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Updated July 26, 2017
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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Difficult culture and management"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Bridgewater, NJ
    Current Employee - Director in Bridgewater, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Location for commute is great

    Cons

    Silo driven mentality that stifles free thought and transparency; everything is a slide deck. Too much time with decks and presentations. My AVP asked for bits and pieces of info, then repackages it all with a consultant type storyline and then sells it like it's his idea and work. No respect.

    Advice to Management

    Even though strategy is saying all the right things, the culture won't let it happen unless change to how anyone below AVP is treated. When good people leave - you should reexamine why - and not just bad mouth them after they leave.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Constant stress"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Analyst in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good salary and benefits

    Cons

    It is difficult to stay focused and be driven to exceed your goals when lay-offs are constantly happening or are being threatened. Even if your division is not actively being downsized they will send in "consultants" to analyze the work to see if it can be outsourced so everything just feels like it is a matter of time before they get rid of you so you remain unmotivated to achieve anything. There are great people working here that are treated really poorly.

    Advice to Management

    The work life options in my division are only available to managers and it is very unfair. Have a policy for everyone and not just a few.

  3. "MetLife"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Business Systems Specialist in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Business Systems Specialist in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The work and life balance

    Cons

    The lack of growth opportunities


  4. "Great place to work"

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

    I worked at MetLife full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits. Cross training positive environment. Promotes women in the work place. Family friend. encourages to give back to the community.

    Cons

    Uncertainty with the division of the company.

    Advice to Management

    More open on the information regarding the DOL company division.


  5. "Great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Claims Adjuster
    Current Employee - Claims Adjuster
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MetLife full-time

    Pros

    Get treated well by management, great compensation and bonuses based on performance. Great work/life balance

    Cons

    I don't have anything negative to say!


  6. "Financial Services Representative"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours. High income potential.

    Cons

    No steady income. Work evenings and weekends.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Work in Progress...."

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

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

    Pros

    At first, not that great, but now with new management in place, things are getting better. Starting to feel like they work for the employees now, rather than us working for them. Work life balance is getting better. Looking forward to the continued improvement.

    Cons

    At first, there were other positions, then the "changes" happened & all advancement positions were GONE. Feels like a dead end with no advancement. Pay, in my opinion, is WAY below other companies.

    Advice to Management

    You want to keep the people you have (good people anyway), gotta up the pay. I made more working in a less professional business. Come up with some advancement jobs. We need to know there's a place to go beyond where we are!

  8. "Web design consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at MetLife full-time

    Pros

    The culture and management style were great!

    Cons

    Relocation of jobs out of state


  9. "P&C"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at MetLife full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits. Nice modern office building. Reputable company. The do try to listen to their employees

    Cons

    No room for growth within the company outside of THIS department which makes one feel stuck. Though they try their best to listen to their employees unfortunately their plan to compete with other companies within the area interfere with the work/home balance of their employees. Call tiering sucks.


  10. Helpful (6)

    "Cost Cutting in the Cary Office"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Director in Cary, NC
    Current Employee - IT Director in Cary, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Love the glass windows on any floor above the 2nd floor facing the parking deck

    Cons

    Where did the paper go? For the last 3 to 4 weeks it is next to impossible to find paper for the printers in Met01 Building. The consultants leave the printers empty. I have to go to steal paper from printers on other floors to print my documents. It is bad enough, the flow of employees resigning; but the company does not have the cash for printers?


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