Pacific Life Employee Reviews

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Great Place to Work
Intern (Former Employee) –  Newport Beach, CAAugust 6, 2018
There was a great work-life balance at this company. Everyone was very supportive of each other and this team aspect is what really drove the company towards success.
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Great Company
Systems Analyst (III) (Current Employee) –  Aliso Viejo, CAJuly 28, 2018
I can't imagine a better corporate climate, very honestly. Southern California is awfully expensive though. Less than forty characters to go! Ten Now!
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Ok
Business Systems Lead (Current Employee) –  Newport Beach, CAJuly 19, 2018
The management has a lot of bureaucracy. It is difficult to get things done because most people that work there are complacent and have very low sense of urgency
Pros
work life balance
Cons
bureacracy
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A good place to work at
Lead Business Analyst (Current Employee) –  Aliso Viejo, CAJuly 5, 2018
A good company to work for. Employees have been around for over 15-20 years. Management is appreciative. Work life balance is good. Work environment is supportive and encourages learning.
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Great Benefits - That's All
Business Analyst (Current Employee) –  Aliso Viejo, CAJune 3, 2018
This company has great benefits, but opportunities for advancement are non-existient. The ability to work remote is non-existient, the company needs to get into the 21st century.
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Swim away from the whale
Compliance Analyst (Current Employee) –  Newport Beach, CAMay 10, 2018
If you work outside of sales management, this is the worst corporate meat grinder around. No matter how qualified you are for a position their human resources department will find something to deem you under qualified for any position and low ball their offer. No one except for national sales managers or VP's and above will have the opportunity to make enough to live within 10 miles of the corporate head quarters. If you really have to accept a position here, expect about a 2% raise every year for good work. Be prepared to train yourself as no department I've seen makes on boarding and training a priority for non sales positions, and the old technology will stress you out if the managers talking to you like they are robots doesn't first.
Pros
annual bonus, standard benefits
Cons
all the cliche corporate stressors you can think of
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Cares about their customers and employees.
Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Aliso Viejo, CAApril 29, 2018
A great place to work! Working to change an older culture and making strives to do so. There are many people who care and have been there for a long time. Management has recently changed and is heading in the right direction.
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Assisted the Branch Manager in Oregon
Securities Consultant and Producer (Former Employee) –  Portland, ORApril 16, 2018
I served as an Advisor and assisted the Branch manager with Securities based products and the training of independent brokers and agents. I operated my practice in investments and insurance.
Pros
Exposure to Pacific Life's products and management
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Decent place to work
Compliance Consultant (Former Employee) –  Newport Beach, CAApril 10, 2018
Decent place. Management ok. Not really thrilled with middle management. Poor decisions regarding people under their supervision. Low pay for some hard workers. No advancement. Really a toss of the dice if you succeeded or not. Not based on hard work, political connections or anything. Really a dice shoot if you got promoted.
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Productive fun workplace
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Omaha, NEApril 7, 2018
Pacific Life is a great company that takes good care of its people. Great benefits and amenities in the facility. They are also very involved in the community.
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Job was great employes were great management should have treated employee
Sr Clerical Assistant (Former Employee) –  Aliso Viejo, CAMarch 19, 2018
the company was great been there for over 20 years good benefits great employees. Management shukd have taken better care of their employess especialy rhe ones that have been there for over 20 years
Pros
employees, benefits
Cons
management
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Day can be long and unfulfilling
Business Service Specialist (Current Employee) –  Omaha, NEMarch 16, 2018
The Company has many issues with employees being happy because management is unaware of the job they were hired to do. The Supervisors who conduct the one on one employee meetings are texting on their cell phones. The Supervisors also will not help help in the daily work queues because they state that they are only hired to provide coaching and not assistance with the work. The Supervisors are not knowledgeable on the work items that are completed day-by-day by the staff. If you are lucky enough to get another job in the Company you are still required to help your old department if you are low on work. This is without additional pay.
Pros
The company provides donuts and other rewards for meetings
Cons
The Supervisors are not experienced to help workers, Supervisors have poor accountability to the workers, No items are implemented from weekly meetings, Supervisors carry cell phones in 1 on 1 sessions with employees
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Petty Life
Senior Business Service Specialist (Former Employee) –  Omaha, NEMarch 13, 2018
Pacific Life should change their name to Petty Life. The employees constantly tattle tale on one another. The managers walk around with a chip on their should like their kings and queens and their employees are peasants. The culture at this company is just terrible. You're treated like a CHILD!! In order to advance with this company, you have to be really good at kissing butt.
Pros
pay is ok, great benefits
Cons
bad culture, micro-managing, managers are jerks
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Annuity specialist
Annuity Specialist (Current Employee) –  Omaha, NEFebruary 27, 2018
Lots of favoritism. 8 hours of back to back calls from owners and financial Advisors. To be honest I don't recommend any customer service job to anyone with any company. People in America are extremely ungrateful and rude to work with. The financial advisors are the worst to work with. They are very entitled, bossy, rude, and treat you like you're nothing. They call in about 5 mins before a client comes in and we remind them what they sold there client. They rush you for the information they need for that meeting and if you don't provide fast perfect responses, you will get yelled at. Extremely draining and demeaning. Good luck!
Pros
Good benefits, free coffee in mornings
Cons
Read my review
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Great place to work and the really take care of their employees
MANAGER, INVESTMENT OPERATIONS (Former Employee) –  Newport Beach, CAFebruary 27, 2018
Great place to work. High standards as a company to be proud of. They really promote within and encourage employee development.
Great benefits and discounts to attractions.
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Challenging and Rewarding Company
Sr. Systems Administrator II (Current Employee) –  RemoteFebruary 27, 2018
Projects are the best part of this job. We do proof of concept with many products before purchasing products. It is great to be able to test out products before implementation. This company also has Test, Model and Production environments so all updates and new products can be tested before going into a Production environment. I have grown tremendously with this company. I love that I can work on all the different areas of Systems and Network Administration. On all sides of Windows, Linux, VMware and NetApp Storage. Never a boring or mundane day.
Pros
Work remotely from home
Cons
Online large group meetings not always available
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Pacific Life is an Excellent place to work.
Systems Administrator II (Former Employee) –  Newport Beach, CAFebruary 20, 2018
Pacific Life is indeed a Great Place to work.

It is a Great place to work and advance the career path chosen.

The Company offers many opportunities to learn and acquire new skills to do do your job better.

Pacific Life actively participates in many Charitable events supporting organizations such as United Way
Pros
Great Company to work for. Extremely Ethical. Industry Leader.
Cons
None
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good benefits
Assistant Life Insurance Underwriter (Former Employee) –  Newport Beach, CAFebruary 13, 2018
This employer offers great benefits, as a single mom with three children, take full advantage of what they offer to their employees. the management will make you feel like a slave.
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Proceed with caution
Analyst (Former Employee) –  Newport Beach, CAJanuary 26, 2018
PL as a whole is a wonderful and good company. When you drill down and take a closer look inside each department; that’s when the disturbing differences start to appear. Appearances are deceiving and there are directors and managers who will form an alliance to cover each other’s backs against those who work hard all year are picked on, scrutinized, belittled, and micromanaged to each minute. Rules get broken among middle management.
Pros
Amazing company, convenience of a cafeteria, good benefits
Cons
Poor middle management leads to toxic environment
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Producitve workplace with Ping Pong Table
Internal Wholesaler (Former Employee) –  Omaha, NEJanuary 25, 2018
Workplace culture is relaxed collaborative and competitive. Company participates in plenty of volunteer projects. Very good about work life balance.
Pros
Work Life balance
Cons
career advancement limited
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