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"Manager"

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Former Employee - Operations Manager in Richmond, VA
Former Employee - Operations Manager in Richmond, VA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Genworth full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Nice campus with an on-site cafeteria.

Cons

There is a toxic corporate culture and although minorities are hired, they are not welcomed and therefore not retained.

Advice to Management

Clean house and bring in consultants to help change the culture. Middle and upper management do not even speak to the front-line staff.

Other Employee Reviews for Genworth

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Genworth is overall a great company to work for, great pay and benefits."

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Community involvement, Good salary, retirement, benefits, industry knowledge, work life balance in most departments, cafeteria, fitness center, network forums, sport teams, technology up to par. The company has a lot of departments that you can work in and if you apply yourself, network, and make a good name for yourself you could really transition to others roles and really grow.

    Cons

    Working in the accounting and reporting department required a lot a of hours and the beginning there was no work life balance. You could easily work 70hrs per week during annual close and it was expected. The controller of the department had favorites and could be really nasty when under a lot of pressure. Most of the members of the team were intimidated by the controller, even the managers. Some days you don't know what mood you would find that person in. Also, there were managers of the department who are micro managers. Meaning if a task is due by the EOD, they would come by your desk 5 times during the day for a status update and ask what you are working on which was really stressful and annoying, especially when you have multiple tasks due the same day. But of course that sort of micro managing starts at the top and trickles down to the analyst which made the morale really low within department.

    Advice to Management

    1. Develop the soft skills of your management team. If you don't know how to treat your employees with compassion, say Good Morning, operate under pressure with a positive attitude, maintain a pleasant demeanor at all times, then you dont need to be in a position where you manage a large team. Just be good at what you do without having to deal with people, that would be a more suited position for you.

    2. Promote from within. If you feel that an employee who has put in a lot of time within your department but may lack a couple of skills that are needed for promotion. Take the time to develop that person versus discouraging them from applying by saying things like "your not ready" or "the controller doesn't like you so don't even apply" You have caused a lot of quality analyst to leave the department because of that attitude.

    3. Encourage your people to be creative and to think outside the box, versus shutting down every new idea that comes your way. Otherwise the job becomes mechanical and boring.


  2. "Business Intern"

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    Former Intern - Business Intern in Richmond, VA
    Former Intern - Business Intern in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Genworth as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Great opportunity to network
    -Plenty of ways for interns to get involved
    -Overall, a good way to spend a summer gaining experience

    Cons

    -Not all interns get satisfying work or projects
    -Felt like my skills / time could be better spent
    -Company seems to be going through lots of changes

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