Unum Group

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Unum Group Reviews

Updated Jul 3, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.5 111 reviews

88% Approve of the CEO

Unum Group President, CEO, and Director Tom Watjen

Tom Watjen

(76 ratings)

67% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Excellent benefits, generally provides good work-life balance, some areas provide nice advancement opportunities(in 9 reviews)

  • Strong benefits package and lots of paid time off(in 15 reviews)


Cons
  • anything good you hear about this company is from upper management or a "teachers pet"(in 5 reviews)

  • Like any large company the bureaucracy does drag somewhat, but it is not a major problem(in 4 reviews)

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    Overall satisfied with working at Unum!

    Director (Current Employee)

    Prosbenefits, employees, team enviroment, continuous improvement culture

    ConsSenior management is not a proponent of work at home/alternative works schedules as they should be. More opportunities to effectively utilize social media and technology to simplify work and be more effeicient, as well as keeping up with competition.

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

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    I feel Unum invested in me to be the best employee I could be within the company.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsUnum does an excellent job at training their Employees to work in the Industry.

    ConsThe systems and processes in use are out-dated, but the company is focusing on this issue.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI think some departments lack a career advancement opportunity within the department. I will say all departments offer the opportunity to earn transferable skills, but I think most of that leads to horizontal job changes and not vertical changes.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Excellent benefits

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsExcellent benefit package and reasonable coverage costs
    Flexibility of schedule

    ConsChanges in workflow are constant

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet more directives from the employees who are doing the work before making some changes

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    Striving to be a competitor in the insurance industry.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThere are many opportunities for growth and development. There are competitive benefits including a pension which is almost unheard of today.

    ConsThe internal technology of Unum is limited and frustrating. Several years after merging the companies together serious issues remain that are hindering the company's competitive advantage.

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    great training company a first step to other industry jobs

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosyoung sales group so you will have people to party with
    great training programs for entry level people

    Conslimited growth potential and job becomes redundant

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A large corporation that tries to do the right things

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThey pay well and offer good benefits. If the company does well, they pay an annual bonus based on performance. The corporate culture encourages mangers to help employees with their career path and to be fair about time off due to personal issues. There are a lot of directions o go if you want to change your career path. The company is very civic minded.

    ConsAs a large corporation, sometimes employee communications aren't handled as well as they could be. The corporate rewards program seems to have developed into allowing some managers' to pick their favorite employees more than once rather than the best producing ones. Although they have an excellent severence package, there is a perception within the company that the layoffs seem to be aimed at older employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire more IT people - there weren't enough to support the work that the various departments needed to do to keep the customer service ratings high.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Fallen through the cracks?

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThey do have great benefits, but they're changing their health insurance group in January so I don't know how similar it will be. They promised they would be the same, but that could just be corporate jargon

    ConsI've been there 4 months now and my experience has been largely negative. From everyone I've talked to, I seem to be the exception to the average though. My background check came back with a felony, and HR wasn't very nice about believing it was a case of mistaken identity- which it obviously was. I've also had two managers in the first 3 months I was there, and neither one gave me much feedback or development. Now I'm about to get a third manager, and feel even more thrown to the winds. I'm trying to stick it out my 18 months to transfer to another position. The company's great, just don't expect much support.

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    Surprisingly good place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsLots of vacation time. Good salaries for the South. Room to move and improve.

    ConsCorporate inertia you'll find at any big company. Also, some underperformers are allowed to stay where in a smaller company they wouldn't last. Pretty conservative culture but not opressive.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what you're doing. Nothing but respect for Watjen.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Intern

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood pay and peaceful city to live for the summer. They also provide corporate housing if you are not from the area

    ConsIt's an actuarian internship...how can there be any cons

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep it up...the program is really beneficial to students

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company to work for, but rookie reps always waiting in the wings to take your job

    Sales Consultant (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat benefits, great opportunities, great training.

    ConsManagement overworks their employees and tests the limits of what they will pay for how much you will work. Goals are higher every year, but new rookies come in and take part of your territory, making it harder and harder to achieve those goals.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on employee retention, don't flood the market with too many new rookies.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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