Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Group Risk Insurer
  • Year established:
    1991
  • UK locations:
    National

About Unum


What is it like to work for Unum

Wellbeing
Wellbeing
Employees have access to wide range of material to help them achieve a healthy and active work/life balance. They have an employee assistance programme which assists employees with matters including help to quit smoking. Unum also hold health and wellbeing fairs that are attended by external providers and practioners and offer advice on a range of topics such as eating healthy, stress, mental health issues and exercise.
Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back
Employees take part in numerous fundraising activities and get involved with events in their local community. Their gardeners helped the local village of Westcott win an award for the Britain in Bloom competition and Basingstoke staff bravely completed a sponsored skydive in aid of a local hospice. As well as favouring disability related charities in the support they provide they also tend to focus on those that are based or operate in proximity to their main offices. The organisation assisted the charity Seeability to finance their efforts in supporting people who are blind or partially sighted and have additional disabilities. They have also worked with local schools and colleges in Surrey in undertaking mock interviews, providing training in job seeking and other basic business skills.
Fair Deal
Fair Deal
Unum have a comprehensive salary management policy to regulate how individual salaries are determined and managed on a consistent and equitable basis. They also have a comprehensive reward and recognition framework in place and they monitor the effectiveness of these policies and practices via specific questions in their annual employee opinion survey. They reward and celebrate achievements and exceptional work in a number of ways including quarterly and annual awards, thank you events, where top performers are recognised, and loyalty awards.

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Benefits:

  • Shares
    Shares

    Companies where employees are offered share options

  • Holidays
    Holidays

    Companies offering a minimum of 25 days annual leave

  • Gym
    Gym

    On-site gym or subsidised gym memberships

  • Charity Activities
    Charity Activities

    10% of staff undertake charitable activities during business hours

  • Childcare
    Childcare

    On-site nursery or vouchers

  • Pensions
    Pensions

    Companies offering a final salary or non-contributory pension scheme

  • Long Service
    Long Service

    40% of employees with more than 5 years' service

  • Health Insurance
    Health Insurance

    Full family cover

Company Statistics

  • Staff Turnover:

    16%

  • Earning £35,000+:

    25%

  • Average Age:

    37

  • Male : Female:

    47% / 53%

  • Sites:

    7

  • UK sites:

    7

  • Number of Staff:

    982

  • Staff:

    982

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