Genworth Financial Reviews

Updated October 23, 2014
Updated October 23, 2014
228 Reviews
3.3
228 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Genworth Financial President & CEO Thomas J. McInerney
Thomas J. McInerney
51 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Additionally, the work-life balance is pretty good with 8 (in 17 reviews)

  • Great benefits, generally good people to work with (in 15 reviews)


Cons
  • There is no work-life balance - a throwback from the GE mantra (in 10 reviews)

  • Upper management decisions on weathering economic downturn resulted in layoff-rehire-layoff strategy (in 8 reviews)

More Highlights

24 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1.  

    Survey Coordinator

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Survey Coordinator in Waltham, MA
    Former Employee - Survey Coordinator in Waltham, MA

    I worked at Genworth Financial full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great work environment, personal growth

    Cons

    Short term project, project time limit

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Amazing Place To Work!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Finance Analyst in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Finance Analyst in Richmond, VA

    I have been working at Genworth Financial full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    This is a fun place to work. Outstanding community service opportunities. Good camaraderie. Strong leadership team. Products actually help people. Initiative is rewarded.

    Cons

    Business lines and HQ could work together more effectively. Communications within business units do not always make their way to HQ and we should think of Genworth as one team - we are not that big. Current performance management system drives competition between employees - an old school approach.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate what you can when you can. CEO is outstanding but if there was one development opportunity the CEO needs to be in front of the employees more frequently. Suggest monthly town halls. Continue renewed focus on diversity.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to work...opportunities to grow and advance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Solutions Project Manager in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - IT Solutions Project Manager in Richmond, VA

    I worked at Genworth Financial full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits
    Work-life balance
    Opportunities to serve the community
    Leadership development opportunities

    Cons

    HQ vs. BU leadership tension often clouds strategic direction and prioritization

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review
  5.  

    Challenging environment with a very strong focus on the financials

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Genworth Financial full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Bright people
    Challenging leadership - bright and analytical

    Cons

    The US locations are not necessarily hotspots

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grow grow grow

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA

    I have been working at Genworth Financial full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Genworth has a great team culture. I have had the opportunity to go on team lunches, volunteer all over the community, and events like BBQs. I've enjoyed the development opportunities through classroom work but also through non traditional measures and tuition reimbursement.

    Cons

    Communication across departments especially due to the distance between teams at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Follow in the footsteps of our CEO and make yourself visible and available to employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Recent Genworth new-hire

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lynchburg, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lynchburg, VA

    I have been working at Genworth Financial full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Genworth offers an excellent on-boarding process, competitive market salary, competive benefits package, and an excellent time-off package. The recuritment process was well managed and executed. Corporate value is Integrity Fisrt at all levels, and this is seen in action... not just a slogan on a poster. Corporate culture places emphasis on inclusion, diversity, volunteerism, and opportunity for advancement.

    Cons

    Adequate parking is provided for the Lynchburg facility, although you should be willing to walk a couple blocks to work each day from the available garages.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offering Floating holidays to accommodate other non-Christian religious observances would be a nice option to support diversity. These floating holidays could be used as desired for Christmas, Easter/Good Friday, Kwanzaa, Passover, Hanukkah, etc... according to individual employee religious preferences.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good internship program

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Intern in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - IT Intern in Richmond, VA

    I worked at Genworth Financial as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good internship and training program with good leaders

    Cons

    Not always enough work for interns

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Account Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager
    Current Employee - Account Manager

    I have been working at Genworth Financial full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Flexablity, fair compensation, commitment from sr management to be competitive in the market

    Cons

    Don't win every deal but where do you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great internship experience!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Intern in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at Genworth Financial as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Designed my own projects, got a great sense of how the business worked, gained training in new/additional tools.

    Cons

    Culture was a little stuffy, past layoffs made all full time employees anxious.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Lynchburg, VA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Lynchburg, VA

    I worked at Genworth Financial full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good Benefits , pay and co workers

    Cons

    none that i can think of

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

Genworth Financial Photos

Work at Genworth Financial? Share Your Experiences

Genworth Financial

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.