MetLife Reviews

Updated June 28, 2015
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  1. I have worked at MetLife for 13 years great company with good benefits and compensation.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Customer Service Representative in Somerset, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Customer Service Representative in Somerset, NJ

    I worked at MetLife

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Coworkers are really friendly and easy to work with.

    Cons

    Management needs to step up and promote employees base upon knowledge not friendship.

    Advice to Management

    When jobs are being relocated to another state, management should assist their employees in getting jobs at MetLife Home Office in Bridgewater. It is so sad to see that employees worked for so long with a company and just let go without and assistance from Management .


  2. Met Life Securities

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Trader in Somerset, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Trader in Somerset, NJ

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great co-workers, Management - ongoing training / ability to gain additional licensing

    Cons

    Little room for advancement, hard to transition to other business areas

    Advice to Management

    Allow people under your management umbrella to cross train with other departments to gain better overall knowledge


  3. Helpful (2)

    Great company to work with from IT perspective.

    Former Employee - Senior Business Consultant in Convent Station, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Business Consultant in Convent Station, NJ

    I worked at MetLife

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great opportunity to learn systems and processes in the Middle Office Business environment. Flexible off-site on on-site working based on the teams and projects.

    Cons

    Its getting very political from management stand point. People with not much hands-on experience are seen to be promoted to the top of very hard working and capable teams.


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  5. Multiple Actuarial Positions

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Actuary in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Actuary in New York, NY

    I have been working at MetLife full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Large array of location options, good collective of older knowledgable employees

    Cons

    Little mobility, decision processes take entirely too long, internal tech infrastructure is probably 10 years behind where it should be

    Advice to Management

    Allow more room for autonomous decision making and responsibility


  6. 10/10 would start career at Met again

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Investment Analyst in Morristown, NJ
    Current Employee - Investment Analyst in Morristown, NJ

    I have been working at MetLife

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Responsibility, Great People, Stability, Work Life Balance

    Cons

    Limited Motivation, Conservative Nature, Limited opportunity for analysts


  7. Helpful (3)

    Great company with lots of opportunities.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Services Representative in Long Is City, NY
    Current Employee - Financial Services Representative in Long Is City, NY

    I have been working at MetLife full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Brand recognition, lots of ways to learn, grow. Decent support from management team(depends on which MD you are with)

    Cons

    Technology, IT sucks. Sales pressure(but, reasonable), conservative company culture.


  8. Helpful (4)

    Mixed experience with many management changes

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

    I worked at MetLife

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunity to work with some really great managers and co workers. Challenging projects to work on. Definitely learned a lot working here. Work life balance is possible with the right management team,

    Cons

    Very difficult to find new jobs within the company. The culture is very political. Many people are placed in positions without any experience because they were friends with the hiring manager.

    Advice to Management

    More effort could be made to hire people with equal emphasis on skills and personality. Overtime work could be reduced with more understanding of the job and supervision by management.


  9. Helpful (9)

    Stay away unless you're doing a class project

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Investments in Morristown, NJ
    Former Employee - Investments in Morristown, NJ

    I worked at MetLife

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Big name in insurance. Leaders of the past are well regarded. They have a blimp.

    Cons

    Work / life balance is a sham.
    If upper management asks your opinion, wait until they give it to you .
    It is the worst company I ever worked for, or even heard of.
    Office is dirty and disgusting.

    Advice to Management

    It's just a matter of time. You cannot continue to fire whistle blowers. Or fire people before their seven year vesting to save money. Or allow managers to lie on reviews. Relocating your horde to Charlotte is not the solution - those people are honest in the south - try Calcutta where corruption is the norm. And why is a portfolio manager running an Insurance company?


  10. Helpful (3)

    Significant Change

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Somerset, NJ
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Somerset, NJ

    I worked at MetLife

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A great deal of cultural change occurring due to relocation & restaffing of several offices around the country, which presents an opportunity to grab leadership roles. Currently the company is interested in innovation and technology leadership

    Cons

    Significant amount of knowledge leaving company, gaps legacy system knowledge. Compensation fair good, but Management has historically said they want the best people, while striving to pay industry average, thus frequently missing out on or losing the best people. Hopefully for their sake, that is changing.


  11. Helpful (2)

    Friendly, but doesn't develop your skills

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in New York, NY

    I worked at MetLife

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work/Life Balance, very understanding of personal needs, office culture great, friendly atmosphere

    Cons

    very repetitive, little training, little to no learning, no perks, office not cared for my headquarters

    Advice to Management

    bring the employees up to speed on the latest technologies



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