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Sun Life Wellesley Hills Reviews

Updated April 20, 2017
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Pros
  • I am allowed to work from home a couple days which helps because I live pretty far away (in 29 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)

  • Lack of sustainable growth opportunities (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Actuarial in Wellesley Hills, MA
    Current Intern - Actuarial in Wellesley Hills, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sun Life as an intern

    Pros

    Extremely welcoming community. Team bonding is clearly important to sun life. The managers always have time for even the lowest employees.

    Cons

    Communication is really lacking. A lot of managers expect you to know everything without telling you anything. A lot of busy work.


  2. "High Turnover"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wellesley Hills, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wellesley Hills, MA

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

    Pros

    Pretty decent benefits and nice location

    Cons

    High turnover in areas such as Investment Operations

    Advice to Management

    There has to be a reason certain areas experience high turnover - over 100% every couple of years...look at those in charge!


  3. "Claims Examiner"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Claims Specialist in Wellesley Hills, MA
    Former Employee - Claims Specialist in Wellesley Hills, MA

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

    Pros

    Excellent Company to work for.

    Cons

    There are no Cons to be listed so far. I have had a very good experience at Sun Life.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "SMH"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wellesley Hills, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wellesley Hills, MA
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    There are a few genuinely delightful coworkers. They will always greet you with a smile. Hours are flexible with ability to make up lost hours.

    Cons

    Management VERY passive aggressive. Assures to face and then back stabs. Emails other management constantly, back and forth, However, never directly addresses the employee.

    Advice to Management

    Enough with all the pretense. Your affect seems forced and disingenuous. A party, for what ever reason, literally every other week, is decidedly overboard . Some people actually want to go to work and WORK. In addition, if there is problem with an employee, discuss (in private). If there is a perceived issue, ask questions (that is, if you care. like you purport). It's not always what you think.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Work Load"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Wellesley Hills, MA
    Current Employee - Analyst in Wellesley Hills, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Sun Life full-time

    Pros

    Loads of work to be taken care.

    Cons

    Lot of manual routine work to handle

    Advice to Management

    Motivate Employees by showing growth in career.


  7. Helpful (6)

    "Can't build a career here...don't value employees"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wellesley Hills, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wellesley Hills, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to learn. Great benefits and pay. Work is not hard. Nice people.

    Cons

    All the really talented people have left. No career advancement unless you're in Canada. Talk a lot about diversity, but let great people of color walk out the door.

    Advice to Management

    Wake up to what's really going on.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "HR"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wellesley Hills, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wellesley Hills, MA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Top technology, lots of learning opportunities, really good people, great all employee incentive plan (balances the more conservative base pay).

    Cons

    SLF US is a subsidiary of SLF Canada- this can make growing your career challenging as some of the learning opportunities at the higher levels are limited to within Canada.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Internal Wholesaler"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wellesley Hills, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wellesley Hills, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Your external partners are hard working, get an idea of what it takes to work in the field. Pay is pretty good for the work you do!

    Cons

    The management is awful. None of them could hold a conversation for 2 minutes about employee benefits and or about what we actually do on a day to day basis. The turnover rate is very significant and the office is dead silent to be considered a sales desk. There's no motivation across the board even after many employees have pleaded for some sort of 'competition' to be held on the desk. Managers are comfortable in their position now that the initial 50 people hired have quit, and they've hired much lower level employees to fill a role with zero potential to move up, regardless of what they say.

    Advice to Management

    Congrats, you failed at running a sales desk... regardless of what you think of yourselves, you had a negative impact on a majority of your employees.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "No growth, low pay, good benefits"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wellesley Hills, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wellesley Hills, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sun Life full-time

    Pros

    The place has great benefits, including over 20 PTO days and 10 sick days. Health insurance is relatively cheap, too.

    Cons

    Since it is a public company, bonuses are dependent on earnings after they are paid out in dividends. They cut people left and right during times of poor revenues. No upward mobility, only management gets promotions.

    Advice to Management

    Promote your people, pay them better, and Sun Life can continue to grow organically, outside of mergers and acquisitions.


  11. "Great work environment."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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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