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MetLife Reviews

Updated December 11, 2018
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MetLife President and CEO Steven A. Kandarian
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  • "work life balance, you need to set your own boundaries" (in 94 reviews)

  • "Benefits getting reduced for those who are not upper management" (in 71 reviews)

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  1. "Account Management Consultant"

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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

    Good training program and ability to telecommute

    Cons

    Outdated systems. Need a better mobile app

    Advice to Management

    Fix your disability business


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Investments Intern"

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

    Pros

    The company culture is very open and welcoming. It seems as though employees care for each other's professional well being and are always willing to offer a helping hand

    Cons

    On the other hand, the company is extremely slow-paced and it seems as though certain aspects of the firm are stuck in the past. The majority of the company's investment arm consists of elder individuals who are comfortable and have been in their position for quite some time and sometimes known as "MetLifers"

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    "Claims"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good people to work with

    Cons

    Old processes and antiquated systems


  4. "Assistant Vice President"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at MetLife (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity for Growth
    Senior Leadership is transparent

    Cons

    Organizational changes lead to job security uncertainty


  5. "Sales Trainee"

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

    I have been working at MetLife full-time

    Pros

    Great hands on, in office training and access to industry professionals. Definitely a great fundamental learning process.

    Cons

    No definitive job placement within MetLife. If you are lucky to get an account executive position, a lot of times it will not be in a city you get to choose.

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent with the trainees about where they can possibly end up in a few months.


  6. "Account manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MetLife full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance and flexibility

    Cons

    Too many changes that don’t apply to role


  7. "Senior Care Coordinator"

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance, flexible, remote opportunies, excellent benefits and pension

    Cons

    Office gossip, politics amongst management

    Advice to Management

    The office gossip and favoritism have gotten out of control. Focus efforts on business process, not who is willing to get drunk with the AVP.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Sr accountant consultant"

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    Former Employee - Senior Accounting Consultant in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Accounting Consultant in Tampa, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of smart individuals around
    Nice work place

    Cons

    Hired a director who is all ego
    They load up productive individuals with more work while unproductive ones get less. Stresses out the individual.
    Complete lack of upward mobility.

    Advice to Management

    Hire and promote those that have management skills downward.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Average at best"

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

    I worked at MetLife full-time

    Pros

    Big company with lots to learn. Okay benefits

    Cons

    Morale is down. Change is constant. Culture is lacking

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to your emloyees


  10. "Great Company"

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

    I have been working at MetLife full-time

    Pros

    Big company with many resources

    Cons

    big company so could be tough to get noticed when starting