Pacific Life Employee Reviews in United States

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Excellent company to work for
Field Compensation Analyst (Current Employee) –  Aliso Viejo, CAJune 3, 2016
The management of Pacific Life dedicates a significant amount of time to finding ways to make the employees work life fun and enjoyable. The work is engaging and dynamic. The pay is competitive and the workload is just enough to keep you busy but not overwhelming. Overall, I'd work for Pacific Life again in a heartbeat.
Pros
Many employee appriciation days. Fantastic management.
Cons
A large amount of work with strick deadlines
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Positively Challenging
Senior Broker Dealer Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Newport Beach, CAJune 8, 2016
I enjoyed reaching out to and collaborating with multiple departments on several different high priority projects. However, recent changes in the financial services industry coupled with reduced sales ultimately made the work environment much more stressful and much less flexible.
Pros
Jeans Days
Cons
Corporate procedures and culture too rigid
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Average
Travel Expense Specialist (Former Employee) –  Aliso Viejo, CAJune 5, 2016
It is not a great place to work, the setup of the cubicles keeps employees very isolated. Managers do not have daily interaction with employees and employees that have been working there for longer time do not accept new employees in their circle. Excellent environment for people that only goes to work for a paycheck.
Pros
Stabe Company
Cons
Employees are just another number
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Great place to work
Annuity Specialist (Current Employee) –  Omaha, NEMarch 9, 2016
Pacific Life really cares about their employees. They want you to do well at your job, but also ask about you currently and how they can make the current day better and talk about the future. Their plans for development is like any others in this industry.

I have learned great skills in leadership and life. Being a part of some major projects with the department allowed my skills as a communicator and leader to grow exponentially.
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Ok place to work
Project Business Analyst (Current Employee) –  Aliso Viejo, CAApril 27, 2016
People either do not want to leave their position because they have been here forever or they don't see a point in moving up a level. Management is partial to long term employees and gives step treatment to Contractors.
Pros
Large Company
Cons
No growth opportunities
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Good place to work if you are in a permanent role
Project Analyst II (Current Employee) –  Aliso Viejo, CAApril 19, 2016
Good Benefits, Good learning experience, good location and great cafe at the facility. No Coffee/Tea for the employees.
Pros
Cafe on the site.
Cons
Contractors are treated lowly
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Executive Assistant
Executive Assistant (Former Employee) –  Newport Beach, CAFebruary 16, 2016
I enjoyed working at this position, the environment and the people that I interacted with were positive.

I learned some new skills such as Concur for expense reporting that I will take to my next position.
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Great Work Life Balance, Excellent benefits
Sr. Business Systems Analyst (Current Employee) –  Newport Beach, CAMarch 20, 2016
Great Work Life Balance - slow to adapt to new technology. Most people have stayed in the company for 10+ years. People are wonderful.
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Decent
Sales (Former Employee) –  NebraskaMay 7, 2016
Overall great pay decent work environment flexibility with schedule would recommend big learning curve but manageable
Pros
Pay flexibility
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Great place to work with a lot of stability
Sr. Business Systems Analyst (Current Employee) –  Newport Beach, CASeptember 13, 2015
I've only ever worked here and have enjoyed its people and culture immensely. I have learned everything from here and have seen it grow culturally, as well as it become very adaptive based on the market and its own product offerings. It does have red tape and politics.
Pros
work / life balance
Cons
politics
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Relaxing Environment
Developer (Current Employee) –  Aliso Viejo, CAOctober 29, 2015
My typical work days at PL has been relaxing. Low stress environment with plenty of time to finish work. However this may be different depending on who the manager is.
Pros
Low Stress, Job Security
Cons
Lack of Advancement opportunity
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Great Employer...
Treasury Department Representative (Former Employee) –  Newport Beach, CAAugust 12, 2015
Typical Day at Work:
Normally 8am to 5 pm, Monday thru Friday. Review and respond to emails during the first half hour. Pick up sorted account payables through out the day, process approximately 150 to 200 invoices. Respond to inbound inquiry calls in regards to payment statuses through out the day. Special account tracking tasks assigned by management on an occasional basis.

What I Learned:
How to work within a large organization.

Management:
Excellent. They experienced and well versed in their respective positions. They know how to train subordinates and reference up to date Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).

Co-workers:
Good people with strong work ethics.

Hardest Part of the Job:
The repetition of the work.

Most Enjoyable Part of the Job:
The overall caring business culture: People first.
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Productivity, drive, and innovation lack due to employees who have been there for decades, some in same positions/departments.
Senior Business Analyst/Demand Manager (Former Employee) –  Aliso Viejo, CAJuly 14, 2015
Productivity, drive, and innovation lack due to employees who have been there for decades, some in same positions/departments. Many "old school minded" are not receptive to new blood and ideas on efficiency and improvements.
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Working for the weekend
Case Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Aliso Viejo, CAJuly 27, 2015
The days go by fast at this company. Months soon turn into years as the work makes time fly. The weekends were too short and the weekdays too long to work the same duties over and over. The company manages risk and they do not take any. Temporary workers are a big part of the company.
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Great Company, Great Culture
Operations Audit Services Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Omaha, NESeptember 14, 2015
Great company to work for. Values ethics, culture, and work/home balance. Competitive pay and fair benefits. Not many companies like this left.
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Productive workplace
New Business Analyst (Temp) (Former Employee) –  Aliso Viejo, CaliforniaJune 29, 2015
Assisted underwriters with the evaluation of applications to determine degree of risk of an individual. Helped evaluate client's medical history, acting as the intermediary between underwriters and producers.
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The whale
Support Services Representative I (Former Employee) –  Omaha, NEJuly 16, 2015
Pacific Life was a fun and motivating, always had hands on thing/ activities to do. A lot of learning online. People their were generally nice and easy to work with.
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Overall satisfied
N/A (Current Employee) –  Aliso Viejo, CAJuly 8, 2015
-friendly people (mostly)
-good work/life balance (half days and time off for major holidays)
-decent pay and benefits package
-nice office (Newport/Aliso Viejo)
Cons
hard to move up/change job title
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Team orientated culture with helpful team
1035 and Accounting Representative (Current Employee) –  Aliso Viejo, CAFebruary 6, 2015
Pacific Life is very team oriented with team members always willing to lend a hand and always willing to help you learn. Communicated with team members very well and nobody ever felt left out. Management made sure we remained on task without spying and hovering over us. Environment was very positive and uplifting.
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Bad culture and management
Anonymous (Former Employee) –  Aliso Viejo, CAOctober 12, 2014
Bad management. Company culture sounds good on paper, but get lost down the line. Managers are very very petty and play favoritism. Company does not like to promote from within. Hard to move around in company both vertically and horizontally. Job performance review makes no sense (Messy desk resulted from working too hard is negative, etc). Inept people get promoted because they kiss up.
Pros
good benefit, coworkers
Cons
bad managers, micromanagement, backstabbing culture, promote distrust among team members, managers are hypocrites, favoritism, inept people get promotion, below average pay.
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3.9
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