MetLife
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MetLife Reviews

Updated Apr 13, 2014
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3.1 800 reviews

                             

71% Approve of the CEO

MetLife President & CEO Steven A. Kandarian

Steven A. Kandarian

(242 ratings)

56% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Flexible work arrangements and very good company for work life balance"
    in 89 reviews
  • "MetLife has great benefits and different positions in different departments"
    in 68 reviews
Cons:
  • "Lean work force, very aggressive timelines, work/life balance"
    in 19 reviews
  • "Lack of visibility to senior management as to who is doing the actual job"
    in 30 reviews
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Wonderful company with a great team of employees.

Underwriter (Former Employee)
Scottsdale, AZ

I worked at MetLife full-time for more than a year

ProsI always felt that MetLife was looking to make the company better and taking their employees with them. They wanted the best for all involved.

ConsThe con was that the company had to do layoffs and it was a shock.

Advice to Senior ManagementI don't have anything negative to say. The management was always helpful and motivating.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Project Manager (Current Employee)
New York, NY

I have been working at MetLife full-time for more than 8 years

ProsGreat company to work for, especially for a working mother

ConsReorganization is taking place and many employees are leaving the company

Advice to Senior ManagementMake the transition alittle smoother

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Business Analyst (Former Employee)
Walnut Creek, CA

I worked at MetLife as an intern for more than a year

ProsGreat company with opportunity for advancement. Great mentoring system in place to help new hirees

Conswork life balance can be difficult. Surreal expectations for interns to have

Advice to Senior ManagementProvide a better framework plan on what you expect from new interns.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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In my group (Reverse Mortgage) they were unsure of how to build the business model.

Reverse Mortgage Consultant (Former Employee)
Richmond, VA

I worked at MetLife full-time for less than a year

ProsStrong brand recognition and a respected corporate leader.

ConsThe Reverse Mortgage division was not part of the core business and as a result of the financial reform bill it needed to be removed from the company.

Advice to Senior ManagementNone, this was just a business that was not a good fit for MetLife.
Please feel free to reach out to me any time.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Tenured employee with solid career advancements and achievements

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at MetLife for more than 10 years

ProsFlexibility and work-life balance. Training. Benefits and wellness programs.
Exciting change and global advancement underway. Outstanding customer-centric focus.

ConsLegacy culture, Conservative environment. Compensation associates focused on non-core (not customer-facing).

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good place to work with good benefits.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at MetLife

ProsFinancial stability. Employees always looking to improve process.

ConsConstant change and restructuring going on.

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Worst Work Experience of My Life

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at MetLife

ProsI must enter five words.

ConsThey are set in the stone age, no progress or direction whatsoever. The managers were sexist jerks who thought they were on the cast of Mad Men. I was given no actual work to complete.

Advice to Senior ManagementGrow up. Actually care about your employees as opposed to trying to intimidate them into complying consistently with a ridiculous work culture.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good place to work and getting better

Director (Current Employee)
Morristown, NJ

I have been working at MetLife full-time for more than 8 years

ProsGood work-life balance. Competitive, yet collaborative environment.

ConsAdvancement opportunities are unclear, due to low turnover / attrition rate. It's a good place to work with great benefits and a not too demanding schedule, so folks tend to stay leaving less opportunities for growth / advancement.

Advice to Senior ManagementConsider ways to continue to promote associate development and find ways to provide additional development opportunities to mid-level associates. There is a lot of angst and frustration amongst mid-level associates around how to further advance their careers.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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World class aspiration on track with very impressive track record of financial results and people practices.

Vice President (Current Employee)
New York, NY

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

ProsA leading global financial powerhouse very focused on customer centricity and talent management. Committed leaders and a strong pipeline of talent coming through

ConsToo many work from home arrangements limits teamwork. Recently hired and continuing to hire large numbers of high performing and high potential talent from the outside which could be demotic aging for long term internal talent

Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to advance world class motivational leadership journey

– I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Department was eliminated due to business decision.

Claim Adjuster (Former Employee)
Henderson, NV

I worked at MetLife full-time for more than a year

ProsBenefits, food that was brought to keep us working long hours at our desk.

ConsReorganizing structure. Was misclassified payed salary was not management, therefore was not payed overtime.

Advice to Senior ManagementInstead of laying ARC Henderson, maybe you should of brought us back to AIU?! I applied AIU after laid off not even considered for interview.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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