MetLife Reviews

Updated March 26, 2015
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MetLife President & CEO Steven A. Kandarian
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Pros
  • The work life balance is a plus; especially for working professionals with families (in 120 reviews)

  • MetLife has great benefits and different positions in different departments (in 74 reviews)

Cons
  • Some of the supervisors don't allow flexibility as far as work-life balance (in 29 reviews)

  • Senior management inner circle that does not include front line management input or feedback (in 36 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Awesome Company..World Class

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    Former Employee - Senior Process Trainer in Noida (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Process Trainer in Noida (India)

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

    Pros

    - Amazing work life balance
    - Stress free environment
    -Employee engagement activities
    -Educational courses
    -Lots of learning/Trainings
    -Good number of Leaves

    Cons

    -Excessive bureaucracy
    - Slow growth
    -Less appraisal amount
    - Slow promotion

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please remove the extra bureaucracy and unnecessary levels of designations.
    Good relations with manager determine lots of promotions if not all.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. A very good company to work for. Striving toward staying with the current times. Very customer centric.

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    Current Employee - Diability in Oriskany, NY
    Current Employee - Diability in Oriskany, NY

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

    Pros

    Promtes talent and encourages their employees to advance and provides the tools to help you acheive that. Great benefits.

    Cons

    I could not necessarily provide a con. In a previous bad experience it wasnt with the company it was inexperience of a manager.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue on the path. I look forward to achieving our current goals. Keep the great managers we have and continue to help the ines that need work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. great to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MetLife

    Pros

    Good place to work and learn

    Cons

    Too much attrition and relocations

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing in general other than encourage good employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Wealth Management Consultant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MetLife

    Pros

    Has a good work life balance

    Cons

    Things are always changing so if you don't like change don't come .

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Iconic American company, Fortune 50 Company, but it is in the throes of transition to a global player.

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    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in New York, NY

    I have been working at MetLife

    Pros

    Colleagues are collaborative and intelligent, for the most part, and the company has a relatively laid-back culture that stresses diversity and tolerance. Work load and work-life balance are acceptable. Company is a leader in many areas so that makes it fun to work here at times.

    Cons

    Too much restructuring and people (executives) coming and going. In the five years here, we have had three different heads of my department. Politics play a role, as it does in any big organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more than lip service to training and development. For most the longer tenure employees, training and development are non-existent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Great company!

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    Current Employee - Wholesaler in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Wholesaler in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    A lot of opportunity to grow within the orgranization

    Cons

    Most job opportunities are confined to the east coast

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. Working with intelligent dedicated people have made working fun and s true learning experience

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

    I worked at MetLife (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, exciting work, excellent management and the ability to telecommute

    Cons

    nothing bad, all good all good . The people are friendly. The people are friendly and the experiences are good

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    allow employees to job rotate in other areas, reward high performers with exciting projects and make sure all workers are taking training in the latest tools

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Review

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MetLife

    Pros

    Retirement benefits; work life balance can be good depending on unit

    Cons

    Pay, too many changes, lack of advancement opportunities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay lawyers market rate or you will lose all the good ones to competitors

  10. Stressful

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MetLife

    Pros

    Benefits, company culture, virtual work

    Cons

    Over worked, under compensated, no work life balance,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve technology

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. . Allowing for one to grow.

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Tampa, FL

    I worked at MetLife

    Pros

    Always promoting the opportunity to grow within the company and really allow ones to be apart of the growth and value of what the company represented not only to customers, but to employees as well.

    Cons

    At time there were some undeceive decision made with lack of communication.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communications, continue to provide better guidance, no micro manage but guidance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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