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Updated 23 February, 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 43 reviews)

  • Very much support a telecommuting work situation good benefits (in 64 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. "Medical Underwriter"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Medical Underwriter in Montreal, QC
    Current Employee - Medical Underwriter in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sun Life full-time

    Pros

    Great team, great culture,good support from management

    Cons

    Hard to move up, low pay


  2. "Process Consultant"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Lean Solution Consultant in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Senior Lean Solution Consultant in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sun Life full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance, good work culture and collaborative environment

    Cons

    Lower salary compared to market


  3. "Great company"

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible work arrangements
    Great people
    Good salaries

    Cons

    Managers have less fleivility
    Lots of documentation


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  5. "AVP"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in Toronto, ON

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

    Pros

    - competitive compensation, strong innovation and leadership

    Cons

    - slow to execute, consensus driven leadership


  6. "Advisor"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Advisor in Lethbridge, AB
    Former Employee - Advisor in Lethbridge, AB
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great training on products and great support as you start building your business. Work your own hours

    Cons

    Building your business from scratch. Commission based pay grade.


  7. "Lots of opportunity to grow within"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waterloo, ON
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waterloo, ON

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

    Pros

    Collaborative culture, engaged work force, professional atmosphere, fun colleagues

    Cons

    Very formal, siloed structure doesn't always set you up for success,


  8. "Avp"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Leader in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Senior Leader in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great collaborative culture
    Focus on innovation and client facing technology
    The office facilities for employees are nice and particularly the new building at 1 York

    Cons

    Hard to move up and navigate your career within the organization
    Consensus driven decision makes it difficult to drive things forward and execute on them

    Advice to Management

    Empower your leaders


  9. "Brighter Way In Action"

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

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

    Pros

    Market leader, outstanding CEO, collaborative environment

    Cons

    Career development opportunities in some business units


  10. "Project Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    Great Team, manager and leaders

    Cons

    Too many cliques.
    Parking situation is poor


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Training was lacking."

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    Former Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Montreal, QC
    Former Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    People were nice, flexible work schedule. Trendy work offices. Multiple lines of business allows to change job within company. Ok

    Cons

    To remain relevant to the industry you need to arrange training outside of work hours. Don’t expect to learn industry standards during work hours.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in training Your employees


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