MetLife Reviews

Updated April 20, 2015
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  1. Ok company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MetLife

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Nice front line co workers

    Cons

    Could be a little better

    Advice to Management

    Xx

  2. Helpful (1)

    Work in a business unit, avoid Finance, Gloabl Employee Benefits or any transversal global function.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Large global company, solid US business. Fairly decent benefits, although watch out for bonuses, often disappointing regardless of how well the company does.

    Cons

    Absent management, CEO already retired in his mind, no longer steering the ship excpet to sue the government/regulator (bad idea, limited liklihood of major success)! Global Employee Benefits area a total disaster, business is still managed locally, Global central teams have zero influence and zero engagement with the local business units. The area survives on PR and smoke and mirrors and an absence of reall tangible, measurable targets. Finance function is old fashioned audit/accounting focused, entire objective is to project and report quarterly earnings to the street. Actual performance is never discussed.

    Advice to Management

    Change the structure, move the CEO and certain others on. Centralize or de-centralize, you cannot work both.
    Set some real targets and measures.
    Look at the people, some are good but heavily disengaged due to many factors.

  3. I have worked at MetLife for 13 years great company with good benefits and compensation.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Customer Service Representative in Somerset, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Customer Service Representative in Somerset, NJ

    I worked at MetLife

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Coworkers are really friendly and easy to work with.

    Cons

    Management needs to step up and promote employees base upon knowledge not friendship.

    Advice to Management

    When jobs are being relocated to another state, management should assist their employees in getting jobs at MetLife Home Office in Bridgewater. It is so sad to see that employees worked for so long with a company and just let go without and assistance from Management .

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  5. Helpful (3)

    Ambivilence

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MetLife

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Large company with global view

    Cons

    5% layoff rule, lack of concern for older employees and long term employees. No career advancement oradquate training. Layoffs are terrible.

    Advice to Management

    Value our employees and quit outsourcing the jobs. Be concerned about workers and not just shareholder value. Noone feels safe in this kind of a work environment.

  6. Helpful (1)

    I worked onsite as a temporary staff person.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MetLife

    Pros

    I liked the people I did work with there. Training was spotty and only when they could divert resource personnel away from there positions. It turned into a long term assignment for me though as I worked there for two years.

    Cons

    MetLife hires a lot of people as temporary workers during peak work load periods during the year, then they will clear them out when they are done with them. So, there was not opportunity to go full time as a direct hire employee. Furthermore, I never received my bonus for staying there until end of my assignment was over.

  7. Helpful (1)

    Good Work Environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Consultant in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Business Consultant in Tampa, FL

    I have been working at MetLife

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work environment, helpful coworkers and good benefits.

    Cons

    Management doesnt reply/answer in a timely manner.

    Advice to Management

    A knowledge when an employee needs answers we are as important as customers.

  8. Project mgr

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MetLife

    Pros

    Strong Brand, great people, flexible schedule

    Cons

    Extremely quick pace. Long decision process.

    Advice to Management

    Too many silos

  9. Review of job

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MetLife

    Pros

    When I worked at Met the income was very good, the training was also very good. Management team was easy to fit in with.

    Cons

    When I worked at Met the lack autonomy was frustrating. Also. Sometimes you would feel like just a number and that upward mobility is hard.

  10. Helpful (3)

    All about stock price

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MetLife

    Pros

    Benefits. Travel.

    Cons

    Cut jobs constantly. Going global (i.e.. sending jobs to India) Rigid.

    Advice to Management

    Too any meetings for people to just hear themselves speak.

  11. Helpful (1)

    business analyst

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    Current Employee - Business Procedures Analyst
    Current Employee - Business Procedures Analyst

    I have been working at MetLife

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Health benefits very good and low cost

    Cons

    Poor support after training non existent, upper management does not speak to staff

    Advice to Management

    Be more proactive, encourage team cohesion,

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