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MetLife Reviews

Updated August 20, 2014
Updated August 20, 2014
932 Reviews

3.0
932 Reviews
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MetLife President & CEO Steven A. Kandarian
Steven A. Kandarian
300 Ratings

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. 6 people found this helpful  

    Some of the people are fantastic - choose your group carefully

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    tons of opportunity, lots of different kinds of businesses, room to grow, good solid company, good benefits

    Cons

    politics, favortism, lack of unified culture,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop creating so many new things, give things a chance to take hold

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Phone center is just like the rest

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    Current Employee - Senior Customer Service Representative  in  West Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Senior Customer Service Representative in West Des Moines, IA

    Pros

    401k, benefits, work life balance

    Cons

    Tough to move on with career

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Loosen up

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Systems Engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Nice professional place to work

    Cons

    Work Life Balance
    new desks stink

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    A great career where I acquire a lot of information

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Business Consultant  in  Somerset, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Business Consultant in Somerset, NJ

    Pros

    A good company for working mom and provides great benefit

    Cons

    New management lacks the expertise to manage

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider hiring manager with better management and people skills

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    great place to be

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    Former Employee - Law Clerk  in  Morristown, NJ
    Former Employee - Law Clerk in Morristown, NJ

    Pros

    A lot of nice people- I was in Morristown location, awesome cafeteria, gym!

    Cons

    parking and no free coffee-lol

  7.  

    Great company to work for.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative  in  Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Charlotte, NC

    Pros

    The people are friendly and there are many opportunities to grow. Great compensation and benefit packages. Excellent training.

    Cons

    It's very political. Like many companies they are closing offices and departments and outsourcing to consultants in order to save money.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More opportunities for growth in lower level jobs.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    A solid Company with Great Benefits

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Consultant  in  Bridgewater, NJ
    Current Employee - Marketing Consultant in Bridgewater, NJ

    Pros

    Brand recognition goes a long way in the insurance industry and MetLife has an excellent name that is renowned and respected. The work life balance is a plus; especially for working professionals with families.

    Cons

    From an IT perspective the company is behind the times. The lack of integrated systems and disjointed business areas make it difficult to exude efficiency. A fairly conservative company that removes itself from competition by pricing out of the market. Advertising is a weakness.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase IT efficiency and better business segment integration/communication

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    It is still a good company

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    Former Employee - Manager  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY

    Pros

    The company, regardless reorganization, a few times, it is still a solid company. There are good leaders and dedicate employees. I enjoyed the time I worked there.

    Cons

    I would say that the biggest cons I saw was politics. It is nothing new, however, it got to everyone's way, it was too much and it made work there a pain instead of fun. Hope it was only the area I worked.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hope top management will pay attention to areas where more employee leave in a short period of time then others, it is a sign of problem.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Technology

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    Current Employee - Technology Specialist  in  Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Technology Specialist in Tempe, AZ

    Pros

    Excellent environment. Great People. Really enjoy the firm I work for

    Cons

    Technology people are not treated as such and lots of outsorcing for the network people at the moment.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    MetLife is very supportive of employees' professional development needs and work-life balance.

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    Former Employee - Senior Business Technology Consultant  in  Somerset, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Business Technology Consultant in Somerset, NJ

    Pros

    Company Values:
    1. Company's policies are supportive of professional growth
    2. Offer flexibility to enable work-life balance
    3. Offer services to help take care of family needs through programs like "work-life assist"

    Cons

    Support and growth depends on the team leads. Some are supportive of change while others are not. Need to choose the team that is a good fit for your work style.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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