Symetra - Striving for mediocrity | Glassdoor
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Helpful (3)

"Striving for mediocrity"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Decent pay and benefits
Nice location
People generally treated with respect
Good balance of gendor
OK to be gay

Cons

Lack of strategic vision
Absent CEO
overworked front-line managers
Lack of opportunities for CSRs to advance

Advice to Management

Get in touch with what's actually going on in key areas. Stop settling for sound bytes from middle managers, and dive a lttle deeper. Stop dabbling in distribution strategies and set a direction. Company values don't begin and end on a screen-saver. Stop talking about values and start showing us values we can rally around.

Symetra Response

Mar 11, 2013 – HR Director & AVP

Thanks very much for your post — and for highlighting both the things you like about Symetra and the opportunities we have to improve. We do strive for a diverse workforce and a work environment that... More

Other Employee Reviews for Symetra

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Budget is tight "lights on only""

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

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    It is stressful working at Symetra because there is so much to do with budget constraints. If you don't get the job done, then management gets upset with you. Symetra used to advertise work/life balance....not anymore. Good and tenured employees are leaving the company. Opportunity for career growth is limited.

    Symetra Response

    Mar 5, 2013 – HR Director & AVP

    Thank you for your feedback. It is much appreciated. To continue the conversation and discuss your concerns, I invite you to call me at 425-256-8100, press zero, and ask for Jennifer Sharp.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "horrible company"

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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

    absolutely no pros to this company

    Cons

    i hated everything, except the sick leave

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