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"Good"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Warwick, RI
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Warwick, RI
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Flexible working hours, Friendly place to work

Cons

low Pay, promotions are hard to come by

Advice to Management

Pay for performance

Other Employee Reviews for MetLife

  1. Helpful (6)

    "A career nightmare, worst job I EVER had !!!"

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    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Hauppauge, NY
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Hauppauge, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The ONLY saving grace that I found within the firm was the few people that I befriended and could trust.

    Cons

    MetLife ONLY cares about its' shareholders and top senior management. Period! They treated customers horribly and they treated employee's like they were some type of lower life form. In my 35+ years within the Financial Industry, I can honestly say that MetLife was by far and away, the absolute WORST firm that I've had the unfortunate displeasure of working for. As an advisor, you will pay for EVERYTHING. Nothing is free or covered. Oh, you want a brochure? PAY ME. Oh, you want a cubicle to work from? PAY ME. Oh, and you can service existing clients for FREE. Oh, you want leads? PAY ME. I'm surprised that the toilet facilities weren't coin operated !!. If anyone is actually considering a position with this firm, I can assure you of 2 things. First, just about every word spoken by ANY Manager will be a total falsehood. Second, after your first month working there, you'll be plowing the want ads looking for another job so as to escape the hell that is MetLife.

    Advice to Management

    Stop sending administration jobs overseas. Try a new customer approach such as honesty & consideration. Stop nickel and diming the people that actually keep you in business such as the Advisor. Try actually supporting "newbies" as they try to build a practice...and not just for 19 weeks !!!


  2. "Poor Place to work in 2012"

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    Current Employee - Collector in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Collector in Irving, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, free coffee and water

    Cons

    Poor management, bonus promised but you have so many hoops to jump through you will probably never get it, the max is about $700 a month and the best performers only ever get $200. You are watched like a hawk,timed by the second for breaks,lunches and attendance. People are leaving in droves at least 5 a month, still suckers are signing up for the training classes. You cant get decent answers to questions and procedures are changed weekly and you have to keep up because it affects not only your bonus, but your quality scores and whether or not you get to keep your job. It is a joke, that even the team leads, trainers and supervisors recognize it, they are just following the managers lead trying to keep their jobs, no matter how stupid the Department head's decisions are. This is a warehouse atmosphere and people are treated like cattle. "Do the job- or there is another cow to take your place" You are forced to take up the slack for other departments where people are paid more than you with no compensation or training on how to even do their jobs. Every rep there is looking for a new job. This is the worst job I have ever worked at, McDonalds would be a step up. There is absolutely no promotion opportunity, even team leads cant get promoted to Sup positions and there have been several open. Forget about a lateral move unless you have been there 12 months, and lets face it, MetLife Home loans probably won't even last another 12 months, since MetLife announced it no longer wanted to be in the mortgage business and shut down originations.

    Advice to Management

    The department head doesnt even listen to his own Supervisors and Training managers. None of themn could even handle 1 day on the phones with the rules that come down. Stop handing down crap when you have no idea what is going on in the trenches.

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