Manulife Financial

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Manulife Financial Reviews

Updated December 16, 2014
Updated December 16, 2014
241 Reviews
3.4
241 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.  

    Positive

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

    I have been working at Manulife Financial full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great company to work for, great location

    Cons

    Long hours, low pay, executive pressure

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Property Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Property Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Property Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Manulife Financial full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Local senior management very supportive

    Cons

    National Senior leadership, inconsistent with future development plans

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I worked at Manulife Financial

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Many 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 ManagementAdvice

    Keep 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.

    Recommends
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  5.  

    Decent place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President & Actuary in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President & Actuary in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Manulife Financial

    Pros

    Interesting work. Lots of opportunities to see different things.

    Cons

    Senior management in my Division Love "Yes men".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I 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.

    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Boring

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Analyst in Boston, MA

    I worked at Manulife Financial

    Pros

    Good hours and not too much demand

    Cons

    A bit boring at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great job.

    Recommends
  7.  

    Job Description

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

    I have been working at Manulife Financial

    Pros

    Its vast. there's always opportunities if you're looking for it. favors senority, if you're committed to the company, you'll be rewarded with fringe benefits that are highly competitive with other firms. employees gets special access to business products.

    Cons

    old fashioned. obsolete technologies. favors senority too much as young and creative employees are often left behind.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employees more. Recruit college graduates more.

  8.  

    Great Place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Derivatives Business Analyst in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Derivatives Business Analyst in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Manulife Financial

    Pros

    Benefits, Salary, Location, Hours, Career Advancement, Stock Program

    Cons

    Need more on the job training

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train employees better

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Stable but unexciting place to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Manulife Financial

    Pros

    Stable company -- seems to withstand bad economic times better than peers. The company's risk aversion makes it somewhat of an unexciting place to work for, but contributes to the sense of stability.

    Cons

    Typical downsides of working for a large corporation -- it often feels that your work doesn't make a difference. The corporate hierarchy is 8-10 levels deep, so a common worker feels very detached from senior management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have every reason to believe that our senior management is highly capable,

    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Excellent Employer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Group Benefits Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Group Benefits Manager in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Manulife Financial

    Pros

    There is great room for improvement and to move around different departments

    Cons

    It is a very large company, thus when applying for different positions is very competitive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  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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