Manulife Financial
3.4 of 5 199 reviews
www.manulife.com Toronto, Canada 5000+ Employees

Manulife Financial Reviews

Updated Jul 1, 2014
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3.4 199 reviews

                             

79% Approve of the CEO

Manulife Financial President and CEO Donald A. Guloien

Donald A. Guloien

(101 ratings)

69% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Your may enjoy work-life balance depending on your department culture"
    in 22 reviews
  • "Support if you need to work from home for personal reasons - really good at this"
    in 8 reviews
Cons:
  • "Unhealthy work environment in my particular department, too much dust/dirt in the air"
    in 7 reviews
  • "Very stressful atmosphere and long working hours"
    in 4 reviews
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    Nice company, great place for acturies

    Financial Analyst (Current Employee)
    Waterloo, NY

    ProsNice work enviroment, nice management team, a lot of fun events, food courts are not bad

    ConsThey should not put accountants together with the acturies both in Fianace, the acturies get far more benefits than accountants, makes all the financial analysts feel so unfair. The reorg. is just throwing more work to all employees, what's the benefit?

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Global Opportunities

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Ontario, CA

    ProsLots of opportunities to work around the world and be involved in large scale projects.

    ConsNo clear direction - but improving.

    Advice to Senior ManagementProvide more open communication and involve employees in honest discussions about plans for future growth of the organization.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Lots of organization change with little information shared with staff by management

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGlobal organization, bonuses paid for past 10 years, salaries in line with market, ethical corporate citizen, internal and external training encouraged

    ConsEmployees left wondering about their future, large company = lots of bureaucracy, projects go on indefinitely, uncertain N. American market for insurance and jobs

    Advice to Senior ManagementAlthough yearly employee satisfaction surveys are administered, no action on recommendations is taken. Management needs to open up to its employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Asssisting people to make solid financial decisions

    Doc Review (Former Employee)
    West New York, NJ

    ProsCommunicating with all types of sales situations and resolving there most pressing needs

    ConsSome you assist and others you find difficult to help i.e. inabiulity to set aside needed discretionary income and no interest to plan

    Advice to Senior Managementrespect and courteousness

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    First Job Out of College

    Case Manager (Former Employee)
    Boston, MA

    ProsGood industry experience. Opportunities to work from home are available. The flex center usually has a desk open. There are also a lot of volunteer opportunities.

    ConsOutsourcing. Manulife bought the insurance arm and is laying the State side workforce off in droves. Growth is political like many large companies, but depending on what department you start in, growth opportunities can be scarce no matter how savvy you are networking.

    Advice to Senior ManagementProvide more training classes and promote lateral and upward movement within the company.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Fair

    Network Engineer (Former Employee)
    Boston, MA

    ProsCompany has great financial products and great people as a result of the merger with John Hancock. Centraly located in the hart of Boston

    ConsCompany is still finding its way from a culture standpoint

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Associate (Current Employee)
    Boston, MA

    ProsGreat company to work for, great location

    ConsLong hours, low pay, executive pressure

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your employees

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Property Manager (Current Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsLocal senior management very supportive

    ConsNational Senior leadership, inconsistent with future development plans

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    As an, intern overall it was good. Many slow days but busy days allowed for good work and learning opportunities.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Boston, MA

    ProsTreated with respect and as a full-time employee. The work is engaging when there's is work and interesting projects.

    ConsMany instances when there's not enough work, there's mindless work, or work given to you just to keep you busy that the department won't utilize.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep interns more engaged and work more consistent. Perhaps better training during the initial weeks will alllow interns to take on more tasks and projects as the internship progresses.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Decent place to work.

    Assistant Vice President & Actuary (Current Employee)
    Boston, MA

    ProsInteresting work. Lots of opportunities to see different things.

    ConsSenior management in my Division Love "Yes men".

    Advice to Senior ManagementI don't agree with the philosophy of giving people the work and then promoting them after a year. If you are willing to give someone the work and responsibility, then give them the promotion at the same time.

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