Unum Group Reviews

Updated 29 August 2014
Updated 29 August 2014
116 Reviews

3.7
116 Reviews
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Unum Group President, CEO, and Director Tom Watjen
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Excellent benefits, generally provides good work-life balance, some areas provide nice advancement opportunities (in 9 reviews)

  • Strong benefits package and lots of paid time off (in 15 reviews)


Cons
  • anything good you hear about this company is from upper management or a "teachers pet" (in 5 reviews)

  • Like any large company the bureaucracy does drag somewhat, but it is not a major problem (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Best place I ever worked

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    Former Employee - Information Technology
    Former Employee - Information Technology

    I worked at Unum Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    It was great place to work. I can't tell you how much I learned and grew as a professional at UNUM. It's the best place I ever worked. I was a manager and I had a great group that reported to me, they were hardworking and professional 100% of the time. My peers were top notch and some of the best in the business, and even though I didn't see eye to eye with my director, he was a good manager.
    The pay was good, great vacation, flexible work arrangements, fantastic bonus, I can't say enough about how great it was working there. I must of suffered a "brain fart" when I decided to leave, because it was an awful decision on my part.

    Cons

    I hated the performance review process. You had to have a certain % in each bracket including "do not meets" which was awful. When you take time to work with people and put together a plan and they ALL are meeting or exceeding their plan, how are you going to pick someone to fall in this bracket just so your department is showing a bell curve for the performance plan Having to do this honestly keep me up at night. I spent time with my employees trying to help them develop and grow and then I had to pick someone just so I'm showing a poor performer even though they really weren't. This was a nightmare for me.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Drop the performance review curve and let the managers rate the employees on how they really perform. You have a lot more satisfied employees and the relationships between the employees and managers would be better.

    Recommends
  2.  

    Great Company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Field Assistant  in  Boston, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Field Assistant in Boston, MA (US)

    I worked at Unum Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Great benefits and great pay

    Cons

    I did not have any issues with this company

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Four months with temp agency then moved on.

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    Former Employee - Medical Records Order Specialist  in  Chattanooga, TN (US)
    Former Employee - Medical Records Order Specialist in Chattanooga, TN (US)

    I worked at Unum Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great people, easy job, very lenient.

    Cons

    My experience at Unum was valuable yet restricted in advancement opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do some work and don't stand around.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    great employer to work for

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Unum Group

    Pros

    compensation, management, and opportunity to advance

    Cons

    market competitiveness and difficult to do business with

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great work environment, lots of opportunities

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President  in  Portland, ME (US)
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in Portland, ME (US)

    I have been working at Unum Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Positive work environment, respectful culture, strong commitment to customer experience. We've grown a lot over the last few years and have gone through signficant, yet positive changes.

    Cons

    we're lucky to work for such a strong company. Lots of change, which can be challenging, but we're all in it togther.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work, and thank you for what you do.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    People First / Customer First Culture

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Unum Group full-time

    Pros

    Collegial, collaborative culture where people are valued and the customer comes first.

    Cons

    Consensus culture can impede timely decision making.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Programmer Analyst III

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Unum Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Friendly culture with many growth opportunities.

    Cons

    Large organization thus change can be slow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider more outside team building activities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent company to work for.

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    Former Employee - Lead Disability Benefits Specialist  in  Chattanooga, TN (US)
    Former Employee - Lead Disability Benefits Specialist in Chattanooga, TN (US)

    I worked at Unum Group full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great pay, benefits, and management was open to my suggestions.

    Cons

    Job could be very stressful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to listen to your employees. There are a lot of great ideas out there.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Awesome Company. I love working for this company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Unum Group

    Pros

    Very good management and very professional

    Cons

    None. Dont have any complaints.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great, conservative company

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    Current Employee - Process Analyst  in  Chattanooga, TN (US)
    Current Employee - Process Analyst in Chattanooga, TN (US)

    I have been working at Unum Group full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Plenty of paid time off, good culture, opportunities for advancement for creative and driven employees, a budding movement toward openness and more modern workspaces, and superior work/life balance opportunities (work from home and alternative schedules)

    Cons

    Behind much of the industry technologically (way too many applications), redundant processes, hit-or-miss leadership with little accountability for devastating errors in many departments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to pursue making Unum the technology leader in the disability industry, focus attention on accountability and meaningful coaching for leadership--both new and old--as much as you've focused on coaching for individual contributors, review ongoing projects and initiatives holistically to reduce redundancy--it will save you money!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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