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MetLife Reviews

Updated November 13, 2014
Updated November 13, 2014
1,013 Reviews
3.0
1,013 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 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.  

    Intern

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    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
  2.  

    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

  3.  

    MetLife

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    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
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  5.  

    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

  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good benefits, great teammates, some leadership okay

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    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
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    Would definitely recommend MetLife!

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    • 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
  9.  

    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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    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
  10.  

    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

  11.  

    Great company

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    • 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

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