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Helpful (4)

Time to go...........

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA

I have been working at Symetra full-time (More than 8 years)

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Lots of good people with lots of knowledge.

Cons

Management. The entire leadership group is completelyt incompetent. Tom Marra has done nothing but make this company worse. The sales team management spend millions on new products that absolutely no know wants to sell. Because of this good people are layed off from their jobs but the sales team leadership continue to spend and waste money. Communication is non existant at Symetra and please dont ask questions or you will be talked to. Most of the executive team lives on the east coast and spends millions of dollars on flights and hotels. They have no vested interest in the success of the company. If you work there, then leave. If you dont stay away.

Advice to Management

Fire yourselves.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    A promising opportunity that ended in disappointment

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

    I worked at Symetra full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Downtown Bellevue location close to plenty of restaurants and Bellevue square

    Cons

    Abysmal salary, no communication from upper management, and this is becoming the new Hartford at the hands of Tom Marra. Overtime is mandatory in some departments and regardless of how many extra hours you put in expect daily guilt trips about not being a team player.

    Advice to Management

    This is not an east coast company, so stop running it like one


  2. Helpful (3)

    Love the job and the people!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Shared Services in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Shared Services in Bellevue, WA

    I have been working at Symetra full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Smart, hardworking, involved employees (who don't take themselves too seriously)! My experience with management and senior management has been very positive - strive to be transparent and encourge employees to speak up. There is VERY good work-life balance at Symetra. Career mobility is supported and encouraged - discovered that 30% of all posted jobs are filled internally.

    Cons

    In comparison with other employers in the area, paid time off is not competetive.

    Advice to Management

    In order to be an employer of choice, continue to make strides in the overall benefits array and paid time off. Continue to encourage employee feedback in all areas - from products and pricing to benefits and company culture.


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