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John Hancock Reviews

Updated August 15, 2017
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  • no work/life balance, no training, VERY sink or swim (in 9 reviews)

  • very large company, no hand holding (in 10 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Probably don't?"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits package is decent, perks from sponsorship partners are not bad.

    Cons

    No office culture, no room for advancement, every decision is a red tape nightmare, lots of jobs being shipped overseas.


  2. "Very fair company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at John Hancock full-time

    Pros

    When cutbacks and belt tightening has been foecast, the belt tightening is practiced from the top down. A very fair company

    Cons

    It is a little behind the salary curve but the company offers a better work environment than other similar companies.

    Advice to Management

    Actively promote work from home throughout all the business units.

  3. "great company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great benefits..helped me finish mba

    Cons

    large company not always easy to see all opportunities


  4. "Good Company to Work For"

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    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 (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Well-known insurance and financial company, a good employer that takes care of its employees

    Cons

    Good exciting opportunities can sometimes be hard to find


  5. "Avoid Derivatives"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent benefits and decent pay time off

    Cons

    Expected to work 80+ hour weeks

    Advice to Management

    They always come in after you and leave before you. No work life balance.


  6. "Good Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at John Hancock full-time

    Pros

    Smart people and great benefits

    Cons

    Bureaucratic structure - Can be political


  7. "Sales Rep"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at John Hancock part-time

    Pros

    Great people, lots of support.

    Cons

    Commission only can be tough

  8. "John Hancock Credit Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Credit Assistant in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Credit Assistant in Boston, MA
    Recommends

    Pros

    The people and co-workers were amazing to work with and everyone is extremely welcoming. Great area of the city to work in too.

    Cons

    Very difficult to stay busy with work, just not enough so there is a lot of down time. Very difficult to move up due to hierarchy. If you are willing to put in your time then you will be fine and content.


  9. "Proud to work John Hancock"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Driven, smart, and professional peers
    -Great management team that goes beyond just people management
    -Quick-pace, all hands on deck environment that forces you to give your best, while also recognizing need for work/life balance
    -Competitive pay and benefits
    -Very involved and recognized in the community
    -Provides shuttle service to help commute

    Cons

    -Lacking formal training of day-to-day duties
    -Cafeteria food selection

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing, your commitment to your employees is obvious


  10. "Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at John Hancock full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits. Great flexibility in terms of work from home. There are some really good leaders in the organization. Strong support in Innovation.

    Cons

    Due to the size of the company, you really need to try hard to stand out.

    Advice to Management

    Come up with creative ways to retain talents


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