Unum Group Reviews

Updated June 18, 2015
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Unum Group President, CEO, and Director Tom Watjen
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Pros
  • The work life balance was nice, I never really had an issue where my mangers were not reasonable about an emergency or PTO request (in 14 reviews)

  • Unum has a great benefits package (in 16 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management and business leaders do not value technology or staff (in 6 reviews)

  • big company, unrealistic goals, too number focused (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Disability Benefits Specialist

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Unum Group

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Wonderful place to work. The support system and resources are unmatched at any other place of business.

    Cons

    The work is challenging, but very rewarding


  2. Great Place

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Consultant III in Chattanooga, TN
    Current Employee - Financial Consultant III in Chattanooga, TN

    I have been working at Unum Group

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

    Pros

    Benefits: PTO, Defined contribution, 401k match. You put 5% in 401k and they match with 9.5% for a total of 14.5%

    Cons

    political in some departments. some people tear you down to build theirselves up.

    Advice to Management

    lose the conservative approach and use technology.


  3. Good experience

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

    I worked at Unum Group full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Everyone is willing to help one another succeed, multiple locations make it easy to relocate, teamwork atmosphere, they paid well.

    Cons

    Employees get lost in the shuffle, hard to work your way up, it is a difficult process to become a life insurance agent

    Advice to Management

    My advice is to offer more training to the younger employees to help prepare them for the agent role. Continuous education is important.


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  5. Sales Coordinator

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

    I have been working at Unum Group

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, tons of PTO, no micromanaging in the field office. Coworkers are cool and management is supportive.

    Cons

    Underpaid for position, no salary increase except for a small yearly cost-of-living raise. Must move up
    In company to achieve a larger salary; cannot negotiate a salary raise in current positions.


  6. Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Glendale, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Glendale, CA

    I worked at Unum Group full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    great working environment, location, work-life balalnce, supportive management

    Cons

    rolling layoffs hard on employee morale, after years of an outstanding retention rate, layoffs caused many good employees to move on due to lack of job security

    Advice to Management

    Doing a good job, need to communicate more


  7. A company you wont want to leave

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director of Product Development in Portland, ME
    Current Employee - Director of Product Development in Portland, ME

    I have been working at Unum Group full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Unum takes care of its people. It's not uncommon to meet people that have been with Unum +25 years

    Cons

    It's a big company, so naturally things can move a bit slower and with more procedures than a startup.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  8. Great company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Disability Benefits Specialist in Chattanooga, TN
    Current Employee - Disability Benefits Specialist in Chattanooga, TN

    I have been working at Unum Group

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

    Pros

    Training caters to everyone'so learning style

    Cons

    This is a great company

    Advice to Management

    None


  9. Great Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager III in Chattanooga, TN
    Current Employee - Project Manager III in Chattanooga, TN

    I have been working at Unum Group

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

    Pros

    Great benefits package, PTO package

    Cons

    Still feel the pain of the Unum and Provident merger, slow technology changes


  10. Helpful (2)

    Employee-minded HR, excellent corporate culture - High integrity

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Benefits Specialist in Chattanooga, TN
    Current Employee - Financial Benefits Specialist in Chattanooga, TN

    I have been working at Unum Group full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    The benefits the company provides are next-to unbeatable. The company goes to great expense to offer their employees some of the best options.
    Some of the benefits include:

    On-site locker rooms & exercise facility
    Excellent health, dental, and vision insurance at relatively low-cost to employees
    Free STD & LTD insurance
    $50k GTL for employees
    Free parking
    VERY generous PTO policy (4 weeks, starting out)
    High focus on work-life balance with opportunities for WAH (Work at home)
    corporate policy to match employee gifts to non-profit charities
    Strong focus on recycling (each cube has its own recycling bin)
    Open-Door policy is strongly encouraged, complete with a 3rd-party hotline for reporting questionable treatment and/or behavior
    Professional Keurig machines in each breakroom
    Flexible work hours (depending on which department you're in)
    Well-established and functional performance measurement tools
    Each year the company sends approximately 300 of their top-performing employees to Disney World for free
    Great incentive program (employees can recommend rewards for fellow employees for great work and/or teamwork)
    Strong emphasis on team-work (to the point that sometimes, interaction with your teammates ranks at or above on your performance review than your actual work quality)
    Strong encouragement to develop yourself, both professionally and personally

    Cons

    Career path can sometimes be difficult for advancement
    Likes to re-organize
    Layoffs every couple years


  11. Benefit Center Admin.II

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Benefit Center Administrative II in Chattanooga, TN
    Former Employee - Benefit Center Administrative II in Chattanooga, TN

    I worked at Unum Group full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Benefits, process improvement opportunities, training, certifications through company, good corporate environment

    Cons

    some bad managers throughout my years there



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