MetLife

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MetLife Reviews

Updated Jul 30, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.1 897 reviews

66% Approve of the CEO

MetLife President & CEO Steven A. Kandarian

Steven A. Kandarian

(293 ratings)

54% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexible work arrangements and very good company for work life balance (in 104 reviews)

  • MetLife has great benefits and different positions in different departments (in 74 reviews)


Cons
  • Some of the supervisors don't allow flexibility as far as work-life balance (in 21 reviews)

  • Lack of visibility to senior management as to who is doing the actual job (in 33 reviews)

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    2 people found this helpful  

    Some of the people are fantastic - choose your group carefully

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prostons of opportunity, lots of different kinds of businesses, room to grow, good solid company, good benefits

    Conspolitics, favortism, lack of unified culture,

    Advice to Senior Managementstop creating so many new things, give things a chance to take hold

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Brand, good people.

    Sales Executive (Current Employee) Chicago, IL (US)

    ProsThe work is rewarding. You have a great sense of teamwork and community. The work is important to everyone's financial security.

    ConsNot the best compensation in the industry. Management can be swayed in the wrong direction by consultants.

    Advice to Senior ManagementReturn focus to the customer, the service, and not just the bottom line.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great opportunities and smart people!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Tampa, FL (US)

    ProsGenerous pay, coaching, helpful and timely feedback, great opportunities flexible hours and work schedule, strong team members, and strong work ethic encouraged.

    ConsThe onboarding process is a bit disjointed but once you're up and running it clicks. No other cons at this time.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep going in this positive direction!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great people

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat experience with the right people. Can learn a lot. Great views from any floor, access to the cafe in the upper floor and many options in the larger cafe downstairs. Access to the gym and its classes. A lot of bonuses and incentives.

    ConsSome of the supervisors don't allow flexibility as far as work-life balance. A few do, which is great. But not all. Extremely immature. Its as if most of the workers are in high school. But if you stay to yourself and interact with the coworkers that aren't as nasty, you'll do fine.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCreate more job opportunities for interns.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Technology

    Technology Specialist (Current Employee) Tempe, AZ (US)

    ProsExcellent environment. Great People. Really enjoy the firm I work for

    ConsTechnology people are not treated as such and lots of outsorcing for the network people at the moment.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great work environment and promotes from within.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsLots of opportunity to grow and advance in your career.

    ConsHard for them to stay up to date technologically.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Company was good to me.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsTons of opportunity to do self development

    ConsThe company is constantly changing

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company overall, just some bad managers

    Pension Benefit Consultant (Current Employee) Atlanta, GA (US)

    ProsGreat benefits, good people, flexible

    ConsPeople who are managers who are not qualified and do not have people management skills.
    Growth depends on who you work for, not your work and knowledge.
    Recycling people from one department to another
    Limited growth opportunities in current location
    Employee morale low

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop making decisions about a person's career among yourselves. Value your employees who work hard with pay level increases, even if there is no position. Open door policy is a joke

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    You get out what you put in

    Financial Services Representative (Current Employee) Boca Raton, FL (US)

    ProsFair compensation, good materials and a national network

    ConsIf you don't have a mentor or partner, this is a tough place to work

    Advice to Senior Managementteaming!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company

    Senior Customer Service Representative I (Current Employee) Charlotte, NC (US)

    ProsMetlife is an efficient company who cares about their employees and customers. The trainjng team, benefits, and oayroll department ae awesome snd on top of issues that nay arise.

    ConsThey have a lot of systems, but uf one can master them, tgen a grest company to work for.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe training was steady and was able to keep up and learn the material to be better prepared for the job. Advuce for upper management is to keep improving and keep up the good work!!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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