Sun Life Reviews

Updated 17 May 2021

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4.0
81%
Recommend to a Friend
94%
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Sun Life CEO Dean Connor
Dean Connor
791 Ratings
Pros
  • "Doing very well at maintaining comraderie in a remote work environment(in 111 reviews)

  • "Good Benefits (specially Insurance policies)(in 88 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Poor middle management, lots of turnover with senior management(in 27 reviews)

  • "Honestly, none: it is a wonderful work environment(in 19 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee

      working culture

      18 Nov 2020 - Analyst 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      people here are so nice

      Cons

      some of the working culture is dull

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    2. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Good

      4 Jan 2021 - Analyst 
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      Pros

      Decent salary good working conditions and colleagues.

      Cons

      Downsizing company resulting in redundancies and limited progression opportunities

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    3. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Amazing

      15 Aug 2020 - Associate in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Amazing and nothing to say.

      Cons

      Nothing to complain about here.

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    4. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Health Management Consultant

      20 Mar 2019 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      work at home good work life balance

      Cons

      not enough support in training

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Great

      31 Jan 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Very good company, a lot of good benefits

      Cons

      Some teams don’t work closely enough together

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    6. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Great place to work

      17 Sep 2014 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Variety of experience; good benefits

      Cons

      Too many layers of managment

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    7. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Inefficient and manual processes

      20 Jul 2015 - Anonymous Employee in Basingstoke, England, England
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      Pros

      Many great people which creates a friendly working environment. Good work life balance and benefits good at the time.

      Cons

      Much of the work consists of extremely manual and tedious processes which should have been updated and automated years ago.

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      A organization on a DEI mission

      15 Apr 2021 - Not Given in Kansas City, MO
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Benefits are great - People are really nice and it is like a family environment - one BIG family - HUGE DEI focus and as a member of the diverse population - it is appreciated. - Pay for me is super competetiive

      Cons

      - Lots of meetings. I am always in a meeting. They did create a no meeting Friday, but people rarely pay attention to it. - Work life balance can be very hard as my role is demanding, but the pro is it is rewarding. -

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      You'll get what you work for!

      18 Apr 2021 - Financial Advisor in Marikina
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Compensation will not be an issue if you are very hardworking & determined to sell and if your sales closing ratio is high, you'll get a bonus from the company and other incentives from your branch & unit managers as well. Working time is also very flexible! You don't need to follow an 8-5 schedule which gives you the freedom to do whatever you want exactly when you want to do it. Local/International awards & money and travel incentives (all expenses paid + allowance) are also given to all those who reach a certain goal/quota during a specific period of time.

      Cons

      First: It's commission-based salary system. That's why if you're looking for a job that will consistently pay you every month, then this might not be for you unless you're willing to work for those sales. Second: Quotas

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    10. 3.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Good Benefits, Okay Work, but Bad Pay for Essential Workers

      8 Apr 2021 - Image Services in Waterloo, ON
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      Pros

      The benefits here are really great and I appreciate it. They arranged so we could merge our sick days and personal emergency days in case we needed to take a COVID19 quarantine. The work is decent and not super hard just tedious

      Cons

      I think it depends on the team you're on but my team can be very bad. We're constantly understaffed because there's such a high turnover with staff. Management likes to say they care about us but they just tell you you're okay even if you're trying to ask for help. Teammates can be very transphobic or dismissive of important topics - brush off equality training like it can be easily skipped. Also, Sunlife loves to talk about how much they love their essential workers but won't pay us a good living wage so we can continue to work and take care of our families.

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