Manulife - A high-stress, low-reward environment with few opportunities for advancement | Glassdoor
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"A high-stress, low-reward environment with few opportunities for advancement"

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Former Contractor - Imaging Processor in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
Former Contractor - Imaging Processor in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Manulife as a contractor

Pros

Stable work environment. Cafeteria is great. Office is climate-controlled...

Cons

No windows. High stress environment and tight deadlines lead to an employee culture of frequently skipping lunches and "volunteering hours", which is technically discouraged but still happens regularly. The vast majority of employees have workplace injuries associated with their jobs--chronic back pain, shoulder pain, and wrist weakness. The half-hour lunch is the only guaranteed break. Most people have been in their current position for years (aka little career development). Quotas have increased drastically while employee wages and benefits barely change. Much gossip and discontent among workers, both temp and perm. Very little career development opportunities within the scope of this department.

Advice to Management

You are burning out your front-line workers, who are literally handling hundreds of thousands (if not millions!) of dollars in cheques each day.

Other Employee Reviews for Manulife

  1. "Good Experience...Limited growth for mid level careers"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Environment, Generally good people, good benefits, great for resumes

    Cons

    Limited growth, too structured, limited opportunities, senior leadership is not diverse

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on talent development


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great people, great benefits"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Halifax, NS (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Halifax, NS (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities and great management

    Cons

    Nothing bad to say about the company

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