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Depends on your department
New Business Representative II (Current Employee), Bellevue, WANovember 26, 2013
Pros: work life balance
Cons: not a place for the highly ambitious
Everything here depends on what dept your in and who your manager is.
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Not a nice place to work
Software Developer (Current Employee), Bellevue, WASeptember 28, 2013
Pros: location and co-workers
Cons: management
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.
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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
Pros: bonuses, company picnics
Cons: healthcare, advancement
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 – more... 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. – less
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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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Poor Management
Accounting Clerk (Current Employee), Bellevue, WAMarch 26, 2013
Pros: benefits
Cons: poor management
Symetra has gone from place to work, to a place where you feel big brother is watching you. Management has been making some questionable decisions regarding job responsibilities lately, having over-worked teams take on more and those who need work with less. Benefits are good as and compensation is okay.
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Full life cycle recruiting
Senior Technical Recruiter (Former Employee), Bellevue, WAMarch 25, 2013
Positive supportive environment
Changing culture
Supportive management
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Great coworkers but dull management
Graphic Designer (Former Employee), Bellevue, WAFebruary 16, 2013
Pros: coworkers, jeans, compensation
Cons: layoffs during christmas time, un-creative marketing director, no enough room for advancement
I was part of the Marketing Team. The work was a bit dry as this was a insurance company but my coworkers were great, the benefits and pay were awesome and the work was fairly easy. No coming in over the weekend and that sort of thing.
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Great people but bad communiation
Application Developer (Current Employee), Bellevue, WAJanuary 23, 2013
Pros: great coworkers
Cons: bad communication, management
People at Symetra are very friendly and energetic, but organization as a whole has issue with communications.
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A reccommendable work place
Regulatory Compliance Analyst II (Current Employee), Bellevue, WAJune 26, 2012
Pros: work from home one day per week
A reccommendable work place.

Supportive work place.

A lot of talent being walked out.
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Growing pains
AVP (Former Employee), BellevuewApril 25, 2012
Pros: benefits, people, location
Cons: morale is low, work life balance, growing pains
Symetra is attempting to change everthing that once was and make it new. This means a lot of growing pains and morale is very low. Management doesn't have a clear vision of the changes and what impacts they will have. The changes are in the right direction but they are starting to affect performance and it is difficult to get things done. The people – more... are the best part of this organization. They truly care about their customers and getting things done. – less
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Symetra is a company emerging in the financial services industry
AVP Symetra Financial (Current Employee), Bellevue, WAMarch 8, 2012
Pros: dynamic corporate culture
Cons: growing pains
Symetra is a dynamic company to work for. There are strong career opportunies given the aspiration the company has to advance in the financial services and insurance industries
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Dynamic culture with a lot of professional growth opportunities.
NA (Current Employee), Bellevue, WAMarch 8, 2012
Pros: great downtown location, educational opportunities, excellent coworkers!
I've been provided with so many new opportunities during my time with Symetra. I've grown my leadership skills, tackled new projects, and am now learning a whole new field. The saying, "You learn something new everyday." is an understatement.
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Flexible and Friendly Environment
Shared Services (Current Employee), Bellevue, WAMarch 7, 2012
Pros: great location, friendly and supportive coworkers
Cons: only one main location for the fridge/microwaves
I started at Symetra in July 2011 after relocating to the PNW. I didn't know anything about the company but was curious to learn more after seeing the brand on one of the buildings in downtown Bellevue. Since I've been here, I've found my coworkers to all be very supportive and willing to help with training. My management team trusts that I will do – more... my job and provides me with the freedom to determine my own best way to get results.I still have a lot more to learn, but I'm confident that I'll have the resources to do so. – less
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Opportunity
Marketing (Current Employee), Bellevue, WAMarch 7, 2012
Pros: opportunity to help shape a growing, but stable, financial services company
Cons: change, higher level of expectation than a decade ago
I'm a 16-year employee who has seen a lot of change in my time at Symetra. Through it all, I feel we are a company with employees who care about our customers, our distributors and each other.

Since we were sold in 2004 and became an independent life insurance company, we've admittedly had some growing pains, but change always creates opportunity. – more... New ideas and engaged employees are welcome!

If you have a passion for helping people protect their families and businesses from financial loss and ensure a financially secure retirement, Symetra is a great place to be. – less
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Awesome people, great opportunities and professional atmosphere
n/a (Current Employee), Bellevue, WAMarch 7, 2012
Pros: focus on the community and giving back, great location, professional environment
I've worked at Symetra for several years now, and so glad I made the choice to come here. I appreciate my manager's flexibility with me as I try to balance a busy life outside of work, while still holding me accountable for strong results and pushing me to new levels. I've had a lot of opportunity to take on new challenges. My co-workers are great - – more... I look forward to coming to work! I appreciate how people here treat each other professionally. – less
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Exciting time for Symetra
NA (Current Employee), NAFebruary 29, 2012
Pros: great management, opportunities for growth, wonderful co-workers!
Cons: vacation time
Many changes, growing, lots of opportunity! I have a fantastic manager!
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Not the best when it comes to looking after it's staff
Admin Assistant (Current Employee), Bellevue, WAFebruary 21, 2012
Pros: reduced orca card
Cons: poor vacation time
Very poor training and not very good at maintaining morale.

About Symetra

Symetra’s been around for more than 50 years. We’re experienced, stable, financially strong—just what you need – Read more