MetLife Reviews

Updated August 1, 2015
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MetLife President & CEO Steven A. Kandarian
Steven A. Kandarian
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Pros
  • Incredible work/life balance (depending on the organization) (in 120 reviews)

  • Ethical company with great benefits (in 74 reviews)

Cons
  • No work life balance to speak of; perks are good; management is "meh" (in 29 reviews)

  • Senior management is woefully disconnected from the daily goings-on of the low level workers who shoulder the grunt work (in 36 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (6)

    Awesome Company..World Class

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  2. Senior Case Management Specialist

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Case Management Specialist in Westport, CT
    Former Employee - Senior Case Management Specialist in Westport, CT

    I worked at MetLife

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company to work for.

    Cons

    Poor worklife balance too much overtime.

    Advice to Management

    Empower you employees more.


  3. actuarial

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MetLife full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Big company, good hour's (depends on your manager)

    Cons

    Can be difficult to advance. Can be hard to balance work life, study time and family time


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  5. Former Employee

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MetLife

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Very good benefits and great people.

    Cons

    Big company so some times hard to get things done and navigate


  6. Great Company

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Property and Casualty Sales in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Property and Casualty Sales in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at MetLife

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Name says it all. Unlimited clientele with financial backing. Great training program.

    Cons

    Technology is lacking, Pricey to sell Auto and Home Ins, tier based call system is unfair, hard to transfer to different department

    Advice to Management

    Hire from within


  7. Financial services representative

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Services Representative in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Financial Services Representative in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at MetLife full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Freedom and independence as well as client engagement.

    Cons

    100% commission and a lot of back office issues


  8. Metlife

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    Current Employee - Won't Say in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Won't Say in New York, NY

    I have been working at MetLife

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company with excellent benfits

    Cons

    Hard to get promoted. Employees are promoted base on social relationship with themanagers

    Advice to Management

    Promote hard work


  9. MetLife

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MetLife

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Very flexible with work schedule.

    Cons

    Can be lack of clear communication, which is probably normal for a group of actuaries.


  10. Helpful (3)

    Software Development Engineer

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer

    I have been working at MetLife

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The Cary office is in the middle of a really great area to have a family; Cary has excellent schools, good parks and community centers, etc. The workplace culture is generally good. The powers that be are genuinely trying to make MetLife GTO into a real tech company. In my experience it is easy to run into and chat with executives, and my opinion of them is overwhelmingly favorable.

    Cons

    It is sometimes difficult to be a software engineer at what is fundamentally not a technology company. Depending on the team you're on you can (as in my case) have a great experience working with talented people on a team that tries to be as forward-thinking as possible, but you will always be limited by existing institutions.

    Advice to Management

    In order to really modernize, the company will have to give up more of its existing structures and policies than it seems willing to at the moment.


  11. review of training role

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    Former Employee - Sales Trainee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Trainee in New York, NY

    I worked at MetLife (Less than a year)

    Pros

    great training at the company

    Cons

    no cons, great training lots of opportunity



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