100k Jobs Mission Employer Profile: MetLife
MetLife has strong roots in veterans' initiatives. The predecessor company to MetLife began in 1863 when a group of New York City businessmen raised $100,000 to found the National Union Life and Limb Insurance Company and began business in July 1864 insuring Civil War sailors and soldiers against wartime wounds, accidents, and sickness. Through its subsidiaries and affiliates, MetLife holds leading market positions in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.
Today MetLife continues to make a difference in the lives of its customers by providing insurance and financial guarantees when they're most needed. MetLife offers employment opportunities that enable veterans to excel in civilian careers leveraging military traits and values that really matter in the work place such as leadership, teamwork, and integrity. MetLife's company culture appreciates these qualities, and is looking for leaders and team players who are committed to excellence. In addition to outstanding benefits, including time off for military training and active duty obligations, MetLife offers peer support and employee engagement opportunities through its Military Veterans Network (MVET). MetLife is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.
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Founded in 1864 to protect Civil War soldiers, MetLife has strong roots in veterans' initiatives. They understand that when veterans leave the military they possess a wealth of valuable traits and skills—discipline, leadership abilities and a strong work ethic. Their aim is to foster a company culture that honors these great qualities and offers employment opportunities that enable veterans to transition easily into rewarding civilian careers.
From claims to sales and IT to finance, MetLife offers a variety of professional roles. And they have veteran employees succeeding in many of them. Maybe it's the culture, the work or the focus on development, but they find that veterans transition smoothly here into their new careers.
Here's what you can expect working at MetLife:
Integrity – They pride themselves on a corporate culture built on honesty and integrity. It begins with their employees, at all levels, and is exemplified in the trust they build in the communities they serve.
Structure – They believe in working with purpose and meeting business goals consistently and accurately. That means their employees can count on the process and procedure required to get the job done, with ample support along the way.
Stability – In their more than 140 year history, their customers, employees and communities have come to depend on them. To keep up with those expectations, they invest in improving their consumer products and services, as well as the training, development and support for their people.
Support – As a part of their professional community, veterans are entitled to a comprehensive employee benefits package. They also provide veteran-to-veteran mentorship initiatives as well as career support and opportunities for military spouses. During deployment, veteran employees can expect continuation of many benefits and guaranteed job reinstatement or transition into a similar position upon return (up to five years).