MetLife Reviews

Updated August 28, 2014
Updated August 28, 2014
940 Reviews

3.0
940 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.  

    Talented people, great money managers, lousy mid level managers

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Very talented, smart people work there. Company is excellent when it comes to managing and investing money. Very political company so be good at politics if you work there.

    Cons

    Lousy mid level administrative managers. Poor quality and poorly trained.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't promote within upon recommendations of existing managers. Too many politics leads to poor administrative managers recommending others who simply shouldn't be promoted.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Systems Engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MetLife full-time

    Pros

    Nice professional place to work

    Cons

    Work Life Balance
    new desks stink

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    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

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

    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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  5.  

    Great opportunities and smart people!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL

    I have been working at MetLife

    Pros

    Generous pay, coaching, helpful and timely feedback, great opportunities flexible hours and work schedule, strong team members, and strong work ethic encouraged.

    Cons

    The onboarding process is a bit disjointed but once you're up and running it clicks. No other cons at this time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep going in this positive direction!

    Recommends
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  6.  

    Great company

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    Current Employee - Senior Customer Service Representative I  in  Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Customer Service Representative I in Charlotte, NC

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

    Pros

    Metlife is an efficient company who cares about their employees and customers. The trainjng team, benefits, and oayroll department ae awesome snd on top of issues that nay arise.

    Cons

    They have a lot of systems, but uf one can master them, tgen a grest company to work for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The training was steady and was able to keep up and learn the material to be better prepared for the job. Advuce for upper management is to keep improving and keep up the good work!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good Company

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    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Somerset, NJ
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Somerset, NJ

    I have been working at MetLife full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    There is very Work Life Balance

    Cons

    There are no growth opportunities

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great company to work with

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    Current Employee - Manager Applications Development  in  Somerset, NJ
    Current Employee - Manager Applications Development in Somerset, NJ

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

    Pros

    Great company to have work- Life balance, You learn a lot everyday

    Cons

    Going through a lot of changes in very short time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Nothing specific

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MetLife

    Pros

    Good pay compared to others

    Cons

    Big company hard to get things done

  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Loved working at MetLife

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager  in  Johnson City, TN
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Johnson City, TN

    I worked at MetLife full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great company and devoted to excellence

    Cons

    Closed my division. Though I do understand why. The Dodd Frank regulation around banking.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good luck and if you are still with MetLife - You are fortunate.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at MetLife full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    * Flexibility, focus on work/life balance
    * Global opportunities and exposure, for those who are interested
    * Very good benefits comparing to many other large insurance and financial companies
    * Opportunities to move within the company from one department to another

    Cons

    * Org changes create distruction in the day to day operations.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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