Sun Life Reviews

Updated April 6, 2015
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  1. Great work environment.

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

    I have been working at Sun Life

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly and helpful employees, nice office space, flexible hours, great company values.

    Cons

    Some antiquated systems still in place.

  2. Sun Life Financial is a solid company that treats its employees well.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst in Wellesley Hills, MA
    Former Employee - Analyst in Wellesley Hills, MA

    I worked at Sun Life full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunity to mold individual career paths, internal posting is encouraged and can lead to success.

    Collaborative work environment

    Work/Life Balance.

    Overall compensation is better than average

    Cons

    Lots of bureaucracy.

    Weighing of cost versus benefit of doing work is sometimes out of balance. A lot of time is spent deriving answers to exactness, when time/energy would be better spent on bigger picture.

    Little turnover, which sometimes leads to non-productive individuals or areas.

  3. Great Experience

    Former Employee - Human Resources/Recruiting
    Former Employee - Human Resources/Recruiting

    I worked at Sun Life

    Pros

    Excellent Employees
    Internal Opportunities
    Professional
    Comfortable Work Environment

    Cons

    I really enjoyed my time at Sun Life Financial, no cons

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  5. Sun Life

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Consultant in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Consultant in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Sun Life full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great corporate communication. Terrific benefits. Excellent at seeking employee engagement. Nice rewards and employee recognition programs. Great perks; i.e., gym membership assistance, Charitable matching grant program, tuition assistance, EAP and rewards for participation in wellness programs. Love the Global Learning Center course availability.

    Cons

    Usual challenge of working for huge corporation. US operations in Eastern Time Zone and my business unit was in Pacific Time Zone. Bonus structure has complicated formula. Not as easy to grow in career as I'd like. Frequent restructuring of sales and distribution units.

  6. AWESOME COMPANY

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Engineer in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Financial Engineer in Boston, MA

    I worked at Sun Life full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work life balance, great pay and benefits(Vacation, 401k etc)

    Cons

    Needs focus on training employees. Company is run by old school methodologies and ideologies .

    Advice to Management

    HIre more employees from different industries so that the company gets a new perspective

  7. good company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Wellesley, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Wellesley, MA

    I have been working at Sun Life full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    bene's, time off, pay, friendly, subsidies, parking

    Cons

    some buildings brand new some still need to be remodeled.

    Advice to Management

    grow the company

  8. Helpful (1)

    Great benefits

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, very respectful environment

    Cons

    disconnect between executive management and staff

  9. I worked here as a software developer on a short term contract

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Software Engineer in Wellesley, MA
    Former Contractor - Software Engineer in Wellesley, MA

    I worked at Sun Life as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The work environment is fast-paced, accommodating, and comfortable. Development teams don't face some of the stress that I've seen at other companies, because A) major decisions are made by people who are experienced in the field and don't impose unrealistic deadlines on unrealistic requirements, B) in the same vein, tasks are delegated equally and efficiently, C) the technology infrastructure is well-built

    Cons

    Not much to say here since my experience was short term and with one team out of who knows how many. Many team members are offshore, so the scheduling can be kind of a pain. But the effort is made on everybody's part to be punctual for teleconferences and to stay on the same page.

  10. Helpful (1)

    Good, atmostphere, good benefits

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Investment Analyst in Wellesley, MA
    Current Employee - Investment Analyst in Wellesley, MA

    I have been working at Sun Life full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good benefits, competitive pay, good people

    Cons

    Big company negatives, too many non-work related processes and procedures

  11. Fun

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Employee Benefits Sales Representative in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Employee Benefits Sales Representative in New York, NY

    I worked at Sun Life

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There is a lot of freedom with the job.

    Cons

    Sun Life's rates are not very competitive

    Advice to Management

    Get better rates.

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