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Sun Life Reviews

Updated 12 December, 2014
Updated 12 December, 2014
314 Reviews
3.2
314 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Variety of experience; good benefits (in 22 reviews)

  • Flexibility and work environment are extremely positive (in 19 reviews)


Cons
  • Very strong politics especially when you start dealing with senior management (in 13 reviews)

  • Not many opportunities for advancement, Salary increases very minimal, too many senior managers (in 6 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great corporate culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - On-Site Support Specialist in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - On-Site Support Specialist in Toronto, ON

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

    Pros

    - amazing corporate culture
    - everyone was interested in helping new employees succeed and would help each other with workloads.
    - very nice and accommodating managers.
    - very competitive salary

    Cons

    - very bureaucratic, so hard to get ideas to the forefront and actually implemented,.
    - lots of job shifts, so hard to keep in touch with old managers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Financial Advisor Interview: A formal meeting with the Sales manager. Very general questions were asked.

    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor

    I have been working at Sun Life full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    A very simple introduction, nothing like a serious interview. An online career profile was given to do. It took some time, next day I got a call from Co. that I passed my career profile and need to see them next day for my initial interview.

    Cons

    You have to clear your licence exam and invest a decent amount of money before start earning. Your pay checks will be based on your sales. This position is not for every one.

  3.  

    Overall a good place for beginner

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Credit Risk Analyst in Waterloo, ON
    Former Employee - Credit Risk Analyst in Waterloo, ON

    I worked at Sun Life full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The work pace is not fast and you have a good balance of life and work. They have rotation program and you can take advantage of it to have experience of different jobs.

    Cons

    Pay is low and the career path is not so clear, and the promotion could be very slow sometime.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Interview process

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

    I worked at Sun Life

    Pros

    Promises during interview process however did not transpire.

    Cons

    During interview process always ask for a written offer going through the steps of your interview

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more honest

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Experience at SLF

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

    I worked at Sun Life full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Many different departments and great co-workers.

    Cons

    Not many opportunities for advancement, Salary increases very minimal, too many senior managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create positions for advancement instead of constantly adding directors and senior management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Scarborough, ON
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Scarborough, ON

    I have been working at Sun Life part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    the manager is always on his way to help

    Cons

    Sun Life managers won't give you a client to deal with instead you are the one who will be looking or prospecting clients to sell sun life products..

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Business Analyst

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Toronto, ON

    I worked at Sun Life full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great corporate culture and great people. You really have to be in charge of your own learning and development. However, senior employees are always willing to answer your questions.

    Cons

    Limited short term growth opportunities.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    IS WAS A GOOD EXPERIENCE

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Windsor, ON
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Windsor, ON

    I have been working at Sun Life full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    To improving your sales experience

    Cons

    pay base on commission

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Great culture, very friendly people, very professional

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Actuarial Analyst (Actuaries) in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Senior Actuarial Analyst (Actuaries) in Toronto, ON

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

    Pros

    - Job security
    - Good benefits
    - Great people
    - Cares about the community and has a lot of employee programs and employer matching contribution programs

    Cons

    - Work life balance can be an issue at times

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Real-Estate Investment Trust

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Windsor, ON
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Windsor, ON

    I worked at Sun Life full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Your own business. Your own hours.

    Cons

    $800 per month of business cost for a office that you do not need.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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