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Overall a great company

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

I worked at John Hancock full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

Great people and teamwork environment, bonuses for entire company based on performance assesments, great benefits (dental and vision, 1x salary life ins)

Cons

Advancement is not that easy. A lot of re-organization happening right now

Advice to ManagementAdvice

People skills are needed for many managers.

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    Former Employee - Compliance Analyst in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Compliance Analyst in Boston, MA

    I worked at John Hancock full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with!! Nice Benefits and strong culture of promoting from within. Overall a decent place to work. Decent work hours; nice work/life balance.

    Cons

    Employees need to be careful not to get too comfortable at one role because it becomes difficult to change departments later on. Low entry level salary.

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    The pay among lower level employees tends to lag others in the finance industry. Consider increasing compensation for entry and mid-level employees.

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    Good Career Choice

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    Former Employee - Director in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Director in Boston, MA

    I worked at John Hancock full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    I was able to work on many types of technology projects over a decade. The long term employees have a very warm culture. Over the years, I have seen many people retire after 30+ years of service. Very uncommon given the current IT culture. Good solid performance is always recognized and rewarded. Management is willing to promote younger employees to high responsibility positions based on performance.

    Cons

    Technical careers have a clear dead end. Only management roles have a good career growth options. Having head office in Toronto makes it difficult to get exposure to higher management. Most of the technical work has gone to off-shore companies. Rest of the work is taken up by on-site offshore resources.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Use industry best practices but always be open to customize them to suit the needs of the individual business unit or the total enterprise. Use more open source technologies to reduce costs and improve technology currency.

    Recommends
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