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3.9
Average Rating
(based on 167 MetLife Review Ratings)
Company Culture
3.8
Growth Opportunities
3.5
People You Work With
4.3
Person You Work For
4.1
Rewards You Receive
3.8
Support You Get
3.8
Way You Work
4.1
Work Setting
4.0
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"I've worked for MetLife for the last 11 months and honestly I loved each day of it, my co-workers and I have a great connection and we work together all as a team and have accomplished so much. The office environment is to anybody's taste and I would highly recommend MetLife to any professional worker looking for a career."
Posted 6 years ago in Manhattan, NY
Financial Consultant
in Norwood, MA

"Good experience."

What do you like about working at MetLife?

"Freedom to work, people I worked with and training I got."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Read the employment contract. It is one sided. Show it to your attorney if you can."

What don't you like about working at MetLife?

"Old business model, very high employee turnover and management turnover."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"improve the business model... create a win-win model, old business model does not work."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Financial Planner
in Shelton, CT

"Most enthusiastic, motivating boss, who taught with passion."

What do you like about working at MetLife?

"The firm sponsored me while studying for and acquiring my series 7, 66, L&H and multiple other licenses. In addition, due to the Sr Partners' passion for what they did, it was the best learning experience in how to help clients, and the best way to get to what is on a client's mind. Time management and client management were the highest focus."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"The only tip I have for others is to ensure that there is clarity on both sides (expectations of both parties)."

What don't you like about working at MetLife?

"Unfortunately while a full service brokerage firm, there was always an under-riding push to particular products."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"If an employee comes on board with the desire and assurance of a particular focus, ensure those expectations are met."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Senior Marketing Communications Specialist
in New York City, NY

"My experience was rather brief, less than three months."

What do you like about working at MetLife?

"Very proactive, with new retirement products and aggressive marketing programs."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Not really - just play it straight, and be prepared to wait for a decision. Like many large companies, they do not make decisions quickly."

What don't you like about working at MetLife?

"They had a last-in, first-out policy for new employees, and I was let go because of it."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Don't be so quick to reverse hiring decisions made just a few months before. Loyalty is obviously not a two-way street."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Senior Program Manager

"Good environment and is very process oriented."

What do you like about working at MetLife?

"The processes are very well defined and closely governed, but at the same time, have flexibility to fit projects of varying sizes and types."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Highlight areas of past success and map it to the current job description."

What don't you like about working at MetLife?

"I am a consultant. There is a general opinion that consultants are temporary. I would like to be treated as a part of the company and not as a temporary resource."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"All workforce, including work done by consultants is a part of the project success. So need to acknowledge it more, even in areas such as PMOs where deliverables are less visible."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Mortgage Loan Specialist
in Newburgh, NY

What do you like about working at MetLife?

"It was such a great environment to work in every day."

What don't you like about working at MetLife?

"The only that I don't like is that they are laying us off and exiting the lending business."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"I don't have any suggestions for management as we accomplished a lot together."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Learning and Development Consultant
in Warwick, RI

What do you like about working at MetLife?

"Lots of flexibility with telecommuting, very good work life balance. Great boss."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Entry level jobs are very different from professional jobs. Do not take any entry level job unless you have a specific goal about your next level."

What don't you like about working at MetLife?

"I don't know that my work matters. I feel very disconnected from the work I do."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Stop outsourcing operations. Pay real attention to customer service and improve working conditions in all customer service jobs."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Recruiting Manager
in Pensacola, FL

What do you like about working at MetLife?

"Organizational size, reputation, and the training programs were exceptional aspects of MetLife."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Come dressed very professional, be sales driven, and self motivated."

What don't you like about working at MetLife?

"Cannot think of any. Reason I left was for more compensation and local growth opportunities."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"It was a great workplace and the management staff there was great."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Programmer

What do you like about working at MetLife?

"The company overall is great but I think it depends on your group."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Too many levels, no promotion, it's more like a job, not career."

What don't you like about working at MetLife?

"No structure, sometimes too many layers of management to deal with. Too much politics, you have to fit into a click to move up."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"I think he's on the way to turning the company around."

Person You Work For 2 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 2 / 5
Senior DBA
in Irving, TX

"Great company to work for."

What do you like about working at MetLife?

"I would like to work on advanced technologies to improve my skills also for organization benefit."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Attitude of the person is much more important than the technical skills of the person, technical skills can be improved in a short span of time."

What don't you like about working at MetLife?

"When there is no challenging role in daily activities at work."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Healthy environment creates better productivity for the organization benefit always."

Person You Work For 1 / 5 People You Work With 1 / 5 Work Setting 1 / 5
Support You Get 1 / 5 Rewards You Receive 1 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 1 / 5 Way You Work 1 / 5
Program Manager

What do you like about working at MetLife?

"Working with the internal clients is gratifying, the varied types of Programs is quite interesting."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"It is an old, large corporation. The culture and working environment is standard across all similar companies."

What don't you like about working at MetLife?

"I am underemployed, the ability to really identify and solve problems is restricted."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Solve technical problems with technical solutions and non-technical problems with non-technical solutions."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 1 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Programmer Analyst
in Somerset, NJ

"Great experience. It is a very fast pace environment."

What do you like about working at MetLife?

"The company is big, and provides great opportunity to learn and develop."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Be on top, and like working with team. Be a learner."

What don't you like about working at MetLife?

"It takes too much time to make a decision at times."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Ensure the decisions are taking faster to help the process continue."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Financial Services Representative
in Pearl River, NY

What do you like about working at MetLife?

"My current position offers flexibility, a wide array of products and services."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"I would suggest them speak to other employees for real life experiences in addition to speaking to the interviewing manager."

What don't you like about working at MetLife?

"I dislike working at the company due to its unfair treatment imposed by direct managers."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"I would like to see senior management change junior management and establish ground rules and follow them."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Sales Support Assistant
in Plantation, FL

"It was great. I only wish that MetLife Home Loans was still doing business."

What do you like about working at MetLife?

"They provided great resources and continuing education for their employees and management."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Be honest. Make sure when you apply you have all the right dates."

What don't you like about working at MetLife?

"I feel too much time was wasted on phone conferences."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"The company has closed their home loans section. No suggestions."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Financial Advisor
in Columbus, OH

"Environment not as professional as I was used to."

What do you like about working at MetLife?

"Helping people with financial goals and earning their trust and respect."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Not really. I would recommend giving them another look and make one's own decision."

What don't you like about working at MetLife?

"Not a lot of class and lacking in structure/organization/training, with minimal concern over retention."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"They all left anyway after some major management upheaval in that office."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 2 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Financial Services Representative
in Las Vegas, NV

What do you like about working at MetLife?

"Flexibility of schedule and potential for not having a cap on salary."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"The company will expect you to provide your own leads via friends and family, which felt too much like an Amway Ambush. They tell you they will provide leads but they don't tell you they charge $200/lead that becomes a successful application."

What don't you like about working at MetLife?

"The company is too focused on sales and not the client or his needs. Also, the Compliance Department is known as Business Prevention Unit."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Complete overhaul of business operating model. What worked in 1950 - 1970 is no longer valid."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
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