Sun Life Director Reviews

Updated 4 Jul 2020

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3.8
85%
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Sun Life CEO Dean Connor
Dean Connor
25 Ratings
  1. "A wonderful place to work!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • 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.

  2. Helpful (1)

    "Mostly sunny, sometimes cloudy"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director, Marketing Communications in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sun Life full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Collaborative culture, Market leader, Big focus on data & technology, Lots of opportunities to move internally

    Cons

    Prefer to hire externally for skills rather than train internally; Bottom line-driven

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  3. "Fantastic leadership team"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Sun Life full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Leadership, Flexibility, Rewards, Purpose, Top Talent

    Cons

    Hours can be long and work is sometimes trusted to a select few

  4. "Solid"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director, Portfolio Management in Waterloo, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sun Life full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Well established enterprise environment, well defined policies, secure and safe place to learn and work

    Cons

    Process overhead; bureaucracy; slow and hierarchical decision making process

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  5. "Decent company"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Associate Director 

    I worked at Sun Life full-time

    Pros

    smart and hardworking people wanting to do the right thing

    Cons

    very difficult to get things done

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  6. "Forward thinking but lack on quick execution"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sun Life full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Client oriented- wanting to do things right Owner mindset culture

    Cons

    Different cultures can be found in different areas of the org Matrix organization- unclear on ownership and responsibilities

  7. "Just not the same anymore"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director 

    I worked at Sun Life full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good work-life balance and agile arrangements

    Cons

    Really has become an expense-based driven company

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Knowledgeable employee with a great culture"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sun Life full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Company cherish staff opinion Pay is good People are great

    Cons

    It gets busy at times but overall a good work life balance

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  9. "Great place to work"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sun Life full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to move within the company.

    Cons

    Most opportunities are only for actuaries.

  10. "Great for a stable job."

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Waterloo, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stable company. Good benefits

    Cons

    Slow to market. Too risk averse

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