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Great place if you're seeking work-life balance

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Wellesley, MA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wellesley, MA

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

Pros

Very easy to maintain a work-life balance.
Fair salary with decent benefits.

Cons

Very difficult to get recognized for additional effort if you are not in the right network.
Company seems to develop a new strategic direction every 18-24 months.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Recognize the younger talent at the organization and empower them to make tough decisions.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Pays the bills if you don't mind being zombified

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer/Analyst  in  Wellesley Hills, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer/Analyst in Wellesley Hills, MA

    I have been working at Sun Life full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Work-life balance? 70% of the development and BSA staff are doing nothing most of the time while Project Management and SVPs bicker and play politics. Salaries are competitive and there is opportunity for advancement if you are good at politics (not your job). The problem with work/life balance here is a lack of challenging work, actually. On-campus gym was a big plus for me.

    Cons

    Culture is absolutely soul-destroying if you care about your work in any way.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good luck!

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Approves of CEO
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    Good Place to Work

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sun Life full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great people as coworkers and friends. The benefits are good and the work is challenging. Campus is clean although work spaces need updating.

    Cons

    No such thing as promotions. If you want to move to the next level you must apply for the job. Very fast paced environment where most people are doing two jobs and can't find time for lunch. Recognition is sporadic and often only the high ranking employees get recognized.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do a better job at recognizing employees and promote from within.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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