MetLife Reviews

Updated March 26, 2015
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  1. Auto and Home Claims Department

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    Former Employee - Claims Adjuster in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Claims Adjuster in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at MetLife full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, 401k, paid time off, pension

    Cons

    On the low end of salary compared to industry

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider performance when making termination decisions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful

    Pretty Brutal

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst

    I worked at MetLife

    Pros

    Big company, so there's a lot of departments and stuff to get involved in. Relaxed atmosphere, doesn't kill you with the grind.

    Cons

    Stuff doesn't seem to move here quick enough. Too bureaucratic and no sense of loyalty and humane treatment from people here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think it's important to treat people like human beings--we are all human, so let's learn to respect and treat each other that way.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful

    Worst place I could have spent 5 years of my life. It is ALL smoke and mirrors. Wish I never took the job.

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    Former Employee - Financial Services Representative in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Financial Services Representative in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at MetLife full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    If you have a pulse and can fog a mirror then they will hire you.

    Cons

    Zero growth, zero leadership and zero chances of making any money. They are only there to mine you for your contacts!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Jump off a cliff and please return to flipping burgers at McDonalds as you were doing before working for MetLife.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful

    It's ok if you're new

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Project Lead in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Project Lead in Raleigh, NC

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

    Pros

    Great place to get in and obtain some good skills to add to your resume.
    Benefits are great in comparison to most companies

    Cons

    Don't plan on getting a promotion even if you are rated as an exceptional performer year over year
    If you plan to stay long term, keep your skills up because IT at Met is not leading edge. Loyalty can bite you in the end.
    Blame game is daily and if you have enough guts to push back, you are permanently marked as being difficult to work with. IT organization is structured to foster this kind of behavior.
    There is a lot of animosity between employees and vendors where it does not seem employees are valued as highly as the offshore vendor resources by senior leadership.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lose the politics. Build a culture of accountability where opinions and advice count and being a yes man is not going to move the company forward in the long run.
    Consider the benefits of hiring US employees instead of being tied to vendors that do not have the companies best interests at heart.

  6. 1 person found this helpful

    Overall

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Work life balance was great

    Cons

    Be careful of promises made

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Follow through with what you enticed people to join the firm with

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Multiple Actuarial Positions

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    Current Employee - Actuary in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Actuary in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Large array of location options, good collective of older knowledgable employees

    Cons

    Little mobility, decision processes take entirely too long, internal tech infrastructure is probably 10 years behind where it should be

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow more room for autonomous decision making and responsibility

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8. Benefit Research Consultant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MetLife

    Pros

    Great place, not too fast paced and working environment is good, nice cafeteria great food at Bridgewater location. Nice to consultant

    Cons

    I guess maybe this is common for all not only MetLife but I would say for consultant they won't treat you as their employee and sometimes feel not too comfortable with that

  9. 2 people found this helpful

    Great company to work with from IT perspective.

    Former Employee - Senior Business Consultant in Convent Station, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Business Consultant in Convent Station, NJ

    I worked at MetLife

    Pros

    Great opportunity to learn systems and processes in the Middle Office Business environment. Flexible off-site on on-site working based on the teams and projects.

    Cons

    Its getting very political from management stand point. People with not much hands-on experience are seen to be promoted to the top of very hard working and capable teams.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. good company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MetLife

    Pros

    you will learn a lot with the use of excel, word and power point.

    Cons

    there is not a lot of work life balance so if you are married be prepared.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep the knowledgeable people

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 10/10 would start career at Met again

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    Current Employee - Investment Analyst in Morristown, NJ
    Current Employee - Investment Analyst in Morristown, NJ

    I have been working at MetLife

    Pros

    Responsibility, Great People, Stability, Work Life Balance

    Cons

    Limited Motivation, Conservative Nature, Limited opportunity for analysts

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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