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Helpful (3)

"Lots of change"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Symetra full-time

Pros

Management is trying hard to be open and honest.

A lot of opportunity presents itself if you show motivation.

If they can keep enough good staff and hire the right new staff, will take off.

Cons

Evidence of old boy network everywhere.

Lots of people leaving.

Lots of knowledge walking out the door.

Advice to Management

Stick to the plan and be open. Employees want and need to be part of the solution.

Other Employee Reviews for Symetra

  1. Helpful (5)

    "Yikes!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - I T Professional
    Current Employee - I T Professional
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work-Life Balance reasonable in terms of number of hours worked (<45)
    Employees are generally very nice people
    Nice building and location

    Cons

    Lack of employee recognition - every team is in it for themselves = unhealthy competition
    No motivation - managers even seem unhappy and know that something is NOT working here
    Lack of consistent processes & documentation
    Technology is outdated
    Code it and shove it in mentality (short timeframe). Mentality is if you haven't cut code then you haven't done anytyhing of value. YIKES!
    Lack of training opportunities
    I know at least a dozen people here actively looking for another job - uh, this is NOT the place to be

    Advice to Management

    LIVE your values and don't just verbalize them
    Recognize your employeees once in a while


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Morale has gone down considerably over last couple of years"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Symetra full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, nice people to work with. Great location in downtown Bellevue. 'Business Jeans' dress code. Basically business casual that includes nice looking jeans.

    Cons

    Management seems to have little concern for the satisfaction of employees even though they tout that making Symetra 'the place to be' is one of the company goals. Increased expectations and pressure and very little real acknowledgement or reward for a job well done.

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