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"Resume Stain"

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Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Richmond, VA
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Richmond, VA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Genworth full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Some really great people to work with as long as you don't go too far up the totem pole. Former CEO MDF is now history which was one of the main liabilities of the company. I hear the new CEO is pretty good but he'll need to replace most of the people that are reporting to him.

Cons

Unfortunately, for some bizarre reason most of the former CEOs direct reports are still employed. However, I'm hearing that their days are numbered. If you're an IT professional avoid this place like the plague. IT is way under funded and the demands on the individual are unrealistic. If you're a low level pion, expect opportunity for advancement to come in the form of a title with no salary increase or budget to do your job. If you're mid-management expect to be reorganized every six months sprinkled with layoffs in between. Unfortunately, HR ran the last layoff without the input of the managers and the company shed a lot of great people and kept a bunch of deadbeats so HR could meet their quotas and "appear" fair.

If you're desperate enough to work there ask for extra vacation time and a signing bonus. They do this all the time but you have to ask. If you have a high demand skill like an underwriter or an IT professional ask for a one or two year contract. That way, when you get laid off, you'll have something to fall back on. They do this all the time but won't admit to it.

Advice to Management

Fire everyone reporting to the CEO. They all helped to ruin a good company.

Other Employee Reviews for Genworth

  1. "Great place to work good compensation and benefits"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Schaumburg, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Genworth full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent work life balance. Work from home.

    Cons

    None that i can think of.

    Advice to Management

    None that i can think of.


  2. "Promises In Action? Not here."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Rafael, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Rafael, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Genworth full-time

    Pros

    Regular paychecks. Free flu shots. Free parking. Nice computers.

    Cons

    Middle management is rewarded primarily for decisions that negatively impact customers and employees.
    HR is too involved with day-to-day operations decisions.
    Managers/supervisors that live the stated corporate values are treated with contempt.
    Employees cannot trust anything told to them by management.

    Advice to Management

    Hold middle managers accountable for promises made. Reward and not punish managers/supervisors that live the stated corporate values. Significantly reduce HR's involvement in running operations.

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