Unum Group Reviews

Updated June 21, 2015
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  1. Enjoyed my time there

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Support Analyst in Portland, ME
    Former Employee - Business Support Analyst in Portland, ME

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good personal growth, liked the office culture and my team, had a great relationship with my boss, good work-life balance, great recognition programs

    Cons

    I don't recall any cons of working at Unum. I enjoyed my time there.


  2. Helpful (1)

    There is plenty of room for growth.

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

    I have been working at Unum Group

    Pros

    The benefits are great and they understand that life happens. Paid time off is very generous and they understand that everyone has a life outside of work.

    Cons

    The company is so large that often times you may feel like you are just a number.

    Advice to Management

    Be open to change.


  3. Helpful (4)

    Good place to work!

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

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

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

    Pros

    Unum is a friendly place, and many employees have been here for 15, 25, 30, and even 40+ years! The pay is very fair, and there's also an annual performance-based incentive. Great benefits, too.

    Cons

    The performance rating system is not a good one. Under the current model, managers must select someone from their team to get a "partially meets" rating, even if ALL of their team members are performing well. To be forced to arbitrarily give an employee a poor review is difficult at best, and downright unethical.

    Advice to Management

    You really need to move away from this review model. Other big-named companies have tried this model and it failed. Wisely, they moved away from it, and I hope that Unum will too. We are losing employees because of this.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Nice company but limited opportunities for advancement

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Portland, ME
    Former Employee - Director in Portland, ME

    I worked at Unum Group full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Friendly people, good benefits, low stress environment, well run, strong senior management team

    Cons

    Large and fairly bureaucratic, not particularly innovative, not a great spot for young, highly motivated people looking to advance rapidly

    Advice to Management

    Figure out how to foster, challenge, and grow early career and mid-level talent


  6. Excellent Company To Work For

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Portland, ME
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Portland, ME

    I have been working at Unum Group full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Very professional and friendly colleagues. Excellent employer for young people especially. Conservative environment. There are a lot of people at Unum who have worked for the company their entire working career (25+ years). Very positive and fun environment. Unum has excellent training programs.

    Cons

    Unum is a super competitive and you always have to prove your value. Unum makes changes every year which could result in job loss.


  7. Very Good Company

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

    I worked at Unum Group full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Unum is very good at marketing their products and what they do for the community and employees.

    Cons

    Big company - many people in line for the same career promotion. Too big where it is harder to stand out than a smaller company.


  8. Great place to work - If you are in the right area

    • 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 full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Paid time off
    Salary
    They treat you like a human

    Cons

    The performance review process is an anti-selective joke

    Advice to Management

    Ditch the performance calibration process - it is pulling the whole company down


  9. Helpful (1)

    solid experience at Unum

    Current Employee - Technical Consultant
    Current Employee - Technical Consultant

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

    Pros

    solid insurance product - strong recurring sales;

    Cons

    aging IT systems, Silo'd management and IT teams, lack of agile thinking and close understanding of the business needs.

    Advice to Management

    need to truly understand the importance of lean and customer experience.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Solid Company

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

    I have been working at Unum Group full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, generally provides good work-life balance, some areas provide nice advancement opportunities.

    Cons

    Don't count on a raise unless you change job levels, which can be difficult to do. Old software systems don't work together and can be frustrating.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the conservative strategy, but provide more communication to non-management employees.


  11. Unum Group is a good stable organization

    • 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 (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Leader in industry with a national presence

    Cons

    Sales offices have limited career advancement opportunities within the organization



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