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Manulife Reviews

Updated 18 October, 2017
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  • Work life balance isn't the best (in 20 reviews)

  • Manual processes in silos; certain senior management members are aggressive and confrontational to lower ranking staffs (in 24 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work with bright future ahead"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Manulife full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, management, benefits, etc.. Compensation is fair and those who perform well are rewarded.

    Cons

    Culture is very difference between teams and across divisions.


  2. "Great culture, Great Company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Configuration Analyst in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Configuration Analyst in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Manulife (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great culture
    High autonomy
    Managers seem to care

    Cons

    Work is repetitive
    Not much other cons

    Advice to Management

    Streamline slow organization processes


  3. "Manulife"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Manulife full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work location and time

    Cons

    Like any other big financial institution

    Advice to Management

    Build more leaders, not just managers

    Manulife Response

    13 Oct, 2017 – Head of Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for taking the time to write a review and share your experience!


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  5. "actuarial analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Manulife full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    excellent conmpany to work and enjoyed

    Cons

    there is a lot of politics going aroung

    Advice to Management

    improve

    Manulife Response

    10 Oct, 2017 – Head of Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for taking the time to write a review, w e appreciate honest feedback from valued employees!


  6. "Great company to work for"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Manulife full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    There is a lot of activity in this company as they are always looking to innovate. That innovation leads to opportunity.

    Cons

    Some teams work from home which has a lot of pros but a con is that you can be a bit out of sight and out of mind

    Manulife Response

    12 Oct, 2017 – Head of Talent Acquisition

    We appreciate you taking the time to write a review and value your feedback.


  7. "Manulife"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Manulife full-time

    Pros

    They have a great rotation program for new grads.

    Cons

    The jobs have a very narrow scope.

    Manulife Response

    9 Oct, 2017 – Head of Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for writing a review, we take pride in our new graduate programs and are happy to hear you are enjoying your experience with us.


  8. "Produce Analyst"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good work environment, good benefits

    Cons

    growth opportunities, internal team structure

    Advice to Management

    keep up good work, focus on new business opportunity

    Manulife Response

    9 Oct, 2017 – Head of Talent Acquisition

    We appreciate you taking the time to write a review, and happy to hear that you were satisfied with the benefits and growth opportunities.


  9. "Great employer!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Group Benefits CSR in Montreal, QC
    Current Employee - Group Benefits CSR in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Wages increase every year. Good Perks.

    Cons

    Slow career advancement. Complex procedures.

    Manulife Response

    4 Oct, 2017 – Head of Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for taking the time to write a review, we are happy to know you are enjoying your time with us!


  10. "Actuarial Intern"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - Hours are decent
    - Pay is decent

    Cons

    - Managers of interns are generally disorganized and uncaring
    - They often don't have enough work for you even if you go looking for it
    - Little to no mentorship available
    - Many people who work here have poor communication skills

    Advice to Management

    Hire people who don't just look good on paper. Hire people with personality.


  11. "Modern multinational has growing pains"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior in Montreal, QC
    Current Employee - Senior in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Manulife full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity - very large company - NA and Asia
    Recruiting push for young employees
    Growth growth growth

    Cons

    Decisions take time
    Projects under tight deadlines
    Very process oriented, tunnel vision
    Feels like few are looking at the big picture - hard to get a grasp of entire organization and goals of each division

    Advice to Management

    Simplify the organizational structure so that everyone understands the difference between Global and Canadian. Sounds easy but it's not.

    Manulife Response

    4 Oct, 2017 – Head of Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for writing a review and taking time to offer areas of improvement as well. We are happy to know you are having a great experience with us.


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