Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Search For Current Openings? You can use the job search tool on the career site that allows you to find opportunities by keyword and location as well as area of interest or position type. You can also sign up for job alerts so you will be contacted as new positions that fit your interests open up.
Do You Have Any Internship Opportunities? Yes, we have summer internships in multiple areas of the company and some limited opportunities for local students to intern during the school year. To see open internship opportunities, you may search for jobs using the term “internship” or you can connect with Symetra recruiters at a local career event. To see upcoming career events, visit our career events calendar.
Do You Work With Candidates That Will Need Work Sponsorship? We require all employees to be able to be authorized to work in the United States.
How Long Will My Profile Remain Active On The Database? Profiles will remain in the system for a number of years and will be purged as needed. We encourage you to update your profile on a regular basis.
Is There A Limit Of Number Of Applications I Can Submit? No. You may submit your profile to as many positions as you feel is appropriate for your skills and experience.
How Can I Change My Password? What If I Forgot My Password? You can change your password by logging in to your account and updating your password. If you have forgotten your password, you can click on the “Forgot your password?” link and answer the challenge questions you created upon first logging in. You will then be able to reset your password.
If I Change My Email Address, Should I Create A New Profile? No. The system enables you to update and change your email address. Please log in to your existing profile and locate the email address field to update. Changing your email here will not change your user log in so please be sure to continue using this original email address as your username. We ask that you do not create multiple login accounts/profiles as this will delay the hiring process.
How Do I Know If My Application Was Received? You will receive a confirmation message via email. If you do not receive one, check that you supplied the correct email address and also ensure that the email has not been sent to your junk or spam folder.
What Happens To My Profile After I Have Applied? If you applied for a specific job then your profile will be reviewed by a recruiter. A recruiter will contact you directly if your skills and experience are a match for the position(s) you've applied for.
How Do I Monitor And Understand The Status Of My Application? Due to the volume of submissions that Symetra receives, resumes are generally reviewed in the order of submission. A recruiter will contact you directly if your skills and experience are a match for the position(s) you’ve applied for.
After I Have Applied Online, How Can I Contact The Hiring Manager Or Recruiter? Due to the large volume of applications we receive, it is not possible for us to provide the name, telephone number, or email address of recruiters or hiring managers. Recruiters will review resumes/profiles and will respond only to those external candidates who best match the qualifications of our openings. To ensure you do not miss opportunities, keep your candidate profile updated.
When Can I Expect To Hear From Symetra After Applying For A Position? Screening for most positions is completed within the first 3-4 weeks after the position is posted. However, there are some positions that take longer to get through the screening phase. During that time, if you are selected to be screened, you will be contacted by a recruiter. All interviewed candidates will receive communication regarding the outcome within 1-2 weeks of their interview. Candidates that are not selected for a screening or interview will not be contacted, but may be matched to other potential openings.
What Is Important To Bear In Mind As I Prepare For An Interview? Be prepared to provide specific examples of your behavior in particular situations and how the behaviors helped you develop in previous roles. Symetra is also looking for examples of how you demonstrated specific competencies needed for the role you are interviewed for. You can also view our core values to help you consider how you will fit into our corporate culture.
I Don’t See A Position That Is A Fit For My Skills And Experience. How Do I Stay In Touch With Symetra For Future Opportunities? You can create a profile on the career site and then create a job agent with the criteria of your interests so you receive an email when a position that fits the criteria opens up. You can also stay in touch with Symetra by following us on our company pages on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.