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Sun Life Reviews

Updated 19 September, 2018
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Pros
  • "I am allowed to work from home a couple days which helps because I live pretty far away" (in 52 reviews)

  • "Advisers offer good benefits to its staff" (in 75 reviews)

Cons
  • "Too much effort to keep senior management happy" (in 22 reviews)

  • "no room for advancement, stressful" (in 14 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Financial Advisor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, work culture, and office

    Cons

    There aren't any I can think of.


  2. "Established corporation"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Kitchener, ON
    Former Employee - Manager in Kitchener, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sun Life full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Well established corporation with significant investment into processes and methodologies meant to provide a clear delineation of each team's, and person's, responsibilities and objectives.

    Leadership is good and committed, always supportive and willing to adjust to their employee's situation (at least that was my experience). Lots of opportunities for internal promotions and role changes, if one is willing and has the necessary skills and experience.

    Cons

    It's a big and established company with lots of processes that sometimes get in the way of getting things done quicker. Benefits were great, but pay bands are too low for the type of role I fulfilled.

    Advice to Management

    Continue the great people leadership I experienced, but there needs to be more urgency to get things done quicker.

  3. "Case manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Case Manager in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Case Manager in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sun Life full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work options, friendly coworkers

    Cons

    Good benefits but we pay through the nose for them


  4. "Nice place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Consultant in Waterloo, ON
    Current Employee - Business Consultant in Waterloo, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sun Life full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexible, Nice people, Good benefits, Bonus for everyone, job security, Lots of job variety, education reimbursement options.

    Cons

    Compensation when climbing internal isn't balanced.
    Some roles can be very stressful with unreasonable workload.


  5. "Overall it is a great company to work for with benefits and with a flexible schedule that allows you to work from home."

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sun Life full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Employee benefits are great, flexibility to work from home, easy to progress internally.

    Cons

    No support for new hires, expectations can be unrealistic at times, professional roles are under compensated in comparison to the complex nature of the job.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Financial Advisor/Planner"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Planner in Scarborough, ON
    Current Employee - Financial Planner in Scarborough, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great compensation model and it's very unique in the industry. Support from management team and head office is incomparable. They advocate the importance of getting a designation and they helped me alot to achieve my CFP. The quality of training in the Scarborough Financial Centre is great.

    Cons

    Work long hours but it can be very flexible. Sometimes clients would cancel appointments last minute but that's normal so I just have to have a contingency plan of my activities.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to support us on business development.


  7. "Financial Customer Care Representative"

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    Current Employee - Financial Customer Care Representative in Montreal, QC
    Current Employee - Financial Customer Care Representative in Montreal, QC

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

    Pros

    Good benefits starting day 1, pension plan and stock purchase plan

    Cons

    Starts with 2 weeks vacations, poor career opportunities in investments

  8. "Associate Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON

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

    Pros

    Good work culture at this organization

    Cons

    Can't think of anything wrong


  9. "Company Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at Sun Life full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Pay scale is comparatively best into the market.

    Cons

    There is no as such cons.

    Advice to Management

    nothing as of now.


  10. "SunAdvantage"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Client Services Administrator in Montreal, QC
    Current Employee - Client Services Administrator in Montreal, QC

    I have been working at Sun Life full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, bonus if you qualify. I like my coworkers for the most part.

    Cons

    Department has been short staffed for the whole 6 years I've been here; so much mandatory overtime. Little to no room for movement. Lots of promises made but not kept. Different rules for different people; definitely play favourites. Raises this year weren't even cost of living even though business increased and company made billions. They say they are flexible with good work life balance but they hassled 3 pregnant women on my team about their "excessive" appointments and one ended up on stress leave. Certain employees get away with whatever they want and everyone else picks up the slack.


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