MetLife Reviews

Updated 29 August 2014
Updated 29 August 2014
944 Reviews

3.0
944 Reviews
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MetLife President & CEO Steven A. Kandarian
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305 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.  

    Metlife customer

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    Current Employee - Premium Payer  in  Sydney
    Current Employee - Premium Payer in Sydney

    I have been working at MetLife for more than 10 years

    Pros

    They are very good at taking preminums

    Cons

    They are extremely good at dragging out claims so the insured person either commits suicide or walks away from their entitlements

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have picked a fight with over 300 New South Wales Police Officers (Australia) who are determined to expose you for what you are. A complete fraud with blood on your hands.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Place to Stay for Years

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    Former Employee - Financial Intern  in  Dublin, OH (US)
    Former Employee - Financial Intern in Dublin, OH (US)

    I worked at MetLife as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    MetLife is an excellent community with a lot of down-to-earth people. The work culture is very-laid back but you are still motivated to get your work done. The leadership is helpful. Good work-life balance.

    The one great thing about MetLife is that it feels like a family and everyone is willing to help each other out. The days may be monotonous and the work may not be cutting edge sometimes but the co-workers are great.

    Cons

    The salary is not that great but I personally think its worth it!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Talented people, great money managers, lousy mid level managers

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MetLife full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Very talented, smart people work there. Company is excellent when it comes to managing and investing money. Very political company so be good at politics if you work there.

    Cons

    Lousy mid level administrative managers. Poor quality and poorly trained.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't promote within upon recommendations of existing managers. Too many politics leads to poor administrative managers recommending others who simply shouldn't be promoted.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    One very organized and structured company.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MetLife full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Compensation is good, with more then enough adequate training. Opportunities are there for those who seek it out. Very strong core values.

    Cons

    Like all larger companies the process can get heavy, and the red tape burdensome.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on the people more than processes and promote more from within.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    A great career where I acquire a lot of information

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Business Consultant  in  Somerset, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Business Consultant in Somerset, NJ (US)

    I worked at MetLife full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    A good company for working mom and provides great benefit

    Cons

    New management lacks the expertise to manage

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider hiring manager with better management and people skills

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    great place to be

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    Former Employee - Law Clerk  in  Morristown, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - Law Clerk in Morristown, NJ (US)

    I worked at MetLife as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    A lot of nice people- I was in Morristown location, awesome cafeteria, gym!

    Cons

    parking and no free coffee-lol

  8.  

    Very good!

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    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Analyst  in  São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Analyst in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)

    I worked at MetLife for more than 5 years

    Pros

    A good company and the salary was very good.

    Cons

    Leadership, work-life. training and compensation.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great company to work for.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative  in  Charlotte, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Charlotte, NC (US)

    I have been working at MetLife full-time for more than a year

    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
  10.  

    Systems Engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MetLife full-time

    Pros

    Nice professional place to work

    Cons

    Work Life Balance
    new desks stink

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    A solid Company with Great Benefits

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    Current Employee - Marketing Consultant  in  Bridgewater, NJ (US)
    Current Employee - Marketing Consultant in Bridgewater, NJ (US)

    I have been working at MetLife full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Brand recognition goes a long way in the insurance industry and MetLife has an excellent name that is renowned and respected. The work life balance is a plus; especially for working professionals with families.

    Cons

    From an IT perspective the company is behind the times. The lack of integrated systems and disjointed business areas make it difficult to exude efficiency. A fairly conservative company that removes itself from competition by pricing out of the market. Advertising is a weakness.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase IT efficiency and better business segment integration/communication

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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