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"Amazing growth story!"

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Great size of company - not too big, not too small - you have the ability to make a difference and influence the direction
Professional work environment
Smart co-workers - we are in a complex business and we have some of the best in the business
Lots of opportunity due to growth in every area of the organization

Cons

Growth has a downside too - makes people nervous even when it's good stuff
New Leadership team - some of them still getting their feet under them

Advice to Management

Communicate, communicate, communicate
Don't hesitate to tell employees "I don't know", but that's better than not communicating at all
Provide lots of feedback - what is working well, what needs to be done differently

Other Employee Reviews for Symetra

  1. Helpful (1)

    "The people were great"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Immediate 401k vesting, company matches up to 6%
    Benefits: FSA, HSA, medical, dental, vision
    Location of office building, close to shops and mass transit
    Polite co-workers

    Cons

    Low salary, low job mobility for employees that have been with company for many years, expensive parking, $1000+ annually for subsidized parking in garage.

    Advice to Management

    Competitive pay will keep intelligent and movitated employees.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Going Downhill..."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great co-workers, really the best!
    Adequate benefits
    6% company match on 401K
    Adequate equipment to do job
    Close to shopping and resturants

    Cons

    Management has no respect for employees
    Promotions are based on favoritism
    Management is elitist and out of touch
    No alternative schedules or flex time
    Very old-fashioned in organizational structure and attitudes

    Advice to Management

    Guys you don't work for The Harford or MassMutual or whatever big corporation you came from. You've created a highly expensive and unwiedly organizaton structure which will prevent you from acquiring all those nice stock perks if you stay with it. Oh, and take a close look at Group. It could make even more $$ if you go their expenses in line and forced them to use some automation.

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