Sun Life Reviews

Updated 19 October 2014
Updated 19 October 2014
299 Reviews
3.3
299 Reviews
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Sun Life CEO Dean Connor
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Variety of experience; good benefits (in 22 reviews)

  • Flexibility and work environment are extremely positive (in 19 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.  

    Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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
  2.  

    Great Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - LTD Analyst in Wellesley Hills, MA (US)
    Current Employee - LTD Analyst in Wellesley Hills, MA (US)

    I have been working at Sun Life full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great people, opportunities for growth.

    Cons

    High work volume for the industry.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Positive, collaborative culture, but struggling to be successful in this industry following the recession.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wellesley, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wellesley, MA (US)

    I have been working at Sun Life full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Generally friendly culture with good benefits and positive work/life balance. Respectful and professional work environment. Overall training for new hires is good.

    Cons

    Financial services companies have struggled since the recession, and Sun Life is no different. Last few years have had reorganizations and expense cuts like other insurance companies.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    IS WAS A GOOD EXPERIENCE

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Windsor, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Windsor, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Sun Life full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    To improving your sales experience

    Cons

    pay base on commission

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Growing in Asia

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    • 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

    Good, open company culture and really nice people to work with

    Cons

    long working hours compared to similar insurance company, at least in Hong Kong

    Recommends
  7.  

    Okay experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Call Service Representative in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Call Service Representative in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I worked at Sun Life full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Amazing People, good formation. Good benefits

    Cons

    Boring job, means customers, lots of pressure. Feeling in jail.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Slow moving structured organization

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    • 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

    Slow pace leads to good work - life balance, competitive salaries

    Cons

    IT environment is outdated, IT skills will become unmarketable. Little ability to make positive change

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great culture, very friendly people, very professional

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Actuarial Analyst (Actuaries) in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Senior Actuarial Analyst (Actuaries) in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    - Job security
    - Good benefits
    - Great people
    - Cares about the community and has a lot of employee programs and employer matching contribution programs

    Cons

    - Work life balance can be an issue at times

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    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

  11.  

    good company

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    • 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 (more than an 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

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