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MetLife Reviews

Updated January 25, 2015
Updated January 25, 2015
1,063 Reviews
3.1
1,063 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The work life balance is a plus; especially for working professionals with families (in 120 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 29 reviews)

  • Senior management inner circle that does not include front line management input or feedback (in 36 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MetLife

    Pros

    Benefits
    Room for growth
    Professional develoment
    Diverse duties
    Recognition for good work

    Cons

    More consistency in working from home during snow storms
    Better and up to date technology
    Monitoring of phone usage
    Handing of escalated issues
    Peer reviews

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Very professional, fair, motivating

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company, good workers and the benefits are very good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Insurance Consultant in West Warwick, RI
    Current Employee - Insurance Consultant in West Warwick, RI

    I have been working at MetLife

    Pros

    Great pay and good atmosphere

    Cons

    Long days, long training and sometimes you get the bad coworkers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the incentives!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    great company, great people,

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MetLife

    Pros

    potential opportunity to grow, great office culture

    Cons

    low pay at the beginning

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  5.  

    Agricultural Loan Processor

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MetLife

    Pros

    Professional atmosphere with caring managers
    Laid back office

    Cons

    Small office
    Not much room for advancement

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    Not the nicest people to work with

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MetLife

    Pros

    Good pay, Work life balance

    Cons

    Promotions are on a friendship basis - not the most qualified

  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    MetLife Architecture group

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Information Systems Consultant in Somerset, NJ
    Former Employee - Information Systems Consultant in Somerset, NJ

    I worked at MetLife

    Pros

    good benefits. Work life balance is good.

    Cons

    No direction from upper management.
    Very slow in taking decisions
    Implementation take a lot of time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please give good directions and give us a big picture.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Moving in good direction

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

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

    Pros

    Good company to work for

    Cons

    Upper management shift is needed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/a

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Mortgage Loan Specialist in Waltham, MA
    Former Employee - Mortgage Loan Specialist in Waltham, MA

    I worked at MetLife full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    MetLife was a good company that provided me with ample training in order to succeed. I enjoyed my time there. The job was fast paced and sometimes required extended hours but people I worked with made it worth the extra time.

    Cons

    The company went out of business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Financial interndhip

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MetLife

    Pros

    Great laid back atmosphere, flexible schedule

    Cons

    Internship was unpaid, and you had to do a l0t of work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give interns an incentive.

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

    Great manager, unorganized company

    Former Employee - Agency Administrative Assistant in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Agency Administrative Assistant in Tempe, AZ

    I worked at MetLife part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The marketing director is amazing, very encouraging and kind.

    Cons

    As soon as the company began merging with New England Financial, the company became very unorganized and the atmosphere was consistently stressful. A majority of the staff in my office was laid off or simply left because they did not know the future of their employment status with MetLife.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Complete transparency with employees and a specific plan to be set before the merger occured.

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