A productive, fast-paced work environment where both an ability to work independently and collaborate with others is required and valued. Management tries to be supportive of employee educational and career aspirations. An ability to work from home is also provided to many roles/positions.
Trigger happy management that believes that it is a manager's prerogative to fire a person. Even if others are happy with the person's output.
In a survey by CEO, the top management request came out that "make firing easier:.
Sun Life is a nice place to work. Professional, straightforward tasks throughout the day. There is a system in place for all aspects of the business, which makes it easy to learn the job.
The more difficult aspects of the job are the things that can't really be taught, but must be learned from experience. These include excellent customer service abilities, such as patience, great listening skills and a high level of communication.
Taxation Specialist (Former Employee) - Waterloo, ON - 1 April 2020
I enjoyed working in a great financial institution for the past 10 years.
I was always valued, supported, motivated and appreciated.
Management always believed in my skills and invested my hard work in bigger roles. I was given the opportunities to go in varies training and work shops.
Collaborative environment with excellent employees and management. Community and family oriented. Subsidized employee restaurant with excellent food.
Flexible work arrangements and provided all the tools required to be successful.
Very focused on constant high productivity and low work/family balance. Stressful atmosphere. Very competitive between colleagues. Little support if needing time away for health issues. Would not recommend
High degree of variability between business units with little overall HR involvement to create consistency between business units.
Many very good people work here and generally a collaborative place to work.
Some leaders are challenging and very little recourse for employee in these situations.
It was a great place to work. Great hours mon-fri 8:30am - 4:30pm. Never worked weekends and not much overtime during the week. Office gossip could be stressful but if ignored and just got on with job you were fine. Enjoyed the people I worked with and meeting clients. Work load sometimes stressful when covering for another employee but overall good experience. Didn’t see myself moving up though.