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Interviews at Sun Life Financial

Here’s what others thought about the interview process at Sun Life Financial.
Interview experience
Based on 228 interviews
Favourable
Interview difficulty
Based on 221 interviews
Medium
Interview process length
Based on 217 interviews
About a week

Interview process at Sun Life Financial

Overall experience

On a scale of 1-10 where 1 is Poor and 10 is Excellent, rating is 7.

On a scale of 1-10 where 1 is Easy and 10 is Difficult, rating is 5.

Interview process length
About a week
27%
About two weeks
23%
About a month
19%
More than one month
17%
About a day or two
13%
Most reported steps
On-site interview
71%
Phone call/screening
63%
Background check
61%
Written test
42%
Group interview
27%
Least reported steps
Other
5%
Drug test
1%
They have no interview
1%

What candidates say about the interview process at Sun Life Financial

  • The interview process is very easy. I was interviewed by the hiring manager, later reporting manager who was leading the Program I was working on
    Shared on 2 October 2019 - Project Manager - Toronto, ON
  • The interview was very casual.
    Shared on 23 March 2019 - Administrative Assistant - Dealer Operations - Waterloo, ON
  • Typical interview process. There is a phone interview followed by an in person interview with management where they will ask you questions about yourself and why you feel you would be a good fit at Su…
    Shared on 24 July 2018 - Financial Services Consultant - Toronto, ON

Interview questions at Sun Life Financial

Commonly asked questions, as reported by candidates

  • Why do you want to work with this company?what do you know anout insurances?
    Shared on 23 May 2019 - Administrative Assistant - Winnipeg, MB
  • Experience based, and focused on schooling.
    Shared on 14 May 2019 - Coordinator/Administrative Assistant - Toronto, ON

Interview tips at Sun Life Financial

Dress code for the interview
  • Business casual (e.g. dress slacks)48%
  • Formal (business suit)45%
  • Casual (t-shirt and jeans)4%
  • They didn’t have a dress code3%
  • Special outfit (e.g. protective gear)0%

What advice do candidates give for interviewing at Sun Life Financial

  • Relax, be yourself. You are most likely going to be asked to create a small slide-deck in the final interview about a hypothetical situation
    Shared on 5 July 2019 - Sr. Disaster Recovery Specialist (consulting) - Waterloo, ON
  • Very customer focused oriented
    Shared on 24 May 2019 - Sunadvantage Service Representative - Halifax, NS
  • Come prepared with knowledge about the area you are applying for.
    Shared on 26 February 2019 - Manager Web Hosting Services - Waterloo, ON

The first interview at Sun Life Financial

How candidates got an interview
  • Recruiter contacted me29%
  • Through Indeed23%
  • Employee referral21%
  • Other online job site12%
  • I called them6%

How candidates received their first interview at Sun Life Financial

  • Applied via indeed
    Shared on 7 June 2019 - Senior Manager - Toronto, ON
  • I applied to an add on a job bank
    Shared on 1 May 2019 - Resource Team Leader / Technical Trainer - Brampton, ON
  • I was recruited. I should have known I don't have a financial background, why would they try to recruit me.
    Shared on 18 April 2019 - Advisor - Bowmanville, ON