Financial Advisor (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – 8 October 2013
A typical day at work would involve cold calling, warm calling and referral calling. This allows to keep a flow of meetings going on a weekly basis, resulting in a flow of sales. I learned how to act in a professional, unbiased and ethical manner. My management has been extremely supportive and supported all my decisions. I have never worked with such an easy going group of people in my life. Never has there been one issue. The hardest part of the job is the off chance of not receiving an income (as it is commission based only). The most enjoyable part of this job has been the education I've learned, the people I have met and at the atmosphere.
Service Representative (Former Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 23 May 2017
Since leaving I have reflected on the various positions I had at Sun Life. We live in a fast paced world, like it or not. I learned some very useful skills while there, and worked with some amazing people. I would definitely work at Sun Life again if the right position was available.
Advisor (Current Employee) – Durham Region, ON – 22 May 2017
The job requires independent organization and exceptional people and sales skills. Many challenges exist foremost is developing a client base, maintaining policies and keeping early cancellations at a minimum.
Licensed Financial Advisor (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 19 May 2017
It is a great company and offers so many products. As field advisor, it gave me work-life balance since I managed my schedules. However, being a field advisor there's so much stress of finding new clients.
Great environment to work in that encouraged team-building and rewarded hard work.
Digital Mail Administrator (Current Employee) – Waterloo, ON – 16 May 2017
It is a quality and production focused department and the daily tasks are repetitive. The hardest part of the job was to keep up to date with specific requirements and processes while still hitting production targets. That being said, the management team are very flexible and patient and will work with you to achieve specific goals. I would recommend this position as a great way to start building your career at a reputable company.
Sun Life Financial Advisor (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 12 May 2017
Fun and a good place to work when you need more time for family or for yourself, as long as you know how to maintain your level and stay on track on your business. Learn how to be consistent with what you do and sales plan.
Sun Life Advisor (Former Employee) – Montreal – 12 May 2017
I just did not imagine how being an advisor is such a demanding job in terms of hours and the payoff is only more visible once you've accumulated years of relationships with many customers. I respect the company and its culture, just that it isn't the type of job for me.
Director (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 27 April 2017
Sun Life is typical in many aspects compared to its peers. As result, despite its stated desire to be different and a leader, its management practices are comparable to the average Life insurance company.