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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good place to work!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Current Employee in Chattanooga, TN (US)
    Current Employee - Current Employee in Chattanooga, TN (US)

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

    Pros

    Unum is a friendly place, and many employees have been here for 15, 25, 30, and even 40+ years! The pay is very fair, and there's also an annual performance-based incentive. Great benefits, too.

    Cons

    The performance rating system is not a good one. Under the current model, managers must select someone from their team to get a "partially meets" rating, even if ALL of their team members are performing well. To be forced to arbitrarily give an employee a poor review is difficult at best, and downright unethical.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You really need to move away from this review model. Other big-named companies have tried this model and it failed. Wisely, they moved away from it, and I hope that Unum will too. We are losing employees because of this.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    There is plenty of room for growth.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Unum Group

    Pros

    The benefits are great and they understand that life happens. Paid time off is very generous and they understand that everyone has a life outside of work.

    Cons

    The company is so large that often times you may feel like you are just a number.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be open to change.

  3.  

    Great place to work with excellent salary potential

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Project Manager in Portland, ME (US)
    Current Employee - Technical Project Manager in Portland, ME (US)

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

    Pros

    Unum is a great place to work. Provides excellent Benefits, vacation and job opportunities within the company. Lots of challenging job assignments and training opportunities.

    Cons

    Company is always looking to improve, however goes through major changes and upheaval every few years while doing that..

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Awesome people, average pay...

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Unum Group

    Pros

    Great People, great culture. Genuine care for their workers

    Cons

    Pay is not market competitive

  6.  

    Great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Consultant in Chattanooga, TN (US)
    Former Employee - Systems Consultant in Chattanooga, TN (US)

    I worked at Unum Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some great folks. Nice training, fair compensation and benefits etc

    Cons

    Top heavy, cannot keep top technology talent. May consider purchasing technology rather than build from within.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Nice company but limited opportunities for advancement

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director in Portland, ME (US)
    Former Employee - Director in Portland, ME (US)

    I worked at Unum Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Friendly people, good benefits, low stress environment, well run, strong senior management team

    Cons

    Large and fairly bureaucratic, not particularly innovative, not a great spot for young, highly motivated people looking to advance rapidly

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure out how to foster, challenge, and grow early career and mid-level talent

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Excellent Company To Work For

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Portland, ME (US)
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Portland, ME (US)

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

    Pros

    Very professional and friendly colleagues. Excellent employer for young people especially. Conservative environment. There are a lot of people at Unum who have worked for the company their entire working career (25+ years). Very positive and fun environment. Unum has excellent training programs.

    Cons

    Unum is a super competitive and you always have to prove your value. Unum makes changes every year which could result in job loss.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great Place to Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Disability Benefits Specialist in Chattanooga, TN (US)
    Current Employee - Disability Benefits Specialist in Chattanooga, TN (US)

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

    Pros

    Terrific company for those looking for a career and significant growth opportunity. Promotions are based on job performance as opposed to politics and senior level management is very approachable. Managers spend an extraordinary amount of time developing their team members for future positions. Unum stresses a great work-life balance and backs it up by offering a generous amount of vacation time. Unum is a company with high moral values and they truly practice what they preach.

    Cons

    It takes a while to feel as though you are really contributing to the organization as most jobs require time to adjust to.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Oustanding Career Development

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Professional Development Program Associate in Chattanooga, TN (US)
    Current Employee - Professional Development Program Associate in Chattanooga, TN (US)

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

    Pros

    Unum's leadership development program is the best in the industry. The program gives young adults exposure to senior leader mentorship and offers an indepth tour around the company. Associates complete 3 rotations in different areas of the corporation for 12-18 months each. Upon program completion, placement into a director level role is the norm.

    Cons

    Rotations sometimes require temporary relocation among company headquarters. While a great opportunity, this can be difficult for colleagues with spouses or young families.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    AWESOME Employer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, SC (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, SC (US)

    I have been working at Unum Group full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Incredible company with even better employees. Ample opportunity for professionald growth and development. Huge commitment to the communities in which the company operates. Good benefits package - including paid time off, retirement, health, vision, dental, etc. Also provides employees with paid time for volunteering! ACCESSIBLE senior leadership team - see them regularly in the hallways and they always remember names and say hello.

    Cons

    As with any company that operates across multiple geographical locations, it can be challenging to adjust to slight cultural differences between sites. While some departments offer great flexibility when it comes to work schedules (build your own daily schedule around core business hours of 9-3, flexibiltiy for occassional work at home arrangements, etc.), there is some work that could be done for more consistency across departments and sites within the company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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Unum Building, Chattanooga (Photo thanks to Flickr user Larry Miller, available under by-nc-nd v2.0)
Side of Unum building and part of parking lot during the snow storm we had a few weeks back. (Photo thanks to Flickr user Always, Erika with permission, All rights reserved.)
Unum Building, Chattanooga (Photo thanks to Flickr user Larry Miller, available under by-nc-nd v2.0)

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