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Updated August 12, 2018
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MetLife President and CEO Steven A. Kandarian
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  1. Featured Review

    "Great place to work"

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

    I have been working at MetLife full-time

    Pros

    Smart, dedicated colleagues. Beautiful workspace. Healthy overall environment. Come here to learn how to solve problems.

    Cons

    It's a huge company, so it has its fair share of red tape.


  2. "Financial services rep"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at MetLife full-time

    Pros

    Health Benefits and retirement pension

    Cons

    100% sales oriented so it’s important to stay busy working leads

  3. "Admin Asst"

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

    I worked at MetLife part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very structured and compliant with regulations

    Cons

    Sales division was sold to MMutual who surprisingly is not as structured.


  4. "marketing"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MetLife full-time

    Pros

    great company, and great service

    Cons

    there is nothing to add


  5. "Actuary"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MetLife full-time

    Pros

    Very good at work life balance

    Cons

    Lack of promotion opportunities in a certain group


  6. Helpful (1)

    "IT Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Greenville, SC
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Greenville, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at MetLife full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great Company to work for

    Cons

    None that I can think of


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Auto & Home sales call center"

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

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

    Pros

    Pay is great, get to help customers with their insurance needs, best coworkers I’ve ever had

    Cons

    You have extremely generous amounts of PTO but you aren’t allowed to use it. I requested my July wedding anniversary off during schedule bid in December and they said I cannot use any of my 4 weeks of PTO for it due to “business need”.

    Advice to Management

    Stop treating us like robots, we’re salespeople and the front lines of onboarding new customers. Customers are going to have a better experience working with a happy, engaged employee vs someone who is “just doing their job”

  8. "UW Consultant"

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

    I have been working at MetLife full-time

    Pros

    Good people to work with

    Cons

    not a whole lot wrong


  9. "virtual sales"

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    Former Employee - Virtual Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Virtual Sales Representative

    I worked at MetLife full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    work from home, good products and lower sales pressure than most companys

    Cons

    constant turnover in supervisors 4 different managers/team supervisors in 18 mths


  10. Helpful (9)

    "Needs a lot of work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cary, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cary, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    GTO campus is nice, decent work / life balance

    Cons

    Management does NOT listen to it's engineers. Quite a few LARGE infrastructure decisions have been made by some top level executive that had lunch with someone at a large vendor. This isn't speculation, it is FACT. What is interesting here, is that Met employees have to go through ETHICS training every year. I don't think these executives do.
    Management will NOT fire dead weight. If you want to come work in a place and do nothing, and not worry about your job, this is your place.

    Advice to Management

    It drives me insane that companies spend large salaries on Engineers who have been doing their tech for YEARS and yet management does not listen. This isnt some scorned employee who is writing this review, I work (currently) here, and have for years, but I am looking because wherever I work, I care about it, but when senior management does not seem to, it is time to move on.
    The politics game is STRONG here.


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