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Updated Dec 4, 2019

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Manulife CEO Roy  Gori
Roy Gori
336 Ratings
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  • "Senior management come off as very fabricated people(in 38 reviews)

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  1. "Manulife"

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    Current Employee - Business Systems Consultant 

    I have been working at Manulife full-time

    Pros

    good benefits good flexibility good work from home

    Cons

    too much bureaucracy management inflexible low base

    Manulife2019-08-27
  2. Helpful (2)

    "No longer the Manulife of old"

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

    I have been working at Manulife full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Amazing co-workers, work from home capabilities, socially aware culture.

    Cons

    Lack of forward thinking strategy outside of capitalizing on Asia growth, which will eventually plateau. Stock price continues to remain flat, as it has for most of the 2010's. Senior leadership within the technology stack is grossly dysfunctional and has destroyed employee morale. Many talented employees have left, those who remain are doing so to collect annual bonuses and wait out possible severance... packages.

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    Advice to Management

    Up until a few years ago, Manulife was a great place to work. It's quite sad to see what it has become. Clean house, starting with CTO Curt Smith. Roy Gori should focus less on fancy white suits and dancing videos, and more on developing new North American products.

    Manulife2019-12-05
  3. "Inv analyst position"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Manulife full-time

    Pros

    Ability to work from home

    Cons

    Salary not competitive enough vs competitors

    Manulife2019-10-28
  4. Helpful (2)

    "Investment Operations"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Manulife full-time

    Pros

    - Flexible work environment - can work from home whenever - Health and retirement benefits are very good

    Cons

    - Not very well structured. They have not integrated John Hancock into the parent company. - Disorganized

    Manulife2018-04-30
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Business Analyst"

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    I worked at Manulife

    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

    Manulife2016-05-31
  6. "First Job Out of College"

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    Former Employee - Case Manager in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Manulife full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good industry experience. Opportunities to work from home are available. The flex center usually has a desk open. There are also a lot of volunteer opportunities.

    Cons

    Outsourcing. Manulife bought the insurance arm and is laying the State side workforce off in droves. Growth is political like many large companies, but depending on what department you start in, growth opportunities can be scarce no matter how savvy you are networking.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more training classes and promote lateral and upward movement within the company.

    Manulife2013-08-22
  7. "Slow Moving"

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    Former Employee - Applications Developer 

    I worked at Manulife full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good Teams Good Tech Stack They encourage people to learn new technologies. Offer permanent work from home.

    Cons

    Slow Decision Making. And a lot of politics.

    Manulife2019-11-22
  8. "Great company to work for !"

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    Current Employee - Coordinator in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Manulife full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Forward thinking : advanced technology , ability to work from home, open concept offices , wellness programs

    Cons

    More opportunities working from home would be appreciated

    Manulife2019-10-30
  9. Helpful (3)

    "Below Average Experience"

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    Former Employee - Analyst 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Manulife full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Work From Home Flexibility - Matching of Manulife Stock Purchase Options - Good Pension Plan - Potential to visit other office locations - Good headoffice facility and amenities

    Cons

    - Pay is horrible - No proper way of getting a raise or career advancement - Management will give you a run around by saying they dont have the budget to provide a raise but will have extensive budget for other initiatives and going on a hiring spree - Management is two faced when it comes to making decisions - When asked for an allowance for Education and Training they will tell you build a business case so... that your Business Case rejected. This has happened multiple time when I wasted my time to build a business case - Generally the staff are demotivated and not really excited to work in the team - Management and above dont really have a game plan other than giving a run around - All questions directed to the Manager will get you one response to talk to the director as they dont have an answer - Highly controlling management style - If you are looking to build and learn in your career then look elsewhere or you will waste your time listening to the Manager's stories - Highly political environment and everyone is trying to pull you down and they are not genuine people - If you are at a Non-Management level you will be stuck there forever - You will fill out the HR career development documents that will literally be a fancy document that will be filed away. You will be told go figure out your career path. - It felt like working for a department were you had no say and no voice - Projects are average

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    Manulife2019-11-07
  10. Helpful (2)

    "used to be a great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Manulife full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    work from home option, staff association

    Cons

    no job security, do not care about people

    Manulife2019-11-05
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