MetLife Reviews

Updated October 30, 2014
Updated October 30, 2014
999 Reviews
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999 Reviews
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MetLife President & CEO Steven A. Kandarian
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335 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • The work life balance is a plus; especially for working professionals with families (in 118 reviews)

  • MetLife has great benefits and different positions in different departments (in 72 reviews)


Cons
  • Some of the supervisors don't allow flexibility as far as work-life balance (in 28 reviews)

  • Lack of visibility to senior management as to who is doing the actual job (in 36 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good benefits, great teammates, some leadership okay

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Implementation Specialist in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Implementation Specialist in Kansas City, MO

    I worked at MetLife full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Lots of training. Good benefits (health, dental, vision, vacation). Some management is very helpful in developing employees.

    Cons

    Can be some backstabbing in office culture. Some management can be the worst offenders in the backstabbing or picking favorites to develop. Has a tendency to pigeon hole people in roles they are good at.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop your talent. Don't leave an associate in a position simply because they are really good at it. Find their passion and develop it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    It was an amazing summer there, the team I worked with was extremely helpful. I had various task to work on everyday.

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

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

    Pros

    There was always work to be done, so the internship was very meaningful. As well as the work the interns received, I felt like a full-time employe with little work. The Work-life Balance was amazing.

    Cons

    There isn't too much exposure to move up quickly, the senior positions were held by very senior associates. The environment wasn't one of a fun, young, company.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good Company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MetLife full-time

    Pros

    good Company, good benefits and training

    Cons

    Career path not defined at all

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nil

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  5.  

    I am proud to have worked for MetLIfe

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great Company to work for. Always found the employees very willing to help each other. The company offer many professional opportunities to their employees. Depending on you department flex time and telecommuting are possible.

    Cons

    I do not have anything bad to say. Only advice. If you want to move up in the company it's up to you to take the initiative and apply/post for higher level positions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to stay

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

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

    Pros

    Positive company culture.
    Supportive colleagues.
    Lots of opportunity to contribute

    Cons

    Pockets of outdated technology and behaviors

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep showing yourself.
    Try to communicate with other departments and learn more.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at MetLife full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Opportunities, open to new ideas, is focused on changing the industry with. New technology

    Cons

    Large company, need to know how to navigate. Very good large company benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Establish some criteria to be world class, execute against that, measure it, and inform employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at MetLife

    Pros

    Benefits, good people, big company

    Cons

    Slow growth potential, don't communicate very well

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow growth

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Excellent work life balance. Mostly great management.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Pros

    Paid time off. Flexibility.

    Cons

    The company is so large it is difficult to feel valued. Unless you work in a home office there is no room for growth.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great experience, but poor final outcome for typical MBA summer intern program

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - MBA Summer Associate in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - MBA Summer Associate in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    I loved the people that I worked with at the DC office. They gave me a lot of high level work to do relating to real estate debt/equity investments and asset management. I felt like the work I did supporting the team added significant value and I received a lot of positive feedback. I was also happy that MetLife accepted someone that I referred to the summer of 2013 program at the headquarters in NJ.

    Cons

    To my knowledge, this was the first MBA level summer program and none of the summer interns were offered full-time positions. There were five interns, all at different offices (one at the headquarters), and each person had a signficant amount of prior commercial real estate experience. During the summer of 2012, each of us had completed our first year at the following graduate business school programs: University of Georgia (Terry College of Business), University of California at Berkeley (Haas), University of Pittsburgh (Katz), UVA (Darden), Emory University (Goizueta).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    State clearly at the beginning of the program whether or not there is the possibility of full-time employment, or if an offer is a possibility upon completion of the program. Also, provide more feedback at the end of the summer regarding how each person performed and where he/she could possibly fit in to the organization if a position becomes available.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    MetLife Review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Project Lead in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Project Lead in Irvine, CA

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

    Pros

    Good management, challenging projects, good benefits and balanced work-life environment. It allows to select carrier path. It allows for the training.

    Cons

    It is very big company and sometimes it takes longer to take the decisions. It doen't allow to work from the home.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote talented individuals faster

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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