Manulife Financial

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Manulife Financial Reviews in Canada

Updated January 19, 2015
Updated January 19, 2015
248 Reviews
3.4
248 Reviews
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Manulife Financial President and CEO Donald Guloien
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work life balance, usally work 40 hours a week without much overtime (in 31 reviews)

  • The role also offers work from home opportunities and therefore some work life balance can be achieved (in 11 reviews)


Cons
  • Very stressful atmosphere and long working hours (in 9 reviews)

  • The work life balance here is quite terrible as most people only leave work after 8pm (in 6 reviews)

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  1.  

    Business Analyst Intern

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

    I worked at Manulife Financial

    Pros

    Very dynamic environment, lots of new things to learn. People are very nice and helpful.

    Cons

    No cons really, lots of learning opportunities.

  2.  

    Senior Print Buyer

    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Manulife Financial full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Fortune 500 Company
    Enjoy the career
    Benefits
    Pension

    Cons

    room for growth and opportunities

  3.  

    Actuarial Associate

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Manulife Financial

    Pros

    Excellent exam support and work life balance

    Cons

    Can't think of any cons

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Great, relaxing, professional

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Quantitative Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Quantitative Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Manulife Financial

    Pros

    Flexible work hours (moreso depending on your manager), but people can come in as late as 10-10:30. All they request is that you complete your 7.5 hours a day. They pay very decently and they treat acturial students very well (reimbursements for exams, time off for studying etc)

    Cons

    From what I felt, the atmosphere is a little dull. Not too much friendliness or contact throughout the office. When I worked there and attended an office social, I realized that a lot of the long-time employees working in the same department didn't even know a lot of the other people's names.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    perhaps encourage more office social events, or a more lively atmosphere.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    nice company

    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Manulife Financial

    Pros

    great co-workers, great boss, great location

    Cons

    I don't see any opportunities to advance or move to a different department

  7.  

    support

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

    I worked at Manulife Financial

    Pros

    Great company, for full timers not contractors.

    Cons

    Overworked not recognized. Management needs to appreciate the employers around them not just treat you like a number.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    must improve on leadership skills

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Business Analyst

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Manulife Financial (more than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent working atmosphere,best cooperation from administration,looking forward to work again

    Cons

    No cons,since the team is located at various locations virtual models should be installed at all places

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Very friendly

  9.  

    Great company

    Former Employee - Rehabilitation Specialist in Kitchener, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Rehabilitation Specialist in Kitchener, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Manulife Financial full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good compensation, benefits, training opportunities and great people to work with. Good employee recognition and felt valued as an employee.

    Cons

    High work volume and found it easy to work overtime (for which there was no compensation) just to keep on top of the work.

    Recommends
  10.  

    fantastic

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

    I have been working at Manulife Financial

    Pros

    great morale and benefits and culture

    Cons

    slow paced. lots of middle management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Excellent company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Internal Wholesaler in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Internal Wholesaler in Waterloo, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Manulife Financial full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Management recognized talent and is genuinely interested in promoting personal and career growth. I worked in 3 different jobs at Manulife and my superiors and team in each case were excellent.

    Cons

    At the time there was significant redundancy within the company. Since I worked there I know that senior management has reduced a significant amount of that redundancy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing and think long-term.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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