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Jackson National Life Software Developer II Reviews

Updated Mar 11, 2019

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  1. "Software Developer II"

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    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 for more than 5 years

    Pros

    For the most part, the schedule is pretty flexible.

    Cons

    The IT department has been going through quite a bit of transition the last few years. Some of it has been good, some is still developing.

    Jackson National Life2017-01-15
  2. Helpful (3)

    "IT treats its associates like resources and not people"

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer-II in Lansing, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Jackson National Life full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    They are trying to switch to agile.

    Cons

    Promotions, raises, and bonus are based off of project work, but you dont get say in what projects you are on to try to get them. Managers also have no clue or say in how bonuses are figured out. Managers are not there to help you advance your career, most of them are too technically involved in projects, that you might not even be part of, to care about even fully filling out your annual review. There is a business...

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    Jackson National Life2019-03-11
  3. Helpful (6)

    "Not great but not awful"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer II in Lansing, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Jackson National Life full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Decent pay for the Lansing area Somewhat flexible hours Direct managers are very supportive and want to help their employees grow.

    Cons

    Significant technical debt on many of the systems IT regularly interacts with. Aligning employees' skill sets with jobs happens infrequently Promotion system isn't based on actual performance. It's based upon how you look on paper.

    Advice to Management

    Get employee feedback before shuffling staff around especially in a way that makes no logical sense. Place people in jobs that make use of their skill sets, not where there's an open and needed position. Someone else is likely better suited for that position.

    Jackson National Life2017-02-15
  4. Helpful (2)

    "Jackson is a good company to work for, but has many of the "big company" problems. The pay and benefits are good."

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    Current Employee - Software Developer II in Lansing, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Jackson National Life full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    stable company, decent pay and benefits, lots of opportunity and career options, nice facilities, friendly coworkers

    Cons

    big company "politics", big company overhead, middle management quality is very inconsistent across the company

    Jackson National Life2015-02-14
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