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"Traditional Company"

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  • Culture & Values
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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Consultant in Dallas, TX
Former Employee - Consultant in Dallas, TX
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at MetLife full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Good work life balance and benefits

Cons

Interdepartmental businesses can seem disconnected

Other Employee Reviews for MetLife

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Difficult working conditions, high stress & politics"

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    Former Contractor - Business Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Contractor - Business Analyst in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at MetLife as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Decent pay, good hours, and ability to make a little overtime. The business subject matter experts are top notch; passionate & professional, despite having to juggle numerous projects on top of their daily work.

    Cons

    Good luck getting a place to sit & work. The real estate situation is so bad that an employee may have to wait over a year to get a perm desk/cubicle/office, and play a daily dog-eat-dog game of reserving a mobile workspace. Either way, you have to set up & break down your work space daily. Worse case, you sit in the pantry area with people constantly talking and eating around you. Try hosting a WebEx meeting under those conditions. Impossible to secure a conference room unless you reserve at least a week in advance.

    The business subject matter experts are over extended, and it is next to impossible to get more than 2 or 3 of them together at the same time for a meeting.

    The PMO, at least in Direct Distribution, is a mess; they over extend their resources, point fingers at others, and fire people at will, rather than taking responsibility for their poor management.

    Advice to Management

    You're about to lose even more good people; most of the group has 1 foot out the door. Know what your PMO is doing; which is looking out for themselves, not their projects. When I couldn't take the stress any more, I left when another opportunity came along, even though the pay was less.


  2. "Very good experience"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern in Bridgewater, NJ
    Former Intern - Intern in Bridgewater, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at MetLife as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice people, good environment, learning a lot

    Cons

    They are cutting budget, therefore this very hard to get into as an actuariy

    Advice to Management

    many people only do enough things that keep their job

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