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Symetra Overview

Bellevue, WA
1001 to 5000 employees
2004
Company - Private
Insurance Carriers
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
Symetra is a dynamic and growing financial services company based in Bellevue, Wash., with offices across the country. In business since 1957, Symetra became an independent entity in 2004. In our daily work delivering retirement, employee benefits, and life insurance products ... Read more

Company Updates

  • Margaret Meister, our current CFO and incoming CEO, addressed more than 100 Symetra leaders at a day-long summit on innovation. The event also featured talks by Silicon Valley executives and InsurTech pioneers.

  • Symetra CFO Margaret Meister to become president & CEO in Feb http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQgVr

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Symetra – Why Work For Us?


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At Symetra, we know that where you work is a reflection of who you are. It’s about more than earning a paycheck – it’s an investment in your future success and well-being.

The work we do is part of something bigger. Our products and services help individuals, families and businesses reach their goals and protect what they value. We’re in an honorable business providing real people with transparent financial solutions and an unwavering commitment to service, often when they need it most.


We invite you to imagine your career at Symetra. Learn more about our company at www.symetra.com/careers.

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Our guiding principles and core values form the foundation of our culture, interactions and business decisions.

At Symetra, building strong working relationships with colleagues and customers is an important part of our culture. From the start, you’ll feel welcomed, appreciated and engaged with your team. We pride ourselves on creating an atmosphere that is collaborative, stimulating and supportive so you will quickly feel connected.

undefinedEmployees tell us Symetra is a rewarding place to work because of our friendly people, professional development opportunities, flexible work hours and culture of appreciation. Our team is made up of individuals from diverse backgrounds who bring unique skills and viewpoints. You’ll work with talented people and be exposed to creative, thought-provoking perspectives. You’ll build skills and relationships that will carry you far in your career


undefinedIf giving back is important to you, you’ve found the right place to work. Symetra supports programs, events and organizations that enrich lives in the communities we serve throughout the country. Symetra encourages volunteerism and will help you find opportunities to participate. Along with our Matching Gift and Matching Time programs, we coordinate volunteer opportunities throughout the year.


Our Heroes in the Classroom program, annual Week of Service, holiday Adopt-a-Family fundraising, and participation in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk are just a few examples of our shared enthusiasm and spirit of giving.

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Employees are the real drivers of our corporate philanthropy. If you have a special cause, you can use your time and skills where you feel your contribution matters most. You can also join the Symetra Service Squad to channel your passion toward helping plan and coordinate community involvement activities.

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Learn more about how we support our communities at www.symetra.com/InTheCommunity/

Symetra’s success starts with our employees, and their health and well-being is important to us. In addition to competitive salaries, we offer a comprehensive total benefits package and substantially subsidize the cost of coverage to help our employees lead vibrant, healthy and balanced lives. Our benefits offerings include:

* A variety of medical, dental and vision options — because one size does not fit all.

* A robust, award-winning wellness program to assist employees in  taking control of their physical, mental and financial health.

* Income protection benefits — including life, accidental death   and dismemberment, disability and long-term care coverage.

* 401(k) matching contributions — up to 6% of eligible compensation — and vesting is immediate.

* Paid holidays, sick and vacation days, paid parental leave and other paid leave options.

* Programs to make life easier, including our award-winning commuter undefined
program, financial and legal resources, pet insurance and our travel assistance and adoption assistance programs.


Learn more about all of Symetra’s benefits.

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We’re always on the lookout for energetic high performers who will help drive Symetra on our path to become a national player in our industry. You’ll find opportunities here to contribute in a meaningful way right from the start. When you join Symetra, you’re joining a team that will help you find a fulfilling career, and challenge you to leverage your strengths to improve the way we do business.

Symetra has career opportunities available in a diverse array of fields, including:

Actuarial 
Audit
Case Management
Commercial Mortgage Loan
Compliance
Corporate Communications
Customer Service & Call Center
Finance & Accounting
Human Resources
Information Technology
Legal
Marketing
Operations
Product Management
Project Management
Sales
Training & Development


There’s never been a better time to join Symetra! For a complete listing of all available positions, visit www.symetra.com/Careers

Symetra Reviews

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
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    I have been working at Symetra full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good environment, friendly people, professional, company hires from within

    Cons

    Training is not a priority in my department. It's not uncommon that they will stick you with the first thing you're good at then leave you there until you either train yourself how to do something else or you find a different job.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on employee development to get the most out of them. When an employee asks for more responsibility, don't revert to the old standby of "we'll get to it."

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Symetra Photos

Symetra photo of: 2017 Week of Service
Symetra photo of: CEO Tom Marra on his successor: “I am so excited about the passion Margaret Meister brings to Symetra and the industry.”
Symetra photo of: Way to go, Joel Embiid, for being named Sports Illustrated’s Rising Star of the Year! When the 76ers center received the award, Tom Costello, our VP of stop loss sales, was there to congratulate him.
Symetra photo of: Adopt a family 2017
Symetra photo of: Proud Sponsor of 2017 Seattle Pride!
Symetra photo of: CEO Tom Marra speaking to 2017 summer interns
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Symetra Interviews

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    Senior Administrative Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Symetra (Bellevue, WA) in January 2016.

    Interview

    It was a little bit long, but overall very inviting and thorough. The recruiter was very careful to find the right role for me, even though it wasn't what I had initially applied for.
    My in-person interview was with 3 people, but they were very kind and it felt more like a discussion than an interview.
    My 2nd in-person interview was with the rest of the team, which was also not overwhelming at all. Everyone was so nice and just seemed very open minded and excited about what they do and what I could add to the team. Wonderful experience! By the time it was over I was very sure that I wanted to work here.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to switch industries? (Engineering to Insurance)   1 Answer
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Symetra Awards & Accolades

  • Ward’s 50® top-performing insurance companies, Ward Group, 2017
  • Top 25 Corporate Philanthropists, Puget Sound Business Journal, 2016
  • Best of the Northwest(#2), The Seattle Times, 2015
  • Business of the Year | Large Firms(Silver), Seattle Business Magazine, 2015
  • CFO of the Year(Margaret Meister- CEO), Puget Sound Business Journal, 2015
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