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Sun Life Reviews

Updated Jul 21, 2014
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3.1 272 reviews

81% Approve of the CEO

Sun Life CEO Dean Connor

Dean Connor

(47 ratings)

53% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good benefits, nice clean offices(in 18 reviews)

  • The work environment is fast-paced, accommodating, and comfortable(in 17 reviews)


Cons
  • Very strong politics especially when you start dealing with senior management(in 13 reviews)

  • once you hit mid career, opportunities for advancement evaporate(in 5 reviews)

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    not bad for work life balance

    Senior Manager (Current Employee) Wellesley Hills, MA

    Proswork life balance is the main thing - just about everyone is on the same wavelength about this, so it doesn't seem to vary that much by department

    Consonce you hit mid career, opportunities for advancement evaporate
    if you're at all ambitious, you'll have one foot out the door

    Advice to Senior Managementcommunication from senior management about recent layoffs was terrible
    their ready shoot aim approach has made everyone nervous about both job security and stewardship of the company
    platitudes about how talented people are don't help

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    Disappointing. Effort was pointless as people's paths were predetermined.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Windsor, CT

    ProsDecent work/life balance. Amiable coworkers. Clean bathrooms.

    ConsPlace is run like a sorority with rampant favoritism. Senior management has allowed this to carry on for years on end. Whether you languished or succeeded was, again, predetermined. Opportunities to advance were cut off at the pass, literally. So we can add unethical to the list as well.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet real and break up the status quo.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great start to my career

    Database Administrator (Former Employee) Framingham, MA

    ProsGood people, right off of 128 - the location was a big part of why I chose to work there

    ConsToo many people - easy to get lost in the shuffle. If you're looking for career advancement go somewhere smaller

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    Changing

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Wellesley Hills, MA

    ProsPeople are great at SLF

    ConsRecent Organizational changes have greatly changed SLF

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    3 year downhill stumble that ends in 800 layoffs

    Sales Representative (Current Employee) Wellesley, MA

    ProsFair benefits though they got cut back over the years. Good work life balance for most

    ConsBad career development. Spent way too much on sales and sponsorships. HR department goes by the book when it benefits them but makes excuses when it doesn't. Badly run and now employees not involved in the decisions are paying for it. Employees that survive the layoff, including the new college leadership people, should take note and get out quick as it will get worse.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAccept the blame for your bad decisions, get rid of senior managers who killed the business, and use the money saved to give more to the people you are throwing out on the street, they deserve it more

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good career advancement within the program, not so much elsewhere

    Rotational Leadership Development Program (Current Employee) Wellesley, MA

    ProsWork life balance, people are very nice, good hours. Depending on your role (this is talking specifically to RLDP), interesting work. RLDP program is great although bogged down by HR. Not too happy with HR but within the program we get tons of access to senior leadership and there is definitely an effort to develop us.

    ConsSlow. very slow. Many people are lifers and not ambitious. It can be hard to advance depending on where you are as there are too many layers of management in some instances. Culture is just kind of static which kind of sucks for young people.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLess layers of management, make it a bit more fast paced. IMPROVE TECHNOLOGY.

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    You can make a lot of money, but you can't advance past sales.

    Sales Representative (Current Employee) Baltimore, MD

    ProsIf you're good you'll make a lot of money. The people who work in the office are fun usually happy people.

    ConsThey have make some really bad decisions on picking managers. Because of that there has been heavy turnover and low moral in the office. With senior management being as solid as they are it surprises me why they haven't taken a better look at making the baltimore a top office.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFigure out why we were so much better in Baltimore 5 years ago than we are now.

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    This was a horrible working experience!

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Wellesley Hills, MA

    ProsDecent Salary
    Good Location
    Employee's good to work with

    ConsLack of compassion from Management
    Management did not listen to employees
    Management would say one thing and do another
    Blame first ask questions later atmosphere

    Advice to Senior ManagementShow Employee's more respect

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Cut throat

    External Wholesaler (Former Employee) Boston, MA

    ProsHeading in the right direction in terms of market exposure. They are finally developing a brand.

    ConsIts a Canadian company - expect slow change.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGood luck.

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    if you work in Sun Life (USA), you will know

    Senior Actuarial Associate (Former Employee) Wellesley Hills, MA

    Prosnice location; plenty of parking;

    Consnot a fair working environment; communications are difficult and big problem; heavy politics; shadow manuvers toward employees (drones, as you may feel).

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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