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Sun Life Reviews

Updated 16 January 2019
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Pros
  • "I am allowed to work from home a couple days which helps because I live pretty far away" (in 54 reviews)

  • "Advisers offer good benefits to its staff" (in 79 reviews)

Cons
  • "Too much effort to keep senior management happy" (in 22 reviews)

  • "no room for advancement, stressful" (in 14 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Representative"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Kitchener, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Kitchener, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent and caring Management. Genuine interest in staff development and growth. Much emphasis upon learning and desire for each employee to contribute and participate in department goals and objectives.

    Cons

    Routine daily responsibilities can sometimes become boring.

    Advice to Management

    Stay the course...


  2. "Life's brighter under the sun!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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.

  3. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Compliance Associate in Wellesley, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Compliance Associate in Wellesley, MA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sun Life full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Work Life balance is great

    Cons

    None at the moment for cons


  4. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Case Manager
    Former Employee - Case Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sun Life full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and work from home opportunities.

    Cons

    Lack of streamlining process to ensure efficient workflow.


  5. "Actuarial coop"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good learning experience through great coop program

    Cons

    Low salary compared to other companies


  6. "Great Company to work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Applications Designer in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Applications Designer in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Infrastructure, people engagement, helpful employees

    Cons

    upper deck is too dense.

    Advice to Management

    Upgrade technology


  7. "Superb employer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sun Life full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Top employer rating, great brand name. Building towards offering a digital platform

    Cons

    Limited employment opportunities for those not interested in sales.

  8. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sun Life full-time

    Pros

    Great work life balance so thats good

    Cons

    can get boring so sometimes you need to find work

    Advice to Management

    Challenge employees more


  9. "Office culture leaves much to be desired"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some staff was friendly, hours were flexible.

    Cons

    Company culture was competitive and hostile. You couldn’t be nice to someone without them suspecting an ulterior motive. A lot of gossip, backbiting, and immature behavior was going on, and obvious flirting/sexual innuendo between staff to the point where it got uncomfortable for people listening.

    Management wasn’t much better. My department head held a team building meeting in which she stated “I can fire all of you for any reason I want, and I don’t need to tell you why.” That kind of comment from a department head shows that they are unqualified and insecure, and they need to bully the staff to compensate for it.

    No thank you

    Advice to Management

    Take a better look at the people you hire and promote.


  10. "Development Practice Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sun Life full-time

    Pros

    Good compensation and vacation

    Cons

    High degree of pressure on IT.