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"Professional work environment."

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Engineer in Boston, MA
Current Employee - Engineer in Boston, MA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at MetLife full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

MetLife is a fortune 50 company with solid financial standing in the market. It is one of the few companies in the industry that came out strong from the 2008 recession. The company provides decent benefits and a healthy work-life balance.

Cons

Due the pros mentioned above and MetLife reliance on external talent for its leadership roles, I think the career growth for internal employees is very limited. Generally, the middle management employees are content with what they do and get, and that leaves very little growth opportunities for new talent and lower level employees to fine and take more challenging roles.

Advice to Management

Recognize and groom internal talent to propel the company into becoming a world class multinational.

Other Employee Reviews for MetLife

  1. "5 Years and Counting in Finance"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at MetLife full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Not homogenous, you can get a variety of experience in different parts of Corporate Finance/Accounting
    Pay is decent relative to competitors in the area*
    Travel and other opportunities for exposure with the right connections within the organization
    Flexible work arrangements

    Cons

    *Pay is below the national average for the role
    Outsourcing higher level finance functions (India), creates concerns for growth and job security
    You're only as good as your manager, the performance structure forces people to compete against peers
    You have to seek out development opportunities, management doesnt seem as vested,
    The "right connections" is a slippery slope. You have to network to survive, but if it doesn't work out your career will stall
    People will do stuff the way it was always done without thinking outside the box or questioning

    Advice to Management

    Develop your employees to maintain quality in this global environment. Revamp the whole performance review/bonus structure.


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    "Good Company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Actuarial in Wilmington, DE
    Current Intern - Actuarial in Wilmington, DE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at MetLife as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Many professional actuarial anlysists in the location. It focus on the international products including the Euro, Asian, Japan Indian Market.

    Cons

    Although there is no housing reimbursement, it is a high pay for internship in Delaware. The specifit salary based on the exams and experiences.

    Advice to Management

    Many experienced actuaries in the office.

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