Sun Life Reviews

Updated 5 Jul 2020

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3.8
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Sun Life CEO Dean Connor
Dean Connor
577 Ratings
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  1. "generally a good big company"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Advisor in Clementi New Town, West
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sun Life

    Pros

    it is a very big company with completed training structures

    Cons

    I personally do not like the company value, seems that every one is seeking just for profits.

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  2. "qa"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
     
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Sun Life

    Pros

    Good work life balance No aggressive deadlines

    Cons

    Not much options available in terms of projects.

  3. "No headline"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Actuarial Analyst in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sun Life full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Treats like a family. Loved working there.

    Cons

    There are no cons as such.

  4. COVID-19

    "A wonderful place to work!"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Gurgaon, Haryana
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sun Life full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    • The company is standing strong on its solid history and as a matter of fact, hiring for new opportunities during pandemic situation. • Opportunities to move between roles, even laterally. I’ve gone from a Business System Analyst to a Project Manager to a Scrum Master to an Associate Director for Digital Transformation. I’ve been given free hand to experiment and try new things. Personally, SunLife allowed me to think like an entrepreneur at every level in the company and ensure I hustle to lead anywhere in the World. I’ve also seen people moving laterally to different practices like HR, Communications, Finance etc. • Open and listening culture, open door policy to senior management. Senior Leaders are quite open to new ideas and get involved in execution and mentorship. Company focuses heavily on apt employee experience and worships diversity, inclusion and belongingness. Some of the senior leaders are advocates to this D&I program. From many recreational activities to CSR to health, sports and wellness, amazing food, transport and many amenities available via tie-ups with third parties like Doctor-on-call etc • Immense Flexibility – WFH and other company perks are given, you can lead initiatives that you feel are important in your area of tech and domain, management is very supportive • Plenty of new opportunities coming as global operating model is getting changes for some big programs. This will encompass all latest technologies, tools and processes/ methodologies • Many learning opportunities and some best-in-class training programs by trainers internal and external to the organization

    Cons

    • Pace of technology adoption could be better. My take is company follows a risk averse approach and imbibes ample governance before adopting something new. At the heart of it, this is a financial services company with a 150 year old history and some of legacy systems will take time to move on to advanced technology environment. There is work happening in the area of latest technologies like data, cloud, digital but will have its own journey to make organization wide impact.

  5. "Good company culture"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at Sun Life full-time

    Pros

    flexibility, good culture, agile work culture

    Cons

    hard to get promotion, annual salary increase is no more than 2% normally

  6. "Great compensation for high performers"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Service Consultant in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sun Life full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Opportunity for advancement. Work from home options are available. Pension and stock savings plan

    Cons

    High sales targets. Directors are not open to feedback on processes and procedures.

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    "Great place to work"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Marketing in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sun Life full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -good work life balance -flexible hours

    Cons

    -feels like big corporate -can definitely get lost in the shuffle

  8. "Welcoming company."

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sun Life full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Very friendly coworkers, successful company.

    Cons

    Aging technology, 401k match is low.

  9. "Review"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Makati City

    I worked at Sun Life part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    you can control your time for work

    Cons

    not all if for this kind of job

  10. "Good Experience"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Business Project Manager in Toronto, ON
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sun Life full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - colleagues are very friendly - WFH - Beautiful office with a lot of open work space - Convenient location

    Cons

    - Lack of training, new hires expected to know everything and start running immediately - no clear path for progression

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