Manulife Financial

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Manulife Financial Reviews

Updated January 27, 2015
Updated January 27, 2015
248 Reviews
3.4
248 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.  

    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

  2.  

    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
  3.  

    fantastic

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
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  5.  

    Nice ppl all around

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 a 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
  6.  

    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.

  7.  

    Actuarial analyst. It was good experience with lots of learning

    • Comp & Benefits
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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

  8.  

    Good place

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Decent Compensations, pays, perks. Flexible hours for most of the departments. Paid CFA/Actsci exams. international company

    Cons

    For someone who love working at the front-office. It might be less challenging than you would expect.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great Company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Manulife Financial

    Pros

    Great work experience. Numerous of opportunities ranging from their US division, corporate, and affinity markets. Flexible work options and plenty of networking opportunities.

    Cons

    Management seems to be more focused on short term profits and providing shareholders value, rather than their own employee's well-being. Can be expected to put in consistent long hours.

  10.  

    Good, challenging environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Copywriter in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Copywriter in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Manulife Financial full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work-life balance, meritocracy, decent pay, good benefits.

    Cons

    A lot of management changes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    All levels of management should follow the company's values.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Supportive but bureaucratic

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst

    I worked at Manulife Financial full-time

    Pros

    Coworkers made the job enjoyable. Good work life balance. Lenient and supportive policies for writing actuarial exams (days off, increase in pay, etc.)

    Cons

    Some employees, like in all workplaces, were challenging to work with. High amount of bureaucracy. Departments can often feel siloed.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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