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MetLife - Field Sales Opportunities
10,000 - 25,000
MetLife… where work meets life.
Work shouldn’t be something you do just to make ends meet. It should provide satisfaction…and an opportunity to make a difference…
What we do.
More than life insurance. Much more. Today, we are a major force in financial services: Investments, Financial Advice, Banking and Insurance. Through our products and services, our ultimate goal is simple in concept to build financial freedom for everyone.
Where we are going.
MetLife’s goal is to be a leader in the “giant league” of global financial services institutions with over a 100 million customers by 2010. We’ll get there through the power of our relationships, by expanding our already wide array of innovative products and services, and by making the most of an enormously diverse and talented workforce to meet the challenges of an ever-changing marketplace. This means an array of career opportunities.
Where you want to be.
Work significance enhances life significance. We understand that there is life beyond MetLife. And that while you still want to meet your career goals, you also want to have a meaningful quality life. That’s why we recognize the importance of, and provide service for, the three major areas of your life: financial.. professional.. personal. Beyond meaningful and challenging work, we also provide a variety of flexible work arrangements, as well as a tuition reimbursement program, competitive benefits, and retirement and pension plans. MetLife’s responsiveness to the needs of both our clients and our employees is a direct result of one of our core company values – people count.
Who we are looking for.
The brightest, most dynamic individuals in business… People who not only embrace change… they effect change. High performers who thrive in an environment that acknowledges their energy, creativity and diligence. Every day MetLife embraces the diversity of life. The combination of various perspectives, experiences and backgrounds not only enhances our work environments, but also promotes our personal and professional growth.
have you met life today?
For more than a century, MetLife has built a reputation as a company that believes in fair dealing, integrity, and trustworthiness. We firmly believe that adherence to the highest standards of ethical conduct is the only acceptable way of doing business and is the personal responsibility of every one of our associates. The company's well-known name and good reputation are reinforced by our pledge to deliver value and world class service to all who do business with us, always keeping in mind what is best for our customers. The importance of ethics and compliance to the Company is demonstrated by the Company’s extensive efforts and resources directed to this area. We are committed to our compliance vision of having MetLife be the world's most trusted company. Supporting these efforts are the MetLife core values of integrity and honesty, the fundamental building blocks of our long and successful history, that shape the way we do business. These values are central to our efforts to achieve the MetLife vision -- to build financial freedom for everyone -- and emphasize our outward focus on customers and their needs. We recognize that our ongoing success will spring from these values and, as we look to the future, we remain committed to the highest standards of ethics, integrity and trustworthiness, while continuing to pursue a strategy of building financial freedom for everyone. This defines who we are.
At MetLife, our goal is to provide financial products and services to our customers that allow them to enjoy life and trust in the fact that we’ll be there for them. To you, as a potential employee, it means providing a career in which you are encouraged and supported in achieving both work and life significance. Above and beyond monetary compensation, we know it’s important to provide a comprehensive and flexible package of programs and benefits that meets our diverse workforce’s needs and that enables employee to live life the way they want. We do this by providing benefits that offer work and life balance and contribute to our employees’ prosperity in three key areas: financial, professional and personal. We provide our employees with a variety of impressive benefits, including:
Medical, dental, life and mental health coverage, disability
Adoption assistance program
Domestic partner benefits
Tuition refund program
Flexible work arrangement And much more….
MetLife offers many Work-Life solutions to add value to each associate's work experience and personal growth.
Flexible Work Arrangements (FWAs)
MetLife offers associates a number of options for FWAs including: compressed workweeks, part-time work, job-sharing, flextime, telecommuting and Teleflex - a program that enables individuals to spend the first 5-6 hours of their day in the office and finish the remainder of they workday at home. FWAs require management approval and must meet business as well as associate needs.
Work-Life ASSIST Program
The Work-Life ASSIST Program is a confidential resource for MetLife associates to help manage and cope with life's little -- and not so little -- challenges. Associates can access informative articles, helpful tools, and audio tapes and CDs on hundreds of specific topics such as parenting, child care, elder care, managing your budget, emotional health and well being, and a number of other daily life issues. In addition, associates can set up face-to-face counseling sessions for emotional well-being concerns, if desired.
Work-Life ASSIST also offers a number of elder care solutions, including an Elder Care Resource and Referral Program and Care ASSIST, an elder care assessment and care planning program which provides personal in-home assessments and consultation for associates who have concerns about an older relative's decline in behavior, memory or ability to handle daily activities.
MetLife has helped working parents secure quality child care since the early 1990's. In 1992, we began offering back-up child care solutions to MetLife associates through a discount program.
Since then, we significantly expanded our guaranteed back-up child care offerings. Today, over 9,000 associates have access to guaranteed back-up child care at 10 locations across the U.S.
Several MetLife locations provide private space to new mothers for lactation purposes.
Recognizing that "family" can be defined in many different ways, MetLife's benefits offerings include certain children in custodial situations where an associate has assumed financial responsibility as defined by the IRS. For example, a niece, grandchild or a child for whom the associate is a legal guardian may now be eligible for coverage.
MetLife offers time-off and monetary assistance to associates whose family plan includes adoption, and seeks to provide options for these special cases. Through our adoption assistance program, we offer reimbursement up to a maximum of $5,000 for expenses related to the adoption of a child, and $6,000 in the case of a child with special needs.
Domestic Partner Benefits
In expanding our family-friendly benefits to attract and retain a diverse associate population, MetLife recongizes domestic partners as eligible dependents. MetLife offers coverage to eligible same- and opposite-sex domestic partners of associates for medical, dental, legal services, long-term care and auto and home insurance.
Just for Students
Welcome to MetLife. If you're looking to start a great career, you’ve come to the right place! Whatever your career goals may be, MetLife offers all the growth, diversity and challenge you are looking for.
MetLife AND INROADS: A Partnership with Vision
Seizing and maintaining competitive advantage depends upon securing a diverse storehouse of talent, and MetLife's partnership with INROADS is doing just that. INROADS helps business and industry develop outstanding minority students for leadership development and professional careers. With more than 100 interns throughout the enterprise, MetLife is recognized as a national sponsor of INROADS. MetLife is committed to providing INROADS interns with meaningful work assignments each summer throughout their college career with the goal of converting them into permanent, full-time employees upon their graduation from college. Partnering with INROADS underscores MetLife's commitment to diversity and reflects MetLife's vision of attracting, retaining and maximizing the performance of a diverse workforce.
Employee Benefits Sales Representative Program––
SBC "Rookie" Program
MetLife's goal is to provide products and services to 100 million customers by 2010. We'll get there by relying on the power of relationships, by expanding our already wide array of products and services, and by making the most diverse and talented workforce to meet the challenges of an ever-changing marketplace. This means an array of career opportunities for you.
Countless small businesses rely on MetLife to provide quality benefits to their employees. Our Institutional small market is dedicated to serving these needs for businesses with less than 500 people. And our sales team is dedicated to providing the support to the brokers and agents who represent MetLife products to these customers. So working as an Institutional small market sales representative is an important and rewarding job––one that you should be properly prepared for.
Our Institutional Sales "rookie" training program is a comprehensive 12-18 month program, incorporating both classroom and on-the-job training. This dynamic program is full of interactive exercises including product training, professional selling skills, role-plays - live and videotaped, enrollment meeting presentations, and participation in broker discussions. Participants will concentrate on learning the core group insurance products including but not limited to, life, dental, individual disability, 401(k) and short and Long-term disability, and will gain actual experience in the field by accompanying sales managers on broker appointments. The sales representative will also participate in a mentor program for 12-24 months, following training. This program is great support that provides targeted, individualized training and coaching. In addition, participants will also receive complete preparation for the Series 6 and 63 examinations and state life and health licensing. Self-motivated, energetic graduates from all majors and a strong record of achievement in academics or business are encouraged to apply.
IT Development Program
Information technology is extremely critical to any financial services company. Given the size and scope of MetLife's business interests, (which include a growing international presence), the IT resources required to support that business are essential. Our employees and customers demand real-time access to data and information 24/7, 356 days a year, from anywhere around the world. Meeting that demand requires state-of-the-art technology and best-in-the-field IT professionals.
Our IT Development program offers two distinct courses of training––business analysis and programming––to address the career interests of our IT employees and the diverse needs of our various business segments.
Business analysis focuses on understanding the operations and requirements of specific lines of business. Participants in this segment will work closely with these business units to analyze needs and determine IT specifications for development and enhancement projects. The programming segment centers on creating technical solutions for a variety of business applications utilizing various platforms, hardware environments and programming languages.
To qualify for the program, you must have:
an overall G.P.A. of at least 3.0,
successfully completed prior IT-related classes, and
completed an IT internship, co-op or have some related IT work experience.
Actuarial Development Program
MetLife's Actuarial Development Program will train you for executive-level assignments and help you prepare for the actuarial exams. With more than 150 Fellows of the Society of Actuaries, MetLife is one of the largest employers of actuaries in the U.S. Many of the Company's top-level officers trace their roots to our Actuarial Development Program. If you are thinking of an actuarial career, then you should be thinking of MetLife.
MetLife's actuarial positions are located primarily in New York City; Boston, Massachusetts; St. Louis, Missouri; and Bridgewater, New Jersey. We also employ actuaries in Detroit, Michigan; Mt. Prospect, Illinois; Newport Beach, California; Westport, Connecticut; White Plains, New York; Jersey City, Iselin, and Morristown, New Jersey.
The Actuarial Development Program offers:
Generous study time arrangements
Rotational job assignments
A comprehensive benefits package
Reimbursements for exam fees, preparatory classes, and study materials
The prestige of working for a firm that is a leader in the financial services industry and a Fortune 100 company
What it takes
Successful completion of a college-level major in Actuarial Science, Mathematics or math-related sciences
3.3 Cumulative Grade Point Index
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Commitment to attaining the professional designation of Fellowship in the Society of Actuaries
Strong computer skills
Credit for at least one actuarial exam
MetLife is an equal opportunity employer.
Sales Internship Program
Invest In Your Future
What you invest in today could pay dividends for you for years to come. This is true of your education and it could be true of MetLife's Internship Program. As a MetLife intern, you will learn about financial products and services. And you will be fully licensed to represent the company, working to fulfill our corporate mission of "building financial freedom for everyone."
MetLife is one of the world's largest, strongest and most respected financial organizations. Our company has been delivering reliable, high-quality service to clients for more than 130 years. We are now an international company and, along with our affiliates, have over $358 billion in assets under management.*
We offer a full range of financial products and services, through MetLife and our affiliate companies, including:
Individual Life and Disability Insurance
Mutual Funds and Annuities
Property and Casualty Insurance
Small and Large Group Benefit Insurance
Qualified Retirement Plans
Small Business Products and Services
Clients put their trust in us when they purchase MetLife products, and we're determined to repay that trust.
As an intern, you will work alongside a full-time Financial Services Representative who will act as your mentor. The work you do will reflect the same day-to-day activities of your mentor. You will identify markets and seek clients who may need MetLife's products and services. You will help your clients make important decisions about protecting their family, themselves and their businesses. This work, coupled with the training you will receive, should take up to 15-20 hours a week. You should consider this time commitment when applying for the internship.
MetLife has one of the best training programs in the industry. Interns participate in a customized version of this state-of-the-art training program. Your training will be given in a local sales office. Once licensed and appointed, you will learn about Metlife's products and services and receive lessons on prospecting, selling and underwriting. You may also be invited to regional training classes. However, most of your training will be on the job; you will learn from your mentor. In the first 10 weeks, it is mandatory for a mentor to accompany interns on all sales calls to ensure that they observe lessons of self-discipline, honesty, integrity, determination and interpersonal skills. This eye-opening introduction to the real world will help you no matter what you choose to do in the future.
Since you need to be licensed to sell any of MetLife's products, we will sponsor and pay for your life and health insurance license for the state in which you intern. We will also lend financial support if you decide to become registered with the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD) for the sale of mutual funds and variable products. These licenses will be yours to renew, whether or not you choose to continue to work with MetLife.
An intern will be compensated on a commission basis, the primary element of compensation for Financial Services Representatives. This enables you to maximize your potential for virtually unlimited income. If your internship is extended past a year or if you choose this work as a career, you will also receive renewal commissions toward your income, along with other elements of compensation, if eligible.
The program is open to undergraduate juniors and seniors and graduate students. There are special arrangements for two-year community college students with prior work experience. Relevant course work is required for all applicants.
MetLife continues to be recognized by external associations and the media for its diversity efforts. In 2005, MetLife was named to
DiversityInc's Top 50 Companies for Diversity
, a very competitive honor. MetLife has also been recognized by the following groups:
In 2006, MetLife was named to the National Association for Female Executives annual list of "Top 30 Companies for Executive Women."
In 2006, MetLife was named to Working Mother Media's 100 Best Companies for Working Mothers list for the eighth consecutive year.
In 2005, MetLife received a perfect score (100%) on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Corporate Equality Index, a rating system for how major U.S. corporations treat their gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) employees, consumers and investors.
MetLife Law Department selected as an “Employer of Choice” by the Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) based upon its commitment to diversity in the legal profession (2002).
In 2003, MetLife and MetLife Foundation were inducted into the National Urban League $5 million Hall of Fame, which honors corporations that have provided $5 million or more to support the League’s efforts.
For four consecutive years MetDESK, MetLife’s Division of Estate Planning for Special Kids, received the Gold Valued Customer Award from the National Business and Disability Council.
Ranked by Hispanic magazine among the top 100 companies creating business and job opportunities for Hispanic Americans.
Many MetLife associates have been honored by the following organizations for their outstanding contributions and leadership:
Magazine ("Most Powerful Players Under 40")
National Hispanic Corporate Achievers
Magazine ("50 Most Powerful Women in Business")
YMCA (Black Achievers in Industry)
YWCA (Academy of Women Leaders)
MetLife is a leading provider of group insurance products and services. We have products to meet your needs ranging from life, dental, auto and home insurance to group legal plans and banking services - all backed up by 130 years of benefits expertise.
Whether you're looking to protect those closest to you, build a portfolio or are simply looking ahead, MetLife has the means to get you there.
Your life is full of precious things. The people you love. The home you live in. The car you drive. All of them need to be protected.
MetLife offers a broad range of investments.
You know MetLife as an insurance and financial services company, but you probably didn't know about MetLife Bank.
Planning can help you achieve your financial goals.
MetLife offers you a wide array of group products and services and a secure way to access them online.
At MetLife, diversity is core to our business, embedded at all levels of our company with clear accountability for success.
Our commitment to diversity and inclusion makes MetLife a more competitive company and allows us to better serve our customers, attract and retain the best talent, and do business with the best companies and suppliers around the world. It brings to MetLife fresh perspectives, new ways of thinking and more innovative products. It helps build relationships in the communities we serve and helps support our brand. At MetLife, diversity is a key driver of business performance and creates lasting shareholder value.
MetLife actively recruits a diverse workforce through:
Corporate-sponsored Job Fairs
Each year, the company participates in a number of national conferences that allow for interaction with diverse entry-level and experienced candidates. Past conferences include the National Urban League, NAACP, National Black MBA and Rainbow/PUSH-Wall Street Project.
Through presentations, participation in on-campus clubs, professional organizations and diversity associations, the company is building long-term relationships with universities and colleges, generating interest in MetLife as a diverse employer of choice.
MetLife Auto & Home recently partnered with the Atlanta Consortium. Through this partnership we have access to historically black colleges and universities in the Atlanta area.
INROADS provides internships at MetLife for high-potential undergraduate students who are also people of color. Students are sponsored for 8-10 week summer internships, as well as work-study assignments, in which they are evaluated for continued sponsorship and recruitment into the company.
Currently, 52% of our INROADS interns become full-time employees.
We have received a series of awards from INROADS, including Sponsor of the Year award for consistently demonstrating support of INROADS' mission around enrollment, and providing development opportunities for interns.
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