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Great place to work with excellent advancement opportunities.
Production Support Coordinator, Waterloo (Former Employee) –  Waterloo, ON10 March 2018
I worked at SLF for eight months and it's a great, sound organization to be a part of. Excellent culture with a diverse and talented group of people. Loved it.
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good work life balance
Financial Centre Administrator (Current Employee) –  Waterloo, ON5 March 2018
Sun Life has a good work life balance but unless you are at head office, you do not receive the same perks such as flextime and the ability to move up in your position.
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Fun Place with great opportunity to learn
Sales Manager (Current Employee) –  Abbotsford, BC2 March 2018
Excellent management team!
Great place to learn
Sr. Advisors always willing to help
Great incentives to travel
Very important industry
Be your own boss
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Great Company
Assistant Manager (Former Employee) –  Canada, Montreal27 February 2018
Great management, surrounded by professionals and respectful staff.
Overall great environment, friendly and kind. High end company to work for with great benefits.
Pros
Overall perfect work culture
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Great learning experience
Eastern Canada Sales Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Montréal, QC23 February 2018
Working at Sun Life has been a fantastic learning experience. Working in the 'corporate world' as opposed to the typical 'fashion industry' environment.
Pros
Great hours
Cons
A lot of events after hours
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great company
Financial Advisor (Current Employee) –  Montréal, QC23 February 2018
Seminars and continuous training allows an advisor to integrate and acquire required knowledge needed for the job. The management is very helpful. They are willing to extend their help to any advisors who needs help. Advisors are trained to put their clients number 1.
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Top Heavy
Manager, Production Support - Operations (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON21 February 2018
Excellent place to start off if you're green and need to gain experience. Good people to work with. Top heavy and work life balance can be better promoted.
Pros
Excellent working facility, good starting point in the industry
Cons
Too many chiefs not enough Indians, stressful work environment, no work life balance
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Risky Endeavour
Advisor (Current Employee) –  Markham, ON9 February 2018
I love working for SLF however being an advisor is extremely difficult. If you don't have a proper prospecting plan in order you will find yourself in debt/out of the company soon.
Pros
Your own hours
Cons
Your manager could be awful
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Great company to work for
Investment Fund Finance Manager (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON7 February 2018
In overall, Sun Life is a great company to work for if you are not picky about the salary. salary is not that great. Packages are good. Great management and culture.
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Admin Support
Administrative Support (Former Employee) –  Waterloo, ON5 February 2018
I enjoyed the opportunity of working with such large groups of individuals, and various software programs. As well as their flexibility and support with changing jobs when the desire was there.
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warm fun great place to work
Financial Center Administrator (Former Employee) –  Windsor, ON2 February 2018
I felt like I as a part of a family. Loved my job. Liked being able to do the power point presentations. Being taken out for lunch. Benefits and Salary were great.
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Excellent Culture
Business Analyst (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON1 February 2018
I worked there for a short contract of three months. Overall the environment was great and management was great. It was perfect place in terms of location.
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Technical Trainer
Financial Centre Technical Trainer (Current Employee) –  Markham, ON31 January 2018
In charge of managing daily administrative operations in the Branch, expenses, charges, deposits, correspondence, etc.
Initial training on software to new hires.
Customer service provided in a daily basis to clients, advisors.
Cons
Long Commute
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Call center worker usa
Phone Agent (Former Employee) –  Lethbridge, AB29 January 2018
Most of my coworkers called it "little Auschwitz " for a reason. Heavily micromanaged. Lots of favoritism shown by unqualified young managers. Little if any balance. If you require surgery...count on hearing about it for the rest of your term. The Lethbridge division was a joke. No job security. They give you a promotion one day and walk you out the next. No rhyme or reason for anything. USA workers did far less and got paid far more and got much more time off..acted like they owned us. Worst job ever!!! Stay away!!!
Pros
The day always ended
Cons
Everything while there sucked
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A good place to build an experience in the insurance field
Contract writer (Current Employee) –  Montréal, QC28 January 2018
A great place to start your career at. A great place to build a career in insurance and grow your knowledge. A lot of opportunities for your career and your future
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Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Waterloo, ON24 January 2018
Great benefits, great people.
Less than amazing management and decisions.
Often over worked and underpaid - however pay is not horrible.
lots of opportunity to fine tune your career and still stay within the company
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Good market leading company
Senior Investment Solutions Analyst (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON23 January 2018
The Investment Solutions team is a great team to work with. The company is a market leader and is always looking for ways to keep that position through innovation.
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fantastic Training
Financial Advisor (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON23 January 2018
fantastic support and training. many goal oriented rewards. Sun Life enjoys recognizing excellence and take pride in congratulating its successful advisors.
Pros
bonuses
Cons
7 days a week
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Opportunity to grow with the organization
Organizational Health Consultant (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON15 January 2018
I loved my job at Sun Life, it was completely aligned with my skills, goals and passion. The organization is broad and diverse offering opportunity to move and grow with it. Leadership from the top down are consistent in their messaging and support for employees at all levels. I do recommend Sun Life as an employer of choice.
Pros
Culture of health, work/life balance, flexible work, commitment to its core values and value proposition
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Sales is hard, although I was offered assistance
Financial Advisor (Former Employee) –  St. Catharines, ON15 January 2018
My time at Sun Life was not enjoyable. Sales driven roles from the ground up like this are very tough. It was a stressful time. I was offered support but this role was not for me.
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