John Hancock Reviews

Updated April 21, 2015
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Pros
  • There is definitely good work life balance and a lot of fun things to do in the area (in 25 reviews)

  • Good benefits, good cafeteria, on-site gym exercise and quarterly healthy check with (in 17 reviews)

Cons
  • Sometimes Management isn't ideal, typical at a large company (in 5 reviews)

  • Management has been charged with cutting to the bone, more with less, little upward mobility, Canadians think they know it all, two words - Lotus Notes (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Director

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    Former Employee - Director in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Director in Boston, MA

    I worked at John Hancock full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good benefits, Good work-life balance

    Cons

    Difficult to move higher in management hierarchy

  2. Business Analyst

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    Current Employee - IT Business Analyst II in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - IT Business Analyst II in Boston, MA

    I have been working at John Hancock

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

    Pros

    Great company benefits
    good work/life balance

    Cons

    Hard to move around other BUs
    Management is old school
    Aging workforce

    Advice to Management

    Allow young employees to seek other internal opportunities

  3. Used to be great place to work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at John Hancock

    Pros

    great benefits,great location people

    Cons

    management does not respect IT

    Advice to Management

    Wake up! Technology is the future

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  5. People are friendly and nice, but not willing to improve nor driven to be better. Very much in their comfort zones.

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    Former Employee - LTC Workflow Coordinator in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - LTC Workflow Coordinator in Boston, MA

    I worked at John Hancock

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Brand name, big company, friendly people, diverse

    Cons

    no chance to learn something, be utilized, or opportunity to prove oneself

    Advice to Management

    Connect with your interns and really give them work and monitor their progress. My own boss didn't even know what I did everyday, and would wait to "train me" on basic things I could have learned earlier.

  6. Helpful (1)

    Nice but not much to do

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    Current Employee - Applications Analyst CO-OP in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Applications Analyst CO-OP in Boston, MA

    I have been working at John Hancock

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

    Pros

    Historical Company with great number of customers.

    Cons

    Everything is old here, from system to employees

    Advice to Management

    Be active to embrace more advanced efficient systems

  7. Contractor in the Business PMO

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    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at John Hancock

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Large company with a mature culture. Was a great fit for me. A very high level of professionalism in everyone I dealt with.

    Cons

    Company did seem to struggle with how to deal with contractors at first, but they soon sorted it out and invited contractors to all department meetings.

    Advice to Management

    If core businesses are done by contractors they need to ensure that employees have and understanding as well in case the contractor leaves.

  8. Internal Sales

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at John Hancock

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Quality company that provides good benefits.

    Cons

    Office culture was a bit stiff sometimes.

  9. Friendly and Well-Structured

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at John Hancock full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Was very well-structured in terms of processes and procedures.

    Resources for employees, in terms of growth and development, are incredible - eLearning as well as opportunities to take off-site courses.

    Many of my colleagues were well-tenured, so it is a stable environment with people who genuinely enjoy working there

    Cons

    Can be a lazy pace - if you enjoy a faster-paced environment JH is not for you

    Upward mobility can be a challenge - while there are resources to help you along the way, battling with HR can be lacking in the end

    Salaries are not known for being great

  10. Helpful (1)

    Great culture to work in.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at John Hancock full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Strong brand and product recognition

    Cons

    Competitive industry, travel, and different individual businesses

  11. Intern

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at John Hancock

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Worked with great people, learned a lot about the company

    Cons

    need more networking with internship program

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