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  • Some members of upper management are more focused on numbers than people (in 16 reviews)

  • Senior Leadership (Richmond) has lost its way (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Genworth"

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    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Lynchburg, VA
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Lynchburg, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Genworth (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Company is rebounding after several hard years. Ocean Wide deal is changing the game

    Cons

    Nothing worth noting. at this time.

    Genworth Response

    Jun 2, 2017 – Brand Marketing Specialist

    Thank you so much for sharing your review and for your service at Genworth.


  2. "Senior Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Richmond, VA

    I have been working at Genworth full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Genworth has great people and culture

    Cons

    Lot of uncertainty due to an ongoing acquisition.

    Genworth Response

    Apr 28, 2017 – Brand Marketing Specialist

    Thank you for your review, and your service at Genworth. We love that you highlighted our amazing employees!

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Struggling Company"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Genworth full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good solid project management processes in place leveraged across company.

    Cons

    Limited career path.
    Frequent cuts due to financial state of company.


  4. "Sinking ship"

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    Former Employee - Senior IT Solutions Project Manager in Soddy-Daisy, TN
    Former Employee - Senior IT Solutions Project Manager in Soddy-Daisy, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Genworth full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Can't think of much pro's.

    Cons

    Coworkers will scratch you in your back if you are not watching. It is all about how good you are sucking up to your managers. No one really cares how well you are doing at your work

    Advice to Management

    Be honest with your employees and build trust. It is not just about you making your bonus. Get new people from outside. Anybody in the company more than 20 years is simply useless and they are simply riding out to their retirement.


  5. "Great place to work...opportunities to grow and advance"

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    Former Employee - IT Solutions Project Manager in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - IT Solutions Project Manager in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Genworth full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits
    Work-life balance
    Opportunities to serve the community
    Leadership development opportunities

    Cons

    HQ vs. BU leadership tension often clouds strategic direction and prioritization


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Usually good, but inconsistent"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Genworth full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Paid time off is excellent - medical insurance gets worse each year

    Cons

    Constant layoffs and uncertainty; little opportunity for advancement in many roles; mid-level management with high salaries who do little for the company, an incredible waste of cash

    Advice to Management

    Do not trust your mid level managers to "do the right thing" just because they are managers - this is foolish. There is an increbile amount of favoriitism and backstabbing in Genworth's culture. I was unfortunate enough to be part of a team where it was so bad that it was difficult to bear. HR will do nothing in these situations, so don't even go there. If you do, it will make matters far worse for you as the company culture is that the "manager is always right, even if he's wrong." Sad, but true. This is NOT the case in all departments, just the one I happened to get stuck in for a very long time.


  7. "Good place to work but can be frustrating due to silos"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good management that believes in ideas flowing from line leaders. Lot of new managers in the past few years helping change the old GE culture. Overall good place to work compared to CapOne or other local companies.

    Cons

    Lot of new managers in the past few years helping change the old GE culture. Overall good place to work compared to CapOne or other local companies.

    Advice to Management

    You are no linger GE, work with your employees and customers to ensure a good company that is focused on selling right insurance products in the market place.

  8. "Not the great company to work for some think it is..."

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Richmond, VA
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, a lot of really bright people to work with, nice perks (i.e. on-site cafeteria, gym, training center, etc.)

    Cons

    There are many people in management that have no business being there and good people under them suffer for their ineptness. Expectations are extremely high and the company has a well-deserved reputation for working employees to death -- very true. There is no work/life balance and no appreciation for those who work the hardest vs. those who just do the minimum to get by. I was there for 3 years and the company fails miserably in training its employees or giving them the right information/tools to do their jobs. It's common knowledge that they just throw you in and expect you to do the work. They really need to work on that; it's not fair to employees.

    Advice to Management

    Open your eyes more and get more involved with your managers and how they handle employees. Employees can't recognize their potential without effective managers. Learn employees by name and recognize their contributions. That is a huge motivator. There is not enough appreciation shown for all of the hard work/long hours at this company.


  9. "Good folks, but hard to get promoted"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Comprehensive benefit package. Recognition of need for work-life balance. And amazingly, a very decent group of people overall. Also, career development opportunites are widely available-however, certification and training won't necessarily get you promoted-see below for details.

    Cons

    Hard to get promoted-seems to be based on who you know rather than what you can do. It appeared to me that folks were typecast and it was hard to move out of the role in which you were cast.. It really helps to be a country club golf/tennis type-that seems to be where many of the promotions are determined. Also, from an IT perspective it can be a bit of nightmare, as the company was built by acquisition. Accordingly, GNW is lousy with legacy systems that can't talk to each other.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to developing folks who may be a little different-gay, black, whatever