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A lesson in politics

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Former Employee - Director in Toronto, ON (Canada)
Former Employee - Director in Toronto, ON (Canada)

I worked at Sun Life full-time (more than a year)

Pros

People - there are many solid people throughout the organization

Cons

Politics - too much politics, which takes away from getting best work done and in keeping best people motivated.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Embrace new ideas, people. Practice what you teach re HR policies - especially in ensuring feedback from management is in real time and is meaningful. Tenured employees need to be challenged and balanced with new employees and new ideas. The "way its always been done" is not sufficient.

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    Financial advisor

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sun Life

    Pros

    own ur business, flexible schedule

    Cons

    100% commission, 15k yearly expenses (office rent, phone internet, benefits etc) late night client appoinments, weekend appoinments, super streesful life,

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Not surprised they are getting out of the US business

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sun Life full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    You will get along fine if you give in to the quirks of senior management. Some senior managers are only there due to longevity, not because of their ability. Its an ok place if you want to coast until your next job.

    Cons

    Capable people end up leaving. I guess that is the way with many companies. You can quickly see that management only wants you to operate at the level of their understanding. If you are a driven person in your career, this is a nice resting place for a while but your 'wanting to do better' will replace the complacency that the culture has.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop having a hidden agenda. It does show. Truly be open and honest with staff. Promote ideas that have potential to grow the marketplace, no matter what level it comes from.

    Doesn't Recommend
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