John Hancock Reviews

Updated October 14, 2014
Updated October 14, 2014
199 Reviews
3.6
199 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • There is definitely good work life balance and a lot of fun things to do in the area (in 24 reviews)

  • Good benefits, good cafeteria, on-site gym exercise and quarterly healthy check with (in 16 reviews)


Cons
  • 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)

  • Very little feedback from senior management regarding forward career progression (in 5 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great Experience

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

    I have been working at John Hancock full-time

    Pros

    Great group to work with, competitive compensation, great work/life balance

    Cons

    Hard to move up in organization

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    JHUSA

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at John Hancock

    Pros

    flexibility, pride, power, ambition, enjoyment

    Cons

    monotonous, daily grind, not typical corporate ladder

  3.  

    Big ship

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

    I have been working at John Hancock

    Pros

    Great work balance.. Good place to work to gain industry experience.

    Cons

    Slow to make obvious beneficial changes within the organization.

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  5.  

    Good place for junior actuarial students

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

    I have been working at John Hancock full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    good actuarial development program...
    lots of opportunities

    Cons

    too large of a company, work are very detailed and micro

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Experience at John Hancock

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

    I have been working at John Hancock

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, team environment, ability to work from home. Company has high goals and expectations. Excellent training.

    Cons

    Need to be self motivated self starter. No paid time off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Paid time off, benefits and bonuses should be included.

  7.  

    Operations Specialist

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

    I have been working at John Hancock full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    It's a good place to work if you want to learn a lot and grow. This company does encourage you to grow and want to see you succeed.

    Cons

    Work life balance is not desirable. Many times you do have to take your work home even though you are also encourage not to do so. Yet, you have to in order to finish the volume of work that needs to be done. Not very flexible in general. The pay is so-so. Benefits are so-so. However you do get raises if you meet you goals on a yearly basis. Sometimes, however, the goals can be a bit unrealistic.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Excellent

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Associate in New Orleans, LA

    I have been working at John Hancock (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people, Work Environment, and the leadership

    Cons

    the work schedule can be long

  9.  

    Good Company to work for

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

    I have been working at John Hancock full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits and work flexibilty

    Cons

    None good company to work for

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Decent Workplace with Good Benefits but Little Excitement

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

    I have been working at John Hancock full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company boasts great benefits overall. Generous tuition assistance, 401K matching, pension, and health benefits. They also offer more vacation than the typical company depending on your job grade and seniority. The work/life balance excellent. The company implemented a new policy to allow employees to work from home up to three days a week. The workload is very manageable and the stress is low.

    Cons

    There is a fair amount of cynicism among the rank and file. Many people have been with the company for a decade or more, which can leave the place feeling stale and set in its ways. An entrenched bureaucracy makes doing even simple tasks a major undertaking. It seems like each business unit within the company exists in its own silo, making it difficult to get visibility into the organization as a whole. Communication with outside vendors is often a difficult and frustrating process. There is little emphasis on career growth and development.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Amazing team that cares for you

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - E-commerce Coordinator in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - E-commerce Coordinator in Boston, MA

    I worked at John Hancock as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Professional and friendly office culture.
    Team that cares for your success.
    Open to suggestions.
    Many opportunities to grow and advance.
    Flexibility to switch roles and careers within the company.

    Cons

    Corporate and uptight.
    Sometimes inefficient due to corporate bureaucracy.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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