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Updated Jul 23, 2021

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3.9
76%
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MetLife President and CEO Michel Khalaf
Michel Khalaf
520 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great Salary & Bonuses; Decent work life balance(in 464 reviews)

  • "Good benefits for senior levels(in 237 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Work life balance isn't always there(in 122 reviews)

  • "Racist managers that are protected by upper management(in 81 reviews)

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    1. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years
      Featured Review

      Good company with a lot of talent

      Feb 10, 2021 - Senior Vice President Finance in Saint Louis, MO
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Depth of talent and expertise

      Cons

      Large organization has many silos

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Good Company

      May 5, 2021 - Investment Associate in Whippany, NJ
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Work life balance is great

      Cons

      Less growth opportunities within the company

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    3. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Used to be good. Now not so much.

      Jul 19, 2021 - Director in Cary, NC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Benefits are okay but my health insurance costs are outrageous compared to my last company. You get access to a lot of self-service professional development like Coursera which is nice for keeping my PMP CEUs going.

      Cons

      Senior leadership doesn't care about the workforce. After working extremely hard in 2020, most employees saw only a 1.5% raise and many were laid off. Meanwhile senior leadership got generous raises and stock dividends. Internal technology is lackluster at best and they invest so little on improving internal systems that it ends up negatively impacting my team's efficiency and productivity. IT has been offshored so good luck getting anything resolved in a timely manner. They're currently in the process of offshoring HR so I imagine that experience will tank as well. Employee sentiment is low in the US and only getting worse with how they're handling return to office. They recently tried to say working from home is the same thing as taking PTO which would make me laugh if it didn't directly impact me and my team. I expect high turnover in the coming months.

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      2 people found this review helpful
    4. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      All the challenges of being on a cruise ship, none of the fun.

      Jul 21, 2021 - Senior Project Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Health and Retirement Benefits Opportunities to learn complex enterprise systems Work-Life Balance (depending on role) Generous Severance for Long term employees

      Cons

      Lots of talk about diversity and inclusion but no systematic action to remedy toxic management boys club culture Currently under huge organizational transformation that seems half baked Career development opportunities are limited unless you find a powerful ally, advancements go to chronies and "yes" people.

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Devops engineer

      Jul 21, 2021 - Devops Engineer in Plano, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Managed Amazon Web Services (AWS) infrastructure with automation and configuration management tools such as Ansible, Puppet, or custom-built. Designing cloud-hosted solutions, specific AWS product suite experience. Responsible in understanding of the interdependencies and structure of systems and implement this knowledge to improve the build and release processes which allow rapidly evolving product offerings

      Cons

      Improved continuous integration environment, monitored builds, maintained configuration & automate d processes. Handled the development of reporting metrics and to provide reports to Management on different levels of statistics.

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    6. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Never ending reshuffling of seats

      Jul 12, 2021 - IT QA Director in Cary, NC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Benefits are good Hope you like meetings, because your day will be spent in meetings. Nights are where you catch up on the daily onslaught of emails. Prior to Covid, there were not enough bathrooms per floor. In the event of a fire, the line to go down the stairs backs up on the floor. The large meeting room is configured incorrectly. The podium needs to be opposite the doors to the room. This way people can enter/exit the meeting without interrupting the presentation.

      Cons

      Every 8 - 12 months, here comes another staff reorganization. Let's hire staff with PMP Certification. We never follow PMI rules and procedures, instead, we follow MetLife R&P. tree huggers with the knowledge, are too scared to share history and knowledge. Unrealistic due dates.

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great Company

      Jul 21, 2021 - IT Senior Analyst in Cary, NC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      I was lucky enough to be in a very supportive team. Great leader and team members.

      Cons

      Processes hinder our team to make changes and solve problems.

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    8. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Strict but will work with you

      Jun 5, 2021 - CsrII in Warwick, RI
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Hopefully things continued to change. They offered a lot of perks abd benefits. Tons of training and opportunities to change departments

      Cons

      Thw attendance policy ia extra strict, unless you have a serious medical issue they will work with you but only to a point. You work with the people that handle your disability claims and they will misspell your name because they don't like you and you will never get your stuff filled. Also a ton of favoritism goes on. And for sure a boys club when it comes to getting better positions in specific departments. And be ready to be emotionally abused on a regular basis with no back up in regards to fixing the situation thats causing the problem!

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      4 people found this review helpful
    9. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Solid company

      Jul 19, 2021 - Engineer in Cary, NC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Stable company that has been around for over 100 years

      Cons

      Too much red tape impeding progress

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great

      Jul 14, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      I love this job. The work feels meaningful, the pay and benefits are great and I love the team I am on.

      Cons

      Sometimes communication is lacking which can make correct processing difficult.

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