Frankly, with things being the way they are and with guaranteed one or two major rounds of layoffs per year, along with the numerous smaller rounds, I'm shocked more people are not leaving. I think the leadership has no idea just how lucky they are... — read more
Boston offices have had MANY outbreaks but no communications or no people sent home. Just left to figure things out on their own. Toronto supposed to go back to offices mid May. Will be just like Boston with outbreaks everywhere. And people are... — read more
It was really awful when I got laid off. Now, after a year, I think that's the best thing that could have happened to me. But honestly, I’d love to come back here just for one day to see if anything has changed for the better during that year? — read more
Please don’t kid yourself!! Manulife has adopted a new culture with the return to office. It’s called the Command & Control Culture. No flexibility and “thou shall and thou shall not” mentality. Managers no longer have the authority to manage their... — read more
I've been with USB for a while now. I was told I had just avoided the last major transformation before I joined. I've been in tech for most of my career, you can guess what dept I'm in. The introduction of Agile isn't new to me, so this round of... — read more
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How many layoffs did we have in the last two years? Four rounds? Five? And that's just the more significant rounds that all of us have heard about, I'm not even counting the small cuts that happen all the time. When will it be enough? When there's... — read more
Heard Manulife will be making an announcement next week (Feb 14/22) on when RTO will happen. Everyone is being treated the same and expected to adhere to the plan. Pretty rigid!
Many are looking forward to the quarterly results report. I have no high hopes. You?
Hey, Just wanted to update and say that a huge number of layoffs happened on the 27th of January. From what i heard it was mostly back office teams like the quality auditors and design teams.
New Employees in the Philippines don't know what they are doing and are unable to answer questions. Requests for Supervisor to get an answer gets a promise to call in 24 hrs. No call ever comes. This is happened twice. Impossible service.
Bonus and layoff season. These go hand in hand at Manulife and John Hancock in the month of Feb...what's the scoop this time around?
Including all in-house graphic design roles. They've had budget cuts on projects for months. No appetite to hire temporary or freelance resources. People were told to just get the extra work done. Typical approach. Hopefully they were generous... — read more
Most days it feels like being let go is a better option than staying at Manulife. Seems like a sinking ship! I can agree with this 100%. It's obvious that there's no future at Manulife and I'd rather be gone before the company hits rock bottom than... — read more
Do you think there may be small/medium/large Manulife Financial layoffs? Any chatter, news or rumors?
In addition to all the people they are letting go, it seems like a lot of top talent also leaving on their own. Saw that JH's CMO has moved on, along with many others. Knowing very few people there now. This is exactly what's been happening. People... — read more
Don't work here if you're a developer. They'll underpay you and you'll lose your skill over the years because the business and work stinks and you'll learn nothing but politics and why you don't deserve a pay increase or promotion during your annual... — read more
Is being a survivor here the worst deal of all? I am currently doing a double workload. We desperately need more people. Because of all the pressure and stress more and more people are leaving. Plus, when people who are training their replacements... — read more
After telling us that there will be no layoffs due to covid, there have have been 3 rounds this year already (not counting all the layoffs from 2020). This last round removed the last 2 batches of hires, going back 2 years. But don't worry, they're... — read more
More layoffs today? The message wasn’t clear.
I understand the bitter truth that a company must lay people off if its business is in any way jeopardized. And yet, was there enough reason for Manulife to fire 160 people at the worst of times? Is this company so financially vulnerable that it had... — read more
Why did the company layoff 160 people during a pandemic, without helping them find new placements in a company that employs 35000 people. The company acted ruthlessly without compassion and done in the name of the dollar. Shame on the surviving... — read more
How many of us are going to see their jobs outsourced before the end of the year? I see it happening constantly even if the company is trying hard to keep it quiet. People are constantly being cut as their replacements are being hired in cheaper... — read more
Had elected to have 100% of VIP rolled over to RRSP. Today don't see deposit to RRSP, but have a payout to bank account. Are they not following instructions because terminated? Materials as part of termination package not clear, no access to pay... — read more
Manulife, something is wrong with the internal business structure if during mass lay-offs, “cost cutting” is the reason. It’s an ironic statement, from a company that has Finance in the title. This statement shouldn’t be an excuse from a company... — read more
I want to say how sorry I am that this happened to you - especially during a pandemic. It’s never easy when the company we work for decides the best “cost cutting” measures are to cut hardworking decent employees. I hope each and every one of you is... — read more
Can we be 100% certain they're not going to drop more cuts on us?
Do you predict that there will be Manulife Financial Layoffs 2021? Any news or rumors?
Can those currently working in ETS comment on their experience? Comments seen in town halls make it seem like not a great area to work in, but there's been a lot of churn, is it better now? Looking at job in that area.
What's the impact and what are your thoughts?
HR layoffs today across John Hancock and Manulife.
Nobody knows when layoffs will happen, but the overall number of employees should be public info. Do you know how many people work at the company? How about the office at Toronto?
Anyone would care to chime in with a prediction about potential Manulife Financial Layoffs 2020? Any news or rumors?
68 people laid off in Boston last week. More to come before the end of the year. Across all areas.
Not many financial services companies are hiring right now. Manulife does. Also, John Hancock is hiring in the USA. Check out their career page. So, go apply.
Disgraceful IT town hall with every second slido question about whether staff are going to be laid off. Roy should take a look at all those questions and take some real action since the IT leaders are too comfy making cushy salaries and not paying... — read more
Sixty eight people laid off in Boston last week. More to come before the end of the year. Across all areas. Any chance we can get some more info on this? Not that I'm surprised by it, the entire industry seems to be in shambles right now. I'm... — read more
Will there be any Manulife Financial Layoffs in 2019?
Heard they were getting rid of IT Operations - happy holidays