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Sun Life Reviews

Updated 16 January, 2019
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Pros
  • "Great benefits and work from home opportunities" (in 55 reviews)

  • "Advisers offer good benefits to its staff" (in 80 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. Featured Review

    "Representative"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Kitchener, ON
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Kitchener, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sun Life full-time (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...


  2. "Superb employer"

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

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

    Pros

    Top employer rating, great brand name. Building towards offering a digital platform

    Cons

    Limited employment opportunities for those not interested in sales.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Advisor at Sun Life"

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

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

    Pros

    The Scarborough Financial Centre located in Highway 401 & Kennedy Rd has an amazing culture. I continuously receive solid support from my manager and the entire management team. I love this career because it allows me to build strong relationships with my clients and help them achieve lifetime financial security via top quality solutions provided through Sun Life. Income is definitely above average compared to my previous roles as my past compensation was only salary-based. With the Sun Life Financial Advisor role I get compensated directly from the plans I help my clients implement

    Cons

    Have more paperless process to be more efficient with admin.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work Scarborough Financial Centre Management team! You're awesome!


  4. "It can be a rewarding Job but believe me it is VERY HARD. You can lose a lot of money"

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    Former Employee - Advisor in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Advisor in Toronto, ON

    I worked at Sun Life (More than a year)

    Pros

    Your time becomes your own. you are very flexible. Ideal for parents

    Cons

    They do not give you clients you must get your own

    Advice to Management

    Be more honest with potential hires about the difficulty of the job


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Advisor"

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

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

    Pros

    A competitive salary and incentives package, including an annual bonus program that recognizes stronger performances with higher rewards. Excellent recognition program and state of the art training system and owning and growing your business.

    Cons

    It is not easy there’s ups and down. You have to have the market.


  6. "Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Waterloo, QC
    Current Employee - Analyst in Waterloo, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ability to grow in the company
    Great benefits, pension

    Cons

    None, although if I had to choose, onsite parking can be a challenge


  7. "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

  8. "Benefits Consultant"

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    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.


  9. "A good company overall"

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work environment
    Established systems
    Support for community

    Cons

    Lacking in employee engagement
    Performance appraisal is subject to whims of the bosses. No concrete, measurable KPIs

    Advice to Management

    Work on improving employee appeaisal system- it would be really helpful if Agile practices can be introduced to have increases frequency of employee / manager performance feedback, not just a mid month /yearly cycle.


  10. "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.