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Sun Life Reviews

Updated 15 July, 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 45 reviews)

  • "Advisers offer good benefits to its staff" (in 71 reviews)

Cons
  • "There should be right people management by the managers or senior management teams" (in 22 reviews)

  • "If I had to think of one thing, it would be the lack of involvement upper management has in the actual running of the call centre" (in 14 reviews)

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  1. "Advisor"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Advisor in Victoria, BC
    Current Employee - Advisor in Victoria, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great opportunity for significant earnings and independance

    Cons

    Highly demanding work, difficult to maintain work/ life balance


  2. "Account Manager"

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - National Account Manager in Montreal, QC
    Current Employee - National Account Manager in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    awesome team. great mentality, tons of talent thanks to the high performance mentality.

    Cons

    Unless you don't like big companies with a lot of processes, there are no down sides

  3. "financial advisor"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Toronto, ON

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

    Pros

    flex in time , high income, good support and benefit

    Cons

    no stable income, hard to find client in long term


  4. "Advisor"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

    Unlimited Income Potential. Self-employed.

    Cons

    Commission structure. Working long hours.


  5. "Claims"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON

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

    Pros

    Organized. Good benefits. Good managers. Excellent training.

    Cons

    Pay in relation to tasks does not match


  6. "Great employer"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 5 years)

    Pros

    I'd highly recommend Sun Life to anyone looking for a stable job with flexible work hours, who is also interested in slowly building on their skills and experience.

    Cons

    Raises and promotions are difficult milestones once you're in.


  7. "Great employer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Care Representative in Montreal, QC
    Current Employee - Customer Care Representative in Montreal, QC
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Flexible work hours, great wages and benefits, many career opportunity

    Cons

    Long work hours, many work objectives to meet, closely watched by management

  8. "Hit and miss"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Waterloo, ON
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Waterloo, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -great leadership development program in place for recent university graduates
    -annual bonus for those that qualify

    Cons

    -inconsistent practices across teams/business units
    -lack of recognition of efforts/accomplishments - minimal supervision, which can be great, but then how can a proper assessment be done?


  9. "Ok Employer"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Montréal-Ouest, QC
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Montréal-Ouest, QC

    I worked at Sun Life full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great People and great location.

    Cons

    Lots of stress, lots of changes.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize staff's efforts.


  10. "Sun Life Advisor Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Financial Advisor Assistant in Edmonton, AB
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor Assistant in Edmonton, AB

    I worked at Sun Life (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    good co-workers, calls to Head Office are promptly answered and explain all their procedures

    Cons

    Tech Support is a bit spotty, as some members don't know what they are doing


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