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Manulife Financial Reviews

Updated 11 August 2014
Updated 11 August 2014
210 Reviews

3.2
210 Reviews
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Manulife Financial President and CEO Donald A. Guloien
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work life balance, usally work 40 hours a week without much overtime (in 26 reviews)

  • Support if you need to work from home for personal reasons - really good at this (in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • Bureaucratic organization structure; information gap between senior management and middle management (in 7 reviews)

  • Unhealthy work environment in my particular department, too much dust/dirt in the air (in 7 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Committed to Intern development

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    Current Employee - Information Systems Business Analyst  in  Kitchener, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Information Systems Business Analyst in Kitchener, ON (Canada)

    Pros

    Work life balance. Enthusiastic, cheery coworkers, training opportunities even for coops and chances to see work done across your business function and encouragement to try different roles. Great co-op compensation for a smaller BA role.

    Cons

    Restructuring woes. People being moved around and the ensuing chaos. Outsourcing several jobs offshore to "lean" the balance sheet.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue the commitment gown to interns and people will continue coming back after graduation.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Very positive work environment
    Amazing people
    Flexible work - option for remote work
    Recognizing hard work
    Option for growth
    Global mobility

    Cons

    Human Resource leaders need to look after their own. They need to practice what they preach.
    Inconsistent management practice
    Needs to improve the new employee orientation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better selection of talent at the manager/ Director level

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Overall Good with some room for improvement

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Disability Case Manager  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Disability Case Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    Pros

    My department is filled with young people, starting their careers, so it's a fun environment, not a lot of office politics with everyone helping each other out. The role also offers work from home opportunities and therefore some work life balance can be achieved

    Cons

    Workload is high and compensation is low.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good co-op experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Risk Analyst  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Risk Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    Pros

    Mentorship, training, decent co-op salary, good short-term learning experience

    Cons

    Closed off cubicles, stressful reporting deadlines sometimes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Insurance Advisor

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Insurance Advisor  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Insurance Advisor in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    Pros

    Company is stable and one of the largest insurance company in Canada.

    Cons

    I find it is very hard to move to another department for growth especially if you're valuable to the department.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be supportive to everyone's career development, not just for those who are less valuable to the department.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Stable

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    It depends on your luck, if you have a good manager. Most of the people there are nice.
    Salary is low comparative to other insurance company.

    Cons

    The office location is very inconvenience and will be moving to a worse location.

  8.  

    Great Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Services Representative  in  Halifax, NS (Canada)
    Former Employee - Customer Services Representative in Halifax, NS (Canada)

    Pros

    Training is superb and they encourage you to further your education.

    Cons

    Raises based on company performance and targets of your department.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Enjoyable work experience

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    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Company is very involved in community volunteering and offers employees time and transportation during work hours to participate.

    Co-workers are intelligent and pleasant to work with. The majority of workers care about the work they are doing.

    Cons

    Individual managers can make or break an employees work experience. The most qualified for advancement are not always chosen because they do not know the "right" people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop trying to recreate programs and processes that were developed at the corporate level. You are not making it better, you are making it more confusing for the workers in your division.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    CSR

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great people, nice atmosphere, and office culture

    Cons

    the training needs improvement, work-life balance, personal growth

    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to work but...

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intermediate Business Analyst  in  Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Intermediate Business Analyst in Waterloo, ON (Canada)

    Pros

    Great work-life balance, flexible time and workplace arrangement

    Cons

    Lot of red-tapes within. Promotion in the company is based on who you know and how you talk to senior management and not on how you perform. Lots of managers who does not even know what they're doing at all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value all employees contribution to company. Do not overlook great employees over extrovert ones who only knows how to talk and present themselves but doesn't even know their job at all.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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