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"nice perks and atmosphere for a buy side firm, might be too slow for some"

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Current Employee - Vice President in Morristown, NJ
Current Employee - Vice President in Morristown, NJ
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Pros

Quality of life, and plenty of opportunity to learn. Commute is much better than NYC. Relaxed work environment.
Human Resources is really great.

Cons

Low pay against peers and Wall Street, low incentives to exploit technology. Long hours for most, and little actual down time after that. Everything is outsourced.

Advice to Management

More aggressively automate. Don't think we can sit on our stack of money.....someone will take it from us

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "If you have a job with MetLife, you can have a job for life."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Providence, RI
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Providence, RI
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    MetLife is a very solid and safe company with 140 years of experience. The Compnay as a whole does its best at ensuring that it gives its employees the opportunity to build their career path. Working at MetLife will give you the knowledge that as long as you work hard, you will always have a job to go to. Through all the job and market fluctuations, MetLife has always done the best at holding steady wtih integrity.

    MetLife is also very good at keeping current with worker trends, the virtual employee is their next direction where employees can work from home.

    Cons

    It's not what you know.... Even though we are given the opportunities to grow and develope, the management sometimes overlooks the harder worker in favor of the more "flashy" worker. Given that the best opportunities are scarce, there is great competition for the better jobs. However there are plenty of lateral moves if you are not happy where you are at.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be fooled by fluff. Your hardest workers are usually too busy looking down and getting their work done and not as well versed at giving compliments and flattery. Don't ignore the quiet ones.


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    "MetLife uncertain but possibly better later"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great chance for feedback from managament, 360 reviews are done as well. Working from home is generally speaking, fine for all groups , but some groups allow a very flexible work from home arrangement. My group allows approximately once or twice a month. My personal experience is that there are opportunities within your own department for career advancement but just like anywhere else, it all depends on how you play the game.

    Cons

    Departmental head not supportive of the group. Pay could be better. I've received raises for the past two years consistently but it all depends on how well you are rated. Employee morale is currently low as a result of the recent financial situation eveywhere and everyone knowing that there will be a round of layoffs in the end of October.

    Advice to Management

    Operational Excellence is confusing and needs clarification

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