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Career cruise control...

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wellesley Hills, MA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wellesley Hills, MA

I have been working at Sun Life

Pros

Excellent work/life balance, low stress job, good training (depending on department), some wonderful people, good benefits, good vacation.

Great place for people with families that want a pretty steady 9-5 job and stress free environment.
Company is financial more stable than others in the insurance industry.

Cons

People are promoted based on legacy and loyalty to management; don't expect to be promoted unless you give your time (3 years +). Not a great place for <30 as most of employees are older, brand is not well recognized in the US but company is working on improving that. People who try to make the organization better are not recognized as everyone is trying to make the status quo and leave the office by 5. Too many cross-department conflicts.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Cut out 2-3 layers of middle management and empower employees to share ideas. Reward based on merit and not loyalty and legacy. Recruit more people out of good school (establish graduate recruitment).

Recommends
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    group insurance

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Windsor, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Windsor, CT

    I have been working at Sun Life

    Pros

    flexible work schedule
    decent work station
    little micromanagement

    Cons

    little to no opportunity for advancement
    little to no training. learn as you go.
    little motivation to excel (see above regarding zero opportunity for advancement)
    stale environment
    review process is stunted

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Forget status quo and start recognizing your internal talent. Treat them accordingly. You'd be surprised what you'd see out of them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    Place for Career Cruise Control

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Director Project Management in Wellesley Hills, MA
    Current Employee - Associate Director Project Management in Wellesley Hills, MA

    I have been working at Sun Life

    Pros

    Great work/life balance, friendly atmosphere, decent compensation (but not great), good vacation policy

    Cons

    Full of lifers, expensive health care, no apparent room for growth or promotion

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on employee development...develop an obvious career path and tell people how to get there

    No opinion of CEO
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