MetLife Reviews

Updated 12 Aug 2020

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3.7
74%
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MetLife President and CEO Michel Khalaf
Michel Khalaf
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  1. "FInancial Analyst"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Financial Analyst in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at MetLife for more than a year

    Pros

    Great place to work. Great people

    Cons

    there is none. it is a good place

  2. "Very good place to work"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - REGULATORY ACCOUNTANT 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MetLife full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Encourages learning and is vert flexible if wanting new opportunities.

    Cons

    Very large company but does move with the times.


  3. "Good company, on an upward trajectory"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Galway
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Large codebase, different languages, plenty of learning potential

    Cons

    Legacy code, company is too stretched around existing projects

  4. Helpful (2)

    "Na"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Software Engineering Manager in Galway
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at MetLife full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Location and office amenities/ building fit out

    Cons

    Politics , direction and org structures

  5. Helpful (2)

    "Not recommended"

    2.0
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    Current Employee - Applications Support Engineer in Galway
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    People we work with When allowed generally staff get along and do there best Learn a lot about older technologies We all try to help each other in difficult technology areas.

    Cons

    Job is sold as innovative and embracing new methodologies but haven't seen that. We work on a lot of old AS400 and Cobol. Even the teams developing new things, do more generic than being able to get there skills out there. No desire to want to move forward. The company surveys are bad every year and the executives don't seem to want to change anything, they don't see it as there issues, a desire to want to push it down making the directors busier and they all seem stressed. I've heard that not to rock the boat or go to HR about complaints as this isn't wanted and you get asked not to speakout. We are all encouraged to fit a mould of personality so as not to be noticed for being different. No one is sure why directors have left and now all female leadership has gone, HR informed su when asked why they left, women sometimes choose family and children over careers. This wasn't received well as I don't think that was the plan for either of them, but I don't know them well. We lost the leaders that were hard but fair on us. They took the time out to also talk to us and try to help us succeed but they expected us to deliver. I don't believe there is much opportunity for career progression here our job is keep the lights on.

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  6. Helpful (1)

    "Was a good first job, but career stagnated as time passed"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Actuarial Analyst in Dublin, Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at MetLife full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Initial salary was above offers from other companies.

    Cons

    Salary raises were small and not much career progression.

  7. Helpful (4)

    "Relieved to have escaped the Galway office madness after a year"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Galway
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at MetLife full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Honestly, these were few and far between Package is comparable to other competitors

    Cons

    Toxic work environment Out of date software No development No interest in employee development from management Management regularly give out about fellow managment/senior members to more junior staff (behind their back of course - it's a cowards playground) There is no culture - there is no interest in fostering one either Bad language - often heard management use foul language in general discussion with junior staff - it's so unprofessional

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  8. Helpful (3)

    "Average Company - not recommended"

    2.0
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    Current Employee - Treasury in Dublin, Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at MetLife full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Work life balance Work from home

    Cons

    No clear long term vision or strategy. Going through transformation, a lot of uncertainty about positions.

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  9. "Good work culture"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MetLife full-time

    Pros

    Great work culture and helpful staff

    Cons

    Salary can be better and more defined job role

  10. "IT PM"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - good range of social activities - ability to work from home

    Cons

    - under resourced - no official flextime - no staff canteen - poor support

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