Symetra Employee Reviews

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Great company culture needing stronger and more personable management
Project Manager (Current Employee) –  Bellevue, WANovember 22, 2015
Good opportunities for career advancement with good benefits package. Great community support from company and employees. Need for single Project Management Office to manage all Project Managers and Projects. Hostile leadership, that has expectations of employees to work extra hours weekly without compensation.
Pros
Community support and culture
Cons
Management
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Not that great
Assistant Vice President / Senior Tax Manager (Former Employee) –  Bellevue, WASeptember 3, 2015
Not much positive can be said. I cannot, in good conscience, recommend working at Symetra. That is all I have to say about working at Symetra.
Pros
There are still some very good people there.
Cons
This system doesn't work well
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Poor leadership
New Business (Former Employee) –  Bellevue, WAAugust 11, 2015
Management is very inexperienced and lacks the knowledge and skills necessary to properly run departments. There is no work/life balance and training is nonexistent.
Pros
Location
Cons
Management, Pay, Job Security
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SIU team is the best!
Fraud Investigator (Former Employee) –  Bellevue, WAJuly 30, 2015
Great place to work, nice office in downtown Bellevue. My supervisor and co-workers made the work day fun. The only reason I'm leaving is to join my husband in another state.
Cons
Commute, expensive parking
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Relaxed environment
Underwriting Analyst I (Former Employee) –  Enfield, CTJuly 8, 2015
Good company to work for with potential to grow within company. Help encouragement movement throughout the company. Management for certain departments are great and others could use some improvement. Able to wear regular clothes, no business attire needed unless informed.
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Great place to work with service oriented culture
Case Manager (Former Employee) –  Bellevue, WAJuly 7, 2015
A lot of community outreach and managers are encouraged to allow employees time away from the office for community service projects. A lot of hiring from within creates room for advancement. Some managers play favorites which can lead to inexperienced or unqualified people being promoted, but for those who are ambitious and capable, it does not hinder growth.
Pros
Community involvement; great co-workers; great service/products for customers
Cons
none
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My advice, avoid this company!
Training Specialist, Life New Business (Former Employee) –  Waltham, MAJuly 5, 2015
The lack of integrity among the management and human resources division of this office is truly astonishing! And this lack of integrity has filtered down through the ranks to cause an atmosphere of distrust among the entire New Business staff. I have never worked in an organization where those who lie are held in high regard and those who value hard work and honesty are seen as lacking qualifications. I believe if the CEO had any idea what was going on in this office, he would be appalled! Especially since he is counting on this office to build the life business. My advice, avoid this company!
Pros
Reasonable Benefits
Cons
Lack of integrity among management, lack of trust among staff
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Work Life balance is non exsistant
Absence Management Specialis (Former Employee) –  enfield ctJune 25, 2015
poor training, poor management, favoritism abound, pay seemed reasonable until you got your caseload and job duties. keep looking.
Pros
none
Cons
all
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Bank brokers where great to work with.
Regional Vice President (Former Employee) –  Tn, Al and MsJune 8, 2015
On the road 90% of the time after territory cut and licensed bankers eliminated from the sales process. Started new relationships and did not get the opportunity to cultivate those new producers. The banking business is great in both Al and Ms.
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keep looking
claims (Former Employee) –  Enfield, CTMay 23, 2015
Salary is low based on work expected. Management is inexperienced and catty. Over time and hours expected to work differ from what is presented in job offer. 100% quality metrics are unattainable and you will never meet expectations in a review, unless you are favored. This is a biased work environment on many levels.
Pros
nothing
Cons
management, salary, work/life/balance non-existent, benefits
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Not good ... Really really not good
Operations (Current Employee) –  Bellevue, WAApril 18, 2015
This place is a mess. Several reorgs have happened over the years and it just keeps getting worse.

Senior management is not connected to the employees like it was under the Safeco brand name. Most have come from other companies, and make quick sweeping changes, only to change again a few months/years later.

I can't emphasize this point enough: Symetra is a mess.
Pros
pay is okay
Cons
really bad coporate culture, things keep changing (and getting worse)
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Great experience
Intern, Application Developer/Systems Analyst (Current Employee) –  Bellevue, WAMarch 8, 2015
Working at Symetra was a great experience for me. The work life balance and ability to make your own start and end work times daily were great. It was pretty rare that I worked with someone I did not like working with. All the management, including VPs and executives, I was in contact with were approachable and friendly. They wanted to provide you with a path to success.
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Extremely fun environment to work in
Senior Accountant (Former Employee) –  Bellevue, WAOctober 1, 2014
Work has been fun. Good systems in place and friendly co-workers
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Great Place to Work
Key Account Manager (Former Employee) –  Bellevue, WAMay 8, 2014
Management very focused on where they want to take the company, Professional organization.
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Depends on your department
New Business Representative II (Current Employee) –  Bellevue, WANovember 26, 2013
Everything here depends on what dept your in and who your manager is.
Pros
work life balance
Cons
not a place for the highly ambitious
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Not a nice place to work
Software Developer (Current Employee) –  Bellevue, WASeptember 28, 2013
Too much whispering, too much favoritism, too much micro-management, old IT infrastructure, some poor hires into management positions, good people leaving with alarming regularity.
Pros
location and co-workers
Cons
management
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Employees are very professional and also personal.
Actuarial Analyst (Former Employee) –  Bellevue, WAAugust 20, 2013
Great place to learn new skills and get involved in a community related work.
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Productive and easy to advance
CSR IV (Former Employee) –  Bellevue, WAJuly 24, 2013
Worked with agents and policyholders on a daily basis. Performed audits on Whole Life policies. Processed illustrations for agents and clients. Trained agents to use our online tool to process illustrations and rate calculations. Trained co-workers to utilize their soft-skills, and was on the escalation team for my co-workers. The hardest part of my job was getting the claim call when a client had just lost a loved one and was calling to process a claim. The most enjoyable part of my job was helping a client receive her life insurance early cause she was terminally ill, so she could use that money as she needed.
Pros
bonuses, company picnics
Cons
healthcare, advancement
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Sales Support and Customer Service
Sales Support Specialist/ Customer Service (Former Employee) –  Bellevue, WAJune 8, 2013
I was with the company for 18 months, starting in customer services and then moving up to sales support.
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Overall very pleasant work environment with pleasant and helpful colleagues.
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT II (Former Employee) –  Bellevue, WAApril 15, 2013
Prepare training materials; handle communications such as telephone calls, e-mail and in person.
Worked with wonderful, helpful and caring co-workers.
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