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Ask a lot of questions during your interview.....then think twice before accepting an offer

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

I worked at Sun Life full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Benefits are adequate. Reimbursement for benefits is quick

Cons

Load of politics; senior management who doesn't have a clue; cliques; perpetual reorgs. Some senior managers have no clue what is going on in their depts. Budgets are poorly managed. There are lots of duplicate roles. My job did not have a description and I had to do my own performance review. There was no on boarding - just general HR stuff about how great things are. IT leaders are just old programmers and database guys who've done their time, they are very poor managers and their egos are immense.

The VP that I worked for had not clue on how to provide feedback. Lots of lip service and dictated "get to know and be friendly" with the staff sessions which are filled with propaganda. I was not advised that I would be required to travel to Kitchener office during the interview and then a few weeks into it was told it was a requirement.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Maybe you should stop your little junkets to Asia under the guise of "planning" and put money into actually fixing IT and getting to know the front-line people that work 24/7 so that you can get your big bonuses.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook

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    Financial Advisors experience

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

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

    Pros

    none unless you enjoy working alone on in a sales-is-everything environment

    Cons

    is a pure sales role, do not be fooled by its vague relations to financial planning or investments, it is glorified retail sales

    advisors who survive more than 2 years are few and far between.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    there is a reason people do not respect insurance people, and while insurance is your business, your tactics do not bring confidence to the marketplace.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Super work life balance and fantastic place to work

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

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

    Pros

    Good Work Life balance
    Good management

    Cons

    Comparatively low presence in India

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need more branding

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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