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MetLife Reviews

Updated 17 August 2014
Updated 17 August 2014
928 Reviews

3.0
928 Reviews
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MetLife President & CEO Steven A. Kandarian
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298 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexible work arrangements and very good company for work life balance (in 104 reviews)

  • MetLife has great benefits and different positions in different departments (in 74 reviews)


Cons
  • Some of the supervisors don't allow flexibility as far as work-life balance (in 21 reviews)

  • Lack of visibility to senior management as to who is doing the actual job (in 33 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great Colleagues, good benefits

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

    Pros

    Benefits are good and most colleagues are very nice.

    Cons

    Difficult to progress, poor salaries internally

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward the people that work hard for you

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Ruthless, rude, uncaring, backbiting disorganised company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    None whatsoever. This company is going nowhere fast

    Cons

    Company values are spouted but not followed, loads of backbiting, no team spirit, expected to work long hours for no reward, no work life balance, no support, terrible exec team. This company in the UK thinks it is better than it is, it is so disorganised with a terrible exec team that act like children and have little or no management experience at this level. Bad things are round the corner for this company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good Company to work for but only on contract basis

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Programmer Manager  in  London, England
    Former Employee - Programmer Manager in London, England

    Pros

    Great offices location in London.

    Cons

    Very biurocratic and US centric organization you have to be either American or extremely well connected in America to reach executive roles. A lot over very heavy characters that in most cases limit the ability of this company and brand to fully develop in the UK

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on innovation as opposed to autocratic backward processes. Enforce key talent to manage the business in a modern and forward looking way. Only the lack of innovation is keeping this company from growth, that’s 100% visible in the stock price which should be well over 70 by now. Management can’t come up with a credible growth story they can sell to the marker & analysts. Develop a strategy, establish milestones, realize the milestone show growth, build investor confidence that you can deliver on your strategies then benefit. Unfortunate management has a poor story, no one buys it, they poorly define milestones, can’t deliver them or show that they delivered them, cant’ differentiate themselves from the rest of the insurance market, hence the $40 share price.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Hectic but fun!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Consultant  in  London, England
    Current Employee - IT Consultant in London, England

    Pros

    great team of people in the UK office

    Cons

    none that I can think of

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    a good company that do the right thing for staff and customers

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant  in  Newcastle upon Tyne, England
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Newcastle upon Tyne, England

    Pros

    very good money, good products to sell that do what they are supposed to do, excellent admin & support,

    Cons

    poor career advancement, commision only sales basis, no prospects just pure sales position

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    the management do a very good job of leading the sales force but more recognition is needed

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Don't swamp the UK creativity in American approaches to business.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Manager
    Current Employee - IT Manager

    Pros

    It is a stable reliable company to work for that is not going anywhere soon and provides reasonable benefits and the opportunity to work outside London. But, a number of times I have seen really good ideas generated by UK staff and the result is often that US policies and approaches are applied without really considering the idea generated.

    Cons

    American ownership can be a bit of a downer when they run roughshod over the ideas and innovations of staff in the UK. A number of times I have seen really good ideas generated by UK staff and the result is often that US policies and approaches are applied without really considering the idea generated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nurture the creativity of staff in the UK and encourage there independence.

    No opinion of CEO
  8. 6 people found this helpful  

    Some of the people are fantastic - choose your group carefully

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    tons of opportunity, lots of different kinds of businesses, room to grow, good solid company, good benefits

    Cons

    politics, favortism, lack of unified culture,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop creating so many new things, give things a chance to take hold

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Phone center is just like the rest

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Customer Service Representative  in  West Des Moines, IA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Customer Service Representative in West Des Moines, IA (US)

    Pros

    401k, benefits, work life balance

    Cons

    Tough to move on with career

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Loosen up

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great company to work for.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative  in  Charlotte, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Charlotte, NC (US)

    Pros

    The people are friendly and there are many opportunities to grow. Great compensation and benefit packages. Excellent training.

    Cons

    It's very political. Like many companies they are closing offices and departments and outsourcing to consultants in order to save money.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More opportunities for growth in lower level jobs.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Career Growth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Associate  in  Noida (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Noida (India)

    Pros

    No work load, If you are done with your task you can do anything

    Cons

    Career growth is very slow. Senior Management should look into this but they dont have time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior Management should look into this as lots of employees are not happy with their growth prespective and looking for Change.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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