've recommended this job to friends. No way I would do that now. Where do we go from here?

    Be careful when dangling that carrot. Sometimes the carrot is placed too far away.

    It definitely felt like the rich got richer and the poor got poorer this year. The wage gap between internal partner and external partner feels like its 1000 miles wide. Nashville is not the cheapest place to live anymore....

    We are excited for positive changes in 2019. Everyone is rooting for you Mr. Falcon.


  9. "Great company, bright future"

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

    I have been working at Jackson National Life full-time

    Pros

    Executive management has communicated a clear strategy to build upon already industry-leading results. Associate career pathing and internal promotions are an important part of the firm's culture, and opportunity is everywhere for those who strive to advance.

    Cons

    Publicly-announced change in CEO pending, not necessarily a con but adds minor uncertainty about potential change(s) in strategy.


  10. "SSA"

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

    I have been working at Jackson National Life part-time

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, hires within the company a lot, easy to promote if motivated. Culture is great too.

    Cons

    Cliques - if you're not in the right group you won't get promoted


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