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New York, NY
10000+ employees
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Company - Public (MET)
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$10+ billion (USD) per year
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MetLife, Inc. is a leading global provider of insurance, annuities and employee benefit programs. Through its subsidiaries and affiliates, MetLife holds leading market positions in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Mission: MetLife was founded on a simple, powerful insight: Everyone needs access to the right financial tools to pursue more from life.


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Best Places to Work: 2009 (#40)

MetLife Reviews

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    "Good place for a career"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Manager in Boston, MA
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    I worked at MetLife full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Co-workers were great-teamwork, mentoring, & social. Had numerous opportunities to take on special projects & assignments. The work was always interesting. My divisional management team, from senior level & downward, listened to the associates & encouraged open communication.

    Cons

    MetLife is a global corporation, sometimes it was overwhelming & many decisions were made that may have been good for business (profit) but not the associates. It resulted in many layoffs over the years.

    Advice to Management

    Bigger isn’t always better. Some of the “MetLife Family” feeling has been lost.

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MetLife Interviews

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    Senior Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cary, NC
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    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at MetLife (Cary, NC).

    Interview

    My great experience turned upside down with unpleasant hiring process. This great company, unfortunately, has terrible recruitment practices. Unethical in my opinion.

    Step 1: Phone Screen with Recruiter. 30 minutes phone interview. She was very nice and shared next three steps.

    Step 2: Hiring Manager. 45 minutes. Basic Project Management questions. Behavioural Questions. Your answers should reflect your personality as well. This interview went really well. Even before the interview ended, he told me that I will be moved to next round.

    Step 3: Director of Technology Liaisons. Again basic PM and Behavioural Questions. They want to know your style. And once more before the interview ended, I was told that I made it to next round.

    Step 4: Scheduled to interview with the Assistant Vice President. One day prior to the interview, received a call from the recruiter to reschedule it for a week later. Rescheduled.
    15 minutes prior the rescheduled interview, received another call from the recruiter to reschedule it again! That was quite unusual but I accepted rescheduling to show my flexibility. One hour after, I received a cold, automatic email from their system that I am no longer under consideration.
    When I contacted the recruitment relationship manager, he confirmed that my rescheduled-rescheduled interview has been canceled and they will move further with other candidates.
    As a senior project manager in the industry close to 15 years, I would understand that they would choose another PM close to their work style. But after scheduling an interview 3 times, canceling the candidacy is disrespectful, unethical.
    I tried to get an answer as to why this all happened, all I got was apologies.
    Although I reported this unethical behavior, I didn't get any response. Whoever read my message, might be seeing this as a normal hiring process.

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    MetLife on Twitter

    After careful review, MetLife suspends financial support of NYBC; urges long-term solution for Liberian chimpanzees http://bit.ly/2cbVLwK

  • Latinos are driving growth in our economy! We’re so excited to sponsor this year’s Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting (ALPFA) Conference in Dallas. Stop by the Career Fair on August 9th -- Booth #1012 -- to meet our team

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MetLife Awards & Accolades

  • Perfect Score on the Corporate Equality Index, Human Rights Campaign, 2016
  • Military Friendly Employer, GI Jobs, 2016
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