Sun Life

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Sun Life Reviews

Updated 17 November 2014
Updated 17 November 2014
307 Reviews
3.3
307 Reviews
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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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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.  

    Overall a good place for beginner

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Credit Risk Analyst in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Credit Risk Analyst in Waterloo, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    The work pace is not fast and you have a good balance of life and work. They have rotation program and you can take advantage of it to have experience of different jobs.

    Cons

    Pay is low and the career path is not so clear, and the promotion could be very slow sometime.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    It waswa good internship

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Intern in Newton, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Intern in Newton, MA (US)

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

    Pros

    Good co workers to work with

    Cons

    It can get busy, but that's not reallly a con sometimes haha

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great corporate culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - On-Site Support Specialist in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - On-Site Support Specialist in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Sun Life as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    - amazing corporate culture
    - everyone was interested in helping new employees succeed and would help each other with workloads.
    - very nice and accommodating managers.
    - very competitive salary

    Cons

    - very bureaucratic, so hard to get ideas to the forefront and actually implemented,.
    - lots of job shifts, so hard to keep in touch with old managers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Experience at SLF

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I worked at Sun Life full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Many different departments and great co-workers.

    Cons

    Not many opportunities for advancement, Salary increases very minimal, too many senior managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create positions for advancement instead of constantly adding directors and senior management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Scarborough, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Scarborough, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Sun Life part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    the manager is always on his way to help

    Cons

    Sun Life managers won't give you a client to deal with instead you are the one who will be looking or prospecting clients to sell sun life products..

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Business Analyst

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

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

    Pros

    Great corporate culture and great people. You really have to be in charge of your own learning and development. However, senior employees are always willing to answer your questions.

    Cons

    Limited short term growth opportunities.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
  10.  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sun Life

    Pros

    Very cohesive and nurturing environment.

    Cons

    Has not been stabe for a while.

  11.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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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