MetLife
3.1 of 5 869 reviews
www.metlife.com New York, NY 5000+ Employees

MetLife Reviews

Updated Jul 7, 2014
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3.1 869 reviews

                             

67% Approve of the CEO

MetLife President & CEO Steven A. Kandarian

Steven A. Kandarian

(277 ratings)

54% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Flexible work arrangements and very good company for work life balance"
    in 95 reviews
  • "MetLife has great benefits and different positions in different departments"
    in 70 reviews
Cons:
  • "Lean work force, very aggressive timelines, work/life balance"
    in 20 reviews
  • "Lack of visibility to senior management as to who is doing the actual job"
    in 32 reviews
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    MetLife

    Accountant (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsGood organization for which to work. Employees have the ability to rotate every 2-3 years gaining diverse experiences and broadening their skill sets. Excellent continuing education courses available for employees both on-line and class setting.

    ConsRe-organization and employee cuts appear to occur annually. This causes employees to be distracted and leads to stress and uneasiness throughout the organization.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBy providing more organizational stability, employees will be more productive and perform beter

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company to work with

    Manager Applications Development (Current Employee)
    Somerset, NJ

    ProsGreat company to have work- Life balance, You learn a lot everyday

    ConsGoing through a lot of changes in very short time.

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

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    Good Company

    Project Manager (Current Employee)
    Somerset, NJ

    ProsThere is very Work Life Balance

    ConsThere are no growth opportunities

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Changing for the better

    Anonymous (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat culture and benefits and always plenty of work to do

    ConsManagement can always use improvement.

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    Big company culture, all depends on your boss

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosim lucky enough to have a great boss. PTO

    Consbig company culture, some coworkers are just a-holes.

    Advice to Senior Managementbe innovative, put down the politics, need better work/life balance, give employee more incentives to exercise and be healthy.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Nothing specific

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood pay compared to others

    ConsBig company hard to get things done

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    Life was easy. Vertical movement tough

    Senior Actuarial Associate (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsFriendly atmosphere. Flexible work hours. Low stress job

    ConsAbility to pass actuarial exams. Tough to get ahead.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good company to work for, but there are pitfalls

    Information Systems Consultant (Former Employee)
    Long Island City, NY

    ProsThere are a lot of great people working in IT, and most are team oriented. Compensation, Benefits, work schedules, and flexibility are all very good.

    ConsSince the company went public, corporate culture seems has changed and the employees have taken a back seat to investors. Employees in IT are generally limited to one area of expertise, limiting exposure to that one skill set. This makes it difficult to change jobs, as most companies are looking for a broader range of experience. Metlife employees call this the silo effect.

    Advice to Senior Managementfavoritism is alive and well at Metlife. Compensation, Leadership, and promotions are discriminatory in many areas. Some male managers show favoritism towards female employees, and this is ignored by senior management (maybe because most are male themselves). In my area, male employees were (and still are) constantly harassed and picked on, whereas female employees are always treated with respect.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Worked as an agent and broker for 20 years.

    Broker (Former Employee)

    ProsGood products, good website, and good name recognition among public.

    ConsDifficulty getting communication and support at offices outside the general agency.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEncourage better support of district offices.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Was lucky to get laid off.

    Recruiting Manager (Former Employee)
    Bloomington, MN

    ProsLoved my boss who hired me. As a manager, the company spent a lot of time on leadership training which was also a huge plus.

    ConsHard to make any independent decisions, had to drink the company Kool-Aid hard, and was not given credit for my hard work. There were also many questionable layoffs among upper managment that made employees question the company's direction.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGive the sales offices the autonomy they need and deserve.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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