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Helpful (5)

"Yikes!"

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  • 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Technology is outdated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

Other Employee Reviews for Symetra

  1. Helpful (3)

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

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Nearly five years in the making"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst
    Former Employee - Analyst
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Symetra full-time

    Pros

    I worked with a start-up program/ newly forming department; being able to develop creative solutions for those two companies was surprisingly satisfying. I would go so far as to say the experiences in that department contributed to my current career focus.

    Cons

    Symetra is a big business environment; which means plenty of politics and limited candid dialog between company and employee.

    Advice to Management

    Improve collaboration; reduce the number of chiefs between AVP's and employees.

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