MetLife - Change in direction of support made this place impossible to work with. | Glassdoor
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"Change in direction of support made this place impossible to work with."

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Registered Representative in New York, NY
Current Employee - Registered Representative in New York, NY
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Health benefits, name recognition, educational

Cons

The new "team" structure closely resembles a pyramid. If you are not a high producer, you will be used as food for the senior/higher producing broker. You have no chance at getting support to grow your own book of business.. Trust me...do NOT bother trying...even if you are fresh out of school.

Advice to Management

Your senior brokers were once lower producers...

Other Employee Reviews for MetLife

  1. "2 year learning curve"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Representative in Wallingford, CT
    Current Employee - Financial Representative in Wallingford, CT

    Pros

    Customer base to work with

    Cons

    need more support and more examples of how to be successful


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Fruitful but frustrating"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Accountant in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Accountant in Tampa, FL
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice atmosphere in most groups. Though they are quickly being eliminated, Met has all the comforts and advantages of working for a large, sucessful company such as holiday parties (depending on your officer, that is) and other company sponsored events.

    Cons

    Growing in the Met system can be counterproductive for your career. It's great experience at first but you quickly see diminishing returns as much of managements decisions are based on politics and relationships rather than hard work and knowledge. If you want to do well at Met, be a good politician.

    Advice to Management

    Review how the officers are running their departments. There are real discrepencies in salary between the various financial groups. It is also well known that many new hires are brought in at higher salaries than the existing employees. Another frustrating factor for veterans of Met is that when you grow within the company, promotion amounts are extremely small and often timed with normal merit increases to make it seem as though it's bigger than it really is. There is a lot of talk about talent retention but no real action. My advice to a young, new employee at Met would be to get 2-3 years of good experience and move on to a new company.

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