MetLife – Why Work For Us?

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As one of the world’s largest and most successful life insurance and financial services companies, MetLife makes a difference in the lives of over 90 million customers around the world who count on us to help them pursue more from life every day. We’re leading the global transformation of our industry through performance and innovation. But it all begins with talented individuals like you.

We’re investing in developing the potential of our employees. One of the ways we do this is by hosting annual Innovation Summits for high-potential leaders. We’ve even brought new products to market in as little as six months based on employee recommendations. Now that’s putting innovation to work.

MetLife serves over 90 of the top one hundred Fortune 500® companies, providing a breadth of financial services, insurance, annuities and employee benefits. If you’re ready to make life matter and be challenged to develop solutions that matter most to you, at MetLife, you can. Join us in leading the way.

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At MetLife, we’re focused on meeting the needs of our customers. We call it customer centricity. For everyone to succeed together, we know we have to set standards of excellence for identifying our employees’ individual opportunities, and accomplishments too. That’s why we implement new technologies to collaborate and share our goals publicly, and recognize customer success stories from within our team. We’re breaking down silos, challenging assumptions, and finding new means to succeed locally and globally.

We’re also investing in realizing the potential of our people by training our top leadership on how to support individual professional development. As an employer of choice, we have developed professional trainings and personal development calendars. We also recognize professional achievements with even greater opportunities to make an impact. So we’ll challenge you to make your goals and your career matter more to you.


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At MetLife, meaningful work with real impact isn’t reserved for just a few. We are committed to creating a culture in which every member of our team has the opportunity to make a difference to the success of our business. We’re developing leaders who act inclusively, encouraging others to forge their own ideas and motivating our people to live their dreams both professionally and personally.

To become a world-class company, we’re building a work environment on shared values, one that engages all our team members to help people pursue more from life. This extends to special programs in the regions in which we operate, such as MetLife Foundation’s enduring support for communities in the wake of natural disasters. It also impacts the way we celebrate the diverse communities within our own organization with strong and active Employee Resource Groups. Discover how you can join us.

MetLife Reviews

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MetLife President & CEO Steven A. Kandarian
Steven A. Kandarian
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    Good Company - Solid Reputation

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MetLife

    Pros

    Friendly people, flexible work hours, Rewarding career

    Cons

    As with any corporation - employees are cut when budget crunches come up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat individuals as individuals and not as numbers. The people in the trenches help keep the company running. So it would be great that you remember that always.

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MetLife Interviews

Updated Sep 13, 2014
Updated Sep 13, 2014

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Henderson, NV
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Henderson, NV
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at MetLife in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    I was offered the above position with MetLife. I passed the background check except for my credit. I have been unemployed for eight months and no income. My bills have fallen behind during this time. The Due Diligence team emailed and asked if I was making payments/paid off the collections accounts. I immediately contacted the individual who was assigned to my case and she wasn't available. I explained my situation to another team member and she asked if I would reply to email explaining the situation (I did). She stated she would speak with the person who was on my case. At a later date (one week) I followed up with the team again reaching out to the assigned individual of my case and once again I was told she wasn't available and my case was under review. A third time I called to make sure if I needed to provide any other supporting documentation and I was told the individual was not available and that I would be receiving a call soon. On September 4, 2014 prior to a start date of September 8, 2014, I received a call from Dawn Miller stating MetLife was rescinding on the job offer letter because my credit was not good. I was asked why now after being offered this position August 6, 2014. I explained once again my situation and I was told my case had been under review and that management and Due Diligence had made this decision not to move forward. I explained that I was qualified for the position and have a degree, but because of my credit I'm denied employment! Total discrimination! I was lastly told I was welcome to apply for other positions in the company that did not require good credit, although I wasn't being considered for anything else. On Monday, September 8, 2014 I received a signature required envelope from MetLife that spoke about rescinded offer.

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    • I experienced no difficult questioning. The first interview went well and during this time it was discussed about credit check. I was told it was not a big deal. If bills are in collections it would be asked for one to take care of them. I didn't think anymore about a credit check. It was obvious that my credit wasn't looked at prior to unemployment.   Answer Question
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    Don't believe an employer about credit checks unless they are truly interested on who you are and what you will bring to the company. The pay was starting comfortably.
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MetLife Awards & Accolades

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Best Insurance Brand in United States of America, Global Brands Magazine, 2013
Top Companies for Executive Women, National Association for Female Executives, 2012
Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign, 2010
Employees’ Choice -50 Best Places to Work, Glassdoor, 2009
Top 50 Companies for Diversity, DiversityInc, 2012
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Additional Info

Website www.metlife.com
Headquarters New York, NY
Size 5000+ Employees
Type Company - Public (MET)
Industry Insurance
Revenue $10+ billion (USD) per year
Competitors AIG, Prudential, Allianz

Part of its name may imply "metropolitan," but the company is found in villages, towns, and huge cities around the world. MetLife is the largest life insurer in the US; Metropolitan Life Insurance Company is its flagship insurance subsidiary. Its Insurance Products segment includes all of its group and individual life insurance and non-medical health insurance products (dental, disability, illness). Its Retirement Products segment includes its annuity products. MetLife's Auto & Home segment works through subsidiary Metropolitan Property and Casualty Insurance (MPC... More

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