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Manulife Reviews

Updated August 17, 2017
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  • Work life balance isn't the best (in 20 reviews)

  • Manual processes in silos; certain senior management members are aggressive and confrontational to lower ranking staffs (in 24 reviews)

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  1. "Senior Investment Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Senior Investment Analyst in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Investment Analyst in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Flexible work environment, opportunities for movement laterally or vertically. Laid back atmosphere. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Repetitive tasks, can get boring at times.

    Manulife Response

    Jun 29, 2017 – Head of Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for your positive feedback. We value the opinion of our employees and this information will help us deliver on our goals.


  2. "Great place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Manulife full-time

    Pros

    The culture is fantastic and the people are amazing. There is a flexible work schedule available and it is a welcoming environment.

    Cons

    Long hours and long days. The work can be repetitive and frustrating. Management could use some work as well.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to hire talented people and foster a positive work place environment and culture so that top talent can be attracted.

    Manulife Response

    Jun 29, 2017 – Head of Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for writing a review and offering areas of improvement, we value your feedback.

  3. "Customer Rep"

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    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


  4. "Financial Analyst"

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    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.


  5. "Great"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Stable employment from a large company.

    Cons

    Standard corporate culture, not for everyone.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Business Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great benefits and work life balance is highly supported by management. Working from home is encouraged. 5% pension is rare in the industry and 4% 401K is industry standard

    Cons

    Little room for promotion. Higher 401K matching could make the company competitive


  7. "Fair"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Manulife (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good work life balance in this company

    Cons

    Hard to survive for new employer

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good company to work for.. still change needed"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager
    Former Employee - Project Manager
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Work/Life balance, good culture to work with in IT, and a very stable environment. Lots of opportunity within IT if you are willing to accept new roles.

    Cons

    Though there are good people, there are lots of organizational changes that make it hard to see the light. IT needs more support from management to improve inefficiencies. Change is hard within this culture since the acquisition of John Hancock.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to individual contributor ideas. Foster an environment where both extroverts and introverts can share suggestions to make the company better.


  9. "Great Co-op for finance/ systems student"

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    Current Contractor - Associate Analyst Co-op in Boston, MA
    Current Contractor - Associate Analyst Co-op in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Manulife as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The position afforded me the opportunity to work with experienced investment professionals and gain a high-level understanding on how trades flow through a large, institutional money manager.

    Cons

    It was a systems job, so there wasn't any opportunity to gain experience analyzing the markets.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Enjoyable work experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Company is very involved in community volunteering and offers employees time and transportation during work hours to participate.

    Co-workers are intelligent and pleasant to work with. The majority of workers care about the work they are doing.

    Cons

    Individual managers can make or break an employees work experience. The most qualified for advancement are not always chosen because they do not know the "right" people.

    Advice to Management

    Stop trying to recreate programs and processes that were developed at the corporate level. You are not making it better, you are making it more confusing for the workers in your division.


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