MetLife
3.1 of 5 869 reviews
www.metlife.com New York, NY 5000+ Employees

MetLife Reviews

Updated Jul 7, 2014
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3.1 869 reviews

                             

67% Approve of the CEO

MetLife President & CEO Steven A. Kandarian

Steven A. Kandarian

(277 ratings)

54% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Flexible work arrangements and very good company for work life balance"
    in 95 reviews
  • "MetLife has great benefits and different positions in different departments"
    in 70 reviews
Cons:
  • "Lean work force, very aggressive timelines, work/life balance"
    in 20 reviews
  • "Lack of visibility to senior management as to who is doing the actual job"
    in 32 reviews
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    Good Company

    Project Manager (Current Employee)
    Somerset, NJ

    ProsThere is very Work Life Balance

    ConsThere are no growth opportunities

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company to work with

    Manager Applications Development (Current Employee)
    Somerset, NJ

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

    ConsGoing through a lot of changes in very short time.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Nothing specific

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood pay compared to others

    ConsBig company hard to get things done

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    Loved working at MetLife

    Sales Manager (Former Employee)
    Johnson City, TN

    ProsGreat company and devoted to excellence

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementGood luck and if you are still with MetLife - You are fortunate.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company to work for

    Project Manager (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Worst place to work for if you are in IT

    Director of Applications Development (Former Employee)
    Morristown, NJ

    ProsIf you are nearing retirement work for metlife.

    ConsTerrible IT management team. no women at the top.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsEthical company with great benefits.

    ConsDifficult to make money in the first year.

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    Awesome

    Multi-consultant, Different Products (Former Employee)
    Tulsa, OK

    ProsMetLife has great benefits and different positions in different departments. When first coming to MetLife and also when changing departments, the training is wonderful. I worked with a lot of good people and most management is very good. My co-workers were very competitive, which makes you work harder to do the best you can.

    ConsA management person (supervisor) can make it very difficult to want on their team when they are political, and chooses to work best with guys. In my 12 years years plus, I only had one that was this way. The remainder of management was idea.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop changing the supervisor, to a different department when they can't do the job, or the team doesn't like the supervisor, because of political differences.

    You need to show them the door.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Wonderful company with a great team of employees.

    Underwriter (Former Employee)
    Scottsdale, AZ

    ProsI always felt that MetLife was looking to make the company better and taking their employees with them. They wanted the best for all involved.

    ConsThe con was that the company had to do layoffs and it was a shock.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI don't have anything negative to say. The management was always helpful and motivating.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    In my group (Reverse Mortgage) they were unsure of how to build the business model.

    Reverse Mortgage Consultant (Former Employee)
    Richmond, VA

    ProsStrong brand recognition and a respected corporate leader.

    ConsThe Reverse Mortgage division was not part of the core business and as a result of the financial reform bill it needed to be removed from the company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone, this was just a business that was not a good fit for MetLife.
    Please feel free to reach out to me any time.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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