(MetLife’s newly redesigned Clarks Summit offices feature collaboration spaces perfect for informal meet-ups and brainstorming.)
Insurance carrier technology organizations are not the most obvious choice for talented young technology professionals, so providing an up-to-date working environment is an important recruitment tool to attract and retain them. MetLife has borne that insight in mind with the redesign of its Clarks Summit, Pa., facility in the Scranton metro area, which features what the carrier calls state-of-the-art technology and a work environment designed to foster collaboration.
“Our goal is to attract and retain the world’s top technologists, and to do that, we are committed to offering a work environment they can thrive in,” comments Paul Mattern, VP and Scranton site leader. “MetLife is truly a global operation. We serve approximately 100 million customers in nearly 50 countries. These renovations will help our over 400 employees collaborate with each other and with their colleagues around the world.”
MetLife, which has had a presence in Clarks Summit since 1971, reports the following features in the redesigned facility at 1028 Morgan Highway:
- environmentally sustainable design targeting the highest LEED certification;
- employee amenities such as idea walls for collaboration, three treadmill-equipped work stations, a full-service cafeteria, fitness center, “MetLife Club” areas for informal meet-ups and adaptable conference rooms with global video teleconferencing capabilities;
- a series of digital print works by Tom Everhart, the only fine artist authorized by Charles Schulz to reinterpret subject matter from the Peanuts comics.
As part of the grand reopening celebration on May 21, MetLife reports that the firm donated more than $50,000 to local community organizations including the United Way, the American Heart Association, the Chinchilla Fire Company and the Clarks Summit Fire Company.