MetLife Reviews

Updated 30 October 2014
Updated 30 October 2014
999 Reviews
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999 Reviews
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MetLife President & CEO Steven A. Kandarian
Steven A. Kandarian
335 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • The work life balance is a plus; especially for working professionals with families (in 118 reviews)

  • MetLife has great benefits and different positions in different departments (in 72 reviews)


Cons
  • Some of the supervisors don't allow flexibility as far as work-life balance (in 28 reviews)

  • Lack of visibility to senior management as to who is doing the actual job (in 36 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    outbound sales consultant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MetLife

    Pros

    commission is fairly decent and paid weekly, meetings to keep up team morale are also great

    Cons

    managers are extremely unprofessional, name calling, swearing, yelling, not turning up etc.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Metlife customer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Premium Payer in Sydney
    Current Employee - Premium Payer in Sydney

    I have been working at MetLife (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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Investments

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    great work life balance and good compensation

    Cons

    very US centric and need to adapt to US culture

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    It was an amazing summer there, the team I worked with was extremely helpful. I had various task to work on everyday.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at MetLife as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    There was always work to be done, so the internship was very meaningful. As well as the work the interns received, I felt like a full-time employe with little work. The Work-life Balance was amazing.

    Cons

    There isn't too much exposure to move up quickly, the senior positions were held by very senior associates. The environment wasn't one of a fun, young, company.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good Company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MetLife full-time

    Pros

    good Company, good benefits and training

    Cons

    Career path not defined at all

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nil

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good benefits, great teammates, some leadership okay

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Implementation Specialist in Kansas City, MO (US)
    Former Employee - Implementation Specialist in Kansas City, MO (US)

    I worked at MetLife full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Lots of training. Good benefits (health, dental, vision, vacation). Some management is very helpful in developing employees.

    Cons

    Can be some backstabbing in office culture. Some management can be the worst offenders in the backstabbing or picking favorites to develop. Has a tendency to pigeon hole people in roles they are good at.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop your talent. Don't leave an associate in a position simply because they are really good at it. Find their passion and develop it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    I am proud to have worked for MetLIfe

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MetLife full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great Company to work for. Always found the employees very willing to help each other. The company offer many professional opportunities to their employees. Depending on you department flex time and telecommuting are possible.

    Cons

    I do not have anything bad to say. Only advice. If you want to move up in the company it's up to you to take the initiative and apply/post for higher level positions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to stay

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Actuarial Intern in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Actuarial Intern in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at MetLife as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Positive company culture.
    Supportive colleagues.
    Lots of opportunity to contribute

    Cons

    Pockets of outdated technology and behaviors

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep showing yourself.
    Try to communicate with other departments and learn more.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Raleigh, NC (US)
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Raleigh, NC (US)

    I have been working at MetLife full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Opportunities, open to new ideas, is focused on changing the industry with. New technology

    Cons

    Large company, need to know how to navigate. Very good large company benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Establish some criteria to be world class, execute against that, measure it, and inform employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good

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

    I have been working at MetLife

    Pros

    Benefits, good people, big company

    Cons

    Slow growth potential, don't communicate very well

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow growth

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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