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MetLife New York City Reviews

Updated December 11, 2017
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MetLife President & CEO Steven A. Kandarian
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  1. "Best company ever"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - BSA in Edison, NJ
    Current Contractor - BSA in Edison, NJ

    I have been working at MetLife as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    As a contractor i was happy with the org

    Cons

    I never had any issues

    Advice to Management

    No Concerns


  2. Helpful (1)

    "AVP"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MetLife full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    They have good pencils and the coffee is pretty good sometimes. Usually best on Friday and Monday. That is about it for now.

    Cons

    The pens aren’t as good as the pencils but the paper is pretty good so that kind of makes up for it.

  3. "Great company"

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in New York, NY
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MetLife as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay, great environment, they really care about helping you advance

    Cons

    Sexism but that is everywhere

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Great experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Business Planning & Strategy Consultant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Business Planning & Strategy Consultant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    MetLife overall has a great culture where you will find people are easy to work with. If you are looking for career progression, opportunities are there if you seek them out. Hours are generally pretty good and there is generally good worklife balance. This is a place where you can grow professionally.

    Cons

    As with any large company, your experience will vary based on which team you are on and who your manager is. Junior or early career employees tend to be underpaid and there are many instances of people leaving to get a salary bump and later coming back. The company is quite large and has a great legacy, which means it isn't always the most nimble or open to taking strategic risks.


  5. "seles rep"

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    Former Employee - Sales in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales in New York, NY

    I worked at MetLife (Less than a year)

    Pros

    great work environment to work in.

    Cons

    to little work to work in


  6. "The Best Company I've Worked So Far"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Intern in New York, NY
    Current Intern - Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MetLife as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Adjustable height desk, the best mentors you'll ever find, awesome game room with everything that you would not expect in a company that is (according to some skeptics) supposedly "too old to have fun"?

    Cons

    Coming from work background where I used to be heavily micromanaged, I wish the managers would micromanage a little bit in the beginning phase of the MetLife experience.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing the good work!


  7. "23 year vet."

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    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President Call Center Sales in Bridgewater, NJ
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President Call Center Sales in Bridgewater, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at MetLife full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Lots of work from home flexibility. Wide array of job opportunities in different businesses and disciplines. Corporate culture improving. Very competitive pay. Competitive benefits. Huge geographic spread.

    Cons

    Highly matrixed work environment with centers of excellence for service, IT , Claims. Can create unclear if not competing accountabilities and priorities. Recent heavy emphasis on bringing in outside talent, especially from the consulting space.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Review"

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    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at MetLife full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Smart people with various backgrounds. Innovative changes globally. Overall, respectful colleagues.

    Cons

    With so much change and innovation, leadership and strategic direction could be improved greatly - leads to inefficiencies, lack of collaboration, and miscommunication and painfully slow delivery of initiatives.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Desperately Needs Leadership"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Undergoing a lot of change for the future, so at least there is some hope

    Cons

    No real opportunity for development or advancement. Positions are inflated but the work does not exist. Could set your career back - don't wprk here!

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the dead weight once and for all and allow fresh, progressive ideas to flourish. Your old ways will continue to hold you back in your competitive landscape.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "MetLife is changing"

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    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Bridgewater, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Bridgewater, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flex time, cafeteria, vacation, benefits, gym

    Cons

    Outsourcing, cost cutting, some managers don’t manage


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