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Unum Overview
Chattanooga, TN
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Public (UNM)
$10+ billion (USD) per year
Unum Group is undoubtedly a top disability insurer in the US and the UK. The company offers short-term and long-term disability insurance, as well as life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance, to individuals and groups in a workplace benefits setting. Specialty ... Read more

Unum – Why Work For Us?

More than 165 years of helping others

Since our founding in 1848, Unum has been known for breaking new ground in the business of benefits. Integrity, determination, innovation and leadership were at the core of our company 165 years ago, and they are just as relevant to our business today.

Just as long-lasting has been our commitment to being there when people need us most, a simple but compelling philosophy that began before the Civil War during a time when investing in insurance to protect yourself from the financial effects of illness and injury was a radical idea. We persevered during the fledgling insurance landscape then, and we're equally committed today to educating consumers about the value of financial protection benefits.

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Drawn to Work Together

We want Unum to be a place where talented people choose to work — and choose to stay. We’re dedicated to building a dynamic, engaging culture and a world-class workplace our people are proud to call their own. That means one that balances a challenging and rewarding environment with the resources every employee needs to enjoy a healthy, balanced lifestyle and build a successful career.

Embracing Diversity

With 10,000 people working across the U.S. U.K. and Ireland, we celebrate the contributions of every member of our team, and we value the diversity of perspectives and experiences that make us a stronger company. We believe embracing diversity allows us to better understand the needs of our customers and bring out the best in our people. By welcoming the unique backgrounds and experiences of people from all walks of life, we benefit from an inclusive culture that encourages the wide range of ideas and viewpoints we need to solve problems and provide valuable service.

Moving Beyond Disability

The products and services we offer as a leading provider of workplace benefits mean we’re keenly aware of the impact disability can have on individuals and their employers. We work hard to empower our own employees facing a disability by giving them the support they need to continue working if they are able, or return to work following injury or illness.

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As a founding member of the Council for Disability Awareness, we also support efforts to educate other employers about the financial implications of disability and the value of supporting employees facing a disability. Our ongoing partnership with Springboard Consulting (a leading organization dedicated to addressing the needs of people with disabilities) is one of the ways we’re working to make sure job candidates with disabilities are included in our talent search and recruitment activities.

Our ongoing partnership with Springboard Consulting (a leading organization dedicated to addressing the needs of people with disabilities) is one of the ways we're working to make sure job candidates with disabilities are included in our talent search and recruitment activities.

Developing People

We’re committed to creating a workplace that encourages employees to develop their talents, expand their skills and access new opportunities at every stage of their careers. As a result, our approach to training, development and continuing education is rooted in a broader focus on building and sustaining a strong talent pipeline from entry-level employees to senior management.

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2 MILITARY VETERANS participated in our Accelerated Leadership Development Program designed to help participants expand industry knowledge and hone skill sets as they transition away from full-time military service. Two program alums are already enjoying new roles at Unum.

Promoting Health & Well-Being

We’re in the benefits business, so we know firsthand just how important employee health can be — and we believe empowering employees to focus on their own well-being is time well spent. That’s the driving principle behind our global health management strategy, a roadmap we created to ensure our employees have access to a holistic portfolio of benefits and services.

Careers Home Page images5 reasons to choose us

1. We make a difference.

Our mission is to help people carry on when unexpected events and challenging times get in their way. Mission accomplished.

2. We're a land of opportunity.

Across departments, across geographies and across the hall opportunity is knocking. All you have to do is let it in.

3. We want you to succeed.

So we train - we develop - we reward - we advance - we promote. Because when you do well, we all do well.

Visit our Leadership Development Programs page to learn about becoming a leader at Unum.

4. We love our surroundings.

Our offices are great places to work. And our communities are great places to live. What more could you ask for?

5. We're a people business.

For over 165 years, people have done extraordinary things for this company. Why? Because this company has done extraordinary things for people.

Proud of our mission

Our mission is this: to help people live lives that are as rich, as full, as productive as they can be.

By providing financial protection benefits when unexpected events and challenging times get in their way. Y’know what we think is really cool about our mission?

That when we help others live lives that are as rich, as full, as productive as they can be... we help our own lives be as rich, as full, as productive as they can be.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, ME
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    Well established and highly recognized company in the communities where they have significant operations as well as in the Employee Benefits market place. There are lots of great people working there who are a true joy to work with who always want to do a great job and deliver high quality results for the company.


    They are challenged to figure out how to truly move forward to modernize the company behind the scenes. Lots of energy, great strategic ideas and plans that are poorly executed and usually never completed due to lack of patience and micromanaging teams of experts who feel like they're not listened to and feel not listened to.

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    Management needs to set the vision and attainable goals while allowing the teams responsible for delivering on those results to self manage themselves without constant micro management by upper management.

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Unum Interviews



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    Disability Benefits Specialist Interview

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    I applied online. I interviewed at Unum (Glendale, CA) in April 2017.


    After having applied on the company website a recruiter sent me an email with a questionnaire to fill out. Then I received a call from a recruiter dealing with personal background and plenty of behavioral questions (S.T.A.R. Method). After that short phone call you will be asked to complete a minor assessment, should you pass the assessment which isn't anything difficult to drive you to pull your hair out within two weeks or so you'll find out if you're moving on to the next step. I was surprised to show up and see there were two other people there with me as I wasn't expecting a group interview for the process. The interview day lasts approximately 2 hours long. First hour is a simple breakdown of the role and an opportunity to ask questions from someone currently in the role. The second hour is broken down into two thirty minute segments where a group of two people will ask you many more behavior type questions. They want you to be SPECIFIC about how YOU functioned in that scenario. Avoid generalities!!! After that and you're free to go. I asked the HR rep how many people they were interviewing and just from the week I went they were doing groups of 3 twice a day. That's 30 people for the week for a role they said they had 8 open positions for. Overall though the area was nice and the interviewers were friendly and welcoming.

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Unum Awards & Accolades

  • Fortune 500, Fortune, 2015
  • Top 500 Green Companies, Newsweek, 2009
  • Barron's 500, Barron's, 2009
  • Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles (Gold), National Business Group on Health, 2009
  • Readers' Choice Top 50 Employers, Workforce Diversity Magazine, 2009
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