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Manulife Reviews

Updated July 21, 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. "Senior Investment Advisor, CFP, CIM (8 years)"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Investment Advisor in Dorval, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Investment Advisor in Dorval, QC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Incredible potential. This office takes you straight from University and teaches you everything you need to know to build an excellent practice as an advisor. Over 25 examples of hard working top producers are currently helping new recruits understand the fundamentals of finance, financial planning and building a good clientele. You can have a career that people dream to reach when they are in their 50's in your early 30's.

    Cons

    A lot of hard work!! The first few years are not easy, but they are worth the effort.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing, you have the #1 office in Canada for Manulife Securities in the past 10+ years.... Amazing!


  2. "Business Analyst"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Manulife (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent working atmosphere,best cooperation from administration,looking forward to work again

    Cons

    No cons,since the team is located at various locations virtual models should be installed at all places

    Advice to Management

    Very friendly

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Associate"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The best place to work if you want a career as an investment advisor.

    Cons

    There is no base salary, but with a lot of hard work and perseverance you'll be making money soon enough.


  4. "Great, relaxing, professional"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Quantitative Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Quantitative Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible work hours (moreso depending on your manager), but people can come in as late as 10-10:30. All they request is that you complete your 7.5 hours a day. They pay very decently and they treat acturial students very well (reimbursements for exams, time off for studying etc)

    Cons

    From what I felt, the atmosphere is a little dull. Not too much friendliness or contact throughout the office. When I worked there and attended an office social, I realized that a lot of the long-time employees working in the same department didn't even know a lot of the other people's names.

    Advice to Management

    perhaps encourage more office social events, or a more lively atmosphere.


  5. "Actuarial Associate"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent exam support and work life balance

    Cons

    Can't think of any cons


  6. "Business Analyst Intern"

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

    Pros

    Very dynamic environment, lots of new things to learn. People are very nice and helpful.

    Cons

    No cons really, lots of learning opportunities.


  7. "Risk management"

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

    Pros

    exposure to lots of business

    Cons

    focus on excel can be improved

    Advice to Management

    good

  8. "The Ideal Culture"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work-life balance, very relaxed and flexible hours, open office concept, enjoyable atmosphere.

    Cons

    Many lazy employees, too many approval gates, responsibility confusion after restructuring.

    Advice to Management

    Create more autonomy and remove the gates of approvals/signatures.


  9. "Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Jakarta (Indonesia)
    Former Employee - Intern in Jakarta (Indonesia)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Gain lots of valuable learning. Fortunate to have professional and nice mentors who give constructing advice and feedbacks. Work-life balance. A lively company with interesting internal and external events.

    Cons

    Unsynchronized business units, gap between one department and the other. But overall, bureaucracy is still able to keep things going well.

    Advice to Management

    Senior management needs to blend in well with subordinates at different levels to form effective workplace environment.


  10. Helpful (7)

    "Treat employees fairly, lots of autonomy, progressive company."

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

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

    Pros

    Very innovative for a large insurance company, focused on implementing a client focused strategy, lots of opportunities within the company.

    Cons

    Some departments are faced paced, very competitive and can feel cut-throat. Some thrive in this environment, others are not a fit.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to listen to front line employees who are in touch with the firm's clients and implement changes to better serve the clients (financial advisors) who are the company's distribution arm.


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