Symantec Reviews

Updated April 18, 2015
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  1. technical support engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Symantec full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    no overtime, no piles of work

    Cons

    a little bit lower salary than other international company; beuraucracy

    Advice to Management

    give the frontline more opportunity to promote

  2. Lots of opportunity if you follow a good career path

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Symantec full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    This is am amazing company with lots of benefits. They do what they can as far as career development and training. If you need experience, you can move fairly easily within the company.

    Cons

    They are always cost cutting. The standard "re-organizations" use to happen quarterly and now they are more frequent.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure you don't cut so much that the people who are left are burning out. That's not good for quality of work.

  3. Senior SoftwareDeveloper

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Culver City, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Culver City, CA

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great environment. Working with some of the smartest minds in the industry.

    Cons

    Has rested on its laurels for about 15 years now. Company split in 2015 was messy.

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  5. Support Manager

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    Current Employee - Technical Support Manager in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Support Manager in Milpitas, CA

    I have been working at Symantec

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company has nothing less than a bright future. Symantec has great customers and amazing employees and is in a real growth mode. With dedication and united leadership it will be difficult to do anything but succeed.

    Cons

    This growth mode come with a lot of concern from the individual employee. Hope has been found in recent leadership, but that has had opportunity to wane in the light of the many changes in the last year.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the basic concerns of frontline or "Top Line" employee on your radar and make it a priority in all decisions.

  6. Good enough

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Symantec

    Pros

    Hey, it's a job. Relaxed, decent hours, stable.

    Cons

    Not Google. People ask how to get rid of Norton Antivirus.

  7. Great employees, revolving door management

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    Current Employee - IT Specialist in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - IT Specialist in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at Symantec (more than a year)

    Neutral Outlook
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    coworkers are great to work with, lots of interesting and challenging projects to work on

    Cons

    The company is undergoing major changes so for the time being it feels like there isn't much direction from my direct managers.

  8. Princ IT BA

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    Current Employee - Princ IT Business Analyst in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Princ IT Business Analyst in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at Symantec

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    work life balance
    good working environment
    good people

    Cons

    no growth
    no stability in the company
    management keeps changing

  9. Helpful (2)

    Sales Support

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Symantec full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Everyone gets along great. Local work life balance is good.

    Cons

    Corporate work life balance is lacking, no more working from home. Too many changes in a short time. The only reason they look like they are making money is they are firing people.

    Advice to Management

    STOP FIRING PEOPLE figure out how to make it work. Steve was great about getting rid of all of the excess managers. I mean really, managers with no reports??

  10. Software Engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Symantec

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    techy place and nice to work with geeks

    Cons

    lot of reorgs and very unsettling

  11. Helpful (1)

    Good Company to Work For

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    Current Employee - Principal Course Developer in Lindon, UT
    Current Employee - Principal Course Developer in Lindon, UT

    I have been working at Symantec full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Smart people. I enjoyed working with the people I worked with at Symantec. In Utah county. Free hot chocolate. I drank two cups a day. Paid training.

    Cons

    They got cheaper as I worked there longer. Not great communication between departments. They are very big and not innovative enough.

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