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Sun Life Kitchener Reviews

Updated September 30, 2016
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Kitchener, ON (Canada)

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Sun Life CEO Dean Connor
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  1. "Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kitchener, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kitchener, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people and great place to work

    Cons

    None come to mind maybe parking is limited


  2. "Awesome place to work.."

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Kitchener, ON (Canada)
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Kitchener, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Sun Life as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Loved the work load, i generated a code book that now is followed truthfully..:)

    Cons

    I had to leave, contract was over.

    Advice to Management

    Should have people do the data entry at home. Would free up space and parking issues with in Kitchener, onl


  3. "Advisor"

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    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Kitchener, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Kitchener, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great culture and potential income. Excellent training provided

    Cons

    Long hours, have to generate all your own leads, lots of cold calling required.


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  5. "No Complaints"

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    Former Employee - Global HRMS Reporting & Security Analyst in Kitchener, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Global HRMS Reporting & Security Analyst in Kitchener, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sun Life (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with, must be doing something right if they're 150 years old

    Cons

    None to speak of, yet.


  6. "Advisor"

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    Former Employee - Ontario in Kitchener, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Ontario in Kitchener, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great products to provide full financial planning

    Cons

    High pressure to sell insurance at almost any cost. Poor lack of true customer service as selling products is more important

    Advice to Management

    re-evaluate new Advisor book of business from vaulted clients and provide enough time and money to re-build trust with these clients.


  7. Helpful (6)

    "If you prefer managing up over doing good work, this is the place for you."

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    Former Employee - Management in Kitchener, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Management in Kitchener, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sun Life full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    As with any large company, there are significant differences between major business units, and some have better reputations than others. Good brand reputation as a result of significant marketing spend, which will be eroded as staff morale continues to plummet.

    Cons

    Highly patriarchical company, old boys network, many women (not all) who advance based on their looks and willingness to play up to that, men and women who advance by spending their time promoting themselves at the expense of their staff or their own work. In the Individual area, no clear strategic vision, no culture of accountability within the senior management ranks, poor behaviour in clear contradiction of all HR policies ignored or rewarded.

    Advice to Management

    Others have suggested that senior management doesn't have a clue. On the contrary, they know exactly what they're doing - they behave exactly as they are compensated to behave - which is with a focus on short-term results. It shouldn't surprise anyone that this short-term, results-driven approach supports ad-hoc mass layoffs, expense gap band-aids, and quarterly results at the cost of long term top and bottom line growth.



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