Symetra Reviews

Updated March 23, 2015
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Symetra President, CEO, and Director Thomas M. (Tom) Marra
Thomas M. (Tom) Marra
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Pros
  • Great friendly people to work with, reasonable work-life balance and flexibility (in 17 reviews)

  • Some employees are really great people (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • I am a dedicated employee & hard worker but I'm having to watch my peers fall apart around me from overwork & lack of work/life balance (in 6 reviews)

  • Women in upper management positions are few and far between (if they are in (in 7 reviews)

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  1. A company on the up and up.

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

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

    Pros

    Great people. Great leadership.Great benefits. Your work is valued.

    Cons

    2 weeks vacation to start.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work and direction for growth and maturity.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful

    Great company!

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    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Bellevue, WA

    I have been working at Symetra

    Pros

    Symetra is a great company to work at!
    1) Professional and nice people
    2) Friendly and collaborative environment
    3) Challenging projects to keep you interested and motivated
    4) Good work-life balance
    5) Nice location for lunch walks :)

    Cons

    I am satisfied with everything so far, do not see any downsides yet.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up a good work in improving the excellence and having great people on-board!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful

    Great Company

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    Current Employee - Unit Manager in Enfield, CT
    Current Employee - Unit Manager in Enfield, CT

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

    Pros

    What a way to make a difference!! Being hired by this start up has been great for my career. I'm excited by all the new challenges and truly making a difference. The growth opportunities are amazing, and we are pulling in some very good talent.

    Cons

    No work from home and it seems we're running out of space, but a new design that will be coming next year will be great!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I appreciate the time they give to listen to ideas from the staff. People are very helpful as well.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful

    Great place to work

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

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

    Pros

    I was hired as a contractor in April, after two months of hard work, I was converted as a Business Analyst. My management and VP recognize my talent, which is very important to me in a company. I also see a lot of opportunities to learn and grow, my manger always encourage me to give out new ideas for improvement, and I have the freedom to execute them as well. I love working here.

    Cons

    no free coffee, but I'll live.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful

    The experience at Symetra provided me with valuable knowledge and skills to successfully advance my IT career.

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    Former Employee - Database Administrator in Bellevue, NE
    Former Employee - Database Administrator in Bellevue, NE

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

    Pros

    The pros of working at Symetra include but not limited to: Team effort, management support, personal development, and work life balance. I had full support from my manager, including training and the right tools, while supporting Symetra Database systems.

    Cons

    Encourage more team building activities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue the great effort of valuing each team member's feedback and contribution.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful

    Great company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Symetra full-time

    Pros

    Great pay, flexible hours, can work from home if you need. The company is growing so great chances to move up. The people and managers are all nice and treat you as a equal.

    Cons

    I have not run into any cons. Company is growing so many new hires but this is not always a bad thing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. supportive company

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Bellevue, WA

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

    Pros

    Great company. cares about the people

    Cons

    growing fast. so growing pains

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    Best company I've worked for

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Symetra

    Pros

    Benefits, flex hours, room for growth, great work environment, good pay, paid tuition, support, great location.

    Cons

    Can't think of any yet so for the company has been a pleasure to work for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None so far I have felt very welcome, and am having a great experiance.

    Positive Outlook
  10. 3 people found this helpful

    yuck

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Symetra full-time

    Pros

    pay at the time was what i needed and wanted

    Cons

    everything about them was terrible. no worklife balance at all. no managerial structure. i would never work here again.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. Great people, good work/life balance, convenient downtown Bellevue location

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA

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

    Pros

    Great people - including leadership team. Good on-boarding process and work/life balance. Convenient (and beautiful) downtown Bellevue location - close to transit center, shopping and plenty of restaurants. Some nice perks like a wellness discount program, business casual dress (jeans ok), 401k and charitable donation matching, discounts for gym/phone/travel; fair compensation and yearly bonus incentive.

    Cons

    It's a heavily regulated industry so some may view it as a more conservative company. Vacation/PTO offerings are average - could be better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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