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Manulife Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated Feb 9, 2020

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3.7
75%
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Manulife CEO Roy  Gori
Roy Gori
374 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good work life balance, treat employees well, good management(in 211 reviews)

  • "Good work environment, able to work from home, good pay(in 179 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long hours sometimes and transactions must be completed within the day(in 43 reviews)

  • "Work-life balance bad in certain departments (e(in 40 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (9)

    "Great Place for Young Actuaries"

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    • 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.

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    Manulife2019-02-24

    Manulife Response

    March 1, 2019Head of Talent Acquisition

    We are happy to know you are having a positive experience. Thank you for sharing your review.

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  2. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Waterloo, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance, treat employees well, good management

    Cons

    Good work life balance but pay could be stronger

    Manulife2020-02-01
  3. "Classic Employer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Agile Coach in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Respect to employees, encouraging eco system, supportive management, work life balance

    Cons

    Traditional working environment and employees

    Manulife2020-01-31
  4. "Manulife - good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Insights Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance, fair pay

    Cons

    Limited avenues for advancement and growth

    Manulife2020-02-09
  5. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Data Scientist in Toronto, ON

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

    Pros

    Everything is great. Work Life Balance is good.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Manulife2020-01-04
  6. "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
  7. "Horrendous"

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    Former Employee - Lease Analyst in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    None, there were no pros to working here.

    Cons

    No work life balance. The place is a nightmare to work for.

    Manulife2019-12-28
  8. "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

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    Manulife2019-11-17
  9. Helpful (4)

    "Terrible Culture"

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    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Waterloo, ON
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Discounted mortgage, that's about it

    Cons

    Terrible culture, no work life balance. Work smart program results in having to share a desk, and few people consistently in the office.

    Manulife2019-12-16

    Manulife Response

    December 23, 2019Director, Employment Brand and Digital Recruitment

    We are disappointed to hear about your experience and would like to understand more. Please contact us at TalentAcquisition@manulife.com

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  10. Helpful (2)

    "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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    Manulife2019-11-21

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