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MetLife Reviews

Updated 24 April 2015
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MetLife President & CEO Steven A. Kandarian
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Pros
  • The work life balance is a plus; especially for working professionals with families (in 120 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 29 reviews)

  • Senior management inner circle that does not include front line management input or feedback (in 36 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (3)

    Awesome Company..World Class

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Process Trainer in Noida (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Process Trainer in Noida (India)

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Amazing work life balance
    - Stress free environment
    -Employee engagement activities
    -Educational courses
    -Lots of learning/Trainings
    -Good number of Leaves

    Cons

    -Excessive bureaucracy
    - Slow growth
    -Less appraisal amount
    - Slow promotion

    Advice to Management

    Please remove the extra bureaucracy and unnecessary levels of designations.
    Good relations with manager determine lots of promotions if not all.

  2. Good company to work for

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

    I worked at MetLife

    Pros

    Work/Life balance, regular pay and benefits, possible trainings

    Cons

    You need to know "how to play the game", in some departments it is difficult to be promoted

  3. MetLife Europe Sale representative work insurance consultant.

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good knowledge of protection covers gained during 5* hotel business trip . Friendly management team.

    Cons

    Not good follow up on practical learning.

    Advice to Management

    In need of more regional meeting . A Trainee period should be introduced.

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  5. Helpful (2)

    Investments

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great work life balance and good compensation

    Cons

    very US centric and need to adapt to US culture

  6. Helpful (5)

    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

    I have been working at MetLife

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

    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

  7. Great Colleagues, good benefits

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits are good and most colleagues are very nice.

    Cons

    Difficult to progress, poor salaries internally

    Advice to Management

    Reward the people that work hard for you

  8. Good Company to work for but only on contract basis

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

    I worked at MetLife as a contractor (More than 3 years)

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

    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 Management

    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.

  9. Hectic but fun!

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - IT Consultant in London, England
    Current Contractor - IT Consultant in London, England

    I have been working at MetLife as a contractor (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    great team of people in the UK office

    Cons

    none that I can think of

    Advice to Management

    n/a

  10. Helpful (1)

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Newcastle upon Tyne, England

    I have been working at MetLife

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Manager
    Current Employee - IT Manager

    I have been working at MetLife

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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

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