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Updated May 21, 2018
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  1. "Marketing Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MetLife full-time

    Pros

    good benefits and work environment

    Cons

    the salaries for marketing employees are low


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Mostly good, but a bit of a sexist environment"

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in West Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in West Des Moines, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible with work hours and dress code (to an extent)

    Cons

    It's near impossible to get a promotion, unless you are a guy. Guys get promoted on their potential, while women have to prove they deserve the promotion.
    The other CON is that we are under paid based on average market values in our area. We lose a LOT of great talent to companies who pay their workers what they are worth.

    Advice to Management

    Be more proactive to retain top talent, and make sure that people are paid fairly, and promoted when they should be. Please stop promoting males based on potential and females based on performance, it's making you look sexist. Instead of offering promotions and raises to people AFTER they give notice that they are leaving, maybe you should try to offer those raises and promotions before they want to leave.

  3. "Good company"

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

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

    Pros

    Work life balance is very good

    Cons

    Very slow growth in this company


  4. "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


  5. Helpful (6)

    "OK Place to work, needs to keep up with the times, though"

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    Current Employee - Group Life Benefits in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Group Life Benefits in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Bonuses each March , good healthcare benefits and a 401K match, pension if you stay for 5 years, onsite gym, nice office if you are in one of the major cities, esp. the home office, and a slight interest in diveristy and inclusion ( they are SLOWLY getting better, which is something that should be noted because they dont 'have to be'....)

    Cons

    Mgmt. is very old. And by old, I mean almost everyone at the Director or above level has been at Met for 15+ years. This is an issue. Why? Some managers are stuck thinking this is still a mutual company and "Mother Met" is still a thing. "Mother Met" is not still a thing. Snoopy is not still a thing. A ton, and I mean, ton of meetings to make sure you are relevant to your boss is outdated and is no longer 'the thing' at successful companies. These things waste time. They cause issues. Some VPs who have been here for a while dont even have direct reports. Many VPs use their direct reports to do the dirty work for them while not promoting them ( you know, so they can continue to do their dirty work for them) What a waste of money....money they could spend on innovation, tech upgrades and younger talent.

    Advice to Management

    Cut out the pork. And a word of advice...If you are preaching that the company is cutting expenses and some employees feel bad for ordering a box of pencils, make sure you extend that to your more senior people. It's very discouraging to hear and see expenses that are for family dinners and private MetLife jets being chartered for NON BUSINESS related events for NON-Met life employees. I mean....come on. Also, while you are at it, promote from whithin and foster new talent. Do it where it counts. Your company, like the country as a whole, is shifting from being all about the baby boomers and their kids, to a slightly younger workforce. Foster that talent and let the "Metlifers" teach them rather than dismiss them. Also, it would be great if we could see some POC and women in general get more executive roles. Lastest appointments to the exec. group were, well....a whole lotta white dudes.


  6. "Great Benefits and Pay - nice Tampa Campus with cafe and gym"

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    Current Employee - Billing Analyst in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Billing Analyst in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MetLife full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Benefits - Great Location - many WFH

    Cons

    They need more Supervisors and Team Leaders - more levels of management.


  7. "Senior Care Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Bonuses, work life balance

    Cons

    Politics, antiquated systems, too much autonomy for managers

  8. "Professional"

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

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

    Pros

    Great pay and good benefits

    Cons

    Lots of hard work and hours


  9. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good place to work has change over the past 10+ years

    Cons

    As they say if you don't like it wait 18 mos and it will change


  10. "Systems Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Cary, NC
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Cary, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at MetLife full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great perks, new office buildings, ping pong, and friendly culture.

    Cons

    The process needs to be refined. There is a lot of miscommunication across teams and standardization is lacking.

    Advice to Management

    Have every team use one process or system for submitting changes, documentation, etc. (e.g. ServiceNow).


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