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Updated February 16, 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. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  2. "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.


  3. "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


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  5. "Manager"

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

    I worked at Pacific Life full-time

    Pros

    Good pace to work with good benefits

    Cons

    Job security is uneasy currently


  6. "Report Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great company to learn lots of leading technology.

    Cons

    It is hard to move up.


  7. "No opportunity for promotions as management and director levels are saturated."

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    Former Employee - Supervisor in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Omaha, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pacific Life full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    New building space with outside lunch area. Resource sharing/ cross-training. Care about their employees.

    Cons

    Culture should be the same for Omaha as it is for California-respect for all with no favoritism. Better to organize the company so that when there are advancement opportunities-a well deserved staff member could get promoted and not just be moved around from one department to another. Micro-managed; every decision had to go through the AVP-from manager level down. Hard to feel trusted and of worth, when even the smallest decision couldn't be made without approval from the AVP.


  8. "I love it"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Annuity Specialist in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Annuity Specialist in Omaha, NE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. The pay is amazing for the job that is done
    2. Calls are easy but you learn a lot that you can apply to your own life
    3. Management is AWESOME! Truly mean that - from the director to management to the supervisors
    4. A lot of feedback, management really wants you to do well
    5. PTO flexibility- it is not hard nor difficult to get a day off
    6. Great co-workers, atmosphere, etc

    Cons

    Limited growth due to location, other then that really nothing. I would highly recommend anyone to work for this company.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work! You're all doing fantastic and taking a good leadership role for your employees


  9. "Overall not a bad place to work"

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

    I have been working at Pacific Life full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, competitive pay, good work-life balance.

    Cons

    Limited career growth opportunities


  10. "Okay overall"

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Mission Viejo, CA
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Mission Viejo, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pacific Life (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The company provides well for its employees.

    Cons

    Sometimes management can be too "old school" in their thinking.

    Advice to Management

    Be open and listen to your teams.


  11. "Business Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Big company with a huge learning curve

    Cons

    Company politics and slow approval process



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