MetLife Reviews

Updated September 16, 2014
Updated September 16, 2014
950 Reviews
3.0
950 Reviews
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MetLife President & CEO Steven A. Kandarian
Steven A. Kandarian
314 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Worked as an agent and broker for 20 years.

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    Former Employee - Broker
    Former Employee - Broker

    I worked at MetLife full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good products, good website, and good name recognition among public.

    Cons

    Difficulty getting communication and support at offices outside the general agency.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage better support of district offices.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Loved working at MetLife

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager  in  Johnson City, TN
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Johnson City, TN

    I worked at MetLife full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great company and devoted to excellence

    Cons

    Closed my division. Though I do understand why. The Dodd Frank regulation around banking.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good luck and if you are still with MetLife - You are fortunate.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Nothing specific

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MetLife

    Pros

    Good pay compared to others

    Cons

    Big company hard to get things done

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  5.  

    Life was easy. Vertical movement tough

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    Former Employee - Senior Actuarial Associate  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Actuarial Associate in New York, NY

    I worked at MetLife full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere. Flexible work hours. Low stress job

    Cons

    Ability to pass actuarial exams. Tough to get ahead.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 6 people found this helpful  

    Work environment is not good

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    Current Employee - Senior Oracle Database Administrator  in  Cary, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Oracle Database Administrator in Cary, NC

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

    Pros

    not seen any future for my career

    Cons

    uncertain career making people not stay long

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Metlife Broker Dealer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MetLife full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I wish I had one to say

    Cons

    Just a name and number . No matter what you do you are always at fault. With new re-org this division is a mess

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a clue .Try to get some advice from the insurance side . Since you are running this division to the ground

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Possible to build a career and stay for the long term

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    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst  in  Warwick, RI
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Warwick, RI

    I have been working at MetLife full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Solid pay and benefits package. For young talent, there are great opportunities for exposure to senior leadership, of you push yourself and show initiative.

    Cons

    As others mentioned, some departments are top-heavy and it is a very bureaucratic system, which makes getting a project done, no matter how small, a huge undertaking. IT systems are very slow and outdated, but there are never enough resources to update.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    So far, a very pleasant experience with lots of opportunity

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    Current Employee - IT Director  in  Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - IT Director in Raleigh, NC

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

    Pros

    Work life balance
    Compensation
    Friendly staff and management
    Culture of giving back to community
    Communicative and transparent executive management team
    Organization that recognizes what it is, what it isn't, and what it wants to be

    Cons

    Large company challenged with bureaucracy
    Over zealous restrictions on systems and access in IT
    Heavy fragmentation amongst service areas - lot a of handoffs required to get things done, takes a lot of time
    Lots of legacy processes / systems in need of overhaul

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is largely new (<2years), and highly competent and capable. They are doing the right things, it just takes time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good Company on the rise.

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    Former Employee - STD Claims Specialist  in  Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - STD Claims Specialist in Alpharetta, GA

    I worked at MetLife full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great company to work for and had a good office location.

    Cons

    The particular office I worked at had an issue with motivation from time to time. It wasn't as bad a I had experienced from other companies but not the worse either.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Had a manager that was an introvert and needed to approach her than she approach you. That was a turnoff.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    A view from the field

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    Current Employee - Financial Services Representative  in  Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Financial Services Representative in Orlando, FL

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

    Pros

    History, brand, reputation, products, providing a comprehensive one-stop solution for clients.

    Cons

    Technology needs to be updated. Executive management has placed to much focus on the bottom line and no emphasis on driving top line numbers. Expense cuts have drastically reduced our infrastructure and support.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take better care of the field. Invest some of the savings from redundant expenses and put it back into the filed and sales support.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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