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"The work environment within the office was not supportive of team collaboration."

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Former Employee - Financial Services Representative in Itasca, IL
Former Employee - Financial Services Representative in Itasca, IL
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

There is flexibility in work schedule. There are opportunities for a lot of interactions with clients. The sales offices are usually in high-end office complexes.

Cons

Compensation after the first 5 months of service is solely commission based meaning that starting out you must continually write new business at a very high rate in order to make enough money to live on.

Advice to Management

Eliminate the current agency sales force model and implement a streamlined model with qualified employees fairly compensated.

Other Employee Reviews for MetLife

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Overall, a good place to work"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Morristown, NJ
    Current Employee - Director in Morristown, NJ
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work / life balance
    Great benefits
    A good work culture and office environment
    Treat their employees with fairness and respect

    Cons

    Overall, the company is very slow to change
    Company decision-making is prone to group think and agreement by consensus a bit too much
    There is a tendency to analyze and overanalyze instead of acting quickly / decisively

    Advice to Management

    What happened to the Decision Driven Organization? We need to allow managers / leaders to lead and learn to take some risks.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Relaxed work environment, Great work/life balance"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern in Long Island City, NY
    Current Employee - Intern in Long Island City, NY
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I'm only interning at MetLife, but the few months I've been here have been great. Friendly, knowledgeable mentors and a very relaxed work environment. The employee gym and group fitness classes are fantastic. No issues taking time off or leaving early (on occasion). Many employees get to work from home. This is definitely a well-renown company so it looks great on your resume

    Cons

    The hourly pay for interns is severely lacking compared to other companies. They are definitely getting their money's worth from the work they have me doing.

    Advice to Management

    Need a mix of younger talent within the company. All of the job postings, even within MetLiife's internal job posting site, are for senior positions. Put more effort in trying to retain and attract younger talent.

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