MetLife Reviews

Updated August 30, 2015
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  1. Helpful (2)

    Salesdesk role - great first job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong training programs where you will always be improving yourself. Spent 5 years at MetLife and will always look at my time there as a launchpad for the rest of my career. You are appreciated as an employee and feel part of something bigger.

    Cons

    As is with many large companies, career advancement moves at a snail's pace. Promotions are influenced by internal politics and a "wait your turn" mindset.

    Advice to Management

    Being such a large company with diverse businesses, there is an opportunity for more cross-selling and coordination between different areas for the benefit of both customer and employee.


  2. Broker

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

    Pros

    Some people good to work with, others not but that is the same at any company. Flexible hours

    Cons

    Not much support. Office empty have the time. No one there to consult


  3. Helpful (1)

    Senior Software Developer Engineer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer Engineer in Clarks Summit, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer Engineer in Clarks Summit, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice working environment, beautiful facilities, flexible working hours.

    Cons

    Very hard to get promoted, most likely promotions are by seniority. Senior level is very old school, they manage by demanding instead of empowering. Collaboration is horizontal but not from the top down.

    Advice to Management

    Allow young people to reach top levels, they will make a big difference.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Financial Advisor

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    AWesome company, great benefits, excellent pay

    Cons

    shark mentality eat or be eaten


  6. Helpful (1)

    Good Employer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at MetLife (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work environment, state-of-the art programs and technology. Great opportunities for IT and Finance professionals. Great place in terns of work/life balance and related programs.

    Cons

    Large company with the usual trappings of a large company. Promotions do not come quickly.

    Advice to Management

    Be quicker to recognize, develop and promote talent.


  7. PCS Not As Good As It May Seem

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Insurance Agent
    Current Employee - Insurance Agent
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    * Benefits are offered to full-time employees. * You are in control of your schedule. * You run your business. * Very small market share, equals more opportunity. * Most local managers do the best they can with the very poor support they receive

    Cons

    * The training in the worst in the industry since they made changes in 2015. * Constant rate increases make it harder and harder to get and keep client. * Local management is in the dark about changes and often learns about them form the sales staff not the other way around. *It is impossible to get a question answered, when you phone in no one knows what is going on * for new agents you will be pressed to sell the MetLife GA, there is no benefit to you selling these products it takes away for you time selling Met products and that if how you get paid.(you do make some commission on GA and any manager you speak to will tell you that. However, it is so little that it is truly not worth it. * I had a little over 20 people in my training class, one year latter none of the few that are still here are still excited to be at MetLife * There is no advancement opportunity * Very few tenured agents sell over 5 policies a week, most sell less than 4. I have seen agent come from other companies like Liberty Mutual selling 7-8 a week and are barely scraping 3.5 a week at MetLife. If you are in the business and are doing well at all I would suggest staying right where you are. The hiring manager will sell you hard on the opportunity, they are just doing their job, but it is not as good as it sounds.

    Advice to Management

    You desperately need to have a quality management system in place to insure that people know and do their jobs properly. It would also help in getting information in order so that when one of your people in the field needs to do something they don't get multiple answers for people in home office.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Good employer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits and room to grow (depending on your position and manager).

    Cons

    The salary is just mediocre.


  9. Helpful (7)

    50/50

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at MetLife (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Most managers want to see you succeed.

    Cons

    Very political. Also, the sales desk hires young people and it's like a never ending frat party...drinking and inappropriate relationships outside of the office that carry over to awkward daily encounters in the office and GOSSIP.

    Advice to Management

    You'll retain employees by hiring quality individuals rather than filling spots at the lowest salary possible.


  10. Metlife keeps your commission for 13 months after termination.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Western, NE
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Western, NE
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The "Brand" has a very strong presence and Metlife has very good products as long as you are very healthy.

    Cons

    Lack of support to grow. Unless you are a high producer, the support received is minimal. Many roadblocks and hurdles to overcome.

    Advice to Management

    Teams thrive when personalities compliment.


  11. Interview

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people were awesome and benefits were nice. Had the chance to work from home on certain days.

    Cons

    I New department do it was hard to get answers to certain questions.overall very good experience

    Advice to Management

    Nothing to complain about, continue to focus on employees and client satisfaction



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