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"supportive company"

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  • Culture & Values
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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Project Manager in Bellevue, WA
Current Employee - Project Manager in Bellevue, WA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Symetra full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

Great company. cares about the people

Cons

growing fast. so growing pains

Other Employee Reviews for Symetra

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great Benefits, Inconsistent Employee Development"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Contracts and Licensing Coordinator in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Contracts and Licensing Coordinator in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Symetra full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The benefits are great, with 3 options to choose from for medical. You have your choice of a transit pass for $8 taken out of every paycheck, or a parking pass for around $60 a paycheck. Tries to support work/life balance with a 38.75hr work week. Business casual dress code--most people wear jeans.

    Cons

    Training is sub-par and seems to be an after thought with much of the management. Advancement is not consistent with seniority or meritocracy; it is at the whim of the management as to who will progress and who will stay behind.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the problem employees faster than you have or haven't in the past. It would also be nice if management would take the time to learn exactly what it is that the other employees do so as to provide better support.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Needs real managers, quiet job"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Symetra full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, some nice people, quiet, had been friendly for the most part. Pay is decent but needs to give raises more. Lots of vacation time if you stick around. I've worked in multiple departments which is a nice option.

    Cons

    Poor communication, people are scared to speak up. Low morale lately. Positive for several years until new management was hired. Good ole boys club and surprisingly sexist. Bad communications and resistant to change. Monthly expense report approval takes too long because management ignores our requests. I was able to find better job but this one was okay to get by.

    Advice to Management

    Respect your employees and consider everyone part of the team, not just upper management. Treat employees like adults instead of micromanaging them like children. Trust them or fire them, don't just hover. Hire managers with managerial experience or give courses to new hires. Stop micromanaging. Help keep work life balance for families.

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