Manulife Financial

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Manulife Financial Reviews

Updated September 26, 2014
Updated September 26, 2014
226 Reviews
3.3
226 Reviews
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Manulife Financial President and CEO Donald A. Guloien
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work life balance, usally work 40 hours a week without much overtime (in 30 reviews)

  • The role also offers work from home opportunities and therefore some work life balance can be achieved (in 10 reviews)


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

  • over time and relatively long working hours, did not quite get involved in the main projects, no rotation as well (in 5 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    This was good experience I get change to work with lost of highly professionals DBAs.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Database Analyst  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Database Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Manulife Financial full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Long term career, Good benefits

    Cons

    Big company you have to have good work ethic

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    great company for fresh graduates

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    Current Employee - Investment Analyst  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Investment Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Manulife Financial full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - great work life balance

    Cons

    - compensation less competitive compared to other financial services firms

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    very good company to work with

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Designer  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Senior Designer in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    flexible, place to learn, management care

    Cons

    a bit of politics is the only problem, different teams competing for same project

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    remove bureaucracy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    A collaborative work environment with great flexibility!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Recruiter  in  Kitchener, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Kitchener, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Manulife Financial full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Manulife offers great workplace flexibility, leadership support, very thoughtful change processes. My team is great to collaborate with and I appreciate all of the opportunity to undertake ad hoc stretch assignments and growth opportunities!

    Cons

    It can be difficult to address concerns and gain support from management due to the large span of control. Sometimes it is not possible to have concerns addressed quickly due to a large team size.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase the frequency of internal communications and the opportunities to collaborate on new initiatives.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Loved this company!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Actuarial Analyst  in  Makati City (Philippines)
    Former Employee - Senior Actuarial Analyst in Makati City (Philippines)

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

    Pros

    Takes care of their employees well

    Cons

    Too much work load, especially for the valuation team

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Why Manulife?

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Unit Head  in  Makati City (Philippines)
    Current Employee - Associate Unit Head in Makati City (Philippines)

    I have been working at Manulife Financial part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    When you are involve with Manulife in anyway, there is a feeling of security. You are also well compensated as a finacial analyst and rewarded for all the efforts you are doing.

    Cons

    I cannot say anything about it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    I love Manulife because clients are the KING. They have very fast service when it comes to claims

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst  in  Ayala (Philippines)
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Ayala (Philippines)

    I have been working at Manulife Financial full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Commission release on time and very efficient.

    Cons

    i never had any downsides at the moment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to give more consideration on some clients who wants to be secured as well financially esp.those old ones

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    excellent, not easy to sell, very hard but guaranteed and secured.

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    Current Employee - Associate Agent  in  Quezon City, National Capital Region (Philippines)
    Current Employee - Associate Agent in Quezon City, National Capital Region (Philippines)

    I have been working at Manulife Financial part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    guaranteed that you are secured and have a financial freedom.

    Cons

    sometimes i felt stressed and depressed because is not easy to sell and find a right person for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep it up to help people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    iam grateful and totally satisfied for what manulife gave to me :)

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    Current Employee - Insurance Adviser  in  Lipa, Lipa (Philippines)
    Current Employee - Insurance Adviser in Lipa, Lipa (Philippines)

    I have been working at Manulife Financial full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    fastest commission ever :) iam not only working but sharing such things to individuals that will help them in better understanding their financial needs/ security in the future

    Cons

    none so far , (maybe facing a super duper immature client that doesn't think of his future :P)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Manulife is one leading life insurance company in the Phils which is here in the country for more than 100 years.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Insurance Adviser  in  Manila, Manila (Philippines)
    Current Employee - Insurance Adviser in Manila, Manila (Philippines)

    I have been working at Manulife Financial part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Manulife is one the biggest insurance company and selling it to your clients which is big advantage.

    Cons

    The problem with it is the rate w/c is higher but compared to other insurance company which is stable.

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