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Good Company. Great Risk & Reward. So Do Your Homework!
Financial Advisor (Former Employee) –  Canada31 January 2014
Initially you'll be asked for a list of 100 names you can prospect and sell to. Make sure you have a game plan after your warm market runs dry besides cold calling or going door to door. For most people that's when you'll promptly exit the business.

For those seeking Sun Life Financial as their first financial planning gig here's my advice:

Don't do it. Start with 4-5 years in a bank where you will get leads and appointments booked for you while earning a CFP designation. If you want to go independent or 'captive' at an insurance company for $$$ and autonomy only make the switch when you have a reliable network of 500 people you know will do business with you. Don't take the career if you just want to help people, become an exceptional Financial Planner and own your own business. Take the job only if you can sacrifice your evenings and weekends for the next 5 years and you enjoy sales and prospecting 24/7 'cause that's all you'll be doing!

Bottom line: Being an advisor at Sun Life Financial is a great opportunity for the right person. It's a disaster for anyone else.
Pros
Flexibility, Great Office Environment
Cons
Straight Commission, Build Your Own Block (No Leads)
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Advisor (Current Employee) –  Markham, ON9 February 2018
I love working for SLF however being an advisor is extremely difficult. If you don't have a proper prospecting plan in order you will find yourself in debt/out of the company soon.
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Your own hours
Cons
Your manager could be awful
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Administrative Support (Former Employee) –  Waterloo, ON5 February 2018
I enjoyed the opportunity of working with such large groups of individuals, and various software programs. As well as their flexibility and support with changing jobs when the desire was there.
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