Unum Group

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Unum Group Reviews

Updated Jul 3, 2014
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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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    Constant Reorganization

    Financial Analyst (Former Employee) Portland, ME

    ProsVery generous paid time off benefits

    ConsConstant reorganization which causes major disruption and inefficiency

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great experience working at this company

    Director (Former Employee) Glendale, CA

    ProsExcellent benefits and compensation; Recognition of employees is very good

    ConsCorporate politics can be quite tiresome

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good company to work for.

    Manager (Current Employee) Chattanooga, TN

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

    ConsWill think about this one.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good company to work for with good benefits.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Chattanooga, TN

    ProsGood benefits offered and nice on-site facilities.

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Portland, ME

    ProsColleagues and there are some exceptional people managers.

    ConsUpward mobility based on who you know.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay attention to the talent you have.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Change Driven

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Chattanooga, TN

    ProsPTO, Child care subsidy, flexibility

    ConsNo advancement opportunities without degree

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    meh...

    Director (Former Employee) Chattanooga, TN

    Proscomp program is good. great culture.

    Conssenior 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 Senior Managementstop with the wink wink nudge nudge crap. be straight forward with your managers.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Worthwhile internship, if just financially

    Business Technology Intern (Former Employee) Portland, ME

    ProsGreat compensation, strong group aspect of internship that showcased elements of the company that I didn't know about due to my very focused internship. Strong relationship with mentor. Everyone was happy to have me and willing to ask questions. Great entry to a full time position

    ConsNot always enough work for me to do, need to be a self-starter to get the most out of internship at Unum. Did not work with any other interns, and due to the fact that Unum has multiple campuses across the country, often meeting where via video/web conference.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to take the time to develop fresh talent to re-invigorate an aging work force, especially in the business technology dept.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Unum Group Review from an Employee angle

    Customer Service Specialist II (Current Employee) Chattanooga, TN

    ProsUnum has a really great program that if you are a Customer Service Specialist or other selected positions, within a timeframe, you will be allowed to work from home. This is a win win situation for the Employee and the Employer. This program definately saves a lot of money for all involved.

    ConsThe Cons of working for Unum are once in the Contact Center, trained and doing nice job at it, advancement within the Company seems a little less attainable.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPersonally, my Manager is the most honest and up front person any Employee could ever ask for. This person is always on the top of their agenda, always immediately returns emails regardless of their workload. All in all, Management at Unum that I have come in contact with have been very helpful and friendly.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place to work!

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsUnum is a good place to work with a nice work environment, training and corporate atmosphere. The service team works well together and is focused on customer satisfaction and long-term retention.

    ConsThe dowside comprises of a gap between the sales and service teams. Service should be considered an extension of the sales team. Unfortunately, this is not the case.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBridge the gap. Although the office is known for achieving goals, it is due to individual success, not that of the team.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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