Management team average, some worst that others. Benefits excellent, and environment average.
Pros: excellent benefits, working conditions are good, and people at the worker bee level work well together..
Cons: extremely conservative, too many "clicks" between managers and their favorite employee(s) and project sponsors.
A typical day at Pacific Life was to manage my assigned projects. Since the project environment is forever changing, this made the job both interesting and challenging. But I would adapt new methods for managing my projects, and my team consistently worked their project assignments and work well together.
Although for the most part the Managers I worked for at Pacific Life were great, except for the last Manager I had before I was laid off. My last Manager's style was extremely cruel, harsh, and stripped people of their confidence, dignity, and pride. Our Manager consistently reminded us that Pacific Life needed our Manager because "our Manager fixes things" which was not totally true. This style of management consistently was a road block to gaining a relationship with my Project Sponsor, having the freedom to manage my project based on my approach, and to apply lessons learned from my previous managers who were significantly more experienced in team building, managing of people, and allowing a Project Manager the freedom to develop their own style.
Although I would not judge Pacific Life based negatively based on one bad Manager, I would have to give Pacific Life a grade of B-. A good place to work, but the management core is very tightly knit which can make it hard for those that want to be creative, build relationships, and work together.