MetLife Reviews

Updated July 15, 2015
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  1. Helpful (4)

    Corporate Corporate Corporate

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Registered Representative in Foster City, CA
    Former Employee - Registered Representative in Foster City, CA

    I worked at MetLife full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    MetLife has a large audience and is one of the most recognized insurance companies

    Cons

    Because they are publicly traded and have extremely conservative business structure, they treat their employees like they are temps. There is also a lot of backdoor politics at all management levels where loyalty is meaningless


  2. Helpful (3)

    Chaos

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

    I worked at MetLife

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Not really a lot of positives as the company is changing fast, and seems to be wanting out of the personal insurance lines. They did take away charging reps for office rental.

    Cons

    They cut the payout and in exchange for that gave back very little. I would say in a few years MetLife will not be doing business with its own reps.

    Advice to Management

    Be more honest to your employees about the direction of the company in the future.


  3. Helpful (2)

    Part Time IAT Specialist

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IAT Specialist in Sappington, MO
    Former Employee - IAT Specialist in Sappington, MO

    I worked at MetLife part-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay Other IAT Specialists Location Snack Cube two monitors

    Cons

    No flexibility anymore no work life balance anymore NO Management under staffed Don't buy their auto and home policies

    Advice to Management

    We know your're trying to push the part timers out. What goes around comes around, you are very under staffed, do something about it!


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  5. Helpful (16)

    Company products are good, working there is not

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC

    I worked at MetLife full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    benefit package was amazing, peers were great to work with, great location in NC, lots of opportunities for lateral moves, but not for upward mobility.

    Cons

    the relocation of IT to NC seems to give MetLife the idea that NC region people don't deserve to be paid well. Was hired to do one job and then realized was being tasked to do three jobs at a salary that wasn't the median for any of the three! .


  6. Helpful (4)

    Claim Specialist

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

    I worked at MetLife full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Good insurance benefits good workers

    Cons

    Mistreated disrespecful unable to get promoter, lower salary pay poor management working like dogs


  7. Helpful (9)

    Manipulation by pretending to create culture

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Annuity Customer Service Representative in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Annuity Customer Service Representative in Tulsa, OK

    I worked at MetLife full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It feels like a real job for a while. Management pretends to help you work on a personal development plan. You are required to set goals for yourself in a job you just started in and know very little about. There's a cafeteria on site. Believe me, though the food isn't great, you'll need to learn how to eat there or bring your own food. Your 30 minute lunch(minus the 5 minutes*2=10 minutes it takes to enter and exit the building) won't allow you to make it for or actually humanely consume anything reasonably resembling food elsewhere.

    Cons

    They're regularly fussing with you about everything. Don't do this, don't do that. I felt 2 all over again. The difference is I'm a grown man with multiple degrees who acts my age. Everything I did was an attempt to be a good employee and you can bet I was berated at every turn. So, in essence met was like a giant preschool where we were actually handling giant transactions for real people in the real world. It was such a nightmare.

    Advice to Management

    Just because someone seems to perform well in another industry doesn't mean they'll do well in your industry. I'm referring to the horrible mid-level management hire from Citi. The company has pretty much been on a downward spiral since going public. I was strongly consider going private similar to your prior arrangement as a mutual. Also, more money brings better talent.


  8. Helpful (24)

    MetTech University, nothing original or innovative

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

    I have been working at MetLife full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There are really no pros to working for this company but the salary is ok and my co workers in the program are good people. We are all young professionals trying to start our careers.

    Cons

    MetTech University is a terrible program. This is an entry level program that has a duration of 6 months. The program has some classroom training and on the job training. From the beginning, this program was marketed as a leading transformational IT program. This could not be farther from the truth. The program is a carbon copy of programs that other companies have like Fidelity, Cisco, and NetApp. The leaders of the program all came from Cisco. They have basically taken what they have done at Cisco and implemented the same exact program. There is nothing original about the program especially for a company who markets themselves as innovative. The leaders of this program really pride themselves on making "change" at MetLIfe. There is nothing innovative about implementing the same program you created at Cisco and bringing it over to MetLife. The program was not implemented well. The classes are worthless because they teach you about new technology but yet MetLife uses very old technology. I just don't understand how a company can market themselves as a leading IT company, when your technology is old. There's nothing exciting about working for MetLife. They try to have "fun" events, but they really aren't that fun. That brings me to another point. I find it very peculiar that the leader of the program constantly has events at her restaurant. I'm not sure if she is trying to milk us for money to advance her business or trying to get more guest into a terrible restaurant. Advice to potential candidates- PLEASE do research on this company. Filter the reviews and select Raleigh-Durham area. The leaders and recruiters will try to sell you a false dream of being the next leaders of this company and how you're able to be innovative at MetLife. Please do not believe this. They have a well established old management at MetLife and they are not ready for a fresh prospective. I find it very peculiar, that they think all Millennials are the same. They think we have an attitude of self entitlement. I'm sorry but I had to work really hard in life to get where I am today and I am not or never will look for handouts. I would have definitely chosen Fidelity's program over MetLife's MetTech U program. I had an offer from Fidelity but bought into the false promises MetLife leaders market. I'm basically kicking myself now for my decision. I'm not the only one who feels this way. There are a lot more people in this program who are disappointed. Once the program is over, I'll definitely be looking for employment elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

    Stop marketing MetTech University as a transformational program, when it's a carbon copy of other programs. MetLife is an old insurance company that has old technology and will never be able to compete with Google, Apple, Red Hat, NetApp or Intel. The Raleigh-Durham area is not a very big area and word spreads fast about how bad of a company MetLife really is. I concur with another post, congratulations on being the worst IT company to work for in the area.


  9. Helpful (11)

    Bait and Switch

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Principal in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at MetLife full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Seeing employees I know from a previous employer. Nice onboarding program prior to joining your personal department.

    Cons

    Interview and actual position are a mismatch. Charlotte, NC pay is lower than the majority of competitors.

    Advice to Management

    Embrace the culture, knowledgeable staff and be open to change.


  10. Helpful (11)

    No culture feel like I work at a production plant

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Annuity Post Issue Representative III in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Annuity Post Issue Representative III in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at MetLife full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Not working in a call center (prior job TIAA-CREF Financial Consultant)

    Cons

    Management is overwhelmed and only talks to you when you do something wrong, there is no culture in the charlotte retail office just bodies working. There is always constant change during the week. Upper management watches you during the day like you are at a detention center. Looking to leave

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees what they are worth. Provide Employee Rewards and Recognition. Plan events and parties to develop happier employees. Provide all feedback including positive feedback


  11. Helpful (10)

    Very disappointing tenure with this company.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Underwriter in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Underwriter in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at MetLife full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible work arrangements were nice

    Cons

    Company values and leadership both were horrible! Too much office politics in play which meant that only certain persons received all the advancement opportunities.



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