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Change in direction of support made this place impossible to work with.

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Registered Representative  in  New York, NY
Current Employee - Registered Representative in New York, NY

Pros

Health benefits, name recognition, educational

Cons

The new "team" structure closely resembles a pyramid. If you are not a high producer, you will be used as food for the senior/higher producing broker. You have no chance at getting support to grow your own book of business.. Trust me...do NOT bother trying...even if you are fresh out of school.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Your senior brokers were once lower producers...

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Other reviews for MetLife

  1.  

    MetLife is good for technical, rigidly defined skills people - actuaries, accountants, Legal. Not if they can't box you.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    Pros

    Great benefits. Great efforts at diversity. Some great people that one has to seek out.

    Cons

    If they cannot put you in a box, very difficult to make a contribution. Does not promote exceptional performers - even small groups are very distanced from each other - no entrepreneurial encouragement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Horizontal communication is all but lacking. Encourage cross-departmental work in International - it's very small and should work together.

    Honesty about difficulties - will engage employees.

    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Fruitful but frustrating

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accountant  in  Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Accountant in Tampa, FL

    Pros

    Nice atmosphere in most groups. Though they are quickly being eliminated, Met has all the comforts and advantages of working for a large, sucessful company such as holiday parties (depending on your officer, that is) and other company sponsored events.

    Cons

    Growing in the Met system can be counterproductive for your career. It's great experience at first but you quickly see diminishing returns as much of managements decisions are based on politics and relationships rather than hard work and knowledge. If you want to do well at Met, be a good politician.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Review how the officers are running their departments. There are real discrepencies in salary between the various financial groups. It is also well known that many new hires are brought in at higher salaries than the existing employees. Another frustrating factor for veterans of Met is that when you grow within the company, promotion amounts are extremely small and often timed with normal merit increases to make it seem as though it's bigger than it really is. There is a lot of talk about talent retention but no real action. My advice to a young, new employee at Met would be to get 2-3 years of good experience and move on to a new company.

    No opinion of CEO
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