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Excellent company to work for.
Account Executive Sales Assistant (Former Employee) –  Halifax, NS17 November 2017
I enjoyed working at Sun Life Financial. I worked in the Group Benefits Department and enjoyed the challenges and changes that came with the job. Company had flexibility with hours of work.
Pros
Salary and Benefits
Cons
Opportunity advancements mostly require relocation
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Commission Based
Financial Advisor (Former Employee) –  Surrey, BC17 November 2017
Not easy to find business. It is very good if you have network. If yes, it is the best job you can have. Work/life balance is great and making money will be easy
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Fun and Meet Great People
Administrator/Receptionist (Former Employee) –  Dauphin, MB16 November 2017
typical receptionist job. you are the face of the business when the clients walk through the door. Greet them professionally. General clerical responsibilities, kept track of deadlines, typed letters in various formats with high degree of accuracy. worked with minimal supervision. ensured information was filed in the appropriate manner.
Pros
Good Wage
Cons
Term position
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Good Products Expensive Premiums
Financial Advisor (Former Employee) –  Markham, ON16 November 2017
Being one of the largest insurance company they have really good reputation. The work is self satisfying because you are helping people planning for their unexpected future. Personal experience, there was a few who turned down on the insurance policy ended up suffering from injuries and death, it's not a joke when they say it's a serious matter to make each sales.
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ADVISOR (Current Employee) –  Windsor, ON15 November 2017
The job is very demanding, and very challenging. Being completely commission based you can work 60 hours a week and make absolutely no money (which I personally experienced). I have become tired of giving all effort and getting nothing back, simply trying to help families.
Pros
no boss
Cons
unstable
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Productive and enjoy being a secretary
Secretary (Former Employee) –  Philippines13 November 2017
my typical day at work was to be sure all the necessary documents of the underwriter's were complete and in proper place.
To communicate well with the clients in hospitable way so they will pay their due date's obligations.
it was a quiet and professional place to work.
The hardest part is when we received a bounced check and cannot reached the clients.
The most enjoyable part was when the underwriter's closed their transaction with the clients and having a bonuses.
Pros
having free snacks
Cons
Long hours
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Amazing Corporate Culture
Advisor (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON11 November 2017
The workplace culture at SLF is unmatched! Being employed by such a large, identifiable and impactful company, has it's many appeals. In a sales or marketing role, the brand sells itself. Management, from my experience, has been very supportive.
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Nice people working in a fast paced environment.
Wealth Specialist (Former Employee) –  Montréal, QC8 November 2017
Job can be monotonous or overwhelming depending on the day. Few breaks or changes of pace. However, lots of job security and salary and benefits are very reasonable.
Pros
Benefits. Job Security. People.
Cons
Depending on the day either over worked or under worked.
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Productive and Fun workplace
Actuarial Intern (Former Employee) –  Malaysia6 November 2017
The workplace culture is very collaborative and focuses on team work. Learned a lot about actuarial concepts and how it is applied. I enjoyed seeing what I learned in university come to life at work.
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Money Money Money
Sun Life Financial Advisor (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC31 October 2017
Like any sales job, it is hard, but they are postive and with training...Great people, but to all about money for me, I like to hekp people but not only for money.
Pros
bonuses
Cons
boring sales
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Countless opportunities and excellent company culture + benefits
Financial Advisor (Current Employee) –  Montréal, QC30 October 2017
Sun Life provides endless opportunities for career advancement. Not to mention the top of the line benefits as an employee. Employees and managers are great to work with.
Pros
Fringe benefits, culture, management
Cons
Salary could be better
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Effective and cooperative work place
AML investigator (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON29 October 2017
One thing i like about the work environment is the cooperation in the team. A very comfortable and conducive work space with leaders who are very helpful and wants their subordinate to grow
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fun and interesting work culture
LIFE CLAIMS ADMINISTRATOR (Former Employee) –  CA29 October 2017
interesting, never boring something new always coming up.
people and team, team leaders and mangers very friendly and approachable.
I loved my job here the work was so interesting I actually miss it!
Pros
free pizza quite a lot!!
Cons
salary is a bit low for the work you do!
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productive workplace
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Waterloo, ON27 October 2017
heavy workload, great teams and management with a variety of training opportunities; annual team outings; good benefits and great job culture overall.
Pros
annual team events
Cons
salary is lower than many other places
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Strong collaborative culture
Director, Client Solutions Operations (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON22 October 2017
Strong collaborative culture - Enjoy working with talented individuals that are focused on collaborating with each other in an effort to build long lasting relationships with clients
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Medical/Dental Group Benefits Customer Service
CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE (Former Employee) –  Montréal, QC20 October 2017
Management in call center is terrible. Does not have a good work/life balance. Allows for sick days, but unable to take them without the 3rd degree. Offers benefits, but costs over 300 biweekly for family coverage (and this is working for an insurance company in the group benefits department). Ridiculous! No teamwork or team spirit. Difficult to advance from the customer service department.
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Mixed review
Director (Current Employee) –  Waterloo, ON15 October 2017
Pros - great new downtown building. Lots of bright, motivated people who aim to do the right thing

Cons - numbing politics, lack of advancement opportunities, strong emphasis on who one knows/connections, busy-work culture
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Stressful but good if you are able to tolerate that
Agent au service à la clientèle (Former Employee) –  Montréal, QC13 October 2017
Very stressful, like driving you nuts stressful. But the people are great and they do care. The locations are nice and if you can do well you will go far.
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Fast paced environment dealing with a wide range of people
Customer Care Representative (Current Employee) –  Waterloo, ON9 October 2017
Dealing with members of plans and their coverage details as well as claims, having to meet call goals and targets as well as overall maintaining stats on a daily basis can become tiresome and redundant but never the less a good job.
Pros
benefits
Cons
no on site parking, no training in dealing with harder types of clients
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Productive and fun workplace
Business Analyst (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON5 October 2017
What a great place to work. Feels good to work at a place that uses its profits to help people. The leadership team is supportive, encourage your growth and provide enabling tools for your success.
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