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Unum Overview

Chattanooga, TN
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Public (UNM)
Insurance Carriers
$10+ billion (USD) per year
Unum is one of the leading insurance companies in disability, life, accident, critical illness, dental and vision insurance. Operating with integrity, commitment, and accountability, we are the one that 33 million employees at 181,000 companies rely on. Founded in 1848, Unum is ... Read more

Mission: To be the leading provider of employee benefits products and services that help employees manage their business and employees protect their families and livelihoods.

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Unum – Why Work For Us?

More than 165 years of helping others

From horse drawn carriages to electric cars, the world has drastically changed in the past 169 years. Yet, Unum’s unwavering passion to stand behind its clients at times that matter the most keeps motivating us to take smart risks and challenge its employees.

Unum’s aspiration to pursue excellence does not stop at providing financial safety, we also give back to the local communities and employees by claiming leadership within the surrounding environment and training its employees to their full potential.

Excited to be a part of the Unum family? Explore opportunities in the contact center and other business areas. 

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.


Entry Level Opportunities

Unum believes in growth and that is the reason 1500 entry-level people choose to start their careers with Unum in PDP, ADP, Benefits, IT, Underwriting, Finance and Customer Service every year. Unum is here to train you, to challenge you, to reward you and to promote you in the business areas that you choose.

Contact Center:

Seek to make a difference but not sure which business area to focus on? Take a look at the opportunities in the contact center. The contact center specialists are the bridge between the insured and Unum and are here to solve problems in the clients’ best interest. Since contact center specialists work closely with many departments within the company, the job provides an overview of the company and can help one decide which business area to move to after 18 month!

Internships and Leadership Development Programs:

Unum's summer internships offer current undergraduate and MBA students the opportunity to work for a leader in financial protection benefits for the workplace. The program gives participants the experience needed to finish their college careers and the foundation of building a professional career.

We offer three distinct, robust leadership programs that provide customized professional experiences required to become leaders at our Fortune 500 company.

Professsional Opportunities:

Unum is also looking for proven professionals with broad-based business experience, those that have a passion for achieving results, willingness to own thier career, and celebrate the contributions, diversity of perspectives and experiences of thier teams. Explore our various opportunities and grow your future at Unum! 



At Unum, we go beyond the traditional health, dental and vision insurance to promote and support healthy lifestyles, such as on-site dry cleaning, corporate sports teams, on-site cafeterias with Starbucks and Ice Cream days, and much more. Here are a few unique benefits that stands us apart from the rest:

Fitness Centers: our home campuses are staffed with exercise physiologists and nationally certified fitness professionals, and a fully equipped gym with weights, machines, cardio equipment, fitness and spin classes.

Tuition Reimbursement: Unum supports employees in thier professional development with tuition reimbursement up to $5,250 per year for approved classes. Free online training through

Retirement Benefits: a  401(k) and Defined Contribution program with investment advice to personalize your retirement goals. 

Charitable Contribution: In 2016, the communities where we live and work, we dedicate significant resources to organizations and initiatives focused on our three pillars of giving: education, health and wellness, and arts and culture.

Greener Way of Working: In 2016, to help more employees get engaged in on-campus green initiatives, we introduced a new employee community site to share information, events and opportunities, plus promote environmentally smart ways of living and working.

Unum Reviews

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    Work hard and you will be well compensated


    Lots of sales representatives, so small territory

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    Keep up the great work

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Unum Interviews



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    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Unum (Remote, OR) in December 2017.


    1st step was a phone interview/pr-screen. 2nd interview was via web-cam with two mangers where we went over my resume, the position, work schedule, training, fit for the position etc...

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    • Why do you want to work for Unum?   1 Answer
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Unum Awards & Accolades

  • America's Best Employers, Forbes, 2016
  • Top 50 Performing Life-Health Insurance Companies, Ward Group, 2016
  • Workplace Financial Education Honoree, Louisiana Jump$tart Coalition, 2016
  • Gold Medal Winner - Best Places to Work, Chattanooga Times Free Press “Best of the Best", 2015
  • Fortune 500, Fortune, 2015
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