Sun Life
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About the company

  • CEO
    Kevin Strain
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  • Founded
  • Company size
    more than 10,000
  • Revenue
    more than $12B (CAD)
  • Industry
  • Headquarters
    One York Street, Toronto...
  • Link
    Sun Life website

Sun Life is in the business of helping our Clients achieve lifetime financial security and live healthier lives. Founded in Canada in 1865, Sun Life has been a trusted name for generations. Today, Sun Life serves millions of Clients in Canada, the United States, Asia, the U.K. and other parts of the world. Our range of protection and wealth management businesses supports our continued growth and a bright future ahead.

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Financial Analyst in Waterloo, ON
on 10 November 2022
Great place to work

Sun life is a great company to work for although I find the salaries are not competitive. Management and work life balance are great and plenty of opportunities to move around

Administrative Assistant in Toronto
on 29 November 2022
Sr. Management over work Support Staff

Sr. Management are bullies! Sr. Admins. are expected to work long hours for 7.5 hours of pay! No appreciation, it's expected! No job perks! No room for advancement, however, they will give you additional work on top of an already heavy workload. That's your advancement!!!

Financial Advisor in Waterloo, ON
on 18 November 2022
Terrible Experience - Do not work here

I joined the position of a financial advisor - from the beginning everything felt too good to be true. They told me that I was a business owner and would make over 100k starting year one and would continue to do so. It is a commission based job with no base pay, every year your bonuses get cut and management really never explains how you actually get paid. Most advisors take a full year to realize that they are most likely making less than minimum wage. One year I made less than 20K as a full time advisor working close to 50-60 hours per week. Managements answer was too work hard and do more cold-calling - if you are cold calling in 2020s, you are doing it wrong. There is also next to no training and you are asked to sell insurance and handle people's finances. Unless you have a background from a bank or another financial sector, you are basically pretending you know what you are doing for months, until you self teach yourself. Even then, you can teach yourself and make quotas, so it's better to go to school or join an institution that will actually teach you about finances. The culture is very "Salesy" and competitive against your peers. Results are posted daily and at monthly campaign meetings you are either praised or criticized in front of all your peers. Most new advisors won't have a client base to draw from, so you are constantly ridiculed for poor performance, while advisors with 20+ experience outperform you. If you are looking for work life balance this is not the career. When I first started it was close to 60+ hours per week and I was just breaking even on my bills. Clients call at all hours and expect you to get back ASAP. Again no training on how or when to hire staff, also most people can not afford a full time assistant starting out. If I can save just one person from joining this career path and company I can sleep at night. Do not make the mistake I did, I wasted 3 years of my money and my life with nothing to show for it.

Gestionnaire dossier invalidité in Montréal, QC
on 6 November 2022
Très grande charge de travail

Haut volume de travail et très orienté sur les chiffres

Sun Life Advisor in Ottawa, ON
on 2 November 2022
Management and coworkers were always willing to help

I like the environment, and everyone, including managers, admin and colleagues, were always willing to help with different cases. If I have to think of something they can improve will be that they had more support to find already trained admin assistants to help with the admin work.

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Interview is average
Process takes about two weeks

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Why do you want to work with this company? what do you know anout insurances?

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Experience based, and focused on schooling.

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