Manulife Financial
3.4 of 5 184 reviews
www.manulife.com Toronto, Canada 5000+ Employees

Manulife Financial Reviews

Updated Apr 6, 2014
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3.4 184 reviews

                             

79% Approve of the CEO

Manulife Financial President and CEO Donald A. Guloien

Donald A. Guloien

(95 ratings)

71% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Nice company, great place for acturies

Financial Analyst (Current Employee)
Waterloo, NY

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

ProsNice work enviroment, nice management team, a lot of fun events, food courts are not bad

ConsThey should not put accountants together with the acturies both in Fianace, the acturies get far more benefits than accountants, makes all the financial analysts feel so unfair. The reorg. is just throwing more work to all employees, what's the benefit?

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Lots of organization change with little information shared with staff by management

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Manulife Financial full-time for more than 8 years

ProsGlobal organization, bonuses paid for past 10 years, salaries in line with market, ethical corporate citizen, internal and external training encouraged

ConsEmployees left wondering about their future, large company = lots of bureaucracy, projects go on indefinitely, uncertain N. American market for insurance and jobs

Advice to Senior ManagementAlthough yearly employee satisfaction surveys are administered, no action on recommendations is taken. Management needs to open up to its employees.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Associate (Current Employee)
Boston, MA

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

ProsGreat company to work for, great location

ConsLong hours, low pay, executive pressure

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your employees

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Property Manager (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL

I have been working at Manulife Financial full-time for more than 8 years

ProsLocal senior management very supportive

ConsNational Senior leadership, inconsistent with future development plans

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Decent place to work.

Assistant Vice President & Actuary (Current Employee)
Boston, MA

I have been working at Manulife Financial

ProsInteresting work. Lots of opportunities to see different things.

ConsSenior management in my Division Love "Yes men".

Advice to Senior ManagementI don't agree with the philosophy of giving people the work and then promoting them after a year. If you are willing to give someone the work and responsibility, then give them the promotion at the same time.

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Business Analyst (Current Employee)
Boston, MA

I have been working at Manulife Financial

ProsIts vast. there's always opportunities if you're looking for it. favors senority, if you're committed to the company, you'll be rewarded with fringe benefits that are highly competitive with other firms. employees gets special access to business products.

Consold fashioned. obsolete technologies. favors senority too much as young and creative employees are often left behind.

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to employees more. Recruit college graduates more.

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Great Place to work

Derivatives Business Analyst (Current Employee)
Boston, MA

I have been working at Manulife Financial

ProsBenefits, Salary, Location, Hours, Career Advancement, Stock Program

ConsNeed more on the job training

Advice to Senior ManagementTrain employees better

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Stable but unexciting place to work for.

Software Developer (Current Employee)
Boston, MA

I have been working at Manulife Financial

ProsStable company -- seems to withstand bad economic times better than peers. The company's risk aversion makes it somewhat of an unexciting place to work for, but contributes to the sense of stability.

ConsTypical downsides of working for a large corporation -- it often feels that your work doesn't make a difference. The corporate hierarchy is 8-10 levels deep, so a common worker feels very detached from senior management.

Advice to Senior ManagementI have every reason to believe that our senior management is highly capable,

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Excellent Employer

Group Benefits Manager (Current Employee)
Boston, MA

I have been working at Manulife Financial

ProsThere is great room for improvement and to move around different departments

ConsIt is a very large company, thus when applying for different positions is very competitive

Advice to Senior ManagementN/A

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Reputated company, many talented people there

Senior Tax Analyst (Current Employee)
Kitchener, ON (Canada)

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

Proscompany thinks ahead, leading the trends

Consduring the change, sometimes can be very unstructure

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