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Updated September 17, 2017
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MetLife President & CEO Steven A. Kandarian
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  1. 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.


  2. "Solid company that allows some flexible work arrangements."

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    Current Employee - Client Services Consultant in Aurora, IL
    Current Employee - Client Services Consultant in Aurora, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flextime, good benefits, and some telecommuting allowed. Most colleagues work as a team. There is a wide bandwidth for lateral moves to experience different roles.

    Cons

    Employee capacity issues, at times feel unsupported and unappreciated. Pay does not stay in line with industry and bonus is depended on Sales which is a different department.

  3. "Nurse Clinician"

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

    I worked at MetLife full-time

    Pros

    Work from home availability helps home life.

    Cons

    As a nurse the salary is not really competitive.


  4. "Good, solid company."

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    Current Employee - Sales Support Consultant in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Support Consultant in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Solid benefits, solid company that has a long standing history

    Cons

    Work life balance can be challenging sometimes due to workloads


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Sr Process Improvement Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at MetLife full-time

    Pros

    Great work environment, good hours, and decent benefits

    Cons

    Company is going through constant internal restructuring which leads to relocation and downsizing. Not much career growth.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Principal Analytics"

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    Current Employee - Principal in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Principal in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great campus and people. Technology was subpar.

    Cons

    Company going through ID crisis

    Advice to Management

    Be honest


  7. "Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Challenging job, opportunity to learn new skills if placed in the right position.

    Cons

    Constantly changing, feels a little unstable at times. Not knowing whats going to happen from one year to the next.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Manager - Strategy & Planning"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Manager in Alpharetta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MetLife full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    MetLife has unlimited opportunities to learn new products, processes and work in different location (even international). MetLife is a financially strong and very large company that offers very competitive salaries and great benefits.

    Cons

    MetLife is a large company and there is a lot of red tape and office politics once you get to the Director level.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Pretty on outside, with lots to learn on the inside."

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    Current Employee - Manager in Greenville, SC
    Current Employee - Manager in Greenville, SC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Collaborative office spaces, good benefits, good people at the worker bee level.
    The foundation is a great supporter of non profits and meaningful charities in the United States and across the world.

    Cons

    Very political. Even with its new transformational strategy, it's often unclear how it applies to one's actual job. Onboarding has become increasingly more confusing for external hires.

    Advice to Management

    Strategy is great but the topic of people often gets dropped from executives' agendas for large town hall meetings- e.g. recruiting the right talent, nurturing the right talent and even keeping the right talent.


  10. Helpful (8)

    "Look elsewhere for a real career"

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    Current Employee - Minion in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Minion in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at MetLife full-time

    Pros

    Salary, 9-5, nice co-workers, location, new facilities, very low expectations (ideal for the unambitious).

    Cons

    Open work space, limited PTO days which includes both sick and vacation, ridiculous handcuffed vesting for 401k and pension, unfair and political ranking system on performance reviews, very low merit increases and always an excuse for why you didn't get the full bonus you rightfully earned, absolutely no career growth, rampant favortism and politics, "refreshed strategy" brainwashing with blue and green colors and catchy buzzwords that most still don't quite understand.

    Advice to Management

    Give your own employees all of the "benefits" and "perks" you constantly promote on social media....tale of two cities.


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