Canada Life Reviews

Updated Jan 21, 2021

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3.9
76%
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96%
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Canada Life President and COO Jeff Macoun
Jeff Macoun
33 Ratings
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  • "work overload, unnecessary meetings, low pay(in 10 reviews)

  • "upper management is almost white male ONLy, with exception of a few white female or other color male that are known to be someone's friend(in 9 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "They care!"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Forms Design Specialist in Winnipeg, MB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Canada Life full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Awesome people, work is steady, and they give bonuses and raises as deserved.

    Cons

    None that I have experienced.

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    Canada Life Response

    October 5, 2020Program Manager, Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We really appreciate you highlighting your positive experience at work.

  2. "Great Place"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Risk Analyst in London, ON
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Canada Life full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good work life balance in place

    Cons

    Large company leads to delays in decisions


  3. "Stable Company"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Manager in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Canada Life full-time

    Pros

    The company is very stable.

    Cons

    Promotion is very slow compared to peers.

  4. "Amazing managers"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - CRS Agent in London, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Canada Life full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    great benefits and good working hours

    Cons

    Complicated calls but clients are generally nice

  5. "Good company to work in"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Mainframe Developer in Winnipeg, MB
    Recommends

    I have been working at Canada Life full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Solid comany with lots of internal opportunities. Very good benefits package

    Cons

    The cons of every huge company

  6. "Good company"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Canada Life full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    coworkers, benefits, you learn a lot about the industry.

    Cons

    pay could be a bit better

    Canada Life Response

    January 11, 2021Program Manager, Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We really appreciate you highlighting your experience at work.

  7. "Great Company to work for as an Actuary"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Actuarial Analyst in Winnipeg, MB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Canada Life full-time

    Pros

    Employee rotation program Friendly work environment Strong employee development program

    Cons

    lack of remote work arrangements

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Not bad, not great - clear strengths & weaknesses"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Group Underwriter in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Canada Life full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - Large company - Good benefits - Stock options

    Cons

    - Poor technology - Due to above, redundant work and inefficiencies

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  9. "OK"

    2.0
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in London, ON

    I worked at Canada Life full-time

    Pros

    they provide pretty good benefits

    Cons

    salaries are low and not enough career advancement

  10. "Somewhat bureaucratic as an organization, but with some really good people"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in London, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Canada Life full-time

    Pros

    Job security, free coffee, central location

    Cons

    Bureaucratic, lots of politics from senior leadership

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