Pacific Life Reviews

Updated Jul 28, 2021

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3.9
68%
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Pacific Life Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jim Morris
Jim Morris
218 Ratings
Pros
  • "Competitive pay and great benefits(in 36 reviews)

  • "Nice people, really good benefits(in 32 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "As mentioned in so many reviews it’s top and middle management heavy(in 9 reviews)

  • "Company used to promote family atmosphere and employee satisfaction, but all of that culture was wiped out with a change in IT senior management(in 9 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Wow company to work with

      Mar 24, 2021 - Manager in Noida
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Superb Management and very awesome environment to work.

      Cons

      No nothing to add. You are just awesome.

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Good

      Mar 9, 2021 - Business Development Manager in Dehradun
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good, excellent environment with full amenities

      Cons

      Nothing bad In the management of the company

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    3. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Not the PL we all used to love and respect

      Jul 23, 2021 - Software Developer in Aliso Viejo, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      -Competitive Salary -Benefits -Company foundation is great to community

      Cons

      After working there for decades, PL showed all IT employees the door and said 'we want new blood' (the cheaper the better.) There is a toxic "PL is the best place to work" sentiment that permeates and taints the culture turning it into a cult like rabid fan base. One day you find out that 100+ got let go and the next day you are treated to another "ra-ra PL is the best!" rally. In the end, Jim Moriss is solely responsible for the decline of a once GREAT place to work. It is now full of consultants, 3rd party contractors and people that have ZERO interest in seeing PL become a successful company. You reap what you sow, Jim!

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      2 people found this review helpful
    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Nice company, but expect layoffs

      Jul 28, 2021 - Case Manager in Lynchburg, VA
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      Pros

      Competitive pay, bonuses, larger PTO than other companies

      Cons

      Company is starting to outsource more. There have been several layoffs recently.

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    5. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      IT Infrastructure moves from In-house to MSP

      Jun 12, 2021 - IT Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great employee culture established and lots of great individuals Health insurance is one of the best Other benefits and yearly bonuses had been good though declining Consolidating departments and employees to focus on core competencies (financials and marketing) Treated employees well throughout 2020 with WFH protocols

      Cons

      Personnel changes and consolidations have been fast and furious up to and including VP level. Departments have been consolidating job roles and eliminating various positions. Do more with less... people. Chaos in IT departments as PL tries to stabilize IT infrastructure (changed MSP again) No VIP annual bonus in 2020

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Great Mutual Company

      Jul 23, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      People help and care about each other Flex schedules

      Cons

      CA location may be expensive for living

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee

      good firm

      Jul 22, 2021 - Quantitative Strategist in Newport Beach, CA
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      Pros

      good firm. it is very godd

      Cons

      nothing I can think about

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    8. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      I would recommend

      Jul 21, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Good and healthy work environment, good compensation

      Cons

      Stressful, not great work life balance

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    9. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Great place to work and awesome benefits

      Jul 1, 2021 - Field Underwriter 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Their group insurance is the best.

      Cons

      Not always the best raises but generally pretty good. As they say, the better you perform, the better your rate so I always kept that in the back of my head when doing my job.

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great place to work

      Jun 12, 2021 - Underwriter 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Work life balance, great employees

      Cons

      Do not have any cons

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      Pacific Life Response

      Human Resources

      Thank you for your positive review! We are committed to helping our employees balance work life and family life responsibilities.

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