MetLife

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MetLife Reviews

Updated November 24, 2014
Updated November 24, 2014
1,018 Reviews
3.1
1,018 Reviews
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MetLife President & CEO Steven A. Kandarian
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Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    The people at Metlife made the difference

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL

    I worked at MetLife as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    The individuals I met at Metlife were exceptional in terms of kindness and support.
    The work itself was like any company, but 2013-2014 they were making real efforts to improve processes in an organized plan way.

    Cons

    Some people I know advanced slowly or not at all even thought they worked hard. I think it was more a factor of the department and budget rather than a reflection of the indivdual or company. Simply work is competitve.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to promote creative idea think tanks like Kaizen.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Contract Coordinator work with IBM to consolidate MetLife's Data Centers defining services offering

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    Current Employee - Project Coordinator Project Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator Project Manager in Raleigh, NC

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

    Pros

    good pay, solid company good working culture

    Cons

    New global company very segmented

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Working for one of the best US companies.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager Finance in Bridgewater, NJ
    Former Employee - Manager Finance in Bridgewater, NJ

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

    Pros

    Salary is very good, benefits are great and training opportunities are always available.

    Cons

    The very fast paced expansion and amount of change needs to be handled better by providing transparent and timely communication to all affected parties.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Really enjoyed the internship.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Design Intern in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Design Intern in New York, NY

    I have been working at MetLife as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great pay, Great city view, and Great people.

    Cons

    MetLife doesn't sponsor internationals.
    Little bit boaring

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    MetLife

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    This company had great culture, values, and leadership. It offered many benefits such as 401K matching, company pension plan, excellent health, medical, and dental insurance plans, as well as generous termination package. Its proximity to my home was also a big plus.

    Cons

    My department lacked advancement opportunity and was seriously understaffed. As in most large companies, it also suffered from politics.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Intern

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Intern in Clarks Summit, PA
    Former Employee - IT Intern in Clarks Summit, PA

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

    Pros

    Great Company to work for,

    Cons

    Overall it was good, but could have been better

    Recommends
  8.  

    Great Benfits

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MetLife

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Supportive management

    Cons

    Too many changes going on

  9.  

    Great benefits, hire good people

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MetLife

    Pros

    They hire people that are easy to get along with and treat employees great. Benefits are good and pay is good for.entey level.

    Cons

    Not a lot of room for growth

  10.  

    Lots of politics

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at MetLife

    Pros

    Good company to work for with great benefits

    Cons

    Lots of politics at this level

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Would definitely recommend MetLife!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Durham, NC

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

    Pros

    Opportunities to learn and be challenged. Teammates are open to new ideas. It's exciting to be a part of the new initiative focused on leapfrogging the industry!

    Cons

    It's a very large company with a hierarchical stucture that makes it tough to get things done at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Things are changing quickly at MetLife and for the better. Be sure to communicate the vision and values in an actionable way to associates.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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