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Sun Life Reviews

Updated May 15, 2017
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Sun Life CEO Dean Connor
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Pros
  • I am allowed to work from home a couple days which helps because I live pretty far away (in 31 reviews)

  • very flexible work environment, great people (in 53 reviews)

Cons
  • There should be right people management by the managers or senior management teams (in 20 reviews)

  • Upper management has no idea about major operational issues (in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Actuaril program is good at Sun LIfe"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Actuarial Analyst in Wellesley, MA
    Current Employee - Assistant Actuarial Analyst in Wellesley, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The managment is great. People act professionaly and the compensation is comparable to other institutions. The company rewards hard work and commitment.

    Cons

    Is pretty far from Boston.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to retain good talent in the actuarial departments.


  2. "Fun"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Employee Benefits Sales Representative in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Employee Benefits Sales Representative in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There is a lot of freedom with the job.

    Cons

    Sun Life's rates are not very competitive

    Advice to Management

    Get better rates.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good, atmostphere, good benefits"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Investment Analyst in Wellesley, MA
    Current Employee - Investment Analyst in Wellesley, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Sun Life full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits, competitive pay, good people

    Cons

    Big company negatives, too many non-work related processes and procedures


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "Great benefits"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director
    Current Employee - Director
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sun Life full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, very respectful environment

    Cons

    disconnect between executive management and staff


  6. "good company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Wellesley, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Wellesley, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sun Life full-time

    Pros

    bene's, time off, pay, friendly, subsidies, parking

    Cons

    some buildings brand new some still need to be remodeled.

    Advice to Management

    grow the company


  7. "AWESOME COMPANY"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Engineer in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Financial Engineer in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance, great pay and benefits(Vacation, 401k etc)

    Cons

    Needs focus on training employees. Company is run by old school methodologies and ideologies .

    Advice to Management

    HIre more employees from different industries so that the company gets a new perspective


  8. "Sun Life"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Consultant in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Consultant in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sun Life full-time

    Pros

    Great corporate communication. Terrific benefits. Excellent at seeking employee engagement. Nice rewards and employee recognition programs. Great perks; i.e., gym membership assistance, Charitable matching grant program, tuition assistance, EAP and rewards for participation in wellness programs. Love the Global Learning Center course availability.

    Cons

    Usual challenge of working for huge corporation. US operations in Eastern Time Zone and my business unit was in Pacific Time Zone. Bonus structure has complicated formula. Not as easy to grow in career as I'd like. Frequent restructuring of sales and distribution units.


  9. "Great Experience"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources/Recruiting
    Former Employee - Human Resources/Recruiting

    Pros

    Excellent Employees
    Internal Opportunities
    Professional
    Comfortable Work Environment

    Cons

    I really enjoyed my time at Sun Life Financial, no cons


  10. "Sun Life Financial is a solid company that treats its employees well."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in Wellesley Hills, MA
    Former Employee - Analyst in Wellesley Hills, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sun Life full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity to mold individual career paths, internal posting is encouraged and can lead to success.

    Collaborative work environment

    Work/Life Balance.

    Overall compensation is better than average

    Cons

    Lots of bureaucracy.

    Weighing of cost versus benefit of doing work is sometimes out of balance. A lot of time is spent deriving answers to exactness, when time/energy would be better spent on bigger picture.

    Little turnover, which sometimes leads to non-productive individuals or areas.


  11. "Great work environment."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Wellesley Hills, MA
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Wellesley Hills, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly and helpful employees, nice office space, flexible hours, great company values.

    Cons

    Some antiquated systems still in place.


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