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Sun Life Reviews

Updated 13 November, 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 54 reviews)

  • "Great culture, positive work environment" (in 71 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 (3)

    "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. "intership"

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    Current Employee - Internship in Montreal, QC
    Current Employee - Internship in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good place to start

    Cons

    Did not get too much expertise

  3. "Benefits Consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Benefits Consultant in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Benefits Consultant in Toronto, ON

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

    Pros

    Good benefits plan, and DC pension.

    Cons

    Silo'd work streams, slow moving projects.


  4. "Summer Job"

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    Former Employee - Student in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Student in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sun Life (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Offer exposure to wide variety of fields. Like students who show a keens interest and make you feel like you could come back.

    Cons

    Very large, hard to understand working is meaningful or impactful.


  5. "Dental Claims Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sun Life full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Telecommute, flex opportunities, & overtime

    Cons

    Burnout could creep up on you.

    Advice to Management

    Higher raises would be morale boosting.


  6. "Raise is bad"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance and colleagues

    Cons

    Poor raises for actuarial positions


  7. Helpful (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.

  8. "Sunlife Financial"

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    Current Employee - Alberta in Calgary, AB
    Current Employee - Alberta in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sun Life full-time

    Pros

    Good bonuses. 10000 per year for counselling. Stock options

    Cons

    Very poor vision benefits. Work from home opportunities for several positions

    Advice to Management

    Too much favoritism causes poor morale


  9. "Compensation CSR"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great flexibility with work from home options and hours of work.

    Cons

    Difficult to move within the company

    Advice to Management

    Encourage training within departments to develop new, more efficient, time saving ways of handling processes.


  10. "Just okay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I only do part time admin work for a financial advisor. I come to work only during weekends, and I get to manage my time.

    Cons

    With my position, it's more of a side gig than a main bread and butter work.


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