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Updated September 22, 2017
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MetLife President & CEO Steven A. Kandarian
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  1. "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. "Human Resources Professional"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources
    Former Employee - Human Resources
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits which allowed me to provide for my family.

    Cons

    Leadership turnover created some fear of stability.

  3. "Production Management Senior Lead"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at MetLife full-time

    Pros

    A courteous working atmosphere. Great work/life balance.

    Cons

    An unfortunate burning desire to save money on corporate real estate with total disregard for losing talent.


  4. Helpful (6)

    "Director"

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

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

    Pros

    Collaborative environment, flexible work schedule when needed, plenty of managers who care about people and career growth, lots of learning opportunities, advancement

    Cons

    Constant strategy changes, unclear goals, reporting structure changes often, too many leader/VP roles who don't roll up their sleeves and not enough worker bees to get the job done.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce some ineffective or negative leaders in the VP roles; keep the great people leaders and process managers and give teams the resources and support needed to implement change and reach specific goals.


  5. "Tech Liaison"

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

    I worked at MetLife full-time

    Pros

    Great Benefits, very friendly and helpful co-workers. The team environment was probably the best part about the job. Generous amount of PTO

    Cons

    Mandatory overtime, low wages, management not really connected with upper level executives so they were unable to request additional employees when the department was in need of it

    Advice to Management

    Develop a better relationship with executives. Realize that the workload is too much for the current employees to handle. Hire additional employees


  6. "Collector III"

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    Former Employee - Foreclosure Referral Specialist in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Foreclosure Referral Specialist in Irving, TX

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

    Pros

    The company was family oriented and cared for the employees

    Cons

    Better strategies from management


  7. "Great company with good intentions, but at times lacks an external perspective."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very supportive employer for today's diverse workforce.

    Cons

    A very big company and sometimes that can be a disadvantage.

    Advice to Management

    Look to seek more external talent to provide different and new perspectives and bring new ideas that can make us better.

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Prepare for no work/life balance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cary, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cary, NC
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers, nice campus with amenities, good pay but not competitive.

    Cons

    The main con was the oppressive workload and you never got to unplug from work - Management sent emails/texts night and day, weekends, and even when on PTO (aka Pretend Time Off here) with responses/actions expected right away. With few exceptions, the 'worker bee' workload is suffocating and unreasonable.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize the fact that employees need a life outside of MetLife. Pay attention when your staff comes to you with work/life balance challenges. Then fight for them when needed to address the issues before they have to leave the company just to survive. Management apparently has no idea how many people are burnt out and want to leave this company. I've never before worked somewhere that has so many people choosing to leave voluntarily for this reason. They may not voice that fact in their exit interviews but that is certainly the reasons talked about in the break rooms.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "TAM Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Newer work stations and easy commute.

    Cons

    Poor management, lack of career opportunities.


  10. "Work"

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    Current Employee - Substitute Teacher in Humble, TX
    Current Employee - Substitute Teacher in Humble, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at MetLife part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very friendly and supportive environment.

    Cons

    There are no Cons here.

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work


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