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Sad State of Affairs

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Symetra full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

Can't think of any at this time. It used to be the people, but so many of the good ones have left!

Cons

It's sad when senior management has to ask people to write positive reviews for the company. That only shows how desperate the company is and that lack of integrity the company has. Senior management is responsible to help with morale and so they should listen to the folks who have left the company, if they even took the time to speak and listen to them. Some folks have left for the normal reasons (retirement, etc.); others have made up reasons (i.e. retiring when they are really not or supposedly a better offer). The most worrisome, some folks have been asked to leave that were some of the brightest the company had because the company either wants to continue to stay out of touch or just didn't want to deal with what is staring at them.

Also, you really can't trust HR -- they are loyal to the company, period.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Live up to your stated values -- value the folks that are truly invested in the company and not willing to play politics just to keep their job -- it's a tougher stance, but in the long run, one that will serve the company well. Don't pretend to care about the employee when you really don't.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    One word: Neutral

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    Current Employee - IT Analyst  in  Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Bellevue, WA

    I have been working at Symetra full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Work life balance. Flexible hours. Somewhat interesting work. Very "polite" company to work for and good people to work with.

    Cons

    Morale is low in many departments. Higher ups don't seem to have it all together and send very mixed messages. Not a lot of trust.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    It's getting depressing here!

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    Current Employee - Software Developer  in  Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Bellevue, WA

    I have been working at Symetra full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    They pay me every two weeks.

    Cons

    Worked here quite a long time and the hallway whispering is driving me crazy. Perks are slowly being eroded. Good people are leaving or "disappearing" on a regular basis. IT infrastructure is old and even newer systems are useless. Me and many others have a strong suspicion that the employee survey is not as anonymous as they make it out to be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of some of these middle managers or at least hire some that aren't so mistrusting of their employees that they try to do their jobs for them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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