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Sun Life Reviews

Updated 16 October, 2017
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Pros
  • I am allowed to work from home a couple days which helps because I live pretty far away (in 39 reviews)

  • Very much support a telecommuting work situation good benefits (in 58 reviews)

Cons
  • There should be right people management by the managers or senior management teams (in 20 reviews)

  • Lack of sustainable growth opportunities (in 13 reviews)

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  1. "Director"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Waterloo, ON
    Current Employee - Director in Waterloo, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Decent benefits, good senior management in my division

    Cons

    Pay scale is a little light for technical positions.


  2. "Review"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Proposal Writer in Montreal, QC
    Current Employee - Proposal Writer in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Career opportunities; Collaborative approach; Desire to innovate

    Cons

    Not taking ownership of decisions
    Slow changes
    Heavy procedures

    Advice to Management

    Listen to make efficient decisions


  3. "Amazing experience"

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    Current Employee - Branch Manager in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Branch Manager in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sun Life full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Family environment with huge support and best brand in Canada. Unmatched technology platform and portfolio of insurance and investment products

    Cons

    Difficult to find cons, SLF is adapting extremely well and fast to a new industry reality, I believe others companies will suffer and probably shrink during this process while SLF continues growing


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  5. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing team, supportive managers , healthy environment, verity of technology and projects, always opened opportunity to grow

    Cons

    not discovered yet and hope it will stay that way

    Advice to Management

    Please open an IT office in Ottawa


  6. "Excellent place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    Good Work life balance
    Work from home available
    Competitive Salary
    Good support from Higher management

    Cons

    New things coming up so sometimes a bit messy

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  7. "Customer Care Representative"

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    Current Employee - Group Benefits Customer Service Representative in Waterloo, ON
    Current Employee - Group Benefits Customer Service Representative in Waterloo, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits plan, easy to get into the company if you start at the call center, pay is competitive. Honestly its a good place for someone who has little or no post-secondary education as you can stick it out and move up over time.

    Cons

    They like to sell you the idea that you will get training and move up the ranks when in fact it takes way too long. More skills = more pay, but you cant get more skills if theres not enough people, high turnover, bonuses are ok but don't be surprised if you do not get one. Currently pushing for a lot of sales so for me that was a con

    Advice to Management

    Get people the training they need. Good talent is left on the bottom because opportunities to acknowledge skills are overlooked with a '2 year' clause to stay within call center


  8. "Marketing Specialist"

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

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

    Pros

    The people are great. There is lots of opportunity to move around and find what you're really passionate about. They are very supportive of training and learning. Yearly bonus. Lots of volunteer opportunities. Wellness benefits. You are encouraged to take your vacation!

    Cons

    It is a large corporation so there is often lots of red tape to wade through when you are trying to implement something new. Most of the computer systems we use are very old. Considering its a benefits company, the benefits aren't great (many of our clients have much better plans). Sometimes it feels like you're just another cog in the machine.

    Advice to Management

    Salaries are not competitive. If you want to attract and retain top talent, you need to be competitive with employers like Manulife and RBC.


  9. "Wish they offered part time hours"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lethbridge, AB
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lethbridge, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Co worker's. Benefits are ok

    Cons

    Benefits you can't opt out of are pricey. Bad management . Could pay better for the amount of stress and responsibilities

    Advice to Management

    Keep your good managers and you should not have started hiring out of US or closed the lethbridge office.


  10. "Very good company; friendly environment; great benefits and bonuses"

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    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Simcoe, ON
    Current Employee - Financial Advisor in Simcoe, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The friendly atmosphere and the co-workers relationship with each other willing to help at all times; the support of the management and training department at all forms

    Cons

    Too much updates; new tasks; paperworks to do; too much fc meetings; so much compliance reminders; you have to pay for office rentals

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up.


  11. "Advisor"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Hamilton, ON
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Hamilton, ON
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    No set hours. Good training

    Cons

    Commission only. No real help with leads. Left to fend for yourself


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