There's certain positions that require the SIE, Series 6 & 7 licensing. If you don't pass after two tries, you're terminated. That being said - make sure you're a good test taker or complete the exams before applying.
To study for the exam, they provided a SIE textbook and gave me less than two weeks to absorb. Since PL is a well-established financial organization, I was anticipating a tutor or lecturer to help guide me through the mass of new information. Instead, I was given the 8 hour work days to study by myself.
Although I didn't pass the first time, I was thrown into training for the call center (annuity specialist position) in spite of not knowing if I'd still have the job. The training could have been more organized but to my knowledge, my group acted as their guinea pigs for a new training program.
After a month of uncertainty, I decided the corporate atmosphere and financial industry wasn't for me. But let me add a few more things about PL in Omaha, NE:
The company culture is astounding. All of the supervisors were very encouraging and open to any questions. There were team building exercises, food days, and a new lunch room.
Each department had their own sort of "clique", if you will (still very welcoming). I often noticed the sales department to be talking; seemed to never be busy with anything except for themselves.
The work pays well, great overall benefits, BUT if you aren't willing to fully indulge and sit in front of a computer all day, this isn't the right fit for you.