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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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  

    Overall Good with some room for improvement

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Disability Case Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Disability Case Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    My department is filled with young people, starting their careers, so it's a fun environment, not a lot of office politics with everyone helping each other out. The role also offers work from home opportunities and therefore some work life balance can be achieved

    Cons

    Workload is high and compensation is low.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good co-op experience

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

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

    Pros

    Mentorship, training, decent co-op salary, good short-term learning experience

    Cons

    Closed off cubicles, stressful reporting deadlines sometimes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Services Representative in Halifax, NS (Canada)
    Former Employee - Customer Services Representative in Halifax, NS (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Training is superb and they encourage you to further your education.

    Cons

    Raises based on company performance and targets of your department.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Stable

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Manulife Financial

    Pros

    It depends on your luck, if you have a good manager. Most of the people there are nice.
    Salary is low comparative to other insurance company.

    Cons

    The office location is very inconvenience and will be moving to a worse location.

  6.  

    Great place to work but...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intermediate Business Analyst in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Intermediate Business Analyst in Waterloo, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Great work-life balance, flexible time and workplace arrangement

    Cons

    Lot of red-tapes within. Promotion in the company is based on who you know and how you talk to senior management and not on how you perform. Lots of managers who does not even know what they're doing at all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value all employees contribution to company. Do not overlook great employees over extrovert ones who only knows how to talk and present themselves but doesn't even know their job at all.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good work life balance

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst in Manila (Costa Rica)
    Former Employee - Analyst in Manila (Costa Rica)

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance, diverse colleagues.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy. Top heavy management and poor standards

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Heed suggestions

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    CSR

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Manulife Financial full-time

    Pros

    Great people, nice atmosphere, and office culture

    Cons

    the training needs improvement, work-life balance, personal growth

    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Fair company to work for. Treated well as an employee.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Member Administrator in Halifax, NS (Canada)
    Current Employee - Member Administrator in Halifax, NS (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, job stability

    Cons

    Underpaid, difficult to move up

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Financial Analyst

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

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

    Pros

    Work from home. Good benefits

    Cons

    You already know who gets the jobs before they are posted. No recognition. Promote people with no work ethic

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider being less upfront when posting jobs who will be chosen. Employees are not stupid. Recognize Employee performance. Less favoritism towards people with kids.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Communications Specialist

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Communications Specialist in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Communications Specialist in Waterloo, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Manulife Financial full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good work life balance, usally work 40 hours a week without much overtime. Standard vacation and sick days. Employees get Share ownership plan and RRSP matching. Generally nice people to work with. Manulife has a global presence and senior leaders can move around the world.

    Cons

    Lack of training, slow to embrace new technology, company is focused on Asia rather than Canada, cubicle farm office.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Embrace change and the 21st century

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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