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A good place to work... but your soul will die.

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  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Information Systems Specialist in Troy, NY
Current Employee - Information Systems Specialist in Troy, NY

I have been working at MetLife

Pros

The benefits are wonderful. Pay is somewhat competitive, learning opportunities abound. Very advanced hardware, a little slow on the uptake on how to manage it though.

Cons

Too much red tape. No clear vision on how to get things done. Advancement opps limited. Too many Silos.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Break down the walls between lines of business and IT. Fix the change management process.

No opinion of CEO

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    A good place to work and develop a career, but room for management to improve and enable employees to be more successful

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales and Marketing in Bridgewater, NJ
    Current Employee - Sales and Marketing in Bridgewater, NJ

    I have been working at MetLife

    Pros

    -Well respected company within its industry
    -Benefits are very competitive
    -Lots of chances to meet and work with Sr. management
    -Family friendly atmosphere with flexible work arrangements
    -Ability to move around and work in different areas of the business
    -Opportunity to learn about critical financial products that impact your personal life
    -MetLife is a strong proponent of encouraging its employees to addend training and other classes to further their knowledge

    Cons

    -Focus on diversity has gone beyond what might be acceptable
    -Lower pay as compared to other financial services companies, although it seems to be more stable as a company, so this is a trade-off
    -Limited focus on technology

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Continue to keep channels of communication open
    -Focus more on being able to develop and support career pathing
    -Rethink the performance management process that forces a bell curve for 1-5 rankings, focus more on the actual rating deserved, not the number that makes the bell curve smooth.

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    Big company with big goals, great opportunities, great benefits

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Service Representative in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Current Employee - Financial Service Representative in Cedar Rapids, IA

    I have been working at MetLife

    Pros

    Multiple training systems including webinars via internet, virtual classrooms and the company "portal". Excellent employee benefits (Health, dental, life, short & long term disability, voluntary life, voluntary long term care) however they have a vision discount program and not an actual vision insurance program. Regularly scheduled meetings with management to ensure performance objectives are met. These meetings are excellent coaching sessions to keep me on track and focused on my personal goals.

    Cons

    It's a big company, you can get lost in the system. Also, they have a sophisticated training system with multiple access points but no priority in what to learn first. It's easy to get overwhelmed, especially with the constant barage of e-mails.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't change your training system, just organize it better, prioritizing classes and provide learning goals. The same goes for the company portal. It needs help.

    Recommends
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