Thread regarding MetLife Inc. layoffs

Describe a culture in MetLife

The biggest mistake I made was when I left my previous job and accepted the offer here. The culture is terrible. I don't believe that there are many companies where communication is so bad with so little encouragement or motivation coming from our superiors. It is not at all surprising that most people here have 0 motivation, that most everyone works the bare minimum and that this is a company where people are staying shorter and shorter.

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i'd like see describe metlife in 3 words like

https://www.thelayoff.com/t/1eFnp71T#replies

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Post ID: @fspq+1ewfMuyB

Applied for my job at Met, recruiter told me it had growth potential and would eventually have people underneath me.

Fast forward to last month when I'm told that "the positions in this department are stopover points on your career rather than your career". 0 ability to grow, 0 chance for promotion, 0 chance for growth.

If that's the case, they get the bare minimum from me until I get out.

I think that middle/senior/executive leadership have this old boomer mindset that people want to work for Met because it is Met. That somehow riding on their name/brand recognition is enough to entice the kinds of workers we need. How's that going for us?

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Post ID: @9skj+1ewfMuyB

I gave up on this place last month when my manager (who is a good manager overall) told me, "This company isn't ready to innovate like that yet," when I suggested a cheap tech solution that I deployed 15 years ago at my last job. Yes you read that correctly. 15 years ago. And even then it wasn't a radical new idea. I've been applying for new jobs over the holidays and already have two interviews lined up. Get your resumes out there!

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Post ID: @9deu+1ewfMuyB

It's a culture of bare minimum and no accountability. Upper leadership expects better; however still heavily tolerates the status quo.

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Post ID: @6luk+1ewfMuyB

Managers cannot do anything meaningful and know it-so they don’t do anything.
Our manager has silenced our team -so that’s working out great-nope. New people are struggling and that’s the norm. They’ll leave soon...

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Post ID: @5zbk+1ewfMuyB

I find the managers in my department to be in huge denial. When you point out a problem they are like…yeah, so? Or they do the classic narcissist move, it’s not a problem, you are the problem! Also they don’t like it when subordinates are smarter than them. It is a career kiss of death if you are and you challenge a senior manager on something.

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Post ID: @5faz+1ewfMuyB

The ultimate echo chamber. They ask for analysis and tell you what the result should be before you’re done.

If you discover findings that are counter to history they want you to find a way to make the old philosophy still work.

Utter lack of integrity across the board.

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Post ID: @5jyx+1ewfMuyB
Washed up tech leadership afraid to do anything new

Yep. And just wait till you see how much MORE afraid of Open Source Software they will become due to the recent Log4J issue. I predict they'll overreact and clamp down hard on ANY open source code.

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Post ID: @1lfy+1ewfMuyB

Culture is as follows:

Pander to LGBTQ and the D&I crowd

Toxic in general

Stagnant

Poor leadership

Lacking tryst

Washed up tech leadership afraid to do anything new

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Post ID: @1oin+1ewfMuyB

The sad thing is they know what needs to happen to actually change things for the better. But those things won't happen until they clear house at the top. SLT is filled with liars and backstabbers.

Then the company leadership acts all surprised when projects like Catalyst are a disaster. Maybe if you actually had an open feedback culture, you would have listened when people told you the red flags.

But I guess continuing to plow money into a poorly scoped project so someone's ego isn't bruised is better than pausing a project to figure out why it's going off the rails.

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Post ID: @1bnx+1ewfMuyB

Culture? Why yes. As authentic as…genuine imitation vinyl.

Manufacturing a culture. Checking off the predefined culture boxes. DEI - check. Give money away to select causes - check. Your voice matters (bs) - check.

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Post ID: @1pgp+1ewfMuyB

#metoometlife

It is a phony trust no one culture. It is a culture where causes are in many cases personal to senior leaders only type of culture. It is a asking people who make under 6 figures to fund political ambitions of the corporation kind of culture. It is an overworked and under-recognized kind of culture. It is a selfish culture kind of company under cloak of diversity and inclusion.

It is a woke culture.

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Post ID: @fol+1ewfMuyB

woke nonsense veneer over bu-----t.

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Post ID: @met+1ewfMuyB

Culture?
It's a bull-sh-t culture.
It's a say one thing and do another culture.
It's a slack off most of the year, put on a show around bonus time.
It's a toady culture.
It's a make a big noise about certain groups while beating down pretty much everyone else.
It's a talk about Artificial Intelligence when the email system barely works kind of company.
It's a give shareholders and policyholders money away to causes that the execs don't even truly believe in but believe it will make them and the company look good kind of company. If the causes are so great, give your own money and let the shareholders and policyholders decided on their own what to do with their money.
It's a survey you around bonus time - well look how many participated! - the survey is confidential, but a select few can find out who you are if they want kind of company.

Is it any different than any other big company? I don't know.

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