Manulife Financial

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Manulife Financial Reviews

Updated January 27, 2015
Updated January 27, 2015
249 Reviews
3.5
249 Reviews
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Manulife Financial President and CEO Donald Guloien
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work life balance, usally work 40 hours a week without much overtime (in 31 reviews)

  • The role also offers work from home opportunities and therefore some work life balance can be achieved (in 11 reviews)


Cons
  • Very stressful atmosphere and long working hours (in 9 reviews)

  • The work life balance here is quite terrible as most people only leave work after 8pm (in 6 reviews)

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  1.  

    Excellent Employer

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Group Benefits Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Group Benefits Manager in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Manulife Financial

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Risk management

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

    I have been working at Manulife Financial

    Pros

    exposure to lots of business

    Cons

    focus on excel can be improved

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    good

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Business Analyst Intern

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Manulife Financial

    Pros

    Very dynamic environment, lots of new things to learn. People are very nice and helpful.

    Cons

    No cons really, lots of learning opportunities.

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  5.  

    Actuarial Associate

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Manulife Financial

    Pros

    Excellent exam support and work life balance

    Cons

    Can't think of any cons

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Great, relaxing, professional

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Quantitative Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Quantitative Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Manulife Financial

    Pros

    Flexible work hours (moreso depending on your manager), but people can come in as late as 10-10:30. All they request is that you complete your 7.5 hours a day. They pay very decently and they treat acturial students very well (reimbursements for exams, time off for studying etc)

    Cons

    From what I felt, the atmosphere is a little dull. Not too much friendliness or contact throughout the office. When I worked there and attended an office social, I realized that a lot of the long-time employees working in the same department didn't even know a lot of the other people's names.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    perhaps encourage more office social events, or a more lively atmosphere.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Business Analyst

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Manulife Financial (more than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent working atmosphere,best cooperation from administration,looking forward to work again

    Cons

    No cons,since the team is located at various locations virtual models should be installed at all places

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Very friendly

  8.  

    Excellent company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Internal Wholesaler in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Internal Wholesaler in Waterloo, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Manulife Financial full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Management recognized talent and is genuinely interested in promoting personal and career growth. I worked in 3 different jobs at Manulife and my superiors and team in each case were excellent.

    Cons

    At the time there was significant redundancy within the company. Since I worked there I know that senior management has reduced a significant amount of that redundancy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing and think long-term.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Supportive Culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Manulife Financial full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    flexible managers and very supportive team members
    compensation is very fair
    company is growing very fast, and strong reputation in North America

    Cons

    top level management is bureaucratic and at times out of touch

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be more accessible

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Awesome

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Actuarial Co-op in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Actuarial Co-op in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Manulife Financial as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Awesome, fun, exciting, interesting, engaging.

    Cons

    Nothing, all aspects of the experience were phenomenal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You're Awesome.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Served as Actuarial Intern during 2014 summer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Actuarial Co-op in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Actuarial Co-op in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Manulife Financial as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    My manager was super nice and helpful and all of my coworkers were very supportive. They love to bring interns into some real projects and help them to develop their own skill set. Sometimes, they even hand you a new model to build up from scratch, which is challenging but fun.

    Cons

    Since the company is a pretty big organization so that you won't get exposure to all aspects through your work term, and it would be better they give interns a business unit position.

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