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
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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Manulife Financial

    Pros

    good work/life balance is promoted

    Cons

    global company can sometimes feel overwhelming

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    fun

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Manulife Financial

    Pros

    Manulife Financial is a fun and exciting place. It is located at a convenient location. The work environment is fun.

    Cons

    There are a lot of levels of management, slow to get things done and get your ideas across. a a

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Manulife Financial is a fun and exciting place. It is located at a convenient location. The work environment is fun.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    IW Review

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Internal Wholesaler
    Former Employee - Internal Wholesaler

    I worked at Manulife Financial

    Pros

    great experience overall..travel, great environment, ability to grow,
    work life balance was great. work hard play hard environment. but IW's were held accountable for their work, which is great!

    Cons

    base pay could be a little more competitive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

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  5.  

    Excellent Employer

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    • 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
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    fantastic

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Manulife Financial

    Pros

    great morale and benefits and culture

    Cons

    slow paced. lots of middle management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Nice ppl all around

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quantitative Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Quantitative Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Manulife Financial as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    nice coworkers
    offer a lot of activities and networking to coops

    Cons

    not much work to do

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Title does not match the duties that were given

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    Former Employee - Customer Services Representative in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Customer Services Representative in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Manulife Financial as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Solid Company, Great Benefits, Option to work from home.

    Cons

    No advancement, Poor management, Not organized. Constant shuffle of employees, Hiring managers expect the impossible from you everything gets thrown to your desk.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have to discuss the future, too many emails and conferences when it has nothing to do with the individuals duties.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Overall a good learning experience with a reputable firm.

    Current Employee - Business Analyst
    Current Employee - Business Analyst

    I have been working at Manulife Financial as an intern

    Pros

    Pros include:
    - Great atmosphere / work environment
    - good work / life balance
    - No real training, more of 'in the job'

    Cons

    Compensation was average / industry norm for the most part. No real perks.
    I felt as if promotions were random and given based on people leaving rather than you actually deserved it.

  11.  

    Actuarial analyst. It was good experience with lots of learning

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Manulife Financial

    Pros

    Really good actuarial community and events

    Cons

    Too many things to learn at once

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