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MetLife Reviews

Updated 17 August, 2014
Updated 17 August, 2014
928 Reviews

3.0
928 Reviews
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MetLife President & CEO Steven A. Kandarian
Steven A. Kandarian
298 Ratings

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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Employee Reviews

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  1. 6 people found this helpful  

    Some of the people are fantastic - choose your group carefully

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

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

    Cons

    politics, favortism, lack of unified culture,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop creating so many new things, give things a chance to take hold

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Phone center is just like the rest

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Customer Service Representative  in  West Des Moines, IA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Customer Service Representative in West Des Moines, IA (US)

    Pros

    401k, benefits, work life balance

    Cons

    Tough to move on with career

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Loosen up

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative  in  Charlotte, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Charlotte, NC (US)

    Pros

    The people are friendly and there are many opportunities to grow. Great compensation and benefit packages. Excellent training.

    Cons

    It's very political. Like many companies they are closing offices and departments and outsourcing to consultants in order to save money.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More opportunities for growth in lower level jobs.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Career Growth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Associate  in  Noida (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Noida (India)

    Pros

    No work load, If you are done with your task you can do anything

    Cons

    Career growth is very slow. Senior Management should look into this but they dont have time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior Management should look into this as lots of employees are not happy with their growth prespective and looking for Change.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    Forty footer

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Charlotte, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC (US)

    Pros

    New building, take home lap top issued to everyone, great coworkers.

    Cons

    NJ culture seeping into NC. Claiming the moved here for the culture, but actually just came in order to pay lower salaries. Just got jeans Friday though that is a given in Charlotte. Non competitive salary. Even if you are in a position that could be done from anywhere, 'face time' and rush hour traffic are valued by the Jersey transplants.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Walk the walk. Allow the employees you hired here locally to actually think and use our expertise rather than allowing the continued attempted brainwashing by the Metlifers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    A solid Company with Great Benefits

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Consultant  in  Bridgewater, NJ (US)
    Current Employee - Marketing Consultant in Bridgewater, NJ (US)

    Pros

    Brand recognition goes a long way in the insurance industry and MetLife has an excellent name that is renowned and respected. The work life balance is a plus; especially for working professionals with families.

    Cons

    From an IT perspective the company is behind the times. The lack of integrated systems and disjointed business areas make it difficult to exude efficiency. A fairly conservative company that removes itself from competition by pricing out of the market. Advertising is a weakness.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase IT efficiency and better business segment integration/communication

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    MetLife is very supportive of employees' professional development needs and work-life balance.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Business Technology Consultant  in  Somerset, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Business Technology Consultant in Somerset, NJ (US)

    Pros

    Company Values:
    1. Company's policies are supportive of professional growth
    2. Offer flexibility to enable work-life balance
    3. Offer services to help take care of family needs through programs like "work-life assist"

    Cons

    Support and growth depends on the team leads. Some are supportive of change while others are not. Need to choose the team that is a good fit for your work style.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    It is still a good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager  in  New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY (US)

    Pros

    The company, regardless reorganization, a few times, it is still a solid company. There are good leaders and dedicate employees. I enjoyed the time I worked there.

    Cons

    I would say that the biggest cons I saw was politics. It is nothing new, however, it got to everyone's way, it was too much and it made work there a pain instead of fun. Hope it was only the area I worked.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hope top management will pay attention to areas where more employee leave in a short period of time then others, it is a sign of problem.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Technology

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technology Specialist  in  Tempe, AZ (US)
    Current Employee - Technology Specialist in Tempe, AZ (US)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Bureaucracy Typical of Large Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Benefits are Standard for a Large Company- Stable Company Performance, Competitive Compensation (but not Great), Great Benefits, Collegial Work Environment, Ethical Company

    Cons

    Issues are Standard for Large Company- Great Amount of Bureaucracy, Lack of Autonomy and Independence, Authoritative Leadership, Lack of Clear Guidelines for Performance Recognition and Promotion, Stretches People Too Thin by Requiring Toom Much Work from Too Little People, Work-Life Balance Issues

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give Your People the Resources They Need to Do Their Jobs, Trust Your People, Remove Barriers that Limit Their Performance

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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