Manulife Financial Reviews

Updated March 25, 2015
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Manulife Financial President and CEO Donald Guloien
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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    Good company to work for.. still change needed

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    Former Employee - Project Manager
    Former Employee - Project Manager

    I worked at Manulife Financial

    Pros

    Great Work/Life balance, good culture to work with in IT, and a very stable environment. Lots of opportunity within IT if you are willing to accept new roles.

    Cons

    Though there are good people, there are lots of organizational changes that make it hard to see the light. IT needs more support from management to improve inefficiencies. Change is hard within this culture since the acquisition of John Hancock.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to individual contributor ideas. Foster an environment where both extroverts and introverts can share suggestions to make the company better.

    Approves of CEO
  2. Great company to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Very positive work environment
    Amazing people
    Flexible work - option for remote work
    Recognizing hard work
    Option for growth
    Global mobility

    Cons

    Human Resource leaders need to look after their own. They need to practice what they preach.
    Inconsistent management practice
    Needs to improve the new employee orientation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better selection of talent at the manager/ Director level

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Enjoyable work experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Company is very involved in community volunteering and offers employees time and transportation during work hours to participate.

    Co-workers are intelligent and pleasant to work with. The majority of workers care about the work they are doing.

    Cons

    Individual managers can make or break an employees work experience. The most qualified for advancement are not always chosen because they do not know the "right" people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop trying to recreate programs and processes that were developed at the corporate level. You are not making it better, you are making it more confusing for the workers in your division.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. Nice company, great place for acturies

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Waterloo, NY
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Waterloo, NY

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    They 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?

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. Asssisting people to make solid financial decisions

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Doc Review in West New York, NJ
    Former Employee - Doc Review in West New York, NJ

    I worked at Manulife Financial full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Communicating with all types of sales situations and resolving there most pressing needs

    Cons

    Some you assist and others you find difficult to help i.e. inabiulity to set aside needed discretionary income and no interest to plan

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    respect and courteousness

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. Positive

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Associate in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for, great location

    Cons

    Long hours, low pay, executive pressure

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8. As an, intern overall it was good. Many slow days but busy days allowed for good work and learning opportunities.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I worked at Manulife Financial

    Pros

    Treated with respect and as a full-time employee. The work is engaging when there's is work and interesting projects.

    Cons

    Many instances when there's not enough work, there's mindless work, or work given to you just to keep you busy that the department won't utilize.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep interns more engaged and work more consistent. Perhaps better training during the initial weeks will alllow interns to take on more tasks and projects as the internship progresses.

    Recommends
  9. Boring

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Analyst in Boston, MA

    I worked at Manulife Financial

    Pros

    Good hours and not too much demand

    Cons

    A bit boring at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great job.

    Recommends
  10. Great Place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Derivatives Business Analyst in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Derivatives Business Analyst in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Manulife Financial

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Need more on the job training

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train employees better

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11. Stable but unexciting place to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Manulife Financial

    Pros

    Stable 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.

    Cons

    Typical 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 ManagementAdvice

    I have every reason to believe that our senior management is highly capable,

    Approves of CEO

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