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Manulife Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated Nov 24, 2019

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Manulife CEO Roy  Gori
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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (9)

    "Great Place for Young Actuaries"

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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 company for work-life balance!"

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    • Senior Management
    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
  3. "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
  4. "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
  5. "Marketing Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Manulife full-time

    Pros

    Great work/life balance. Friendly colleagues. Lots of opportunities for formal and unformal trainings.

    Cons

    Activities are very siloed. Hard to get information when you are not HQ-based.

    Advice to Management

    Leverage talent and expertise whereever they are, not just in the Toronto area.

    Manulife2019-10-27
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Very Professional Company"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Manulife full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good work/home balance; Work from home program; good salary and benefits

    Cons

    Many layoffs; company moving operations to Philippines; 4 managers in one year.

    Manulife2019-10-03
  7. "Pleasant Place to work"

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    Current Employee - Disability Case Manager in Kitchener, ON

    I have been working at Manulife full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Valued employees, work-life balance, peer support.

    Cons

    Peak times with pressure to do overtime, lots of changes in place making structured work style not consistent.

    Manulife2019-10-05
  8. "great work environment, great people"

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    Former Intern - Financial Analyst 

    I worked at Manulife for less than a year

    Pros

    people, environment, work life balance

    Cons

    sometimes work got stale at times

    Manulife2019-09-29
  9. "New Business Case Management"

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    Current Employee - Senior Case Manager in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    company offers great work life balance through work from home opportunities.

    Cons

    nothing to share at this time.

    Manulife2019-09-04
  10. "A great work experience"

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    Former Employee - Business Information Specialist in Toronto, ON

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

    Pros

    Good work/life balance, good pay and benefits, great people to work with.

    Cons

    The Company could improve on individual effort recognition and rewards.

    Advice to Management

    Need to improve on communication, time processes and human resources appreciation.

    Manulife2019-08-31
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