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Helpful (1)

nice perks and atmosphere for a buy side firm, might be too slow for some

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Vice President in Morristown, NJ
Current Employee - Vice President in Morristown, NJ
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Quality of life, and plenty of opportunity to learn. Commute is much better than NYC. Relaxed work environment. Human Resources is really great.

Cons

Low pay against peers and Wall Street, low incentives to exploit technology. Long hours for most, and little actual down time after that. Everything is outsourced.

Advice to Management

More aggressively automate. Don't think we can sit on our stack of money.....someone will take it from us

Other Employee Reviews for MetLife

  1. Helpful (2)

    If you have a job with MetLife, you can have a job for life.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Providence, RI
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Providence, RI
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    MetLife is a very solid and safe company with 140 years of experience. The Compnay as a whole does its best at ensuring that it gives its employees the opportunity to build their career path. Working at MetLife will give you the knowledge that as long as you work hard, you will always have a job to go to. Through all the job and market fluctuations, MetLife has always done the best at holding steady wtih integrity. MetLife is also very good at keeping current with worker trends, the virtual employee is their next direction where employees can work from home.

    Cons

    It's not what you know.... Even though we are given the opportunities to grow and develope, the management sometimes overlooks the harder worker in favor of the more "flashy" worker. Given that the best opportunities are scarce, there is great competition for the better jobs. However there are plenty of lateral moves if you are not happy where you are at.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be fooled by fluff. Your hardest workers are usually too busy looking down and getting their work done and not as well versed at giving compliments and flattery. Don't ignore the quiet ones.


  2. Good company. Equal opportunity for working mothers

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Greenville, SC
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Greenville, SC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good company to work for. Good place to learn, decisions are supported. Support for working mothers/flexible work time. Telecommuting allowed when necessary. Can work evening/weekends from home to make up work schedules. Work looked at objectively for reviews. Reviews are frequent. Development plans are made and employees encouraged to grow. Management can make good (even tough) decision when necessary.

    Cons

    Outsourcing continuing. Layoffs, cost cutting in progress. Low ratings can be given even to good workers if everyone in the team is doing well as a certain percentage of people must be given low ratings. While development plans can be made, ability to grow in direction wanted by employee is sometimes difficult.

    Advice to Management

    Continue objective reviews, decrease outsourcing. Encourage work from people.


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