Sun Life Reviews

Updated July 4, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Talented workers leave for more challenge and advancement

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work-life balance, excellent educational opportunities, excellent benefits

    Cons

    No way to advance for the individual contributor . Talented, and hard working people are often overlooked for promotions, and leave in order to advance. Hiring managers outside of claims are pompous and narrow minded .

    Advice to Management

    Directives come from Canada, and don't always transfer well to the US market. Get out of your glass towers and talk to the Minions.


  2. AWESOME COMPANY

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work life balance, great pay and benefits(Vacation, 401k etc)

    Cons

    Needs focus on training employees. Company is run by old school methodologies and ideologies .

    Advice to Management

    HIre more employees from different industries so that the company gets a new perspective


  3. 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.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Poor morale and uncertainty of the future plague workplace

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

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

    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 Management

    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.


  6. Good company to work for but hard to advance.

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

    I have been working at Sun Life full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Free parking, cafeteria food is affordable, gym on site. Good work/life balance. Easy access to some upper management.

    Cons

    Very bureaucratic, some managers have been there for many years and don't like change. Slow to make decisions.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more on image, people, resources, developing the right products. Need to be more aggressive when it comes to promoting the company. Make decisions faster.


  7. Good company with declining presence in the U.S.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    strong risk management focus, polite discussions

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

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


  8. Great people - everyone works hard towards a common goal.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people
    Good compensation and benefits
    Opportunities for growth

    Cons

    Can be 24x7x365 mentality towards the work day


  9. good company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    some buildings brand new some still need to be remodeled.

    Advice to Management

    grow the company


  10. Helpful (1)

    Great people, difficult life.

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

    I worked at Sun Life full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    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 Management

    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.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Great benefits

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, very respectful environment

    Cons

    disconnect between executive management and staff



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