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Symetra Reviews

Updated November 30, 2017
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Symetra President, CEO, and Director Thomas M. (Tom) Marra
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Pros
  • Really good work-life balance in most parts of the company (in 30 reviews)

  • The company offers good Benefits (in 15 reviews)

Cons
  • There is a poor Work-life balance, lack of priority (in 10 reviews)

  • Upper management out of touch with the realities of front line employees (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Great Work life Balance"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Architect in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - IT Architect in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company truly believes and advocates in employee work life balance. Benefits are very good and starting vacation is above average.

    Cons

    On site availability of creature comforts (food, direct kitchen supplies) are non existent.

    Advice to Management

    At least put kitchen supplied so you can have something to eat on so you don't need to bring your own plates or utensils.


  2. "Great place to work"

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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

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

    Pros

    Great people
    Flexibility
    Good work life balance
    Great location
    Good bonus

    Cons

    Less vacation time
    Not great salaries

  3. "Underwriter"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Symetra full-time

    Pros

    Very flexible work environment, room for growth, and good benefits.

    Cons

    Needs more staff to handle growing size of the company.


  4. "Amazing"

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    Current Employee - Implementation Specialist in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Implementation Specialist in Bellevue, WA

    Pros

    Lot to learn great bunch of employees lot of resources and busy everyday to learn more all the employees are very experienced and well drilled so lots to learn from them all

    Cons

    Unfriendly some people don’t even say hello to one another less interactive so I think that makes lot of employees not aware of one another

    Advice to Management

    Nothing


  5. "Compliance"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Symetra full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    compensation and benefits are great

    Cons

    Upper management not in tune


  6. "A great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Symetra full-time

    Pros

    Laid back feel around the office

    Cons

    They should encourage more work from home opportunities


  7. "Analyst"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Analyst in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Symetra full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great place I would recommend

    Cons

    No cons to think of

  8. "Sales Support Wholesaler"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Support Wholesaler in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Sales Support Wholesaler in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Symetra (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Terrific pay. Terrific Managers. Great Company Benefits and work life balance promotion.

    Cons

    Steep learning curve. Lots of testing and certifications needed.

    Advice to Management

    Continue doing a terrific job


  9. "Associate Customer Operations Representative"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Customer Operations Representative in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Associate Customer Operations Representative in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company. All about promoting within and building employees into better assets to the company. Automatically qualify to take LOMA courses. No wait period. All about work home life balance. Great management team.

    Cons

    Low starting salary. Parking is expensive.

    Advice to Management

    Pay higher starting salaries.


  10. "Culture of growth and community"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Community focus, peers are actively supportive of your success as an individual and teammate.

    Cons

    Technology gap, lots of manual processes, slow pace


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