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Pacific Life offers a wide range of careers supporting our life insurance, mutual funds and annuity business as well as other exciting business areas. Please see the links below to review our Career Areas and learn what our employees are saying about their Pacific Life career.






Actuaries provide the analytical backbone for Pacific Life, helping to ensure that promises made can be met, whether they are due tomorrow, twenty years, or even a hundred years from now.  We use mathematics, statistics, economics, financial management, and other tools to quantify the value and manage risk of future contingent events.  Actuaries use technical and business skills to develop methods to provide value to our customers through superior management of risk. We analyze and develop solutions for the impact of demographic, economic and regulatory changes. Pacific Life actuaries create and manage innovative, industry leading, customer focused products.

We have opportunities in Product Design and Pricing, Valuation, Planning and Projections, and Risk Management.


Factors for Success

  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills and commitment to lifelong learning
  • Ability to work and learn independently, as well as in collaboration with others
  • Adaptability
  • Degree in Mathematics, Statistics, Actuarial Science, Financial Engineering, Computer Science, or a related field
  • Commitment to completing the Fellowship requirements of the Society of Actuaries (FSA)
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate both verbally and in writing
  • Strong PC experience, including spreadsheets, actuarial software and/or application languages preferred but not required


Still in college?  Check into our Actuarial Internship.


“I have benefited over the years from valuable learning opportunities through informal mentorship as well as working on projects with colleagues that have a wealth of in-depth subject matter knowledge, hands-on experience, and broad perspectives. These learning opportunities have contributed significantly to my professional growth at Pacific Life.” – David C., AVP, Risk Management


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Customer Service and Operations
Our customer service employees respond to phone calls from our producers and policyholders and answer questions about all aspects of Pacific Life products. Our operations employees perform many key functions that are essential to seamless delivery of our life insurance, retirement solutions and real estate businesses. The support that these roles provide ranges from processing policy applications or new business to tracking and reviewing loan documents.

Our customer service and operations employees work in a fast-paced environment, have great attention to detail, and possess strong verbal communication skills. If these skills describe you, consider being a part of our team providing world-class service.


“I started working for Pacific Life as a temporary employee during the summers while in high school. While taking college courses, I was asked if I would be interested in a permanent position. I’ve been here ever since. I am proud to tell people that I work for such an excellent, strong and stable company. I enjoy my job because of the people I get to work with, the culture, and the opportunities that I have to grow.” – Michele L., Supervisor of Customer Service 


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Finance & Accounting
For those with a flare for numbers and a background in Accounting, Finance or Economics, we have numerous opportunities throughout the company to work with general ledger and GAAP/STAT financial statements and to analyze complex financial data that considers financial impact, as well as industry regulations and legal liability.

There are many positions in the areas of Life Insurance, Retirement Solutions, Corporate, and Investment Accounting/Reporting:


Financial Reporting
You will interact with senior management all across Pacific Life and provide accurate and timely reporting on an annual and quarterly basis to various entities including: rating agencies, Board of Directors, Audit Committee and the Investment Impairment Committee, just to name a few!


Factors for Success

  • CPA (completed or in progress) strongly preferred
  • Experience in BOTH public and private accounting is highly desired
  • Ability to work in a deadline-driven environment
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Ability to learn, grasp and master new concepts quickly
  • Ability to identify, reconcile and resolve discrepancies


“Pacific Life has been a great place to work and develop my career with its people and culture of integrity, diversity, and innovation. I have been given the amazing opportunity to be a part of the company-wide transformation of the financial systems and processes. It started with the implementation of a new ERP technology to replace our legacy systems and continues with expanding that technology into reporting and other financial areas. It is exciting to work for a company that invests in new technology and best practices to lead us into the future.” – Carolyn I., Accounting Director


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 Human Resources
Our HR business partner teams, along with Talent Acquisition interact with company business leaders to attract, develop and retain employees to support Pacific Life’s business objectives.

Our teams of compensation, payroll and benefits professionals develop and administer programs and services that recognize and reward our employees’ contributions to the Company. Our learning and development department provide tailored and enterprise-wide learning programs to support continuous learning.


Factors for Success

  • Foster a positive work environment
  • Generate creative and imaginative approaches to identify and solve problems
  • Develop strong partnering relationships and influence others on important issues
  • Strong organizational and time management skills required
  • Build trust through honesty, fairness and unselfishness

“Pacific Life has given me the opportunity to work with great people that I respect and that I have built lasting relationships with. I have been fortunate enough to be a part of several compensation-related projects that has helped grow my skills, and expertise. These projects also allowed me to directly contribute to making Pacific Life a rewarding place to work. I enjoy my job because there is always a variety of new and challenging projects to help me continually learn and feel valuable.” – Diana L., Sr. Compensation Analyst


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Information Technology
For our technology roles, we look for individuals who are able to actively participate in development of sophisticated technology solutions for complex business problems. Our positions feature an opportunity to work in a multi-platform environment, in close collaboration with other talented professionals. We have positions at various levels of experience including systems analysts, application developers, infrastructure, system administrators, help desk and more.

Our employees have exceptional problem solving abilities, are resourceful, and highly adaptable in changing environments. Our technology professionals have a high standard for service and delivery.


Pacific Life is a great place to work because of the people, the hours and its flexibility. It is great to know that I have the support of my manager and team, and my opinion matters. The company’s willingness to accept change and try new technology and processes really makes a difference.”
– Sara B., Systems Administration Consultant



Mainframe Academy

Pacific Life is proud to offer the Mainframe Academy, an exciting program that rapidly builds your mainframe skills through formal training and in-team assignments. The immersive curriculum accelerates your learning by partnering you with experienced application developers. And, as a graduate of the program, you can enjoy significant career opportunities in the future.

Program Highlights

The Mainframe Academy is the first seven months of a multi-year career development initiative designed to maximize the beginning of your career. In the Mainframe Academy, you will learn:

  • All elements of programming required to build robust mainframe applications
  • How to quality check applications using best-in-class troubleshooting and quality control programs and standards
  • How to document application changes and enhancements

As you enter into the program, you will be hired into a full-time position with opportunities for advancement through an accelerated career path. 


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Legal & Compliance
Pacific Life has opportunities in legal and compliance departments throughout the company. Our businesses are diverse so opportunities exist in our legal department for experienced attorneys, paralegals and compliance professionals for the insurance business, real estate, corporate transactional work and 40 Act and broker-dealer compliance. In addition to our Life Insurance and Retirement Solutions business lines, we have opportunities for individuals with law degrees in our Advanced Design and Advanced Marketing areas working more closely with the sales force, providing solutions for tax and estate planning.


“Pacific Life operates in a way to ensure that we do the right things for our employees, our customers, business partners and community, which means the people who work here are good people with the added benefit of being people who are good at what they do. My job allows me access to virtually all aspects of the business we do. I enjoy the variety of my work and the ever-increasing range of knowledge and skills it requires, which means constant learning.” – Cheryl T., AVP, Counsel

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Marketing & Communications
If you are dynamic, creative, and passionate about creating high-impact marketing programs, Pacific Life has opportunities in marketing and communications.


Factors for Success

  • Demonstrate ability to create compelling marketing campaigns
  • Experience conducting market and competitive analysis
  • Exceptional presentation and communication skills
  • Outstanding ability to collaborate with internal and external business partners
  • Financial services industry experience
  • Strategic and visionary


“I began my career at Pacific Life in Annuities Operations in 1995. Three years later, I began working in Marketing and have since used my skills and experience to help better position our products. I believe that a company’s culture is defined by its people, and Pacific Life fosters camaraderie to ensure our clients always come first.” – Reed L., FVP, Retirement Strategies  

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Real Estate & Investments
If you have experience in the investment field, we have intriguing opportunities in our Real Estate and Investment Management groups. These groups leverage investment-grade and high-yield public bonds, and high-quality commercial real estate investments, such as commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) to support our businesses and manage the assets of other companies (Pacific Asset Management). We seek talented and experienced Portfolio Managers, Portfolio Operations, Traders (we have two trading rooms on site), and Credit/Research Analysts to join our team of real estate and investment professionals. Individuals with backgrounds in the investment industry, experience in real estate, capital markets or fixed income is preferred. 


Factors for Success

  • CFA (completed or in progress)
  • Ability to learn and adapt quickly to a fast-paced, fluid environment
  • Demonstrated confidence interacting with employees of all levels
  • An entrepreneurial spirit with a true passion in the investment and real estate industry


“Pacific Life provides many opportunities for growth, while still offering a strong work-life balance. I started with Pacific Life in 2000 as a customer service representative where I was involved with trade and cash processing, project management and compliance. In 2007, I joined several others in creating and building Pacific Asset Management, a third party asset management firm. At Pacific Asset Management, we manage multiple fixed income strategies across several asset classes. No day is ever the same and my job is challenging but extremely satisfying.” – Brian R., Managing Director

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Our sales professionals strive to meet and exceed sales goals by proactively marketing our products to existing and potential Registered Representatives/Brokers, through remote and face-to-face relationship building.

They seek to build long-term relationships and serve as trusted partners with their clients.


Factors for Success

  • Effective verbal communication skills to educate and influence sales
  • Strong organizational and time management skills required
  • Ability to work independently as well as within a team
  • Goal-oriented
  • FINRA Series 6/7 and 63 licenses required


“In 2008, I opened a Pacific Life Regional Life Office in St. Louis and immediately experienced the support of my home office operations team and my Divisional Manager in launching the office successfully. The myriad of tools available for a recruiter at Pacific Life range from a broad and competitive product portfolio to an underwriting and operations team committed to finding ways to get business approved and processed quickly. Complimenting that is exceptional marketing support, consultative sales training, a committed advanced designs unit and a technology infrastructure that provides a great opportunity for sustained success.” – Dick M., VP of Independent Distribution

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  • Company History
    Pacific Life has a long and rich history in our products and customer service.

  • Pacific Life Foundation
    Pacific Life has long recognized the importance of helping communities.

  • Benefits
    Pacific Life offers a wide range of benefits to support the needs of our employees.

  • Student Opportunities
    We offer several opportunities for current students and recent graduates.

  • Actuarial Internships
    Pacific Life's Summer Actuarial Internship is an excellent introduction to starting a career.

  • Information Technology
    Looking to develop a career in technology? Come join our innovative IT teams at Pacific Life.

  • Mainframe Academy
    The Mainframe Academy is the first seven months of a multi-year career development initiative.

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