John Hancock

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John Hancock Reviews

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
208 Reviews
3.7
208 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 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Decent

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

    I have been working at John Hancock full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Friendly staff
    Decent benefits
    Bonus is decent
    Hire from within almost always
    Work life balance

    Cons

    Technology is terrible
    Limited upward mobility if your are not a management favorite
    Limited potential in many areas as the company has stopped sales in annuity business
    Start you off very low base salary, not competitive industry wide

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great Internship Programs

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

    I worked at John Hancock

    Pros

    Direct project work, mentorship programs, diversity programs and management willing to add value to all employees.

    Cons

    Pay is below other programs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to focus on the career interests and goals of the workers and value their opinions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Review

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

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance and approachable collegues

    Cons

    Pay, culture, process, outdated technology

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Eliminate all the process and improve the technology

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Nice place to work

    • 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 full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    This company offers great perks, and has a great culture

    Cons

    This company offers low salary

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great!

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

    I worked at John Hancock

    Pros

    Great environment to work in. People always come back.

    Cons

    I am not sure i can think of anything bad to say.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Highly reputable company, wonderful co-workers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Sarasota, FL
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Sarasota, FL

    I worked at John Hancock full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Highly ethical leadership and colleagues willing to invest a lot in developing agents.

    Cons

    Full commission based which can make it difficult to start out

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at minimal draw to get started

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great experience for an intern

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

    I have been working at John Hancock as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good environment. Management cares about interns and encourages them to try hard because they are an integral part of the team. Good training.

    Cons

    Epitome of corporate. Often required to chit-chat with coworkers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing in particular

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Excellent Place to Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Staff Internal Auditor in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Assistant Staff Internal Auditor in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    The company has very good culture, everyone in the department supports each other for the greater good of the company. A lot of opportunities to transfer into a different departments focusing on a different aspect of the Financial Services industry.

    Cons

    The company is so big so it might a while for a new person to get a good grasp of the culture.

    Recommends
  10.  

    Great Company to be Part of

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

    I worked at John Hancock full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great Teams and Good Values
    Good Benefits

    Cons

    Sometimes Management isn't ideal, typical at a large company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    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

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