Pros: can learn a lot about the insurance industry
Cons: company expects too many hours from employees, too stressful
I see reviews that seem to indicate a positive atmosphere, but at least in Maine, business surveys indicate something very different. UNUM has steadily fallen from being number one or two best places to work in Maine, to ninth place. I spoke to UNUM’s HR about this steady drop and they acknowledged that UNUM drops one or two places every year on this survey. They acknowledged that UNUM is not the most desirable place to work, as it once was. As with many large companies, UNUM too keeps pushing its employees to work more with little or no salary increase. UNUM expects many of its employees to work 50 or more hours a week and often ask employees to “volunteer” to work on Saturdays, especially in the service areas. A lot of pressure is placed on the employees to put in these hours, or your review will be severely impacted. I know this pressure is not unheard of at large companies, and UNUM is a big player with this pressure and saying they value work place balance, but, in my opinion, they do not practice it.