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John Hancock Reviews

Updated February 25, 2017
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Pros
  • Quick-pace, all hands on deck environment that forces you to give your best, while also recognizing need for work/life balance (in 41 reviews)

  • Good flexibility and work from home or time off policies in place (in 18 reviews)

Cons
  • Keep your talented employees by continuing to promote work/life balance and endless career opportunities for those who have the ambition and skill set (in 8 reviews)

  • Very large company and with companies of that size there is plenty of red tape to go around (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "current employee"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Director in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    solid benefits package and competitive salary if coming in from the outside.

    Cons

    Technology -- in a day and age when it requires a strong technology investment to compete, this is a notable area of weakness on a number of fronts -- budget, resources, process, ability to implement in a timely fashion.

    Culture -- Complete disconnect between what they want their culture to be, and what it actually is. You can't change/foster culture with words. It needs to be from the top down -- with actions -- and senior managers need to be held accountable for displaying the attributes and values of the organization, versus just verbalizing them and 'checking the box"

    Advice to Management

    Understand what it will take from a resource, process and cost perspective to achieve the lofty business goals you set, and then properly align the company to make it happen. Just telling people to ""make it happen" doesn't really work.


  2. "Smart Employer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Compliance Consultant in Sebastian, FL
    Current Employee - Compliance Consultant in Sebastian, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at John Hancock (More than a year)

    Pros

    Customer-centric, technologically advanced, green environment, community driven, diverse and culturally aware

    Cons

    would like to see better pay for graduate level education


  3. "Underwriter"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits, Compensation, Work Life Balance

    Cons

    No cons to report about John Hancock.

    Advice to Management

    None


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  5. "Co-op"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Co-Op in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Co-Op in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great work environment
    Treated like a full time

    Cons

    Days where there is not enough work


  6. "John Hancock Actuarial Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Actuarial Assistant in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Actuarial Assistant in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at John Hancock (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    John Hancock provides great exam support for actuaries and puts a lot of emphasis on innovation and forward thinking which is great for growth of both the business and employees alike.

    Cons

    The salaries offered are relatively lower than similar companies in the area. Due to the company's large size, there is little camaraderie among employees, sometimes even the ones who work in the same department.


  7. "Updated Review"

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

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

    Pros

    Great growth potential with amazing benefits, great people to work with, above average pay

    Cons

    Big company, can have a lot of red tape for growth and earnings potential. Office politics sometime come into play


  8. "Great learning experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    My internship provided a great learning experience with marketing and customer service. Flexible work environment.

    Cons

    Responsibilities were limited and interaction was management was limited.


  9. "Sales"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Great management, great leadership.

    Cons

    None. Best company I have worked for in Boston.


  10. "Senior Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The work life balance is good, the benefits are competitive, there are opportunities to move laterally around the company and management encourages doing so

    Cons

    Experience can differ wildly depending on department and / or manager, culture can be less than friendly, limited opportunities for upward mobility


  11. "People are passionate but overall disorganized"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Quality Specialist in Portsmouth, NH
    Former Employee - Quality Specialist in Portsmouth, NH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at John Hancock full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The people. Great people to work with. It's a very open communication atmosphere and everyone is looking out for the other

    Cons

    Lack organization and project structure. No real push to get up to speed on today's technology either. Stuck in their ways

    Advice to Management

    Download a project plan software and start using a scrum methodology



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