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ML is all about which degrees you have, and not the work that you have put in.

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Former Employee - Unable to Say With Jeopardizing Who I Am in Halifax, NS (Canada)
Former Employee - Unable to Say With Jeopardizing Who I Am in Halifax, NS (Canada)

I worked at Manulife Financial full-time (more than 8 years)

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

Pros

Stock options, 3 weeks vacation at onset of job, gym, parking.

Cons

Don't promote from within, very political, play the game and you will get ahead. They don't like you going against the grain, questioning anything.

Advice to Management

Promote from within - you preach it but don't practice it. You have lost alot of valuable employees, not due to restructuring but because you didn't value them. They have gone to your main competitor SunLife.

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  1. limited opportunities n sales

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    Current Employee - Sales in Kitchener, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Sales in Kitchener, ON (Canada)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    okay but limited opportunities n sales.

    Cons

    They hire members rather than experience

    Advice to Management

    hire experienced ppl instead of ppl u know with no experience

  2. Poorly managed business with little focus on bottom line

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Asia (Jamaica)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Asia (Jamaica)

    I have been working at Manulife Financial full-time

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

    Pros

    Salaries are at least in line with market median
    Your may enjoy work-life balance depending on your department culture.

    Cons

    Extremely political working environment, leading to high teams turnover.
    Expat denominated management with poor understanding of local business nuances

    Advice to Management

    More sincere employee engagement and communication is required.
    Company is undergoing a euphemistic "Efficiency & Effectiveness" initiative, which is perceived as simply an excuse to cull employees who don't toe the line of his/her manager and to replace with cronies.

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