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Sun Life Reviews

Updated Jul 29, 2014
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3.1 277 reviews

81% Approve of the CEO

Sun Life CEO Dean Connor

Dean Connor

(48 ratings)

54% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    Life is better under the Sun

    Process Associate (Current Employee) Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

    ProsWork culture is good, Training, Growth, Paying high

    ConsManagement, blockage for hardworking people

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    A great company to work for

    Senior Specialist Development (Former Employee) Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

    ProsIf 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.

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A good place to work

    Distribution (Current Employee) Wellesley, MA (US)

    ProsEnthusiastic employees willing to do what it takes to get the job done. Nice benefits, and work hour flexibility. Up to date with technology - like iPads and iPhones.

    ConsSystems are antiquated. Makes getting the job done difficult and time intensive. Legacy systems don't talk to each other and the result is that the customer suffers

    Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in updating the systems. Look into six sigma process improvement to move the dial effectively.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great working environment

    Associate (Former Employee) Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

    ProsGood working environment, Great colleagues

    ConsPersonal Growth, Leadership, Promotions, Perks

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    it was ok

    Senior Financial Analyst (Former Employee) Toronto, ON (Canada)

    ProsStock purchase plan is good.

    Conspolitics / some managers micromanages

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Was a great place to work until the life insurance division went down the tubes

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Wellesley, MA (US)

    ProsExcellent benefits, competitive pay, is accessible via public transportation, and offered (the past tense being emphasized) opportunities to grow and build a career. The people with whom I worked were some of the most hardworking, friendly, and cooperative co-workers that I've ever met. Overall the environment used to be positive and geared toward productivity.

    ConsDue to a constant shifting of upper level management over the past four years and those individuals' business decisions, the overall mood of the company changed from "we're a team" to "it's every man for himself." Another frustrating thing is that, for many positions, once you're employed there is a freeze in terms of moving to other jobs or department, sometimes lasting two years. The regulation is understandable, but stifling all the same.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAttempt to recruit some new blood in hopes of rebuilding some of the positivity from the past, because many of the employees are still jaded and unhappy.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good for entry level

    Actuary (Current Employee) Wellesley, MA (US)

    ProsFriendly to international students, a good place to start.

    ConsEmployees do not focus enough on work, playing around during work.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It is what it is.

    Sales Coordinator (Former Employee) Seattle, WA (US)

    ProsThe company is stable and strong; you don't have to worry about it going away any time soon. Benefits are good for employees.

    ConsThe company valued appearance over reality; they'd rather you "look busy" than be efficient. Pay is under average for the industry for the support staff. Workloads are not managed well, with some people being over-busy and others having too much time (and then being forced to find pointless make-work to fill in the time).

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Decent place to work, great to work in certain business units, high turnover in others because of poor leadership.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Toronto, ON (Canada)

    ProsDecent work/life balance and compensation, most non-management level staff are hard-working and great to work with.

    ConsGreat company values are not reflected in workplace HR practices, staff are asked to show high initiative but managers show poor leadership in supporting staff, leading initiatives, and addressing problems. Managers either ignore these responsibilities or don't know how to do this. Little transparency in decision-making.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSenior Mgt. has great intentions but no follow through, too much focus on short term results and too many resources (people and time) devoted to reporting to paint a pretty picture. Need to hire more managers at all levels who focus on more than just climbing the ladder, more than just discrediting others to make themselves look better, managers who are passionate about leading and positive change. The quality of the human resources and progress of the company will always be dependent on the quality of staffing decisions. Leaders need to focus more on these decisions and supporting staff, and more time leading; too much of the planning activities are delegated to lower level staff.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good work life balance

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood work life balance
    Decent bonus

    ConsAppraisal meetings are fake
    No technical growth

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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