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Manulife Reviews

Updated Dec 6, 2019

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3.6
71%
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87%
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Manulife CEO Roy  Gori
Roy Gori
264 Ratings
Pros
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  • "Long hours sometimes and transactions must be completed within the day(in 43 reviews)

  • "Senior management come off as very fabricated people(in 38 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (9)

    "Great Place for Young Actuaries"

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    Current Employee - Senior Actuarial Associate in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Manulife full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Big organization with a lot of Actuarial roles. Very nice Senior Management in Actuarial teams that can teach you a lot Work is visible and promotions can be quick and is becoming more merit-based. Nnice study days for exams, good work-life balance, and ability to work remotely later. Great place to train and become an experienced actuary.

    Cons

    Recent CEO change has brought a lot of re-organization, so you need to be adaptive. However, the focus of new management is good.

    Advice to Management

    Need to invest more into advertisement and recruitment to attract young actuarial talents.

    Manulife2019-02-24
  2. "Great place to work; strong financial performance"

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    Former Employee - Marketing in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Manulife full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great people, interesting work and competitive salary

    Cons

    Lots of change, so you need to be nimble and flexible. Also there can be heavy workloads at times, not all the time, but certain times of the year can be stressful.

    Manulife2019-09-04
  3. "Amazing tech stack to work with"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Waterloo, ON
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Manulife full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Latest tech stack used all over the organization

    Cons

    The interview process is too much focused on algorithms and data structures

    Manulife2019-11-25
  4. "CSP"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Manulife full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance, great coworkers

    Cons

    Work schedule, work during holidays

    Manulife2019-11-24
  5. "Slow Moving"

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    Former Employee - Applications Developer 

    I worked at Manulife full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good Teams Good Tech Stack They encourage people to learn new technologies. Offer permanent work from home.

    Cons

    Slow Decision Making. And a lot of politics.

    Manulife2019-11-22
  6. "Global company with opportunities facing headwinds"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President Cash Management in Toronto, ON
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Manulife full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Large global company with various opportunities

    Cons

    Looking to reduce expenses drastically and everyone is nervous about job security.

    Manulife2019-12-06
  7. "Great company. Great people."

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    Current Employee - Long Term Disability Case Manager in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Manulife full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Remote work up to 4 days per week Awesome team (including management) Flexibility

    Cons

    Workload fluctuates a lot and can become overwhelming

    Manulife2019-11-21
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Half and half"

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Toronto, ON

    I worked at Manulife full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Money is very good month to month

    Cons

    Culture is very bad at times

    Manulife2019-12-02
  9. "Great company for work-life balance!"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Manulife full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Strong employee base with very knowledgeable professionals to help you learn. - Practices and preaches work-life balance. - Transitions between departments is easy, better able to explore different areas and roles in the company.

    Cons

    - Highly bureaucratic - Too much IT contracting

    Advice to Management

    - Don't be afraid to commit to full-time employees. Loss of productivity could hurt the company in the long term with all the contract IT workers.

    Manulife2019-11-17
  10. "General review on IT in Manulife"

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    Former Employee - Associate Full Stack Developer in Waterloo, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Manulife full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Faced paced approach to moving to new tech Senior management is surely talented

    Cons

    Office space is too less. Shared workplace culture. You sit wherever you find a place. Not a good cost cutting measure. Work life balance depends on project to project and the delivery date Design System is still updating which leads to deferred development Illogical cost cutting like shutting down the cloud env after work hours and on weekends. Promotions very hard to get on merit rather than years of exp.... Benefits are ok but very deceiving at times and are manipulative. Too much stress on core values. Agile is very new to them and the employees.

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    Advice to Management

    Seats need to be assigned to people. So they know exactly where to go in the morning without the fear of not finding a seat and then improvising Too much stress on core values.

    Manulife2019-11-21
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