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Updated 24 Aug 2019

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Sun Life CEO Dean Connor
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  1. "Life's brighter under the sun!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Sun Life full-time

    Pros

    Flexible working hours. Client focused policies. Great incentives and bonuses.

    Cons

    The endless client base a person can have may become confusing and harder to manage in the future.

    Sun Life2018-02-15
  2. "Great Place"

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    Current Employee - Advisor in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Unlimited income, flexible hours, be your own boss.

    Cons

    Hard work, long hours, stressful

    Sun Life2019-08-24
  3. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Underwriting Director 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Innovative, good values, nice location

    Cons

    Can be challenging to make changes

    Sun Life2019-08-23
  4. "Overall a good company"

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    Current Employee - Business Systems Consultant in Waterloo, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sun Life full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    highly collaborative teams. Management very concerned with making sure employees are heard and have a good working environment

    Cons

    risk adverse organization. Very hard to make changes or innovate due to risk of failure.

    Advice to Management

    Very slow adoption of Agile due to Business not understand the process and and leaders not buying into the change thats needed. Need younger and/or more open minded leadership that doesnt just talk about change but actually drives it

    Sun Life2019-08-23
  5. "Analyst tester"

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    Current Employee - Analyst Tester in Gurgaon, Haryana
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sun Life full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance, Awesome environment, Helping colleagues,

    Cons

    Old technology is the biggest con..

    Sun Life2019-08-21
  6. "Embracing Lean. High expectations"

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    Former Employee - Lean Solutions Consultant in Waterloo, ON

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

    Pros

    Great people at the manager level and below. Amazing benefits. Good ability to move around the company. Some business areas are very progressive.

    Cons

    Leaders don't hear the feedback about upper middle management and rehire people that drove others to move to other companies. Don't listen to feedback. Boys club. Women are paid much less than men in the same role.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more women in places of responsibility. Break the boys club mentality.

    Sun Life2019-08-20
  7. "Sun Life Co-op Review"

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    Former Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Waterloo, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sun Life for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule (i.e. WFH), comfortable work environment, challenging work duties, compassionate employees that are willing to help you grow and learn at your own pace.

    Cons

    Too much freedom at times, slowness in relation to project timelines.

    Advice to Management

    N/A

    Sun Life2019-08-18
  8. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Director in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sun Life full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Very collaborate environment, agile work

    Cons

    Large organization, so the mandate is narrow

    Sun Life2019-08-16
  9. "General Review"

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    Former Employee - Senior Actuarial Associate 

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

    Pros

    Great company with lots of opportunities to grow

    Cons

    Nothing really stands out overall

    Sun Life2019-08-15
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing summer IT internship"

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    Former Employee - Applications Developer in Kansas City, MO
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    I worked at Sun Life for less than a year

    Pros

    - Fantastic mentorship program, it felt like my managers really cared about my success and professional development - Great company culture with an emphasis on learning and collaboration - Got to work with interns based out of KC and Ireland to build an application from scratch that would actually be used by the company - Very competitive compensation with a great work/life balance

    Cons

    - Can be a very frustrating commute if you live in the suburbs

    Sun Life2019-08-09
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