Sun Life

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Sun Life Reviews

Updated December 18, 2014
Updated December 18, 2014
316 Reviews
3.3
316 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.  

    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
  2. 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
  3.  

    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
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  5.  

    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

  6. 3 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
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    All About Money

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

    I have been working at Sun Life full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Fellow employees were good co-workers.

    Cons

    Senior management didn't seem to understand the essential work that the lower level employees were doing. New schemes were created without consulting the people who were actually doing the work. Costly mistakes were made because of this blind spot.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to what is really going on in the office, out on the floor, not in your ivory towers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great place if you're seeking work-life balance

    • 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 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
  10.  

    Pays the bills if you don't mind being zombified

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (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
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good Place to Work

    • 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 (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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