Manulife Financial Reviews

Updated 21 April 2015
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Manulife Financial President and CEO Donald Guloien
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Pros
  • Good work life balance, usally work 40 hours a week without much overtime (in 31 reviews)

  • The role also offers work from home opportunities and therefore some work life balance can be achieved (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • Very stressful atmosphere and long working hours (in 9 reviews)

  • The work life balance here is quite terrible as most people only leave work after 8pm (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Employee Benefits Specialist

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Manulife Financial

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

    Pros

    Nice working environment in Hong Kong

    Cons

    Can't be internal transfer globally

  2. Great working environment!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Halifax, NS (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Halifax, NS (Canada)

    I worked at Manulife Financial

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

    Pros

    Love the atmosphere, feels like you're part of a family.

    Cons

    The organization is so big that it is difficult to get noticed for promotions.

  3. Manulife

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Manulife Financial

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great team atmosphere. A lot of support.

    Cons

    Living through a great deal of change at present time

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    Risk Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance; Work with smart people

    Cons

    Limited learning and growth opportunities for non Actuary

  6. Analyst

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Manulife Financial full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good pay, convenient location, job sequrity

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, off the trends in technology

  7. A good company to work for with good compensation.

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    Current Employee - Audit Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Audit Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible working conditions
    excellent (new) office environment and technology that allows us to be efficient
    good management that wants to achieve good results

    Cons

    The team that I work in does not have a lot up upward movement due to limited positions.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to focus on refining the practice. Also, make sure that training and development is a high priority.

  8. Career

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Manulife Financial

    Pros

    Great Company for career deveoplment

    Cons

    hard to build management skills

  9. Flexible with a good work/life balance

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    Current Employee - Benefits Specialist
    Current Employee - Benefits Specialist

    I have been working at Manulife Financial

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Large company with lots of opportunities combined with fair compensation.

    Cons

    Like any large company there will always be "behind the scenes" politics.

    Advice to Management

    Be open and up-front.

  10. Senior Auditor

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Manulife Financial

    Pros

    Great Company, good work life/balance

    Cons

    More secondments would be beneficial

    Advice to Management

    Keept it going

  11. Great alternative to the big banks in Canada.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Manulife Financial

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

    Pros

    Great/friendly people to work with!

    Cons

    Difficult to move around in capital markets related areas.

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