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Sun Life Reviews

Updated 4 March 2015
Updated 4 March 2015
333 Reviews
3.3
333 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Variety of experience; good benefits (in 22 reviews)

  • Flexibility and work environment are extremely positive (in 19 reviews)


Cons
  • Very strong politics especially when you start dealing with senior management (in 13 reviews)

  • Not many opportunities for advancement, Salary increases very minimal, too many senior managers (in 6 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Wellesley, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Director in Wellesley, MA (US)

    I have been working at Sun Life full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    I've worked at Sun Life for 8 years and enjoyed it for the most part. The people are the best part.

    Cons

    Being a Canadian company, the focus is usually focused North of the border so it can be hard to get ahead.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    java developer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sun Life

    Pros

    Very good benefits and employee friendly

    Cons

    Good prospects of growth are not present

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Talented amateurs.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Director in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Sun Life full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The people are very nice, contributing to a positive work atmosphere and attitude. Interestingly the benefits were on par or just slightly better than industry standard.

    Cons

    Noticed that there were staff in leadership positions that didn't have the necessary background/experiences to lead and/or effectively contribute to the functional area...this put a heavy reliance upon outsourcing to the least expensive (read effective) agencies to compensate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should consider regular or impartial auditing of the metrics reported by the leadership within the organization...there have been instances where the numbers and/ results just didn't add up, but none of them were held accountable for the spend.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company to begin an insurance career

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Windsor, CT (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Windsor, CT (US)

    I worked at Sun Life full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Fair compensation for the type of work, competitive benefits and vacation time, flexibility to work from home, friendly office culture

    Cons

    Difficult to advance, unrealistic deadlines and workloads, little attention to employee development, and stressful vacation planning because of lack of organization / coverage while out of the office

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Strive to help employees advance to their career in order to retain them

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    decent place to work but too much stress

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Services Representative in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Customer Services Representative in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I have been working at Sun Life full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    decent salary, competitive with the market
    decent benefits
    gym membership

    Cons

    hard to move up
    stressful environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees like humans and not robots

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Challenging

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sun Life

    Pros

    Unlimited potential. Good product training

    Cons

    challenging to make money, and challenging to speak to the topic to people you know, or "low hanging fruit".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    base salary for initial 6 months in lieu of so much resource on training.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Good if you want to keep up for a long time with no high expectations.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Sun Life full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Stable company
    Good benefits
    Reasonable work life balance

    Cons

    Various management styles can ruin or bust confidence. Promotions based primarily on length of service. Typical corporate politics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase moral level and employee's perks. Work is not just the place where we come at 9 and leave at 5.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sun Life

    Pros

    good work environment. Good compensation. people are very friendly. Will enjoy to work here.

    Cons

    sometimes could be very busy and need to overtime for a long period during quarter end

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Great work environment!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Abbotsford, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Abbotsford, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at Sun Life full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great pay, very strong culture, involved in the community, awesome people

    Cons

    Commission based, lots of opportunity to make great money but you'll need to know that its not a salary or hourly position going in

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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