Consultant (Former Employee) – Waterloo, ON – 11 December 2018
Good place to get some corporate exposure, don't expect to climb the ladder here. Middle management's priorities are to protect their own jobs not assist others in their career development. You will be fought at every turn if you are seeking advancement opportunities. If you're just looking for a stable job with minimal effort required this would be good for you. Money is average, nothing to brag about just enough to keep you in place. No more, no less. Corporate culture is very prevalent here, many snakes and two faces.
Good place to gain experience
Politics, Culture, Mediocre compensation, Zero growth opportunity
Advisor (Former Employee) – Niagara, ON – 30 November 2018
just to even be signed on you have to provide them with a list of 100 people and phone numbers, and then another 45 referable people on top of that. You also need to be able to make 5 sales before they will even sign you on, so make sure you know 5 people who need life insurance
AVP Marketing & Communications - Group Benefits (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 29 November 2018
Busy and productive work day Constantly in a work learning environment Management is direct but fair Work culture is collaborative Hardest part of the job is saying no to fantastic ideas Most enjoyable part of the job is watching employees flourish
Channel Activation Manager (Current Employee) – Waterloo, ON – 13 November 2018
A great place to develop skills, the culture is very focused on the assigned levels. It's challenging to grow as a professional - Executive Leadership supprts the hierarchy and have a difficult time breaking stereo-types and traditions built on legacy.
Sr. Learning Consultant (Current Employee) – Waterloo, ON – 6 November 2018
Sun Life is a great place for people who need work life balance. That is very important to Sun Life and is part of their culture. The ensure that you are not getting overworked and people always reach out to lend a hand
Manager (Former Employee) – Waterloo, ON – 2 November 2018
A typical day is between 12 and 14 hours, and an expectation to do more with less.
Tons of back stabbing and gossiping which is promoted by upper management.
As supervisor/management you are not paid overtime and expected to work tons of it. Performance reviews are inconsistently applied across business units as well as between management. With only one exceeds expectations allowed on the full team, favoritism is rampant.
Salaries are marketplace norms, but getting raises each year are minimal at best despite excellent performance reviews - continuously told there is no room in the budget for raises, continued education, supplies.
Benefit program, despite being an insurance company is quite limited
Good cafeteria at King St location, Flex time
Long hours, limited benefit plan, inconsistent management practices
Business Systems Analyst / IT Project Manager (Former Employee) – Waterloo, ON – 31 October 2018
Sun Life is a company where things tend to be a bit more organic in terms of growth, career advancement. Having said that, there are interesting areas within SLF that allow people to explore new career opportunities.
digital mail (Former Employee) – Montréal, QC – 23 September 2018
Worst company to work for , worst department to work for ! the managers are lacking intelligence! they give the better workers more work while not being able to manage their lazy workers who come in late or who dont hit their quota's! They expect you to do overtime which is fine but they do not value you as an employee. They have favoritism so when it comes down to raises & bonus they favor who they like rather then who works the hardest! I have worked for this company for over two years and let me tell you everybody is miserable at their job! Mail services and Digital Mail are the same department. cocky management and no attention to detail and cant keep the department in order!! good luck
Financial Advisor (Current Employee) – Scarborough, ON – 21 September 2018
Definitely the most professional and rewarding career I've ever had. The company is very stable. The Sun Life Financial Advisor career allows me to run my own Financial Planning practice with very minimal to no start up cost due to signing bonus given upon appointment. I run my own financial advisory practice but it's amazing how the support system is structured in this model. There are different channels of support that I receive from a variety of experts from head office. The income is certainly more attractive and more than average compared to the banks or brokerage firms or MGAs. The monthly residual income and the CORe components are primarily the reason why I chose to associate myself with Sun Life Financial.
Run own business, more than average income, achieve work/life balance, awesome management team, great culture, very professional, top-quality advice for clients, monthly residual (level) income and CORe
Long hours, clients sometimes would cancel appointments last minute