Administrative Assistant/Customer Service (Former Employee) – Waterloo, ON – 22 May 2018
HORRIBLE place to work. Managers are terrible and basically have zero people skills. Everyone on my team was miserable about my managers and went to them several times with zero action. Have zero loyalty to long term employees and allow harassment on a daily place.
good severance package when you go to a lawyer and get one
management, no loyalty to their employees, no room to grow.
Sales Manager- Financial Advisor (Former Employee) – Oakville, ON – 22 May 2018
Its a great role if you want a flexible and non political culture. no real boss, you are a 100% commissioned employee, you have huge tax write offs and you have support from internal Managers to assist you. You can build your own business
Financial Advisor (Current Employee) – Scarborough, ON – 21 May 2018
I've been with the company for 3 years and I made the best decision to move from a major bank. The compensation provided is above average provided that I continue to keep my activities consistent. I'm able to build my own client base and that explains why the payout for every plan I set up is fairly generous. Most importantly the culture and the support at the Scarborough Financial Centre is outstanding. Everyone is treated like family and the management team is unlike no other leadership team I have experienced in the past. They give it their all to ensure that everyone is supported.
Great culture at the Scarborough Financial Centre, Generous up front compensation plus residual income, Build own client base, guaranteed payout when we leave the role or retire, Flexibility, Work/life balance
Work long hours, lots of paperwork for Wealth transactions
Senior Process Consultant (Former Employee) – Waterloo, ON – 20 May 2018
The employee support and facilities at the company are excellent. Gym, cafeteria, kitchen, cubicles, etc are modern. It is easy to work from home or take time off for personal issues. Staff usually do not work overtime or stay late regularly.Modern use of technology such as Adobe Connect and software is used. But hardware is sometimes outdated,eg laptops are slow. Recently Sun Life announced re-structuring of teams and has let people go and teams have been downsized.
Workplace culture is engaging
Too much focus on meetings, complicating simple tasks, Low job security. Can be fired on the spot without any notice.
Sales and Service Assistant (Former Employee) – Fergus, ON – 18 May 2018
I worked directly with one Financial Advisor doing the typical administrative duties and Client Service. Processing paperwork, opening accounts and being there for our clients was my main function. At times I was required to reach out to individuals who were holding Whole Life Insurance policies because they had cash balances. These individuals were people whose policies were not being serviced by an active Licensed Advisor. By making these calls I was able to book meetings and give my Financial Advisor an opportunity to make a connection.
Fee Analyst (Current Employee) – Waterloo, ON – 3 May 2018
Sun Life Financial is a great company to work at, especially for new graduates. People are always so polite and friendly. The stock plan is great for people who want to have a bit of extra spending money.
ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT (Former Employee) – Strathroy-Caradoc, ON – 30 April 2018
Taught me a lot about working in an office environment, something which I was completely new to. It involved a lot of basic, easy to understand tasks that allowed for work hours that were flexible around my school schedule.
Senior Dental Analyst (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 25 April 2018
Top notch Team Leaders in this Health and Dental Insurance company. Training was high quality and no one was left behind. Good work was rewarded which led to a very low employment turn around. I advanced from being a contracted employee to a full time permanent employee then advanced to a senior dental analyst within 5 months. Our office was then the top office for the company, country wide.