- Work/Life Balance
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
- Comp & Benefits
- Senior Management
I have been working at Unum full-time (More than 5 years)
Flexible, great people and team environment
Big learning curve- Takes a few years to actually make commission
I worked at Unum full-time
Good benefits package. If you want to grow within a corporation, this is a good place to be. Work your way up and learn a lot about the industry.
If you are not into the Corporate politics, this may not be the industry for you.
I have been working at Unum full-time (More than 3 years)
Love the people I work with there
Can be a bit process driven at times
I worked at Unum full-time (More than 10 years)
GREAT PEOPLE WORK THERE! Employees are incredible team members. The benefits, learning opportunities, potential for growth and development, and cafeteria are stellar too.
Senior Management does NOT care about employees. They ask for input to changes, claim to have open door policy but don't leverage feedback that's provided. Furthermore, if you're a senior leader or preferred employee, HR overlooks tangible indicators that you should be disciplined for poor performance or behavior. The Senior Management team has not mastered the art of balancing the goals of the company with the needs of its greatest assets (workforce).
Advice to Management
Stop trying to save a buck the easy way by eliminating positions. Be more creative in your investment strategies and remain focused on a few changes versus trying to accomplish many goals at once and not achieving success in most of them.
I have been working at Unum (More than a year)
Nice co-workers/people, Great benefits, lots of opportunities - these are the three best things about working at Unum.
While there is a sense of urgency for some things, system enhancements and speed of ideas being implemented is usually at a snails pace. In this day and age, Unum shouldn't still be using as many manual workarounds and dreaming about how to catch up technologically.
I worked at Unum as an intern (Less than a year)
Horizontal management structure that is easy to access and approachable. The staff was really warm and welcoming and very willing to make sure that the onboarding process went smoothly.
Lack of a clear distinction between the authority of the functional managers and project/divisional managers.
Benefits! Which make sense, since their motto is "better benefits at work". As you can read in other reviews, the benefits are really what make it a great place to work.
Also, the people overall are a pleasure to work with. As with any workplace, there are your typical negative nancy's, chatty cathy's, and other typical PITA employees, but overall, most folks walk around with smiles on their faces.
Unless you are excellent at kissing-bottom, good luck getting anywhere. I was not good at puckering up and it proved to keep me in the same position.
If you don't know certain people, you will not advance.
Advice to Management
When you claim you want to "recruit from within" and "develop the talent you already have", you should do exactly that.
Unum's salaries are not as high as other employers of equal size and even though they pay lots of money to send their employees back to school for degrees & certifications, it is not evident they're willing to cultivate their investment in their educated employees. I received a great deal of tuition assistance to get a degree, only to not advance. This is the ONLY reason I left - I could not get a position in the area I wanted - the area Unum paid to educate me.
Great benefits, flexible work hours, ability to work from home
Department not staffed to properly manage the high number of claims assigned to adjudicate.
Advice to Management
I have been working at Unum as an intern (More than a year)
Work force is getting younger with a more unique focus; Mostly everyone is a pleasant person here.
Hard to advance sometimes; Seem to get a ton of promises with little execution of these promises.
I worked at Unum part-time
You can accept or deny each work opportunity.
Little to no opportunities in the firs 5 months of the year.
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