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Manulife Reviews

Updated January 19, 2018
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  1. "Manulife Asset Management"

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

    Pros

    Salary was competitive. I think the company has good leadership.

    Cons

    No work-life balance, long hours, hard to move up.

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within.


  2. "Actuarial Specialist"

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

    Pros

    Good culture. Systematic training program.Growing company, lots of users, high impact work, love my coworkers. It's a product that is changing the world.

    Cons

    Politics. And there are many. Not an easy job, changes impact millions of users which can sometimes be very stressful.
    Cons -

    Advice to Management

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend - I'm optimistic about the outlook.

  3. "Manu could be more"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Resources, Scale, great brand in John Hancock

    Cons

    Internal mantra of cut and grow

    Advice to Management

    Retain talent


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Business Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    There are a number of engaging work that are available to analyst in order to build experience. The company does support employee development through many of the training and classes offered at the company.

    Cons

    Compensation and benefit package are lacking compared to other company. Advancement is hard because to some manager it is not based on merit, but also time devoted to the company.

    Advice to Management

    Look at the merit of the employees, not tenure.


  5. "Lack of direction"

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    Former Employee - Compliance in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Compliance in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Manulife full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    A great benefit package, there is a gym on location. They post the job range on each role and make it available to employees. Large enough that moving internally although challenging is possible.

    Cons

    Manulife seems to have lost it's way over the last couple of years. They seem to have become more concerned in buying out other companies than nurturing their current employees. Maybe this is true of most public companies, but cutting spending on resources is not always the best way to raise your stock price.

    Advice to Management

    Make roles not so manager dependent, a bad manager can lead to good employees leaving. Invest in company infrastructure, while having 30 people split two printers may be cost effective, it is inefficient. Same ideas with Workday and Service Now, try them yourself and ask is this truly working for your employees.


  6. "LTD Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great team environment amongst coworkers.

    Cons

    Management is terrible. Focus on wrong measuring sticks - making it less client driven and more matrix driven.

    Advice to Management

    Restructure what is important for the business.


  7. "Awesome Work Culture"

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    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

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Operations"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I cannot think of anything positive to say about Manulife Asset Management Operations division.

    Cons

    Please stay away from support oriented operations if you can. Most of the men are in their late 30's or 40's and some of them are just sleazy, look at women in a sleazy manner, with some wearing gold chains, and look and act like they could be a side kick in some God Father movie. Others, think they still work in 1990's corporate American with very alpha male attitude. Women, what can I say, some of them are very helpful, others are just nasty, gossipy, two faced, chornic complainers and vicious. The worst part is that management turns a blind eye and even encourages gossip and back stabbing. That said, there are other aspects of operatiosn that are actually good. For example, IT,compliance, marketing, sales and product development teams are superb! Ask to be taken around, if you interview and any position that provides day to day assistance or provides client oriented services like doing paper work for analysts, portfolio managers, client reporting, boarding stay away. I understand that you cannot attract the highly educated, and intelligent people to such positions but don't start hiring people who might be a potential liability to your firm.


  9. 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.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Review"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Manulife full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Ok place to start a career

    Cons

    no career trajectory or growth


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