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  1.  

    Great Overall Experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Internal Wholesaler in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Internal Wholesaler in Boston, MA

    I worked at Sun Life full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great company culture, and staff, fair pay and benefits. There was a team oriented culture, and while most worked hard, there's a lot of playing hard as well.

    Cons

    Could do more to reward and retain talent at the lower and middle levels, some paths were stagnant or dead-ended. Sometimes slow to change.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Decent Company

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

    I worked at Sun Life full-time

    Pros

    Good company with excellent vacation.

    Cons

    Sometimes, it is hard to move up from within the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Leaders are a Joke, president failed this company along with Lincoln. Will never keep talented employees

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

    I have been working at Sun Life full-time

    Pros

    Its just a job if you work here.

    Great work life balance because the company does promote laziness, complacency, and lack of responsibility to managements expense accounts.

    Cons

    Complacent management

    Crap pay

    No upper movement nor is there dedication to internal employees to move around in the company

    Very "old" crowd of useless managers with terrible performance track record. Its like a collusion of terrible, lazy, and old management keeping each other employed while losing real talent to much more competitive and better companies

    Terrible decision making within upper and lower management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your kidding yourselves to think you will continue to operate in the near to long term future with your current "regime". Will enjoy seeing how you fair in the real world once you lose your jobs. From the looks of LinkedIn, seems like that's been a complete fail as well.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Once Great, Now Iffy

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

    I worked at Sun Life

    Pros

    Benefits package, work-life balance, teamwork within a function
    People in general were very friendly and caring
    Most leaders put high value on open and early communication

    Cons

    Since the company went public around 2000, business strategy seemed neither stable nor consistently prudent. Also, company-sponsored during-work events nearly wiped out.

    Pay tended to be "competitive," at best.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get truly anonymous feedback and input from employees: current methods tend to identify people by e-mail address or IP address

    Recommends
  6.  

    Management team speaks one thing and does another

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

    I worked at Sun Life

    Pros

    The individuals in the corporate office were very supportive and friendly.

    Cons

    The field reps had some serious ethical issues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Serious road blocks exist keeping SLF-EBG from being successful

    Doesn't Recommend
  7.  

    Great Company to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Sun Life

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Employees are the best... they make Sun Life what it is
    Understand the balance of personal and business life

    Cons

    Senior Management changes direction to often

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good place to work and learn

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director in Wellesley, MA
    Former Employee - Director in Wellesley, MA

    I worked at Sun Life

    Pros

    I found the people there to be very generous with their knowledge and time. It was easy to learn how the company worked in each business. The size of the group in Wellesley was big enough to provide a lot of opportunity and diversity, but also small enough to retain a small company feel and energy.

    Cons

    I don't particularly like working in an office park environment. There is nothing around to walk to during lunch. It feels somewhat insulated. If you do have to leave at 4-5PM, get ready to wait in line for up to 1/2 hour just to leave the facility.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to enocourage sharing of knowlehow around how the company works through the Finance meetings and other learning sessions. The best training comes from internal people who are able to take complex subjects and explain them in a very straight forward and simple manner.

    Recommends
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    not bad for work life balance

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

    I have been working at Sun Life

    Pros

    work 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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    communication 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

    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great start to my career

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Database Administrator in Framingham, MA
    Former Employee - Database Administrator in Framingham, MA

    I worked at Sun Life

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Windsor, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Windsor, CT

    I worked at Sun Life

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Place 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 ManagementAdvice

    Get real and break up the status quo.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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