Unum Group
3.5 of 5 105 reviews
www.unum.com Chattanooga, TN 5000+ Employees

Unum Group Reviews

Updated Apr 15, 2014
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3.5 105 reviews

                             

88% Approve of the CEO

Unum Group President, CEO, and Director Tom Watjen

Tom Watjen

(73 ratings)

65% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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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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Lead Disability (Current Employee)
Chattanooga, TN (US)

I have been working at Unum Group full-time for more than 8 years

Pros-Above average compensation
-Flexible hours
-Good benefits
-Good PTO package
-Good team environment
-Opportunity to work with other resources

Cons-Constant change in procedures and policies.
-Difficult to take PTO due to deadlines and turn around time for information received.
-Difficult to move up

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Unum Group is a great company to work for

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Portland, ME (US)

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

ProsExcellent attention to work life balance on a corporate level (depends on your manager and what department you work for). Great medical, dental and vision benefits, including decent 401k matching, and ability to purchase Unum's voluntary benefits products at a good price such as Group Critical Illness insurance, long term care insurance, etc. 10,000 employees worldwide to network with.

ConsCorporate red tape as at any large company.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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It is wonderful.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Unum Group full-time

ProsThe people are friendly, work is sold, and benefits are amazing.

ConsI haven't found one yet.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great Benefits and opportunity to make good money

Client Manager (Current Employee)
Dallas, TX (US)

I have been working at Unum Group full-time for more than 8 years

ProsGreat office atmosphere with a lot of experience. I love to travel and the role allows me to do that. In addition, bonuses pay out throughout the year.

ConsThe field is often overlooked compared to the home office. In addition, the change in account management has changed and it has been difficult to get some clients on board with that.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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I have a good experience with the people I worked with.

Customer Service Associate (Current Employee)

I have been working at Unum Group full-time for more than 5 years

ProsThe people here are great to work with.

ConsYour raises does not reflect on how hard you work.

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to the your employees

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Very good culture

Assistant Vice President & Actuary (Former Employee)
Portland, ME (US)

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

Pros1. They are an industry leader in their business
2. Very good working culture - people are very good to each other
3. Operational improvements have been very significant over the last several years. Along with strong financial position, they are well positioned when the economy improves.
4. Benefits are very good, while salaries are market average.
5. Long tenures and they like to promote from within.

ConsGood work will be recognized, but it's an insurance company, so it's not flashy.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Had some good experiences, some note so good

Senior Disability Benefits Specialist (Current Employee)
Worcester, MA (US)

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

ProsGreat benefits package with generous paid time off

Cons"Managers In Training" need much more experience before they should be allowed to lead teams

Advice to Senior ManagementSpeak to your front line with more openness and sincerity

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Overall satisfied with working at Unum!

Director (Current Employee)

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

Prosbenefits, employees, team enviroment, continuous improvement culture

ConsSenior management is not a proponent of work at home/alternative works schedules as they should be. More opportunities to effectively utilize social media and technology to simplify work and be more effeicient, as well as keeping up with competition.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Cut throat working environment

Lead Disability Benefits Specialist (Former Employee)
Glendale, CA (US)

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

ProsGenerous benefit package and decent pay. They serve free good quality coffee to employees and frequently have cake!

ConsUnfriendly atmosphere in the office I worked at. Most employees under constant stress due unrealistically heavy work load. Management is cut throat and targets employees for firing rather than assisting them to succeed. The company was found guilty of closing claims by quota a few years ago. Since then they were under strict guidelines from DOI. They made workers go through unbelievable hoops to get their work product out. The "close the claim" mindset was still present among some of the management.

Advice to Senior ManagementGrow a heart and get rid of the sharks in middle management.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Decent Place

Sales Consultant (Former Employee)

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

ProsGood pay, pay based on performance, good co-workers, good management

ConsHighly competitive. I would argue it's TOO competitive

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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