Forms Designer / Administrator (Former Employee) – Kitchener, ON – 8 January 2018
Awful place to be.. they beat you down and then kick you to the curb. Would not go back if they invited me. eg...Having a scrum at my desk one day.. A manager asked me a question and he did not get the answer from me he wanted and blew a gasket.. Abused me verbally. There were 2 Directors around me who all went to my manager to explain what happened and that I did nothing wrong. My manager put me on probation because I made him look bad in front of management. Bad place to work.. Management is out for themselves.. The peons do not matter.. Stay away !!
Admin/Marketing Asst. for U.S. & Cdn. Division (Former Employee) – North York, ON – 4 January 2018
Typical day was any kind of administrative request thst came up. For US division had to make travel plans for Regional Managers so was fun to coordinate as had in-house travel agency. Lot of variety in daily requests. Building and amenities were amazing, eg. had in the building a cafeteria but w excellent food choices and close to restaurants and transit.
Excellent benefits and terrific working environment
Senior Systems Analyst/Systems Analyst (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 2 January 2018
I worked from home 3 day a week. Progressed from working on individual insurance products to MIS extracts to BI data retrival. I managed 2 out sourced staff. Made lots of friends. Well structured company following structured SDLC process. Excellent managers.
SR. STD CASE MANAGER (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 21 November 2017
I have been working at Manulife full-time (More than a year) Pros Great people, management, benefits, etc.. Compensation is fair and those who perform well are rewarded. Cons Culture is very difference between teams and across divisions.
Data Processor (Former Employee) – Waterloo, ON – 21 November 2017
For such a big Canadian company you would think they would care about their fellow Canadian workers. Unfortunately, the company cared more about their bottom line and outsourced all the permanent positions to Manila.
Fast paced work environment with a variety of work responsibilities
Executive Assistant (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 25 October 2017
Working at Manulife Financial was very rewarding. I was exposed to a new business area and learned many new skills. I worked for the Legal and Compliance Department first, where I was treated more as a paralegal than an administrative assistant. I was was being trained to support the lawyers directly as well as managing their office. For the VP of Compliance, I was eventually put in charge of several very important compliance activities.
As the Executive Assistant to the VP of Investor Relations, I was trusted with multiple important and exacting tasks ranging from budget preparation and reconciliation, organization of marketing trips and coordinating with other VPs for those trips, office tasks, the creation to presentation materials, etc.
The job was hard but rewarding and at times required long hours, but the outcome was worth it.