MetLife Reviews

Updated July 29, 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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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. Great Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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


  3. Metlife

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


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  5. Financial services representative

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  6. MetLife

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  7. review of training role

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  8. Personal Assistant

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Personal Assistant in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Personal Assistant in Milwaukee, WI

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good work environment and coworkers. Every day is different. Always opportunity to learn new things is a person is motivated.

    Cons

    Very sink or swim at first - no training for personal assistants. You have to figure it out as you go and clean up your mistakes as best you can.


  9. Project Manager

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Malvern, PA
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Malvern, PA

    I worked at MetLife (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice environment, good people and autonomy for PM's.

    Cons

    cons of all contracting job.


  10. Awesome company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - New Business Analyst
    Current Employee - New Business Analyst

    I have been working at MetLife

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

    Pros

    Great work-life balance. No demands for overtime or taking work home with you. Great management and peers. Overall friendly atmosphere. Great benefits. Competative pay on the Operations side.

    Cons

    It feesl a bit understaffed at times.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work


  11. Great Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Corpus Christi, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Corpus Christi, TX

    I have been working at MetLife full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    That Managers are human too

    Cons

    This is Still a corporation

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!!



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