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Sun Life Reviews

Updated November 17, 2014
Updated November 17, 2014
307 Reviews
3.3
307 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Variety of experience; good benefits (in 22 reviews)

  • Flexibility and work environment are extremely positive (in 19 reviews)


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

  • Not many opportunities for advancement, Salary increases very minimal, too many senior managers (in 6 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great people

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sun Life

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Gym and caf on site.

    Cons

    Financial services industry can be boring.

  2.  

    Poor morale and uncertainty of the future plague workplace

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wellesley, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wellesley, MA

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

    Pros

    Flexible work/life balance where people felt comfortable leaving early or coming in late if they needed to attend to personal business. Free parking and self-contained campus.

    Cons

    Awful morale. They tend to keep people around who are terrible employees because they are afraid of getting rid of them. In all my years, I have never seen an environment where people could basically get away with anything and not have consequences. Everyone walks around expecting the place to be closed at any time. Horrible brand recognition where "no one still knows your name." No opportunity at all for advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Corporate structure and environment in Canada is completely different from US. Need to work on US workplace and morale, if you want to continue operating in the US.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good company with declining presence in the U.S.

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

    I have been working at Sun Life full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    strong risk management focus, polite discussions

    Cons

    quickly becoming a Toronto "insider" company, management unwilling to make quick decisions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get fresh blood in and quickly. Do not change strategy again. Showcase MFS more

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great people - everyone works hard towards a common goal.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Support Role in Wellesley, MA
    Former Employee - Support Role in Wellesley, MA

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

    Pros

    Great people
    Good compensation and benefits
    Opportunities for growth

    Cons

    Can be 24x7x365 mentality towards the work day

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Wellesley, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Wellesley, MA

    I have been working at Sun Life full-time

    Pros

    bene's, time off, pay, friendly, subsidies, parking

    Cons

    some buildings brand new some still need to be remodeled.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    grow the company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great people, difficult life.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Orlando, FL

    I worked at Sun Life full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Teaches you how to be independent and makes you work hard and discover what you really want out of life.

    Cons

    Incredibly difficult and not the most ideal for a new graduate with little real-life work experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It is not a good idea to ramp people up as quickly as possible. If you do not provide a decent support system especially in early development, you run the risk of deterring solid, decent and honest salespeople from the industry.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Great benefits

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director
    Current Employee - Director

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, very respectful environment

    Cons

    disconnect between executive management and staff

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great experience as an Intern

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sun Life

    Pros

    -employees seem to have a great work life balance.
    -a lot of room for growth
    -managers always make time for me, and cares a lot about my growth/development
    -great HR people
    -company is making a lot of great changes

    Cons

    -not fast paced enough for my personality

  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    The company is going down. Do no work for it

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Actuarial Analyst in Wellesley, MA
    Former Employee - Assistant Actuarial Analyst in Wellesley, MA

    I worked at Sun Life full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good location, has complementary parking.

    Cons

    Terrible management. Lots of micro-managers. They don't have a fair/effective performance evaluation system. A lot of office politics going on and there's no good working ethic. The company sold out most of its major business and outsourced lots of functional areas. Therefore, it has frequent lay-offs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Not the place you want to stay for long.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sun Life full-time

    Pros

    Laid back style, lunch break, cafe on site

    Cons

    depending on your job, you can be much busier than some others at the same level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    prefer not to give any advice to the management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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