Genworth Financial

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Genworth Financial Reviews

Updated 25 November 2014
Updated 25 November 2014
232 Reviews
3.3
232 Reviews
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Genworth Financial President & CEO Thomas J. McInerney
Thomas J. McInerney
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Additionally, the work-life balance is pretty good with 8 (in 17 reviews)

  • Great benefits, generally good people to work with (in 15 reviews)


Cons
  • There is no work-life balance - a throwback from the GE mantra (in 10 reviews)

  • It may be difficult to move new ideas through upper management (in 8 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Genworth Financial

    Pros

    Good work and life balance. People are diversified and generally very nice. Study support is very good too.

    Cons

    It is ver political at the senior level. If you are in the wrong crowed, you could be out of the door very soon.

  2.  

    Poor

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Genworth Financial full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    People are the greatest asset

    Cons

    Pay is poor in comparison to other companies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce politics

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good medium sized multinational to work in, aside from the business model

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

    I worked at Genworth Financial full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    People, good access to senior execs, innovative

    Cons

    Strong headwinds due to mortgage risk exposure and personal credit exposure

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    A good launching pad

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

    I worked at Genworth Financial full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Training and development was the best I've ever seen. They offer courses on a variety of subjects that help develop your career path within the company.

    Cons

    Salaries tend to be below market and inconsistent. Top heavy. Too many managers and not enough people to do the work. Management constantly changing course and restructuring. Regular employees end up working 12+ hours per day trying to keep up with changes while worried about job security.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are too many of you.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great People but high turnover

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Actuarial Analyst in London, England
    Former Employee - Actuarial Analyst in London, England

    I worked at Genworth Financial full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great friendly people. Very smart.

    Cons

    Cavalier attitude about sales and customer service

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Engaged team, rewarding work with opportunities to grow and develop.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lynchburg, VA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lynchburg, VA (US)

    I have been working at Genworth Financial full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to challenge yourself and add value to the organization. Enjoy the people as well as how involved we are in the community.

    Cons

    Challenging business performance due to complexity of the industry.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    A highly focussed single line of business insurer

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Genworth Financial

    Pros

    International blue chip company, that gives credibility to an employees CV. The focus on granularity allows a better understanding of financial layering and detail. This gives a greater appreciation of how to avoid risk, improve analytic processes and maximise investment.

    Cons

    The nature of the company since the GFC has made it difficult for employees to make effective change. The financial climate in the US dictates international policy and in turn poorly defined audit processes were put in place as a facade of 'fiscal security'.
    Time would see these processes mature and soothe the working environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Macro management changes at the 'C' level tends to undermine staff and their previous efforts to support the company through difficult times. Any change at CEO level is going to have serious issues and in a company that needs stability, those issues should be avoided where possible.

  9.  

    Not too bad for an insurance company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Genworth Financial full-time

    Pros

    Smart, bright people work there... most are friendly and helpful
    Reasonable benefits and compensation
    Focus on volunteerism is decent

    Cons

    Still a lot of political maneuvering
    Slow to make the necessary changes at senior levels... too quick and not enough care to retain at middle management
    Starting to view everyone other than senior managers as 'replaceable'

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your middle management level more... especially those who are doing the best for their people and the business

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Survey Coordinator

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Survey Coordinator in Waltham, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Survey Coordinator in Waltham, MA (US)

    I worked at Genworth Financial full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great work environment, personal growth

    Cons

    Short term project, project time limit

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Amazing Place To Work!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Finance Analyst in Richmond, VA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Finance Analyst in Richmond, VA (US)

    I have been working at Genworth Financial full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    This is a fun place to work. Outstanding community service opportunities. Good camaraderie. Strong leadership team. Products actually help people. Initiative is rewarded.

    Cons

    Business lines and HQ could work together more effectively. Communications within business units do not always make their way to HQ and we should think of Genworth as one team - we are not that big. Current performance management system drives competition between employees - an old school approach.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate what you can when you can. CEO is outstanding but if there was one development opportunity the CEO needs to be in front of the employees more frequently. Suggest monthly town halls. Continue renewed focus on diversity.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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