MetLife Reviews

Updated September 20, 2014
Updated September 20, 2014
951 Reviews
3.0
951 Reviews
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MetLife President & CEO Steven A. Kandarian
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexible work arrangements and very good company for work life balance (in 104 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 21 reviews)

  • Lack of visibility to senior management as to who is doing the actual job (in 33 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    Make sure you do a thorough interview of the Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MetLife

    Pros

    Good Company, Good Benefits, and if you have a good manager you have it real good

    Cons

    Know if you can who you are working with

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just because someone is good at what they do do not mean they should manage people

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good Company - Solid Reputation

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

    I worked at MetLife

    Pros

    Friendly people, flexible work hours, Rewarding career

    Cons

    As with any corporation - employees are cut when budget crunches come up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat individuals as individuals and not as numbers. The people in the trenches help keep the company running. So it would be great that you remember that always.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Broker

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MetLife

    Pros

    working with the managing director in the Roslyn office in long island is a wonderful experience. All the managers are very helpful and will do the best they can to make you successful.

    Cons

    If an agent based on commission, but the opportunities are endless if you work hard.

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  5.  

    Solid Company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Consultant  in  Providence, RI
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Consultant in Providence, RI

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

    Pros

    wonderful benefits and focused on educating their workforce on 401K savings and living a financially strong future.

    Cons

    Usually, it's the same people who are considered for new and upcoming positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good management!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Account Manager III

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    Current Employee - Account Manager III  in  Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Account Manager III in Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at MetLife full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Well respected company and the pay is competitive. The co-workers within each team and division work well together by supporting each other.

    Cons

    New hires are responsible for building their systems by ordering the various software systems needed to do their job. It can take up to six weeks to obtain a system at full capacity. I would have expected a company this size to provide a ready-to-go system at least within the first week.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the employees. When those that work with a system on a daily basis tell you there is an issue that needs to be addressed on a higher level, take it to the next level for them. By allowing issues to continue, you cause unnecessary stress.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great Benefits

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MetLife

    Pros

    Constant change and steady income

    Cons

    Constant Change and poor technology

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cheer up

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    I loved my job. Metlife was a great place to work

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    Former Employee - Documant Analyst  in  Latham, NY
    Former Employee - Documant Analyst in Latham, NY

    I worked at MetLife full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    I liked working for Metlife because the department I worked for was a great place to work. We worked as a team, which made it enjoyable

    Cons

    The one con I can think of is they change our hour lunch to a half hour and took some holidays away from us

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good company for long term employment options.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MetLife full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, competitive pay and year end bonus potential. Many options to work from a remote location that adds greatly to an appropriate work-life balance.

    Cons

    There has been a lot of movement within the top levels of the organization, not from new hires or people being replaced, but rather moving around of the same top management staff that has caused some confusion as to 'who does what.'

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We all know change is needed to keep up with competition as well as to continue to satisfy customers, but too many changes over short durations tends to make it more difficult for Associates to adjust/adhere to those changes in a timely manner.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Global Procurement

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sourcing/Procurement Specialist  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Sourcing/Procurement Specialist in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at MetLife as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Very good team environment, open door policy all the way up the management ladder

    Cons

    Company is fractured all over the country. team mates in 4 different locations

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    PMA

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - PMa  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - PMa in New York, NY

    I worked at MetLife full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    You will learn something about life insurance, and retirement plan.

    Cons

    high pressure in every day

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