Manulife Financial

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Manulife Financial Reviews

Updated January 27, 2015
Updated January 27, 2015
249 Reviews
3.5
249 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.  

    Risk management

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

    I have been working at Manulife Financial

    Pros

    exposure to lots of business

    Cons

    focus on excel can be improved

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    good

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    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.

  3.  

    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

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  5.  

    Actuarial Associate

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    Generally happy with overall conditions and treatment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Managing Director in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Current Employee - Managing Director in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

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

    Pros

    Flexible work hours and opportunities for global experience

    Cons

    Low level of empowerment and lower salary than competitors

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nil

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    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

  9.  

    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
  10.  

    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

  11.  

    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

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