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Manulife Reviews

Updated February 23, 2017
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Manulife President and CEO Donald Guloien
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  • They don't try to work with the employees to assist with their work/life balance (in 13 reviews)

  • Manual processes in silos; certain senior management members are aggressive and confrontational to lower ranking staffs (in 18 reviews)

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  1. "Great company and benefits"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Great training and benefit package

    Cons

    Need more opportunities for advancement


  2. "Good experience overall"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Manulife full-time

    Pros

    Good work-life balance. hours are less tha industry average but so is the pay. Gym on sight.

    Cons

    pay is lower than industry average


  3. "Director Investments Division"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Manulife full-time

    Pros

    Flexible Schedules
    Tech Lounge
    Great Microsoft training classes
    Coworkers

    Cons

    Lack of clear communication and direction from management
    Promotions based on politics not skill sets
    AVP's and directors constantly play the blame game and cost people their jobs to keep their own
    Management is not trustworthy
    Working on trying to figure out how to increase employee morale for 7 years now

    Advice to Management

    Used to be a great company to work for. Investment Division Senior Management should clean house for the AVP's and Directors that don't have the skill sets for their role and that bully and treat employees like animals. There are so many horrific AVP's and Directors in the Investment Division that lack ALL ethics and mistreat employees.

    Manulife Response

    Feb 24, 2017 – Head of Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for sharing your feedback. We would welcome the opportunity to learn more about your experience. If you would like to discuss further, please contact us at TalentAcquisition@manulife.com


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  5. "Customer Rep"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Manulife full-time

    Pros

    nice co-workers, ok salary, 8 week training to cover all the topics (very useful), support, helping MLI customers.

    Cons

    promotions very limited, most of people leave/are fired within a year


  6. "Great environment, great conditions"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Reporting Analyst in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Sales Reporting Analyst in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people. Meaningful valuable work that does not go unnoticed. Compensation is appropriate, and a lot of room for opportunities.

    Cons

    Can not think of anything negagtive.


  7. "Financial Planner sells insurance and savings"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It is a good platform to help you, it provides training and also classes to help you pass the insurance exams

    Cons

    You will have to find your own clients


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Great career; company that walks the talk"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Senior management committed to evolving our company to compete in the digital age by becoming more customer-centric. Opportunities to gain strong experience, growth, and company mobility for those who can drive and implement change.

    Cons

    Resistance to change at the company, while shrinking, is real. Can be frustrating for those that are on board and slows down our progress.

    Advice to Management

    Stay the course - we are on the right path. Consider honing our priorities so that what we need to achieve is clear to all.


  9. "Financial Analyst"

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

    Pros

    Collaborative working enviornment, the team was great and vigorous. Works invlove a lot of usuful direction and are well-organized without losing room for creativity.

    Cons

    There were no obvious cons.


  10. "Great"

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

    Pros

    Stable employment from a large company.

    Cons

    Standard corporate culture, not for everyone.


  11. "Not good at all, but could have been great"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Global work environment, deep company pockets, very nice facilities, updated technology, excellent benefits.

    Cons

    My direct manager was horrible, I had high anxiety going to work every day as the manager caused me a lot of stress simply by acting immature and unprofessional. I quit after 3 months for a lower paying position at another company just to get away.

    Advice to Management

    Ensure that your leaders are not just subject matter experts, but also have the qualities required in order to manage the people aspect - Maturity, respect, open door policy, positive and motivating.



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