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MetLife Overview

New York, NY
10000+ employees
1868
Company - Public (MET)
Insurance Agencies & Brokerages
$10+ billion (USD) per year
MetLife, Inc. through its subsidiaries and affiliates (MetLife), is one of the world’s leading financial services companies, providing insurance, annuities, employee benefits and asset management to help its individual and institutional customers navigate their ... Read more

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


Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2009 (#40)

Company Updates

  • COVID-19

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  • COVID-19

    Twenty-three licensed healthcare workers employed at MetLife have volunteered to join the fight against COVID-19. Aided by MetLife’s voluntary paid leave, they’ll be deployed in two-week rotations at medical and emergency facilities across nine states, with more planned for the future as needed. We’re proud to support MetLife employees as they represent the best of who we are and what we stand for.

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MetLife – Why Work With Us?


At MetLife, we understand that respecting and valuing the differences among our people makes us a more inclusive and innovative organization. By embracing diversity and cultivating an inclusive work environment across our operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and our organization as a whole are positioned to thrive. Our goal is to have a world-class talent organization and full pipeline of future leaders with diverse capabilities, backgrounds, perspectives and experiences.

If you want to bring your true self to work every day, receive the support you need to perform at your best and surround yourself with likeminded people, then you belong at MetLife.

Digital technology continues to disrupt nearly every major industry and the insurance sector is no exception.  At MetLife, we look at Digital as being part of everyone’s job description – a common thread linking all of our teams around the world.  Here on our Global Technology & Operations campus in Cary, N.C., our employees are pursuing innovation and transforming the global insurance landscape in order to redefine and improve both the customer and employee experience.

 

Through digital, MetLife is transforming an industry we’ve long defined, and our employees are playing a key role in that transformation. Together, we’re delivering innovative solutions that enable world-class customer experiences, and we’re creating exciting career opportunities that make a difference to the lives of our customers and the communities we serve. As a MetLife employee, we’ll provide you with opportunities to develop your unique abilities and talents – helping us deliver for our customers and fuel our success.

By joining our team, you’ll be helping to further grow our expertise, build our knowledge through your experiences, and enhance everything we do every day for our customers. So, if you’re interested in working with the best and performing at your best, then you belong at MetLife.

MetLife employees welcome beehives to the company's Cary, North Carolina campus in partnership with Bee Downtown.

At MetLife, we’ve been in the business of making and keeping promises for more than 150 years. We help all our stakeholders build a more confident future, and we are committed to doing so for decades to come. That’s why we care so much about sustainability.

For us, sustainability is about making a positive impact on society while improving the value proposition of our company. We want to do both. 

That’s why we were the first insurer globally to join the UN Women Global Innovation Coalition for Change. It’s why we joined CEO Champions For Change, a transformational diversity and inclusion project launched by Catalyst. It’s why we created a $10 million Workforce of the Future Development Fund, which helps our employees cultivate a wide range of forward-looking skills. 

MetLife Foundation recently completed a $200 million commitment to advance financial inclusion worldwide, and it continues to support projects that build financial health for low-income people. On the environmental front, MetLife was the first U.S.-based insurance company to achieve carbon neutrality. 

Our employees play a crucial role in our sustainability work. Through hands-on and skills-based volunteering, they are building healthier, more resilient communities around the world. In 2018 alone, MetLife volunteers provided more than 99,000 hours of service.

Learn more about our global impact.

MetLife Reviews

  • "Stable Company"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Cary, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Cary, NC
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pays market salary along with good bonus. Stable Job

    Cons

    Departments work in silos.

    Introduction of new technologies is slow.

    Advice to Management

    Would love to implement new technologies

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MetLife Photos

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MetLife Interviews

Experience

Experience
60%
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Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview
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  1. Featured Interview

     

    Client Service Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at MetLife in February 2020.

    Interview

    It was very well coordinated and prompt. They have a recruitment team who set up the time and confirmed all the details by email. The hiring manager was very relaxed and easy to speak with and provided a lot of information about her personal experience with the company.

    Interview Questions

    • They asked about my experience and why I was interested in the role.   Answer Question
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MetLife Awards & Accolades

  • Military Friendly Employers, G.I. Jobs, 2019
  • Most Innovative Company of the Year (Large) - Gold, Best in Biz Awards, 2014
  • Americas Most Reputable Companies, Forbes Magazine, 2014
  • 100 Best Companies for Working Mothers, Working Mother Magazine, 2015
  • Military Friendly Employer, G.I. Jobs Magazine, 2015
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Pledges & Certifications

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

Returnships

Offer formal "internships" for mid-career people or those returning to the workforce

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