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Manulife Reviews

Updated July 25, 2017
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Pros
  • forward thinking work life balance (in 120 reviews)

  • Perks: You can work from home on occasion if you ask for manager's permission You are invited to their monthly socials that are hosted on-site e (in 82 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance isn't the best (in 19 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. "Excellent Employer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Group Benefits Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Group Benefits Manager in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There is great room for improvement and to move around different departments

    Cons

    It is a very large company, thus when applying for different positions is very competitive

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  2. Helpful (1)

    "A great learning experience"

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

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

    Pros

    The management is fantastic and your peers are very supportive. Everyone took time to make sure I was comfortable and were great resources.

    Cons

    To be honest, there were very little downsides; however, the problem with easing you in is that it will be a big hit when they give you your full workload.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work, but maybe talk with the junior people some more.

  3. "Great enviornment"

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

    Pros

    High office moral and commitment to company success

    Cons

    Parent Insurance Company in Canada makes Asset Management industry growth challenging


  4. "Awesome Work Culture"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - QA Lead in Kitchen, WV
    Current Employee - QA Lead in Kitchen, WV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Manulife full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It is a great place to work. Awesome work-life balance and Professionalism

    Cons

    Resistance to changes. New Ideas and methods difficult to adopt

    Advice to Management

    None


  5. "Actuarial Development Program"

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

    Pros

    Nice working culture, good benefit, flexible working hours, easy to commute, comfortable interview, nice people

    Cons

    Only boston location in the U.S.

    Advice to Management

    no


  6. "intern"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Manulife (Less than a year)

    Pros

    most of the product part employee is graduated from math major

    Cons

    lower payment and the transportation fee is pretty high


  7. "Valuation Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Final project, learn a lot, work with Senior Management

    Cons

    Software was one of the problem I encountered. It took a while to produce some data and run numbers since the server was very full.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Great career; company that walks the talk"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • 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. "Great environment, great conditions"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  10. "Contracted security for John Hancock Manulife asset management"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Coordinator in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Operations Coordinator in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Manulife full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Field of service manage and coordinate an entire building lobby entrance man at post directing and securing who belongs in the building threw badge access, making sure no incidents occur in the inner city of back bays rush. Work hours are flexible senior management are a help they are supportive and nice to keep the motivation going.

    Cons

    no heath benefits no 401k no counseling in case of an active shooter did come threw the entrance of my lobby. no training protocols if such an incident was to occur. no briefing or no guidelines on what procedures to take action. no paid time off no meetings get together to get everyone in the field acquainted with one another.

    Advice to Management

    more team briefings and involvement on what's going on daily work basis will have the shift all in a jump start pace in a more secure environment where everyone belongings to get the ball rolling .


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