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Updated December 12, 2017
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MetLife President & CEO Steven A. Kandarian
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "It's ok if you friend the right people"

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    Current Employee - Annuities Representative in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Annuities Representative in Tulsa, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, good pay, good people for the most part

    Cons

    Watch who you talk to and do not go above your supervisors head or you will find the door


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Good place for a career"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Manager in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Co-workers were great-teamwork, mentoring, & social. Had numerous opportunities to take on special projects & assignments. The work was always interesting. My divisional management team, from senior level & downward, listened to the associates & encouraged open communication.

    Cons

    MetLife is a global corporation, sometimes it was overwhelming & many decisions were made that may have been good for business (profit) but not the associates. It resulted in many layoffs over the years.

    Advice to Management

    Bigger isn’t always better. Some of the “MetLife Family” feeling has been lost.

  3. "Oppertunities"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MetLife full-time

    Pros

    Good Healthy environment.
    Great team to Work. Infrastructure

    Cons

    Work load balancing. More of a political culture.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Sr Business Processor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great Benefits, flexible , work from home

    Cons

    None. Excellent place to work

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent during transition


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Clinician"

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    Current Employee - Clinician in Aurora, IL
    Current Employee - Clinician in Aurora, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers, leadership is transparent, good vision

    Cons

    Technology systems need to be upgraded


  6. Helpful (1)

    "MetLife Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MetLife full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, Flex-time, Management, Yearly bonus

    Cons

    Salary for workload, opportunity for growth with pay


  7. "Great company"

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

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

    Pros

    Good pay, great environment, they really care about helping you advance

    Cons

    Sexism but that is everywhere

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Great experience"

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    Former Employee - Senior Business Planning & Strategy Consultant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Business Planning & Strategy Consultant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    MetLife overall has a great culture where you will find people are easy to work with. If you are looking for career progression, opportunities are there if you seek them out. Hours are generally pretty good and there is generally good worklife balance. This is a place where you can grow professionally.

    Cons

    As with any large company, your experience will vary based on which team you are on and who your manager is. Junior or early career employees tend to be underpaid and there are many instances of people leaving to get a salary bump and later coming back. The company is quite large and has a great legacy, which means it isn't always the most nimble or open to taking strategic risks.


  9. "Business Analyst"

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    Former Intern - Business Analyst Intern in Cary, NC
    Former Intern - Business Analyst Intern in Cary, NC
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at MetLife as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Cool place to work and learn how corporations work, and it was nice to start out at a getaway with on boarding to meet your intern class. Working at such a large company in the Fortune 100 was interesting. Comes with a lot of perks such as going out and having work related activities. Everyone is very nice and helpful. Work is fairly easy as an intern still in college , and you can leave early if you get it all done which was nice.

    Cons

    Work can sometimes get boring and you find yourself just sitting at your cubicle. Also, we were all told we had a great chance of getting full time offers, but when the time came they said they had a hiring freeze. Also, many other interns I met during training said they didn't even get asked to go back as interns. Not sure what the deal was really.

    Advice to Management

    Needs to be more organized with interns and recruiting, but I get this can be difficult since there were at least 30-40 of us at the time.


  10. "Great place to work!"

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    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Coordinator in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Coordinator in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong higher level leadership and great flexibility (work from home options and family friendly). Healthcare and 401K benefits were great as well.

    Cons

    New global marketing efforts were not good - the new global marketing management executive was brought in right before I left and she changed everything. Not sure why MetLife allowed this considering the marketing efforts she implemented at her previous organization caused their sales to go down significantly during her tenure there - then went back up once she left!

    Lower level management needs a lot of improvement. Some bad apples with no management or leadership skills.

    Advice to Management

    Give your employees more opportunities to grow and achieve bonuses more than once a year.


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