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4 days ago

Audit Manager

MetLife Tampa, FL

Ensures all business risks are anticipated, recognized, and appropriately managed before they can adversely affect the company. Reviews business… MetLife

5 days ago

Solutions Architect

MetLife New York, NY

• With over 11,000 associates and a budget of $800M, Global Operations is uniquely positioned to help MetLife achieve its enterprise strategy. The… MetLife

23 days ago

Infrastructure\Hardware Project Manager

MetLife Raleigh Durham, North Carolina

The I.T. Project Manager will be working on several implementations from small to medium size, global Enterprise Infrastructure projects. You will… MetLife

19 days ago

Senior Data Center Network Engineer

MetLife Raleigh Durham, North Carolina

About MetLife What you probably know about MetLife is that we are one of the world's largest insurance providers. What you may not know is that… MetLife

15 days ago

Assistant Vice President Broker Dealer Investment Advisory

MetLife Charlotte, NC

• Leads a team of industry specialists in the strategic development, implementation, and maintenance of the annual and long-term Broker Dealer Group… MetLife

9 days ago

Underwriter II

MetLife Charlotte, NC

• Basic knowledge of insurance principles including mortality, morbidity, insurable interest, and actuarial theory. Experience Required Five to… MetLife

11 days ago

Communication Consultant II

MetLife Bridgewater, NJ

• Working independently, proposes, researches, and writes a wide range of moderate to complex internal communications. • Conceives, designs… MetLife

14 days ago

Corporate Services Senior Support Assistant

MetLife Charlotte, NC

would include validating and processing all departments invoicing using XIGN Program. Ordering departmental supplies and processing purchase orders… MetLife

17 days ago

Java EE Developer Enterprise Business Process Management

MetLife Raleigh Durham, North Carolina

About MetLife What you probably know about MetLife is that we are one of the world's largest insurance providers. What you may not know is that… MetLife

10 days ago

Financial Services Representative MetLife Resources

MetLife Fort Lauderdale, FL +4 locations

Every so often it’s worth taking the time to evaluate information on new opportunities. That time has arrived. At MetLife Resources, a division… MetLife

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    Outstanding company, but inconsistent experience for associates

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    Former Employee - IT Manager  in  Somerset, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Somerset, NJ (US)

    I worked at MetLife full-time for more than 8 years


    A company that you can be proud to work for.
    Decent pay and benefits.
    Incredible work/life balance (depending on the organization)
    Pockets of excellence and some really cutting-edge architecture, technology and behaviors
    Some of the best people that I've ever had the pleasure of working with
    Lots of opportunity to contribute (depending on your manager)


    Small pockets of political backstabbing and "culture of blame" groups.
    Pockets of outdated technology and behaviors.
    No accountability or 360-degree feedback for managers. Luckily, most are good, but there's no mechanism for calling out the ones destroying morale.
    Extremely poor oversight of the transition of IT Staff to Raleigh. Many people are being hired and given no support, direction or motivation and it's created a lot of dissent and frustration. Managers should have been moved/hired first like they did on the business side.
    Generous separation packages encouraged people who *could* find jobs to take the money and run rather than relocate or look for internal reassignment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on developing/moving/building leadership in Raleigh to mitigate the damage to morale that's already occured/occuring.
    Implement bottom-up feedback and reviews to identify the managers that are undermining your vision.
    Put skills inventories back in place to identify the talent that you have rather than continually going outside to consultants or hiring to plug gaps that don't actually exist.
    Leverage the breadth of experience that your people bring to the table instead of being narrowly focused on HR-defined job functions.
    Shift more responsibility/accountability to managers and employees and stop consolidating all of the decision-making at the top. (eg: operating budgets, expenses, bonuses, salary treatment, etc.) If the managers can't handle it, train them or replace them. Fund services appropriately and let the managers figure out how to deliver.
    Consider incentivizing employees to stay rather than paying them to leave.

    5 out of the 7 managers that I had there were among the best that I ever had. If it hadn't been for the package, I would have jumped at the opportunity to join another team within the company. While I could (and did) find a higher level position and salary, there's a lot to be said for being part of MetLife.

    If you're a current employee and frustrated, just know that it's not the whole company. Talk to other teams and look for other opportunities. There's a reason why some people stay with the company for their entire career and it's not apathy.

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