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Updated Jan 19, 2021

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Pros
  • "Doing very well at maintaining comraderie in a remote work environment(in 111 reviews)

  • "Good Benefits (specially Insurance policies)(in 88 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Poor middle management, lots of turnover with senior management(in 27 reviews)

  • "Honestly, none: it is a wonderful work environment(in 19 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Truly caring for employees.

      Jan 19, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Wellesley, MA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Amazing Paid Family and Medical Leave, competitive salary, transparency, great organization during the pandemic, in general a feeling of being a priority in the mind of the executive team. Great career opportunities with inside marketplace and gig options. STRONG focus and detailed plan for more Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

      Cons

      Honestly, none: it is a wonderful work environment.

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    2. 4.0
      Current Contractor

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      Nov 11, 2020 - Java/J2EE Developer in Boston, MA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Outstanding workplace. Very comforting work environment

      Cons

      It's more of Ops.. Dev is not that much

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Sun Life is a great place to work

      Apr 7, 2019 - Anonymous Employee in Wellesley, MA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great leadership and business direction Agile work environment Focus on diversity and inclusion

      Cons

      Insurance company conservative - can be a good thing at times Changing culture is slow

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    4. 5.0
      Former Contractor, less than 1 year

      I worked here as a software developer on a short term contract

      Jul 19, 2013 - Software Engineer in Wellesley, MA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The work environment is fast-paced, accommodating, and comfortable. Development teams don't face some of the stress that I've seen at other companies, because A) major decisions are made by people who are experienced in the field and don't impose unrealistic deadlines on unrealistic requirements, B) in the same vein, tasks are delegated equally and efficiently, C) the technology infrastructure is well-built

      Cons

      Not much to say here since my experience was short term and with one team out of who knows how many. Many team members are offshore, so the scheduling can be kind of a pain. But the effort is made on everybody's part to be punctual for teleconferences and to stay on the same page.

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    5. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

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

      Jan 12, 2015 - Analyst in Wellesley Hills, MA
      Recommend
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      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.

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Positive, collaborative culture, but struggling to be successful in this industry following the recession.

      Oct 13, 2014 - Anonymous Employee in Wellesley, MA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Generally friendly culture with good benefits and positive work/life balance. Respectful and professional work environment. Overall training for new hires is good.

      Cons

      Financial services companies have struggled since the recession, and Sun Life is no different. Last few years have had reorganizations and expense cuts like other insurance companies.

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    7. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 8 years

      no stability for last 10 years

      May 8, 2016 -  in Wellesley, MA
      Recommend
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      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.

      10 people found this review helpful
    8. 3.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Account manager

      Feb 9, 2017 - Account Manager in Cleveland, OH
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Strong, financially sound company with competitive pay and bonus potential. Quality products. Good benefits. Pleasant aesthetics. Parking pass. Urban location.

      Cons

      Toxic work environment, manager has favorites. Lack of flexibility. Manager does not follow national job description posted. Micromanaged, scrutinized. Manager failed to give me complete details and tell me that I was hired over another woman in the office for this position which caused painful and abusive office drama.

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    9. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Assistant Actuarial Analyst

      Aug 30, 2015 - Assistant Actuarial Analyst in Newton, MA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Very good working environment. Good culture to work in. Colleagues are friendly and easy to work with.

      Cons

      The growth prospect of the company itself in US is not very promising.

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Claims Analyst

      Oct 3, 2016 - Claims Analyst in Portsmouth, NH
      Recommend
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      Pros

      very flexible work environment, great people

      Cons

      no room for advancement, stressful

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