MetLife

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company, but stay out of the Legal Department!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at MetLife full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The company has many positive initiatives and promotes advancement, whether it's real is not clear. Plenty of training available.

    Cons

    Managers are poor and it can be difficult to form positive relationships.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create real opportunities for employees to build on their skills. Consider cross-training in the department for associates to be exposed to more business areas for possible advancement.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    PMA

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    Former Employee - PMa in New York, NY
    Former Employee - PMa in New York, NY

    I worked at MetLife full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    You will learn something about life insurance, and retirement plan.

    Cons

    high pressure in every day

  3.  

    great place to be

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Law Clerk in Morristown, NJ
    Former Intern - Law Clerk in Morristown, NJ

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

    Pros

    A lot of nice people- I was in Morristown location, awesome cafeteria, gym!

    Cons

    parking and no free coffee-lol

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  5.  

    A great career where I acquire a lot of information

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Business Consultant in Somerset, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Business Consultant in Somerset, NJ

    I worked at MetLife full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    A good company for working mom and provides great benefit

    Cons

    New management lacks the expertise to manage

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider hiring manager with better management and people skills

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    A solid Company with Great Benefits

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Consultant in Bridgewater, NJ
    Current Employee - Marketing Consultant in Bridgewater, NJ

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

    Pros

    Brand recognition goes a long way in the insurance industry and MetLife has an excellent name that is renowned and respected. The work life balance is a plus; especially for working professionals with families.

    Cons

    From an IT perspective the company is behind the times. The lack of integrated systems and disjointed business areas make it difficult to exude efficiency. A fairly conservative company that removes itself from competition by pricing out of the market. Advertising is a weakness.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase IT efficiency and better business segment integration/communication

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    An organization caught in the transition from what it used to be and what it hopes to be.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Large Global organization with significant potential to leverage their Insurance & group benefits businesses globally.

    Cons

    Significant change resulting in a churn of talent. The values are in flux and the workforce is polarized between those who brought the organization to this stage but who now fear for their jobs and the new hires who have been brought in to bring about change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest more in two way employee communications and change management skills for all levels of management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    It is still a good company

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    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    The company, regardless reorganization, a few times, it is still a solid company. There are good leaders and dedicate employees. I enjoyed the time I worked there.

    Cons

    I would say that the biggest cons I saw was politics. It is nothing new, however, it got to everyone's way, it was too much and it made work there a pain instead of fun. Hope it was only the area I worked.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hope top management will pay attention to areas where more employee leave in a short period of time then others, it is a sign of problem.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    MetLife is very supportive of employees' professional development needs and work-life balance.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Business Technology Consultant in Somerset, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Business Technology Consultant in Somerset, NJ

    I worked at MetLife full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Company Values:
    1. Company's policies are supportive of professional growth
    2. Offer flexibility to enable work-life balance
    3. Offer services to help take care of family needs through programs like "work-life assist"

    Cons

    Support and growth depends on the team leads. Some are supportive of change while others are not. Need to choose the team that is a good fit for your work style.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 14 people found this helpful  

    Your experience and expertise are worth less at MetLife

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Information Technology Staff in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Information Technology Staff in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Hard to find any. Little vertical management communication. Managers too busy reacting to fight seemingly unending fires to even consider effective leadership. No emphasis whatsoever upon leading or team building. No vision. No mission. A resource-gutted organization adrift with few left having any interest in taking responsibility and no drive for results.

    Cons

    In case you are perhaps not informed, MetLife is relocating all data processing information technology personnel (primarily from the North East) to the Research Triangle area (Raleigh and surrounds) in NC. All previous telecommuting arrangements are being effectively entirely cancelled, and more disgustingly, non-management employees are being required to re-apply for their existing jobs at what they are being told by management in advance will be "regionally adjusted" (meaning lowered) salaries generally ranging from 15-25% lower. This treatment from the company that so highly "values their employees," that brings you Charlie Brown and Snoopy, and that also brings you the blimp (not coincidentally also filled with a considerable amount of hot air). Their IT environment is ever increasingly in disarray as qualified and experienced employees (many with decades of dedicated service to MetLife) head for the exit and are replaced with (most certainly less expensive) far less to entirely inexperienced youngsters still wearing their (local) college graduation gowns for their security badge photos. We do understand the tremendous pressure MetLife is under to hire people for the newly created local jobs in NC, however, since those tremendous amounts of state subsidies are, of course, based entirely upon MetLife meeting their very public hiring quota promises to the NC state government.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Whether or not you ever actually achieve your target (human resource) cost reduction remains to be seen. Meanwhile, however, you are quite successfully severely and likely irreparably dismantling and thereby destabilizing the company's IT operation. Congratulations, tho, on the successive recent quarters (and years) of record profits. Shameful that you are so indifferently mistreating your employees in your attempt to continue ensuring them. What would Lucy advise?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Opportunity

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bridgewater, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bridgewater, NJ

    I worked at MetLife full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, salary, room to move

    Cons

    clicky areas, cut throat at times

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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