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Updated Jul 16, 2019

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Sun Life CEO Dean Connor
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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (5)

    "Representative"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Kitchener, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sun Life full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Excellent and caring Management. Genuine interest in staff development and growth. Much emphasis upon learning and desire for each employee to contribute and participate in department goals and objectives.

    Cons

    Routine daily responsibilities can sometimes become boring.

    Advice to Management

    Stay the course...

    Sun Life2018-12-03
  2. Helpful (2)

    "Financial Advisor Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Financial Advisor Assistant in Charlottetown, PE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sun Life full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Best reason to work with Sun Life Financial is being able to develop yourself and gain more skills.

    Cons

    A great company to work, I did not experienced any downsize

    Sun Life2019-03-30
  3. "Good place to work"

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

    I have been working at Sun Life full-time

    Pros

    Sun Life is a stable company, which does a lot to develop and grow employees. A good place for long-term employment. Great work life balance, with an opportunity to work from many locations, including from home.

    Cons

    Like probably many large companies, internal silos have developed in Sun Life too, so it is sometimes slow to get things done.

    Sun Life2019-07-14
  4. "Great benefits"

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    Former Employee - Insurance Agent in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sun Life full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good pay, fun team, great benefits

    Cons

    Boring work on occasion, some turnover

    Advice to Management

    Implement more employee-based activities to engage workers

    Sun Life2019-07-03
  5. "Great environment"

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    Current Employee - Adviser Assistant in Brampton, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sun Life part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    You can mange your own time sechedule

    Cons

    Some Adivisors don’t pay on time , we have to ask or remind them........

    Sun Life2019-07-16
  6. "Sun Life Financial Advisor Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Executive Administrative Assistant in Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sun Life part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Relaxed, hands off style managers with no micromanaging.

    Cons

    Sometimes a little too hands off. Lots of small meanial tasks. Unfullfiling work.

    Sun Life2019-07-16
  7. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - IT Director in Waterloo, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sun Life full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good pay, flexible work hours, great people to work with, management was great to work with

    Cons

    Benefits package was okay but could have been better.

    Sun Life2019-06-28
  8. "Great company, great benefits !"

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    Current Employee - Product Specialist in Waterloo, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sun Life full-time

    Pros

    Sun Life does a great job of ensuring that the needs of their employees are taken care of with a competitive benefits and retirement package. They also offer lots of perks to employees including on site cafe's in large locations, a communication system online to work with coworkers, an agile work environment and the ability to work from home in most positions. Job bands are clearly laid out, and fairly articulated as...

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    Cons

    Parking is paid, which is unusual for KW, and new employees typically cannot park on site until about 1.5 years into their tenure. Although there is a shuttle system in place, this can be challenging for those that need access to their cars.

    Advice to Management

    Stay the course, but keep working to open the channels of communication to your employees. Proactively reach out, and talk to your people - they're your biggest advocates and the best way to keep your customers happy.

    Sun Life2019-06-27
  9. "good and bad"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Waterloo, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sun Life full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    decent salary, good hours, structure

    Cons

    Large organization with internal conflict and politics. Summers can be extremely slow and winter very busy (no balance).

    Advice to Management

    Increase work from home/flexible work hours. Balance work loads Clear career path

    Sun Life2019-07-10
  10. "Good start"

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    Current Employee - Financial Service Consultant in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sun Life full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Competitive compensation - Great Training - No prospecting required

    Cons

    - High competitive work environment

    Sun Life2019-06-23
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