Symetra

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2 people found this helpful  

Not the same

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Manager in Bellevue, WA
Former Employee - Manager in Bellevue, WA

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

Pros

Exciting opportunities to grow & learn more

Cons

Uneven work expectations across organization, trending like most financial services firms - excessive work hours and pressure to meet deadlines

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Treat staff at all levels with respect; engage them and their ideas to encourage a sense of team

Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Striving for mediocrity

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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 5 years)

    Pros

    Decent pay and benefits
    Nice location
    People generally treated with respect
    Good balance of gendor
    OK to be gay

    Cons

    Lack of strategic vision
    Absent CEO
    overworked front-line managers
    Lack of opportunities for CSRs to advance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get in touch with what's actually going on in key areas. Stop settling for sound bytes from middle managers, and dive a lttle deeper. Stop dabbling in distribution strategies and set a direction. Company values don't begin and end on a screen-saver. Stop talking about values and start showing us values we can rally around.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Symetra Response

    Mar 11, 2013HR Director & AVP

    Thanks very much for your post — and for highlighting both the things you like about Symetra and the opportunities we have to improve. We do strive for a diverse workforce and a work environment that ... More

  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Caution: worst place on earth

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA

    I have been working at Symetra full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    There was nothing good about this company. Once the new CEO came on board (Marra) after they "suggested" Randy resign, the place went down hill quick

    Cons

    management is all about self. Salaries got decreased over and over again, incentives were taken away and manager giving reviews was horrible

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    LISTEN to your employees... Care about them and quite running a minimum wage sweat shop

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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