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Updated March 22, 2017
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  • Hard to move up (people work here for life (in 5 reviews)

  • Middle management does not encourage upward mobility (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Securities Accounting Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newport Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newport Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pacific Life full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Amazing benefits, good people, stability.

    Cons

    Discipline required to power through repetitive and mundane assignments. Unless you are a superstar, or have the energy to remain actively social with management, internal growth is at a glacial pace.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your ears and doors open. That's all.


  2. "Good place to work."

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    Current Employee - Senior Business Service Specialist in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Senior Business Service Specialist in Omaha, NE
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, compensation and benefits.

    Cons

    Opportunities for growth are very limited.


  3. "Internal Wholesaler"

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

    I worked at Pacific Life full-time

    Pros

    High pay for little work. Great for someone starting out. They only promote people under 35.

    Cons

    Environment of 'the boss' instead of a leadership team. Zero open door policy. No training or coaching. Age discrimination.

    Advice to Management

    Make an attempt to coach

    Pacific Life Response

    Mar 9, 2017 – Public Affairs Director

    Thanks for sharing your comments. The experience you’ve described is of concern to us, and we’d really appreciate it if you would contact our Employee Relations department so that we can better ... More


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  5. "Traditional Corporate environment"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Newport Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Newport Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits comparable with most Fortune500 Companies. Follow all bank Holidays and the day before most of the time get half day off. Gives you time off for employees to pursue series 6 license.

    Cons

    No advancement opportunities, managers stay there and don't move. Little management training, non management staff found it hard to request vacation days off during peek holiday season. Job very repetitive, soon Artificial Intelligence and technology will take over. I was getting more grief and feedback on my minor grammar errors of my employee annual salary reviews rather than helping focus on more important things like employee career delvelopment assignments, looking at strategies to increase ROI. If you want a career where you follow and adhere to tasks with little career advancement with decent benefits this is a place for you. I quit and make 2x as much now.


  6. "Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Pacific Life full-time

    Pros

    Great culture, nice people, generous benefits.

    Cons

    Challenging/declining industry. Change averse leadership (but that is shifting quickly in the right direction).

    Advice to Management

    Have solid knowledge of life insurance; good if you have field or marketing background. Lot's of opportunities for actuaries.


  7. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Administrative in Aliso Viejo, CA
    Current Employee - Administrative in Aliso Viejo, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture, busy environment, great co-workers. Benefit package is one of the best in the market.

    Cons

    Lack of communication with management

    Advice to Management

    none


  8. "Lost in the Shuffle"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pacific Life full-time

    Pros

    Great office environment, nice people.

    Cons

    Not much work to do, not challenging.


  9. "Good Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newport Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newport Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, friendly environment. Provides good training tools. Opportunities to change departments and move within the company. They appreciate their employees.

    Cons

    Management communication is not always clear with all employees at all levels. Job security is not the best right now.

    Advice to Management

    Be a better advocate for those that work hard and have real knowledge, not just your favorites.


  10. "Great Benefits"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pacific Life full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    fantastic benefits, great pay, good culture

    Cons

    Things can change all the time


  11. "Malaze"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aliso Viejo, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aliso Viejo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Gain experience to move elsewhere

    Cons

    Management, Lack of Incentives, Tedium

    Advice to Management

    Resign



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