Manulife Financial

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Great company to work for initially - now its just a massive machine that cares about the bottom line

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  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Manager
Former Employee - Manager

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

Pros

Manulife is great in many aspects such as providing a great work/life balance and flexible workday. The pay and benefits are competitive. Working in different departments is great because it is like moving companies as the departments are so diverse.

Cons

Advancement not always based on merit or ability; lots of "who you know". While the internal hiring is promoted as an important aspect of Manulife, the HR team doesn't look at giving people the opportunity to stretch

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Review the project decisions that are made because mid managers and line areas will manipulate business cases to satisfy their objective yet it may not be the right overall decision.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Company benefit are above the average, but the working environment is poor

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    Current Employee - Analyst Programmer
    Current Employee - Analyst Programmer

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

    Pros

    People are fine, have some nice company benefits, workload are fine (depending on the teams)

    Cons

    Poor working environment, company norms / culture is bad (inactive in style, less communication), doesn't have any free food or drinks provided in the pantry (all self provide), work is boring and less challenging (Only choose to join if you enjoy or willing to provide the supporting work to the corporate), company are very strict about money usage (lead to "stingy" scenarios), work station or equipment are bad / outdated, work and performance oriented, a lot of website access limitation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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    business systems analyst

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Kitchener, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Kitchener, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    potential to advance within company

    Cons

    very rigid approach to processes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop mico management of staff

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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