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Updated July 19, 2017
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  • Micro-management, unrealistic workloads, non-existant work-life balance (in 8 reviews)

  • Senior Management does NOT care about employees (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Marketing Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Consultant in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing Consultant in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and great people!
    Successful company with up-and-coming technology initiatives
    Always trying new processes to be better competitors in the industry

    Cons

    If you're not willing to relocate to the home office there is very little room for growth in the field offices
    "Old school" culture


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Great Team of Employees"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, ME
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, ME
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Well established and highly recognized company in the communities where they have significant operations as well as in the Employee Benefits market place. There are lots of great people working there who are a true joy to work with who always want to do a great job and deliver high quality results for the company.

    Cons

    They are challenged to figure out how to truly move forward to modernize the company behind the scenes. Lots of energy, great strategic ideas and plans that are poorly executed and usually never completed due to lack of patience and micromanaging teams of experts who feel like they're not listened to and feel not listened to.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to set the vision and attainable goals while allowing the teams responsible for delivering on those results to self manage themselves without constant micro management by upper management.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Unum"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chattanooga, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chattanooga, TN

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

    Pros

    committed to job training and professional development; gives back to the community and communicates/shares volunteer opportunities in the community;

    Cons

    outsourcing will continue, no job security; not much opportunity for vertical job growth/promotion; says they are hiring but most of the new jobs will be in the contact/call centers which are low paying positions.


  4. "Senior ETL"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Hillsborough, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Hillsborough, NJ

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

    Pros

    good to work here. Nice experience

    Cons

    nothing to say as of now


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Challenging Work - Political Environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, ME
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, ME
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The work is always challenging, the benefits are great and the people are quality.

    Cons

    The environment can be very political about how decisions are made about which projects to fund.

    Advice to Management

    Teams need to be given greater budgetary control so that they can run on their own.


  6. "Benefit Counselor"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Benefits Advisor in Denver, CO
    Current Contractor - Benefits Advisor in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Unum as a contractor (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible
    Meet lots of different people and Businesses
    All travel expenses paid by UNUM.
    They paid for Insurance licenses.

    Cons

    Only during 4th Quarter of the year are you truly busy, as is the nature of the business.


  7. "Scholar Intern"

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    Current Intern - Scholar Intern in Portland, ME
    Current Intern - Scholar Intern in Portland, ME

    I have been working at Unum as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, good pay for interns

    Cons

    Lack of caring from management

    Advice to Management

    None

  8. "Good Company with few advancement opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Disability Benefits Specialist in Glendale, CA
    Current Employee - Disability Benefits Specialist in Glendale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay, benefits, generous PTO, co-workers

    Cons

    Low raises, high volume of workload

    Advice to Management

    Invest in employees


  9. "Stable employer with good benefits"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chattanooga, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chattanooga, TN
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Unum does take very good care of its employees benefits-wise, and invest a lot in skills and expertise training and development.

    Cons

    The slow decision making cycle is typical of an employer this size, and of the corporate world in general, but change of any kind is long fought and hard won.


  10. "Life Waiver Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Life Waiver Specialist in Chattanooga, TN
    Current Employee - Life Waiver Specialist in Chattanooga, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ability to move up. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Not up to date with technology.

    Advice to Management

    More employee recognition.


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