Symetra

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Symetra is a good company!

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

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

Pros

I've been with the company for less than a year, but wanted to share my thoughts. There are many good things about this company, and more to come. Are there growing pains? Yes. Is it perfect? No. Having said that, you get what you give. If you are a hard worker and contribute, you'll be rewarded, which will lead to satisfaction. If not, well, you may gripe about things, which will lead to dissatisfaction. Pros include:

- Excellent location
- A lot of really great people who care about their jobs and the service they provide to our clients
- Good work environment, although it can be hectic at times. We're busy...it's good!
- Lots of potential to progress within the company
- Management is striving to empower people to come up with ideas, to provide suggestions on improving processes, to have a voice (I've noticed that some people thrive when given this opportunity, while others don't speak up). If you don't speak up, you shouldn't gripe.

Cons

There are a few cons:

- We seem to run in a reactive mode - there needs to be a paradigm shift to proactiveness, especially with work volumes
- Some teams seem to work in silos - if there was a more inclusive approach in managing work volumes, I believe the volume of work could be parsed out as needed

Advice to ManagementAdvice

- Listen to the folks in the trenches...they have a lot to offer
- Make yourself more visible

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Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good work/life balance

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

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

    Pros

    Reasonable work hours. Great for maintaining a family life.
    Good place to learn and being able to contribute.

    Cons

    Big old company with long history from Safeco time.
    It is political.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to be more transparent. They are trying to achieve that. But it's not happening yet.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    A good company with many nice people

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

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

    Pros

    -Good compensation and benefits
    -Flexible work hours and great location
    -Supportive supervisors (luckily I have them)
    -Super friend people (most of them are)

    Cons

    -A lot of teams seem to be disorganized
    -Too many meetings for managerial level

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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