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6 people found this helpful  

A Mixed Bag

Manager (Current Employee) Portland, ME (US)

ProsGood compensation and generous time off

ConsOver the last three to four years the company has scrambled to change things constantly to fix and adjust to the economy. As a result it's been a 100% over kill on results at any cost and middle leaders have put an huge burden and pressure on employees to do more with less and be happy about it. Candor is not a reality at all. The middle management leaders will take a professionally candid comment in the appropriate setting and use that to decide who stays and who goes when downsizing. I've seen it happen and it definately makes people put their heads down and just work as much as they can to avoid being "off the list". The comments about having 7 manager in 7 years is reality in many of the operations and benefits areas as reorgs and strategies change every 6-12 months and you have to stop and start on your development, your goals and revalidate your results with new leadership. this is driving a very unhealthy competitive environment where employees are backstabing others to try to ensure they are viewed as a top employee. In most cases meeting goals can mean no raise. And to meet goals you work well over 40 hours a week. Every cent for development has been taken away for Managers and below. I buy my own paper to ensure I have some. A lot of talent is being lost due to new managers coming in and listening to others opinions. So the key is to stay below the radar and keep your comments about improvements to yourself or your immediate family.

Advice to Senior ManagementPeople managements needs to be just as high as a priority in Operations as results are. People need to feel valued and they'll go that extra mile. Militant Leadership will not get us to exceed our goals. It's really scary on the ground, I wish you could really see that.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    7 people found this helpful  

    For Ten Years Politics has been 75% of the Job.

    Systems Consultant (Current Employee) Portland, ME (US)

    I have been working at Unum Group full-time for more than 10 years


    Pros: Unum has a great benefits package. You receive double the amount of vacation days an employee will typically get from a company, outside of… Cons: Working for a large insurance company is as soul crushing and joyless as it sounds. Managers are a bunch of talking heads, that provide… Advice to Senior Management: When you have a quarterly meeting with over seven hundred employees, and no one has a single question, that should tell you something. The… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    I feel Unum invested in me to be the best employee I could be within the company.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    I have been working at Unum Group full-time for more than 3 years


    Pros: Unum does an excellent job at training their Employees to… Cons: The systems and processes in use are out-dated, but the… Advice to Senior Management: I think some departments lack a career advancement opportunity within the department. I will say all departments offer the… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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