MetLife Reviews

Updated April 13, 2015
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  1. Have to climb the ladder to succeed but overall great place to work.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - FL - Florida in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - FL - Florida in Tampa, FL

    I have been working at MetLife full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great location. Great coworkers. Well known company with integrity.

    Cons

    Annual increases are miniscule. Must change jobs and titles to see a real raise.

    Advice to Management

    Higher compensation for people that love their current positions.

  2. Worked in various areas of their investment department

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    Current Intern - Intern - Hourly in Tampa, FL
    Current Intern - Intern - Hourly in Tampa, FL

    I have been working at MetLife as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice group of people to work with. Everyone was really friendly and willingly to teach you things you want to learn.

    Cons

    Didn't really had a set path, often times you had to ask for assignments.

    Advice to Management

    Have a clear idea what you want interns to do. Though, it was the company's first intern in a while, so can't really blame them.

  3. . Allowing for one to grow.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Tampa, FL

    I worked at MetLife

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Always promoting the opportunity to grow within the company and really allow ones to be apart of the growth and value of what the company represented not only to customers, but to employees as well.

    Cons

    At time there were some undeceive decision made with lack of communication.

    Advice to Management

    Communications, continue to provide better guidance, no micro manage but guidance.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Good Work Environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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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.

  6. The people at Metlife made the difference

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Tampa, FL
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Tampa, FL

    I worked at MetLife as a contractor (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    The individuals I met at Metlife were exceptional in terms of kindness and support.
    The work itself was like any company, but 2013-2014 they were making real efforts to improve processes in an organized plan way.

    Cons

    Some people I know advanced slowly or not at all even thought they worked hard. I think it was more a factor of the department and budget rather than a reflection of the indivdual or company. Simply work is competitve.

    Advice to Management

    Try to promote creative idea think tanks like Kaizen.

  7. Helpful (2)

    Good Career Opportunity

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

    I have been working at MetLife full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    There is plenty of opportunity for growth. Pay is sufficient. Perfect for a long term career

    Cons

    Career progress moves SLOW. Very political atmosphere.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more opportunity for growth. Take stock in your own workers instead of looking outside the company

  8. Helpful (7)

    Good pay and benefits; long hours, high stress, and very political environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Director in Tampa, FL

    I worked at MetLife full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Company pays on par with competitors, benefits package is excellent, lots of opportunity to move internally due to size of company

    Cons

    Complex company to navigate, highly political environment creates a stressful working culture, extensive restructuring at all levels seems to be the norm, in some groups employees are treated as assets who are expected to work long-hours and made to feel guilty when wanting to take time off. Can be difficult to find internal promotions, lateral changes/opportunities are often available.

    Advice to Management

    Stop telling employees they are highly valued, while demonstrating through your actions that this is not the case. Don't advertise to candidates that MetLife offers a flexible work environment, high growth opportunity, work from home capabilities, etc. if you are never going to allow them to take advantage of these highly desirable benefits.

    The lack of consistency and extended time frames required for decision making at the senior leadership level is a major concern for employees. Project time frames are often established, leadership stalls the project(s) due to inefficient decision making, yet the employees are still expected to meet the pre-established deadlines, resulting in long, hard hours to complete projects.

    Millions of dollars are wasted each year on projects that are approved and then cancelled. This creates serious morale issues for the people working 15 hour days on projects that are then cancelled. This also results in limited opportunities for these employees to receive increased salaries, bonuses, and promotions because the projects were not completed (due to executive decisions); regardless of the energy, effort, and talent put forth....can you say burn out???

  9. Great opportunities and smart people!

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

    I have been working at MetLife

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    Keep going in this positive direction!

  10. Helpful (3)

    STAY AWAY FROM LONG TERM CARE!

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

    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

    No weekends, holidays and pretty good benefits.

    Cons

    Poorly managed LTC department. Managers have NO medical background and make very poor decisions. They also lack training and knowledge of the LTC policies which in turn, makes it very difficult to seek assistance. Managers themselves voice frustration from the many changes from higher up (director, etc) and will many times flat out say, "I don't know". ZERO career opportunities if you are a nurse.

    Advice to Management

    Live up to your Fortune 500 name by ensuring that you have qualified managers who possess leadership skills and who are not afraid to seek advice when applicable. Also, PLEASE work on hiring leaders who have some type of medical background, as it will only be advantageous for the company and your employees who work under them.

  11. Nurse Care Coordinator

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Nurse Care Coordinator in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Nurse Care Coordinator in Tampa, FL

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

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

    Pros

    No weekends or holidays. Great benefits

    Cons

    New director & managers lack medical knowledgeable & leadership. They are all over the place when it comes to processes & have voiced their own frustration in not knowing how to build a consistent & reliable work model for the Long Term Care department. Very disappointed.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time obtaining qualified management w/ successful leadership skills.

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