MetLife

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Unsteady with a lot of hard work.

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Current Employee - Inside Sales Associate  in  Dayton, OH
Current Employee - Inside Sales Associate in Dayton, OH

Pros

Great benefits, great time off (4 weeks), base salary for a sales position with a commission program, leads come to you

Cons

Multiple incentive plan changes (varied commissions over time for same levels of production), goal is split between existing staff members (so if the staff should be 30 and you've got 25 people on the team, everyone is responsible for the missing five people), difficult to actually use your time off

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Minor increases in goals and decreases in pay for certain levels of performance are understandable, but not being able to sustain one incentive plan for a long period of time or fairly increasing goals reduces morale. Professional development is a joke - company acts as if it is important but does not go above and beyond to help you actually "professionally develop" yourself beyond encouraging you to utilize internal webinars or completing your CE credits.

Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good learning experience, bad compensation program.

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    Former Employee - Financial Services Representative  in  Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Financial Services Representative in Denver, CO

    Pros

    Snoopy, flexible work & laid-back environment, good support during the first 19 weeks.

    Cons

    Most other financial services companies in the industry will pay between 45% and 60% of production with most office expenses paid for. However, MetLife takes half of the production and also charges all expenses to the agent after 3 years. This means that you, the agent, will pay for your office space per sq. feet, your laptop, network access, front desk lady, compliance, chair, postage, E&O insurance, state registration fees, federal registration fees etc. During my 3rd year, my net expenses totaled $22,000 (net out of pocket) just to work for MetLife. I had to PAY them to work there. The problem with this is that the average MetLife agent in 2009 across the US made a gross of $24,000 a year. This meant that the average agent had to use their credit cards to get by and eventually quit with a handful of debt. As long as you understand MetLife's program and what I wrote on here, it's a good experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more agent centric with a better program.

    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Clarks Summit, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clarks Summit, PA

    Pros

    Pay is great for the area. They are flexible with hours if need be. Benefits and retirement plan are great as well.

    Cons

    Large company, so may take some time to get things moved through chane of command. Also if there is a change in leadership, a reorganization may take place which could result in a loss of jobs.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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