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High volume call center with little room for advancement
CSR, Tech Support (Former Employee), Waterloo, ONApril 10, 2015
Manulife offers a culture of who you know and not what you know.

There is not a lot of room for advancement contrary to the many promises made during the hiring process.

This position is ideal if your end goal is to be a CSR. Should you be the type of person with career aspirations in moving up in the organization, you may wish to look elsewhere.
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Team Based Environment
Business Systems Analyst (Current Employee), Waterloo, ONMarch 25, 2015
I have always enjoyed working at Manulife. There are many opportunities for advancement, pay is fair, and the team members are fun to work with. Lots of flexibility and focus on work/life balance.
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Positive work atmosphere with optimal respect for employees.
Project Director (Former Employee), 200 Bloor St. E., TorontoMarch 25, 2015
Pros: On site gym and focus on wellness; work and lifeystyle
Cons: GPO should have kept PMP terms consistent with industry standards.
Working at Manulife really demonstrated a company who is forward thinking when managing employees as well as business. I learned the the importance of really intensifying my ability and efficiency in working in a global company. Maintaining good communication with colleagues and project stakeholders who work across Asia and North America allowed me the opportunity to embrace technology, time management when dealing with multi dimensional intricacies. Management was very strong and supportive of all staff. Any difficulties were supported and coached. The hardest part of my job was fully learning the strategic breakdown of the organization entirely as it was newly formed but the most enjoyable part of the job was being part of a strong project management team. The group was formed on the premise that project/program management was viewed as a profession essential to the ongoing strategic development of the organization.
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Good Place to Work
Senior Internal Auditor (Current Employee), Toronto, ONFebruary 19, 2015
Really enjoy working here. People are very friendly and great work/life balance. The company feels more like a family rather than a big financial institution.
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Productive and fun workplace!
Financial Clerk (Current Employee), halifax nova scotiaJanuary 29, 2015
Awesome place to work and ability to succeed and grow.
It took me a while to get into Manulife, but I am so pleased I have. My team is amazing and works together well.
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Great place to work and grow.
Agency Service Representative (Former Employee), Toronto, ONJanuary 21, 2015
Pros: great place to balance work/life.
Busy work environment with lots to learn and progress within the company. Great team environment and wonderful management.
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Good place to learn, caring and knowledgable executives, fast-paced and very challeging envrionment
Financial Analyst (Former Employee), Toronto, ONJanuary 5, 2015
Typical day at work:
- listening to morning briefings
- work on financial models
- attend meetings with senior executives
- collaborate with co-workers to work on business proposals

What you learned
- how to price REITs
- what do investors and Manulife look for when setting up a fund
- the industry trends
- how to work with different people in different departments and positions

Management
- very knowledgeable, hardworking, and understanding

Co-workers
- friendly, helpful, smart and hardworking

hardest part of the job
- understanding each new project with limited information

most enjoyable
- dynamic work environment and everyone has very high level of energy to produce the best work
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Learn many thing from my team member which help me to build my career
Net Developer/Analyst (Former Employee), kitchenerDecember 23, 2014
Pros: friendly environment, everyday treat from my team member
Cons: nothing
=> Most days I get in early so I can get emails done and be ready for the project team meeting. On a typical day I had a late change from the client to deal with.The team weren't too happy to have to squeeze in another change, but when I explained how helpful it would be to the customer they got down to updating the specification and use cases.

=> I learned time management, punctuality and dedication for work.

=> Management was so friendly. They always ready to guide new employee for enrolling process

=> My co-workers are co operative and very helpful.
=> I have to implement some extra features in real time application which is totally new for me. Before implementation I have to understand whole application that was a hardest part of the job.

=> Every week I have to arranged meeting with my team member for discuss view on progress of project.
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To Obtain a Customer Service position in which I can use my strengths and experience to reach the company’s goals and continuing success
Office Assistant (Former Employee), Richmond, BCDecember 22, 2014
Pros: flexible hours to work
Cons: location is not too good
Manulife Financial also known as The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company, are a major Canadian insurance company and financial services provider. Although its global head office is located in Toronto, Ontario, with its Canadian operations based out of Waterloo, Ontario, Manulife has worldwide operations, most notably in the United States (through its subsidiary, John Hancock Insurance) and in 19 unique Asian countries and territories.

· Collected and Processed Client’s Premium Payment
· Organized and Achieved Clients’ financial records
· Correspond to clients through written letters
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Overall Good to work for
Director of Application Management Services (Current Employee), Waterloo, OntDecember 12, 2014
Pros: good benefits
Cons: lots of travel
Company and culture is focused on the community, nice place to work
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productive and fun workplace
Short Term Disability Case Manager (Former Employee), Toronto, ONNovember 19, 2014
Pros: work envvironment
Cons: lack of training provided
The workplace culture and the management team are very good. Everyone is very friendly and helpful. I wish I had more training on the job I applied for. The work volume fluctuates on a daily basis. There is no cafeteria in the office. Overall, it has been a pleasant experience.
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great
Customer Relations Representative (Former Employee), Kitchener, ONNovember 16, 2014
I enjoyed it, however I did not like sitting at a desk all day.
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Intense work environment
Mail Administrator (9 month contract) (Former Employee), Waterloo, ONNovember 14, 2014
Pros: free lunches / team builders
Cons: stressful sla's
Great employer with a great work ethic.
High stressed job but a great team of individuals supporting one another.
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Really good and experienced VP as my boss
Director of Business Development Affinity Markets (Former Employee), Toronto, ONOctober 9, 2014
Good Company culture.To many levels for the decision making. Great employee to work with. I highly recommend that Company.
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Stressful work environment.
Client Relations Representative (Former Employee), Kitchener, ONSeptember 29, 2014
Very good Company to work for. But opportunities for advancement are limited.
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Professional, fun and at the same time challenging workplace
Senior Financial Analyst, Investment Divison (Current Employee), Toronto, ONSeptember 23, 2014
Overall, a great company to work for. It is full of some great people, who are very invested in your development, and go out of their way to mentor and coach you.
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Great co workers and environment
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee), Saint John, NBSeptember 17, 2014
Answering phones, helping customers, taking payments, over the phone quotes.
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Fun Workplace
Financial Analyst (Current Employee), Waterloo, ONSeptember 16, 2014
Workload was seasonal.

Loved working with the staff and partners at this firm.
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Productive and challenging workplace
Investment Compliance Trainee (Former Employee), TorontoSeptember 14, 2014
Productive and challenging workplace
Great co workers
Good experience
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Financial Giant
Actuarial Assistant (Former Employee), Toronto, ONSeptember 7, 2014
- highly professional working environment
- talent co-workers
- challenging and interesting work
- well balanced payroll

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