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"Poor morale and uncertainty of the future plague workplace"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wellesley, MA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wellesley, MA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

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.

Other Employee Reviews for Sun Life

  1. "Good company to work for but hard to advance."

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    Current Employee - Internal Sales Manager in Wellesley, MA
    Current Employee - Internal Sales Manager in Wellesley, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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.


  2. "Good company with declining presence in the U.S."

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    Current Employee - Actuary in Wellesley Hills, MA
    Current Employee - Actuary in Wellesley Hills, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sun Life full-time (More than 5 years)

    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

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