Sun Life Financial
Get weekly updates, new jobs, and reviews
Here to help
Coronavirus update
Information from Sun Life Financial:

Sun Life Financial Employee Reviews

Job Title
All
Location
Canada739 reviews
Found 739 reviews matching the search
See all 1,295 reviews
3.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Exciting place to work, you will learn new skills in sales and self management.
1. They invest in your education
2. You work on your own, but not by your own

3. Bonuses structure rather confusing.

4. It's best you have a solid network in place.
Was this review helpful?
4.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Environnement agréable
c est très bonne compagnie sauf que le salaire dépend uniquement sur les commissions donc c est stressant .
j aime les défis par contre je cherche une sécurité de salaire aussi
Was this review helpful?
5.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Amazing!!!
Sunlife Financial is one of the best places that i have worked. They have an amazing team and I look forward to greater opportunity with one of the best financial institution.
Was this review helpful?
3.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Paid well.
The job was okay, they want You To go too fast on the Phone with customers and get all 100% on calls. Managers had favours i didnt like that. The too gosipy.
Was this review helpful?
3.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Low Pay
Definitely not a rewarding company when it comes to salary increase. Did comparable to other insurance companies and they are very low compared to others
Was this review helpful?
Rate your recent company
Share your experience to help others
5.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
one of the best job experience in my life
one of the best job experience in my life .
peaceful atmosphere and quiet relaxing in job

the management used be the best

co workers used to be the best part

more over i felt like work is home
Was this review helpful?
4.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Productive, fast-paced work environment
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.
Was this review helpful?
3.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Hire and fire culture where old-timers can not be touched due to Defined benefit pension.
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:.
Was this review helpful?
2.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Fast paced work
sometimes I was not treated fairly. The branch manager was not treating employees with respect. Head office also sometimes did not check on the branch employees.
Was this review helpful?
3.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
They don't pay well
I would not recommend working for this company as they have begun to outsource work to other countries to cut costs and therefore do not pay well domestically.
Was this review helpful?
4.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Nice place to work
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.
Was this review helpful?
5.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
A great place to work.
Sun Life is a great place to work. There is room to grow and change careers while staying with the same company. Everyone is respectful and teamwork is the norm.
Was this review helpful?
5.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Productive and great place to work in
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.
Was this review helpful?
5.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Excellent place to work
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.
Was this review helpful?
2.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Not a supportive company to work for
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
Was this review helpful?
4.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Overall a good company to work for
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.
Was this review helpful?
3.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Heavy workload, able to work from home, mix feelings about management
Heavy workload, able to work from home, mix feelings about management.
Raises are not easy to obtain once in the company

Easy to move from one department to another
Was this review helpful?
5.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Good place, poor salary
Good, fun place to work but salary is not competitive. They have decent bonuses but not enough of a yearly salary to compensate. Would like to stay but cannot.
Was this review helpful?
4.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Its a very compitative company
There give very good training
Work atmosphere is very pleasant

We get to learn alot

The products are very compitative compared to other companies

It's one among the good companies
Pros
Good training
Cons
Tough competition
Was this review helpful?
4.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Good place to work but stressful when work load too much
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.
Was this review helpful?
5.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Challenging and rewarding
Building your own block of clients will require active prospecting and establishing centre of influence. If you can succeed in this role, you are a great relationship manager.
Was this review helpful?
Claimed Profile
Want to know more about working here?
Ask a question about working or interviewing at Sun Life Financial. Our community is ready to answer.
Overall rating
3.9
Based on 1,295 reviews
5
471
4
436
3
258
2
80
1
50
Ratings by category
3.9
Work/Life Balance
3.8
Salary/Benefits
3.5
Job Security/Advancement
3.5
Management
3.7
Culture