Sun Life Reviews

Updated 18 September 2014
Updated 18 September 2014
291 Reviews
3.3
291 Reviews
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Sun Life CEO Dean Connor
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The work environment is fast-paced, accommodating, and comfortable (in 18 reviews)

  • Good benefits, nice clean offices (in 18 reviews)


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

  • once you hit mid career, opportunities for advancement evaporate (in 5 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    I have been working at Sun Life

    Pros

    friendly culture; nice co-workers; we have rotation program for new hires; basically every two years you will be rotated to a new role

    Cons

    Some teams are very busy, some teams require you to have strong technical skills, there are no as many social events as consulting firms

  2.  

    good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst  in  Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Current Employee - Analyst in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

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

    Pros

    Growth and work life balance. You learn a lot here. And you get transport.

    Cons

    can't think of any at the moment!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    same as above

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sun Life full-time

    Pros

    Variety of experience; good benefits

    Cons

    Too many layers of managment

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    overall a good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sun Life

    Pros

    really laid back atmosphere that allows for your to explore other parts of the organization

    Cons

    Some of the people don't work as hard as the other half and the company is not very prone to change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be great if the benefits package was better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    An innovative insurance company with a strong ability to gain market share through differentiation

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Director in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    The culture, people, and constant move to innovate makes it an every-changing environment.

    Cons

    Like everywhere - politics and overlapping portfolios makes it difficult to get things done at times

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Advisor

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Advisor  in  London, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Advisor in London, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Great way to help clients with their insurance needs, products are very solid.

    Cons

    100% sales, only measurable is sales

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be good to all your hires

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Learning is continous

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Client Services  in  Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Client Services in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at Sun Life full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Work from home options, flexible hours and good people

    Cons

    Depending on management and location there is limited advancement and growth.

    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great people to work with!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sun Life full-time

    Pros

    I like the people I work with and the people are engaging and smart. Additionally I can also say that....
    compensation is competitive
    training is available
    culture is very receptive

    Cons

    physical workplace is old
    The problem is that there are many departments without a cleat career path so it can be very easy to reach the top and be left with few places to advance. Otherwise you need to change departments entirely.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Life is better under the Sun

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Process Associate  in  Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Current Employee - Process Associate in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

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

    Pros

    Work culture is good, Training, Growth, Paying high

    Cons

    Management, blockage for hardworking people

  11.  

    A great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Specialist Development  in  Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Specialist Development in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

    I worked at Sun Life full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    If you are looking for a company with Great work life Balance this is the place to be. It is a captive unit so dont compare it to service industries.You would have to work as Individual Contributor.Great HR policies.Great Flexibity.Good Fun activities at work.Good Client interaction.You need to have great comm skills to prove yourself here as you are at your own.Expect good hikes if you do well.

    Cons

    Learning curve is average.
    Dont expect long term oniste as they have opened captive units to save costs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management should see that there are less Delivery/Resource Managers and more people who do the real work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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