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"A good company no longer"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Symetra full-time

Pros

The people - knowledgeable, caring, customer focused individuals. They are the best the company has to offer. In my years there, I have felt that there was true team spirit, always wanting to do the best for the products and services.

Cons

The new philosophy, management including HR which is not behind the employees have dragged this company down. The layoffs of knowledgeable employees, most of whom were with the company for many years, has not been encouraging, and has brought morale way down. It's been pretty obvious that the long-term employees have been targeted by management.

Advice to Management

I think the management is beyond advice.

Other Employee Reviews for Symetra

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Lots of change"

    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
    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.


  2. 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


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