Unum Group Reviews

Updated September 11, 2014
Updated September 11, 2014
127 Reviews
3.9
127 Reviews
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Unum Group President, CEO, and Director Tom Watjen
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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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  1.  

    Great Benefits and opportunity to make good money

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Client Manager  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Client Manager in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Unum Group full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great office atmosphere with a lot of experience. I love to travel and the role allows me to do that. In addition, bonuses pay out throughout the year.

    Cons

    The field is often overlooked compared to the home office. In addition, the change in account management has changed and it has been difficult to get some clients on board with that.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Unum Group is a great company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Portland, ME
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, ME

    I worked at Unum Group full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Excellent attention to work life balance on a corporate level (depends on your manager and what department you work for). Great medical, dental and vision benefits, including decent 401k matching, and ability to purchase Unum's voluntary benefits products at a good price such as Group Critical Illness insurance, long term care insurance, etc. 10,000 employees worldwide to network with.

    Cons

    Corporate red tape as at any large company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Very good culture

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President & Actuary  in  Portland, ME
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President & Actuary in Portland, ME

    I worked at Unum Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    1. They are an industry leader in their business
    2. Very good working culture - people are very good to each other
    3. Operational improvements have been very significant over the last several years. Along with strong financial position, they are well positioned when the economy improves.
    4. Benefits are very good, while salaries are market average.
    5. Long tenures and they like to promote from within.

    Cons

    Good work will be recognized, but it's an insurance company, so it's not flashy.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Constant Reorganization

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst  in  Portland, ME
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Portland, ME

    I worked at Unum Group full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Very generous paid time off benefits

    Cons

    Constant reorganization which causes major disruption and inefficiency

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not reorganize just for the sake of reorganizing. Think though how reorganization can cause disruption and inefficiency to the organization

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great experience working at this company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director  in  Glendale, CA
    Former Employee - Director in Glendale, CA

    I worked at Unum Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and compensation; Recognition of employees is very good

    Cons

    Corporate politics can be quite tiresome

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good company to work for.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager  in  Chattanooga, TN
    Current Employee - Manager in Chattanooga, TN

    I have been working at Unum Group full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Opportunity for advancement, company is involved in the community, employee benefits are good

    Cons

    Will think about this one.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good company to work for with good benefits.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chattanooga, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chattanooga, TN

    I worked at Unum Group

    Pros

    Good benefits offered and nice on-site facilities.

    Cons

    Favoritism as opposed to work ability/experience seen/shown in some decisions/promotions.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    CEO (Tom) is exceptional leader; very accessible, humble, smart, connected to employees at every level.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Portland, ME
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, ME

    I have been working at Unum Group

    Pros

    Colleagues and there are some exceptional people managers.

    Cons

    Upward mobility based on who you know.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to the talent you have.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Change Driven

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chattanooga, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chattanooga, TN

    I have been working at Unum Group

    Pros

    PTO, Child care subsidy, flexibility

    Cons

    No advancement opportunities without degree

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When promoting look to promote employees with experience and good job performance not just for a degree.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    meh...

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    Former Employee - Director  in  Chattanooga, TN
    Former Employee - Director in Chattanooga, TN

    I worked at Unum Group

    Pros

    comp program is good. great culture.

    Cons

    senior leadership is long standing, very little opportunity to move up linearly. a lot of old ideas "because that's the way we've always done it"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop with the wink wink nudge nudge crap. be straight forward with your managers.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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