Manulife Financial

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Manulife Financial Reviews

Updated Jul 22, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.4 205 reviews

80% Approve of the CEO

Manulife Financial President and CEO Donald A. Guloien

Donald A. Guloien

(105 ratings)

69% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work life balance, usally work 40 hours a week without much overtime(in 26 reviews)

  • Support if you need to work from home for personal reasons - really good at this(in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • Bureaucratic organization structure; information gap between senior management and middle management(in 7 reviews)

  • Unhealthy work environment in my particular department, too much dust/dirt in the air(in 7 reviews)

205 Employee Reviews
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    Good co-op experience

    Risk Analyst (Former Employee) Toronto, ON (Canada)

    ProsMentorship, training, decent co-op salary, good short-term learning experience

    ConsClosed off cubicles, stressful reporting deadlines sometimes

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

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    Great place to work but...

    Intermediate Business Analyst (Current Employee) Waterloo, ON (Canada)

    ProsGreat work-life balance, flexible time and workplace arrangement

    ConsLot of red-tapes within. Promotion in the company is based on who you know and how you talk to senior management and not on how you perform. Lots of managers who does not even know what they're doing at all.

    Advice to Senior ManagementValue all employees contribution to company. Do not overlook great employees over extrovert ones who only knows how to talk and present themselves but doesn't even know their job at all.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Company

    Customer Services Representative (Former Employee) Halifax, NS (Canada)

    ProsTraining is superb and they encourage you to further your education.

    ConsRaises based on company performance and targets of your department.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good work life balance

    Analyst (Former Employee) Manila (Costa Rica)

    ProsGood work life balance, diverse colleagues.

    ConsBureaucracy. Top heavy management and poor standards

    Advice to Senior ManagementHeed suggestions

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Run away from operations

    Analyst (Former Employee) Boston, MA

    ProsSenior management is pretty good. Great work/life balance.

    ConsI used to work for operations and there are too many unambitious gossipy women and way too many middle aged or/and socially awkward men who stare at women or try to get their attention. Maybe they need to hire some young talent who actually belongs to the 21st century. It's like working for a gigantic, bureaucratic sinking ship company that is still stuck in the late 1970's and 80's. Terrible, terrible, terrible!

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

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    Enjoyable work experience

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsCompany is very involved in community volunteering and offers employees time and transportation during work hours to participate.

    Co-workers are intelligent and pleasant to work with. The majority of workers care about the work they are doing.

    ConsIndividual managers can make or break an employees work experience. The most qualified for advancement are not always chosen because they do not know the "right" people.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop trying to recreate programs and processes that were developed at the corporate level. You are not making it better, you are making it more confusing for the workers in your division.

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

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    Financial Analyst

    Financial Analyst (Current Employee) Kitchener, ON (Canada)

    ProsWork from home. Good benefits

    ConsYou already know who gets the jobs before they are posted. No recognition. Promote people with no work ethic

    Advice to Senior ManagementConsider being less upfront when posting jobs who will be chosen. Employees are not stupid. Recognize Employee performance. Less favoritism towards people with kids.

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

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    CSR

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat people, nice atmosphere, and office culture

    Consthe training needs improvement, work-life balance, personal growth

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    Fair company to work for. Treated well as an employee.

    Member Administrator (Current Employee) Halifax, NS (Canada)

    ProsFlexible hours, job stability

    ConsUnderpaid, difficult to move up

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    Okay Experience

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsStrong leadership from the top

    ConsNot very strong leadership at the AVP level

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