Thread regarding MetLife Inc. layoffs

Toxic environment

I worked for MetLife for over 17 years and recently was informed of my job elimination. I loved the pay and benefits MetLife gave me but the working environment is toxic to your health and mind. You are constantly under the fear of losing your job. I really understand businesses need to make cuts but why hold it over our heads every day we come into the office and also stop eliminating the ones with talent. It seems they axe the ones that can call them out and leave the ones that have no clue how to do the job. The new leadership in NC wants nothing to do with the well-seasoned employees, any suggestions that were made by anyone with a history with the company were always ignored. They made you feel as if you spoke out with suggestions you were being difficult and reluctant to the new change which was not the case. The new management would implement new processed but they really were not “new’ at all, they were processes we used to do but changed that practice because it didn’t work. Then when those processes failed they would later implement the process it replaced now making it their own idea, perfect. The managers are all into self-promotion and looking for their own best interests not yours. Our manager couldn’t even sit down with us to talk to us about the layoff she had someone else do it and played dumb. This company could be great if they would listen to their employees and have a good internal program for promotion or cross training so jobs don’t become stagnant. This is just the tip of the iceberg a lot more going on here then I can say.

Thanks for this excellent post @WdmBKp1-vpnu . I also felt the toxic effects of constant fear and uninterested, clueless managers on my skin.

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Post ID: @WIvyArM

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Worked there for many years i don't have anything negative to say other than upper management promise to be transparent with changes within and they're not transparent .. kinda a little like Big Brother really when you feel you're safe you can bet that you're not

@metlifespouse - It's a tough decision to move or not, but I think you are right -- if you move, then you could get pushed out after the move.

This happened to someone I know. After they sold their house and moved (to North Carolina, ironically), prices went up quite a bit. The person was eventually pushed out of the job and returned to the original location where the person's family are. It would have been better just to take the package before the move.

But, it's a tough decision.

Also agree on lack on information. Haven't heard much at all.

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Post ID: @WIvyArM-Eqav

My husband has been with MetLife for 20 years. His job has been in limbo for around 18 months or so now. Just this past week we learned the hands on computer people in Troy, New York are being outsourced to IBM. My husband's job (he would actually have to re-interview for his own job) was going to Cary, NC. My husband just made the decision to not go. Rumor (and there are so many damn rumors going around) is that his job is going to be outsourced eventually also. It's not worth taking the chance of selling our house and relocating and then 6 months later being told he's out of a job again. He's put 25 years in to this company and now he's being shuffled off like he's been there a month. It's absolutely disgusting how they are treating their employees. Absolutely no loyalty. Next to no communication about ANYTHING from the higher ups. And being in limbo for the past 18 months was so incredibly stressful.

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Post ID: @WIvyArM-Dqpc

MetLife is just another place where middle management and above get richer on the backs of hardworking employees, and customers who trust them. They are laughing all the way to the bank and having a very Happy Holiday Season, while their employees and customers struggle.

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Post ID: @WIvyArM-7exx

Say bye to john, say hello to Shankar

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Post ID: @WIvyArM-3lqt

WOW @WIvyArM-1bcx - You congratulate people for losing their jobs and sharing their experience ? I guess you just proved them right. Show some respect for people.

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Post ID: @WIvyArM-1jou

@Congrats @WIvyArM-1bcx You are a hero and before we leave we will help you up from off your knees. Keep Grinding :)

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Post ID: @WIvyArM-1bmj

@Congrats...... take it easy? they are

not saying anything that hasn’t been said before. MetLife is a miserable place to work end of story.

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Post ID: @WIvyArM-1tsk

Congrats to both of you. Don't let the door hit you on the way out.

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