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Solid company; Good place to start your career

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

I worked at MetLife full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

Provides its associates with a great work/life balance, good benefits, and a friendly work environment. It is a large company, so there are many opportunities to move into.

Cons

Upper management is weak and does not care to develop its employees. Some people linger in their jobs because they have held it for so many years. Incompetence is ignored at a certain level with work just re-allocated to those that are more competent, allowing some people to unfairly get paid for doing little to no work.

The company is also very interested in their bottom line, leading to a lot of offshoring, instability, and constant restructuring within the organization.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Invest more in developing your employees rather than cutting costs at every turn and ignoring weak leadership. You are losing a lot of good people that once made this company stable, a pleasure to work for and who made this company a leading competitor in the market.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Trouble!!! Trouble!!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

    I have been working at MetLife full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Size/critical mass would lead one to believe that there are advantages, but there simply AREN'T!!!

    Cons

    Truth is, the company is spiraling. Employee morale is seriously low. In my 23 years, I have never seen an organization lose it's way the way Met has. They espouse a 'Customer Centricity' model, and pay ZERO attention to the customer. Due to the move to North Carolina, several people have been laid-off and those that are left are paralyzed by the state of the organization. It's very sad that a company with this rich a history has gotten to this point! There are strong concerns from the field about the commitment to career distribution. Everything that is being done looks more and more like a direct to client focus. After all these years, I am now ACTIVELY looking for a new 'HOME'!!! What a sad state...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    PLEASE!!!! Listen to those that have made this company what it is! IF this company is to survive ( or more specifically the career distribution model) we can't afford to lose the good people that are at the end of their rope with frustration. Listen...understand....gain commitment... but for crying out loud...embrace our employees!!!! And do it quick before all the good ones are gone!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Great job growth for many years, great people,

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Internal Wholesalerf  in  Bloomfield, CT
    Current Employee - Internal Wholesalerf in Bloomfield, CT

    I have been working at MetLife full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Constant encouragement for growth, good pay with increases based on merit, great benefits and employee perks. Facility was great, good technology, fantastic opportunity for self promotion

    Cons

    Management at times seemed to trip over each other, certain pet projects were pushed on employees when they clearly were not effective, typical large corporation red-tape.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When laying off your employees, make a more concerted effort to find other placement in the company.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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