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"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.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Searching for it's soul"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Services Representative
    Former Employee - Financial Services Representative
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at MetLife full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Independence, ability to make your own salary. Good support for the established professional.

    Cons

    Lack of support for new hires with no experience. Compensation plan is among the worst in the industry. Lots of hidden costs in doing business. Do not expect any support from corporate if you have any issues related to your pay or benefits whatsoever.

    Advice to Management

    They all seem to be leaving. Not sure they need advice!


  2. "Secure. Low risk work environment."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate Accountant
    Current Employee - Senior Associate Accountant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are positive plus side.

    Cons

    Behind in times; trying to catch up.


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