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Professional work environment.

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Engineer in Boston, MA
Current Employee - Engineer in Boston, MA

I have been working at MetLife full-time (More than 8 years)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

MetLife is a fortune 50 company with solid financial standing in the market. It is one of the few companies in the industry that came out strong from the 2008 recession. The company provides decent benefits and a healthy work-life balance.

Cons

Due the pros mentioned above and MetLife reliance on external talent for its leadership roles, I think the career growth for internal employees is very limited. Generally, the middle management employees are content with what they do and get, and that leaves very little growth opportunities for new talent and lower level employees to fine and take more challenging roles.

Advice to Management

Recognize and groom internal talent to propel the company into becoming a world class multinational.

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  1. learned alot didn't know about insurance

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Customer Service Representative in Tulsa, OK
    Former Intern - Customer Service Representative in Tulsa, OK

    I worked at MetLife as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    most of employee are willing to help each other

    Cons

    I think customer service should come first but when your timed you can't give all thats needed ..its hurry up hang up then finish in between calls which most the time theres no inbetween
    system needs upgrading it times out to quick which takes up time during call .. if system ran smoother would be better

    Advice to Management

    let temps know their in danger of losing job if its something they can fix or stepup on, but to get phone call first thing in morning with no warning that not to go to work that was a complete shock


  2. 5 Years and Counting in Finance

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Tampa, FL

    I have been working at MetLife full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Not homogenous, you can get a variety of experience in different parts of Corporate Finance/Accounting
    Pay is decent relative to competitors in the area*
    Travel and other opportunities for exposure with the right connections within the organization
    Flexible work arrangements

    Cons

    *Pay is below the national average for the role
    Outsourcing higher level finance functions (India), creates concerns for growth and job security
    You're only as good as your manager, the performance structure forces people to compete against peers
    You have to seek out development opportunities, management doesnt seem as vested,
    The "right connections" is a slippery slope. You have to network to survive, but if it doesn't work out your career will stall
    People will do stuff the way it was always done without thinking outside the box or questioning

    Advice to Management

    Develop your employees to maintain quality in this global environment. Revamp the whole performance review/bonus structure.


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