Symantec

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Symantec Reviews

Updated Jul 16, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.2 1,580 reviews

37% Approve of the CEO

Symantec Interim CEO Michael Brown

Michael Brown

(65 ratings)

61% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance makes this company stand high in all IT product companies (in 192 reviews)

  • Great work environment - Facilities to employees at good (in 106 reviews)


Cons
  • Terrible work life balance, although they will say they value this (in 35 reviews)

  • Need internal sales talk to senior management to keep or find new position at RIF (in 64 reviews)

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    My experience

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsVery good environment to share the ideas and implement the process. It was flexible working time and nice place to work with.

    ConsHonestly didn't had any to discuss about.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work.

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    Great place to work for

    Manager (Current Employee)

    Pros-good work life balance
    -decent salary

    Cons-some local employees with closed local mindset

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    One of the best companies I've worked for.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Mountain View, CA

    Prosgreat direct management relationship, training, great teamwork

    ConsI cannot think of any at this time.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Senior Technical Support Engineer (Current Employee) Heathrow, FL

    ProsGreat place to work! Lots of opportunities as well very good benefits.

    ConsLocation, need to drive about 1 hour to go to work.

    Advice to Senior Managementn/a

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Excellent 15 year run!

    Senior Systems Engineering Manager (Former Employee) Dallas, TX

    ProsThe greatest thing for me a this company was the people. All the mergers brought in a great collection of talent! It is not easy to ingest technologies and people when mergers occur, but the influx of talent at Symantec was impressive.

    ConsSpeed of innovation from product groups has impacted Symantec's competitive posture in the market place. This clearly hinders new license sales and the collection of new logos!!

    Advice to Senior ManagementInnovate!!!!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company to work for

    Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsI have been working for Symantec for a couple of years now and it has been very pleasant experience. Good work & life balance, above average total benefits, and excellent company culture.

    ConsAlthough it has great people globally, some local management tend to practice bad things in domestic companies. Mindset change is a key to success of this global company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWe have been good in many aspects. But now it's time to go for the GREAT.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Unexpected excellence

    Technical Support Engineer (Current Employee) Springfield, OR

    ProsSymantec is an international software company that services some of the largest companies and governments in terms of AV and Backup solutions, but since it operates mainly in enterprise settings, many entry level job seekers may not be aware of how large and influential Symantec is. It's an excellent first step for just about any IT professional that might have larger aspirations of working for Microsoft or Google later in their career.

    Pay and benefit compensation is quite fair for new IT professionals, while seasoned workers will enjoy certification and higher education reimbursement to further round out their skill set and improve their pay grade.

    ConsBecause Symantec has grown quite a bit through acquisitions and breaking into new markets, there's an enormous number of individual teams supporting and selling different products. Previous Symantec leadership embraced these micro-climates of skill and knowledge which has created some confusion on just how large the company is and all the things our various departments do. Recent management changes aim to fix that, but there's still quite a lot of difficulty when trying to have open lines of communication from one product group to another, support to sales, or frontline support to development. Because of this, necessary changes to how things are done feel sluggish.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAlthough new management initiatives have gone into effect under the new CEO, much of the foundation of the company still looks and feels the same. The internal information resources that employees rely on for job related information sit on a dated intranet site that does not convey the company's new ambition for open communication. Updating some of the underlying systems that serve both employees and customers would go a long way to drive home the "new Symantec" culture.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Very Good workplace

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsExcellent Infrastructure , good place to work at .

    ConsThere is nothing that comes to mind

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    best place

    Security Analyst (Former Employee)

    Proshr policies are the best

    Consnothing to be changed as of now

    Advice to Senior Managementnothing

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Amazing, I learned so much and everyone was so inviting!

    Software Quality Assurance Engineer (Former Employee) Boston, MA

    ProsYou're going to learn as an intern. They won't just throw you into a project and expect you to know how to do it!

    ConsWith technology careers there is a high job turnover rate. Sometimes teams get laid off, but they will often get scooped up by another team

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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