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Manulife Reviews

Updated 13 Nov 2019

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3.6
71%
Recommend to a Friend
87%
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Manulife CEO Roy  Gori
Roy Gori
260 Ratings
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  1. "my review for my day job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Manulife full-time

    Pros

    good job good salary which is nice

    Cons

    bad office and the staff are rude

    Manulife2013-06-17
  2. "A great place to learn new things..."

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    Former Employee - Associate Director in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Manulife full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    My area was very innovative...

    Cons

    Management consistency appears to be a challenge.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on "merit", less on" identity"

    Manulife2019-11-03
  3. "A+++"

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    Current Employee - Agile Coach 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Manulife full-time

    Pros

    Great culture, great benefits

    Cons

    Big corporation, hard to get noticed

    Manulife2019-11-04
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to learn and grow"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Manulife full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Highly recommended for young professionals who will learn and grow quite substantially early on in their careers. Opportunities to get involved in some neat projects. Company invests in keeping itself current/modern. New CEO Roy seems great.

    Cons

    Not too many cons; management takes too long to make certain decisions around investing big dollars in transformational projects. Senior level roles (AVP and above) are a revolving door. There’s less security in those jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to invest in next generation talent. Ensure top talent does not leave due to middle/senior management politics. Become more agile and invest faster, company can afford it. Substantial cost cutting exercises don’t fly with millennials. Continue to be purpose driven but also reward and recognize more, including monetarily.

    Manulife2019-10-28
  5. "Great company to work for !"

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    Current Employee - Coordinator in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Manulife full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Forward thinking : advanced technology , ability to work from home, open concept offices , wellness programs

    Cons

    More opportunities working from home would be appreciated

    Manulife2019-10-30
  6. "Na"

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    Former Employee - Manager 

    I worked at Manulife full-time

    Pros

    Good work life balance aaa

    Cons

    No cons no cons no cons

    Manulife2019-11-13
  7. "Marketing Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Manulife full-time

    Pros

    Great work/life balance. Friendly colleagues. Lots of opportunities for formal and unformal trainings.

    Cons

    Activities are very siloed. Hard to get information when you are not HQ-based.

    Advice to Management

    Leverage talent and expertise whereever they are, not just in the Toronto area.

    Manulife2019-10-27
  8. "Business analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Manulife full-time

    Pros

    Treats employees extremely well. Great benefits, great opportunities. Truly embraces diversity.

    Cons

    Occasionally unrealistic targets for project based objectives.

    Advice to Management

    Keep treating your employees as well as you have.

    Manulife2019-10-26
  9. "Overall positive"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hong Kong
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Manulife full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good project. Ambitious technology strategy

    Cons

    Unstructured at times, immature processes

    Manulife2019-10-26
  10. Helpful (2)

    "Below Average Experience"

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    Former Employee - Analyst 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Manulife full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Work From Home Flexibility - Matching of Manulife Stock Purchase Options - Good Pension Plan - Potential to visit other office locations - Good headoffice facility and amenities

    Cons

    - Pay is horrible - No proper way of getting a raise or career advancement - Management will give you a run around by saying they dont have the budget to provide a raise but will have extensive budget for other initiatives and going on a hiring spree - Management is two faced when it comes to making decisions - When asked for an allowance for Education and Training they will tell you build a business case so... that your Business Case rejected. This has happened multiple time when I wasted my time to build a business case - Generally the staff are demotivated and not really excited to work in the team - Management and above dont really have a game plan other than giving a run around - All questions directed to the Manager will get you one response to talk to the director as they dont have an answer - Highly controlling management style - If you are looking to build and learn in your career then look elsewhere or you will waste your time listening to the Manager's stories - Highly political environment and everyone is trying to pull you down and they are not genuine people - If you are at a Non-Management level you will be stuck there forever - You will fill out the HR career development documents that will literally be a fancy document that will be filed away. You will be told go figure out your career path. - It felt like working for a department were you had no say and no voice - Projects are average

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    Manulife2019-11-07
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