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MetLife Reviews

Updated August 17, 2014
Updated August 17, 2014
928 Reviews

3.0
928 Reviews
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MetLife President & CEO Steven A. Kandarian
Steven A. Kandarian
298 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.  

    Low Ceiling

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Underwriting Analyst  in  Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Underwriting Analyst in Kansas City, MO

    Pros

    Great benefits, lots of PTO, very relaxed environment. Great first job after college.

    Cons

    They hire so many analysts and don't have many leadership positions. Feels like a dead end job. I worked at another Fortune 100 company and made the same I do now as an intern, pay is low given the company's prestigious.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great opportunities and smart people!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL

    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
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great people

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

    Pros

    Great experience with the right people. Can learn a lot. Great views from any floor, access to the cafe in the upper floor and many options in the larger cafe downstairs. Access to the gym and its classes. A lot of bonuses and incentives.

    Cons

    Some of the supervisors don't allow flexibility as far as work-life balance. A few do, which is great. But not all. Extremely immature. Its as if most of the workers are in high school. But if you stay to yourself and interact with the coworkers that aren't as nasty, you'll do fine.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create more job opportunities for interns.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great work environment and promotes from within.

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to grow and advance in your career.

    Cons

    Hard for them to stay up to date technologically.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Small/Regional Underwriting

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

    Pros

    Good team and work place environment.

    Cons

    Management has their select few. The same people will get promoted.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Company was good to me.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Tons of opportunity to do self development

    Cons

    The company is constantly changing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Place to Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Services Representative  in  Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Financial Services Representative in Baltimore, MD

    Pros

    Great Products and Company Name

    Cons

    Can get lost in the shuffle if you are new

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Training is fine, but could use training in product presentation to pursue larger sale

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 7 people found this helpful  

    All about the optics.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC

    Pros

    The pay and benefits were within normal industry standards.

    Cons

    -Lack of focused and measured training for new hires. No actual benchmarks or goals.
    -Fragmented focus on projects and training.
    -Well established group with sub-cliques…manager did not run the department.
    -Sold as a “start-up” within recruiting and onboarding stating MetLife desires your input and suggestions, the reality is they don’t want your feedback or suggestions. Just do the job yesterday and don’t question anything.
    -Siloes and no interdepartmental cooperation exists. Unprofessional language and behavior abounds between departments and personnel.
    -Obsolete and antiquated technologies…regressive and not a career builder for anyone.
    -Managers are process managers, not people managers.
    -If your group dislikes you for any reason, you will be pushed out. This is the same group that you don’t meet when interviewing for the job. Huge disadvantage for incoming hires.
    -Communication between managers and subordinates is opaque at best. You never receive any feedback on your proposals or training progress.
    -Company is only concerned with how it looks to its shareholders. This is at ALL costs!
    -Morale is a joke. Disregard what you’re told upon interviewing.
    -Massive loss of knowledge with their elimination of the previously existing workforce for the move to NC. No knowledge transfer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't neglect the Raleigh area talent pool. Once word gets out how bad things really are, you will be importing your help once the Raleigh pool is tapped out. Hire people managers; work and life is not 100% all about process.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Look elsewhere

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Customer Service Representative  in  Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Senior Customer Service Representative in Des Moines, IA

    Pros

    Some management is attentive but is definitely "Corporate". If you like politics and beaurocracy, this is the place for you.

    Cons

    Politics, politics, politics, politics, politics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Loosen up and give some autonomy to your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    Horrible upper management in IT

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Applications and Infrastructure Engineer
    Former Employee - Applications and Infrastructure Engineer

    Pros

    Good Work/Life Balance
    Good Bonus package
    Annual raise (mostly 2%)

    Cons

    Upper management is out of touch (Engineering leadership)
    Poor communication from Upper IT Management
    No career path defined by IT Management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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