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Sun Life Wellesley Reviews

Updated April 20, 2017
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Wellesley, MA

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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. "It's a great place to work. The 4th quarter is our busiest and we usually work several hours of overtime."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Implementation Consultant in Wellesley, MA
    Current Employee - Implementation Consultant in Wellesley, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture. Awesome work-life balance. Overtime is offered if necessary. I love the people I work with as well. I am allowed to work from home a couple days which helps because I live pretty far away.

    Cons

    In this department- there is not too much room for growth, but you can always move around in the company.


  2. "Sun Life is a great place to work. The environment is collaborative and supportive."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Wellesley, MA
    Former Employee - Director in Wellesley, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Sun Life provides great work / life balance. The environment allows employees to take on challenging work and have an impact on the business.

    Cons

    The legacy technology systems can be challenging. However the IT department does a great job supporting employees and easing those challenges.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to openly communicate with employees about strategic direction.


  3. "Consultant"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wellesley, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wellesley, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sun Life full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    great benefits including 401K match and RIA contribution. generous vacation time.

    Cons

    very little job security - company is constantly restructuring


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Financial Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Wellesley, MA
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Wellesley, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Large Scale International firm with multiple divisions, Great benefits and compensation packages, Good bunch of co-workers, excellent departmental support staff and nice job location

    Cons

    Too much office politics, Inconsistent Senior Management direction, poor resource planning, divergent job priorities and task assignments.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Mostly Positive"

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

    I have been working at Sun Life full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very friendly culture, most people seem sincere, plenty of vacation, decent cafeteria

    Cons

    Limited opportunity for advancement, everyone is overworked, space keeps getting squeezed

    Advice to Management

    Reduce workload first, then think about issues like staffing and office space. Many tasks could be consolidated or eliminated with no impact on company.


  7. Helpful (5)

    "no stability for last 10 years"

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

    I worked at Sun Life (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Location - near 128/95 intersection, good for commuters in the suburbs. Cafeteria and gym on campus. Great health and wellness programs. 401K match increases with longevity.

    Cons

    US President changes every ~3 years, followed by portions of management team. There is not enough stability to choose a strategy and carry it out, hence it is a very unstable work environment. Every year (for the last 10) everyone expects another round of layoffs. Minimal promotions from within, minimal job growth or job mobility.


  8. "Admin Assistant"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wellesley, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wellesley, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Sun Life full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Place to work & Great benefits

    Cons

    Had a medical issue and HR Rep kept harassing my Doctors office


  9. "HR Summer Intern"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Wellesley, MA
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Wellesley, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Huge organization with lots of opportunity for networking within the company; very well paying for intern positions

    Cons

    Lots of bureaucracy; outdated systems that make scheduling complicated

    Advice to Management

    Provide more opportunities for temporary interns to learn more about the company and potential permanent positions


  10. "Thankful for the opportunity"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    Former Employee - Insurance Company Quote Associate in Wellesley, MA
    Former Employee - Insurance Company Quote Associate in Wellesley, MA

    I worked at Sun Life (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Team spirit.If working hard you will get there.

    Cons

    None for the period of three monts I was working there.


  11. Helpful (6)

    "Terribly run company - leadership totally lacks vision"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Product Manager in Wellesley, MA
    Former Employee - Marketing Product Manager in Wellesley, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sun Life full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Canadian company with overall good life balance

    Cons

    Terrible compensation package
    Extreme amount of changes from direct and upper management
    Lack of promotion and professional growth. Undergraduates have a better chance to advance their careers faster than those with real world experience.
    Morale is extremely low - even the cafeteria used to be great


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