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Shareholders first, people dead last!

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Company name is great and looks good on a resume. LGBT are welcome and that says a lot.

Cons

The bottom line is more important than people, that includes its employees and customers. Shareholder satisfaction drives business, which leads to insane cuts and increased employee dissatisfaction. They've cut the IT dept, for example, to such levels that only very senior management get the support that every employee deserves--a 1-3 day turnaround for basic basic IT support. In this cost-cutting-you're-lucky-you-have-a-job environment, employees feel like they have to work on their time offs and while on vacation and put in 60-75 hour weeks; some a lot more. While these cuts are going on, management of course, lives high off the hog. Management is unproductive. They start lots of initiatives that go nowhere. They are poor communicators. I suspect they communicate with employees via email because they're too embarrassed to lie to us to our faces. Most discouraging though is that they let go excellent/productive people or pass them over for promotion in favor of less competent people that they, management, likes.

Advice to Management

People are a company's greatest asset. Treat them well and you can't go wrong. Promote and retain people with brains, ideas and competence and give customers value and this will drive business and take care of shareholders' ROI. It is lazy and unsustainable to rely on cuts and acquisitions to grow a business.

Other Employee Reviews for MetLife

  1. Dialing for Dollars

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Atlanta, GA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great product line up - industry leading. Good training. Joint work partners to help, but they are due a certain amount of commissions for being there.

    Cons

    100% commissioned sales - dialing for dollars and hope someone will buy. Not much commitment from managers to new FA's b/c they know the wash out is VERY high.

    Advice to Management

    A litle less grist mill approach. Be clear about compensation.


  2. Metlife Group Auto and Home

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Dayton, OH
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Dayton, OH
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Management is very easy to work with, They are interested in your professional growth. Company is very strong and many opportunities for advancement. Marketing does a great job getting our name out there.

    Cons

    The product is overpriced and the underwriting is way too conservative. Not competitive with other companies in most cases.

    Advice to Management

    Better training program. The training at Metlife was unorganized and left most of us not knowing what the next step was. I feel that there should be a better integration into the que's over a longer time. The licensing process was made very easy.


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