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Updated April 25, 2017
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  1. Helpful (5)

    "Software Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Somerset, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Somerset, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at MetLife (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Relaxed atmosphere to work. Some facilities and 401 and pension plan is good.

    Cons

    Huge amount of offshoring, the company have layoffs every year or less. It used to be best company to work for. But after consolidation and moving lot of people to North carolina etc its a mess now.


  2. "Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Work Life balance is available in rolls

    Cons

    Hard to influence change. The company is very big.


  3. "Actuarial Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Actuarial Assistant in Bridgewater, NJ
    Former Employee - Actuarial Assistant in Bridgewater, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at MetLife full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great company with great growth opportunities.

    Cons

    Nothing negative to say about this company.

    Advice to Management

    No advice to give to management.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Great company to work for, too many re-orgs"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at MetLife (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and work-life balance.
    Early on we had a great team environment and partnerships. A lot of opportunity to stand out and get recognized.

    Cons

    Too many re-orgs and shifts in strategy created inefficiencies. Just as things began to settle and we were in a good place with processes, direction would change again.
    Once the new CEO came in it all became about pinching pennies and short term stockholder value.

    Advice to Management

    Give strategy changes time to work. A re-org every two years doesn't work well for implementing processes and procedures.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Horrible"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Office is in a great location on park avenue.

    Cons

    They expect you to work for free for months and come in everyday and cold call for you. Management is horrible they think they are professionals when the truth is they are just churn em and burn em salesmen who use and abuse whoever they get to call for them.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more and get real managers not axa runaways.


  7. "Huge Learning Experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Depending on the division you work in (I worked in 3 separate divisions), the people will either be very clear with what they want you to do or very vague and expect you to know how to handle the project. Not too much training or onboarding help, up to you to get up to speed on the company.

    Cons

    Not much of a culture compared to other companies I've worked for, people usually in their cubicles and out the door by 6pm. Would have been nice to have more team outings or introduction to other employees.

    Advice to Management

    Create less formal environment and more collaborative. Such a huge company would work more efficiently with more teams and less individual work.


  8. "Sales people need there own leads as the companies are not very good"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Person in Albany, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Person in Albany, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at MetLife full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice people who work there

    Cons

    commissions come slowly products are not to competitive


  9. "Great to work at"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at MetLife (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great Benefits, No Micro-managing, Innovation and creativity valued.

    Cons

    Difficulty to implement, high number of reorgs, and changes

    Advice to Management

    Keep management style but implement changes fully before moving on.

    MetLife Response

    Dec 12, 2016 – Global Talent Acquisition Team

    Thank you for taking the time to write this review! It’s great to hear from both current and former employees and satisfying to know that you experienced many of the positives MetLife has to offer ... More


  10. "Great Colleagues"

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    International exposure, travel, opportunities to grow

    Cons

    too political, uncertain direction, travel

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in your employees

    MetLife Response

    Dec 12, 2016 – Global Talent Acquisition Team

    It is great to hear from former employees! MetLife strives to ensure that all employees feel they can make a meaningful difference and we are so pleased you were able to take advantage of many of ... More


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Senior IT Project Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior IT Project Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Senior IT Project Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    A lot of interesting product work for a large company that is an industry leader.

    Cons

    No cross departmental cohesion...work is done in silos.


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