Symantec Reviews

Updated August 27, 2015
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Pros
  • Work-life balance is the best part (in 224 reviews)

  • v good relaxed work environment (in 123 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance could be better (in 36 reviews)

  • There are also very few women in senior management (in 67 reviews)

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  1. Awsm Company, Great Culture, Loving Salary..!!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Associate Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    All are pros... new technologies.. gr8 stuff

    Cons

    its hard to define cons.


  2. software engineer

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    Former Employee - Associate Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Associate Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends

    I worked at Symantec (More than a year)

    Pros

    great company, flexible work time, good benefits and amazing people to work with

    Cons

    it can be difficult to manage work-life balance sometime, but most employees there are workoholics, so none!


  3. Good to work

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - SQA Engineer in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - SQA Engineer in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Symantec (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good environment to work for ladies

    Cons

    not much learning curve and cutting edge


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  5. Helpful (6)

    Boring leaders but safe

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Director, Finance in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Director, Finance in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Symantec full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I've survived almost a decade of layoffs and org changes in Finance because I know how to work people and play the game. People think the layoffs have been happening for the past 4-5 years but they haven't seen what I've seen Splitting the company is a good thing. The company did better pre-Veritas An environment where one can thrive solely on political abilities Good benefits Revolving door of top leadership in Sales and Finance provides job security. I'm providing the same insights to different people.

    Cons

    As long as someone else keeps getting laid off there are none.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  6. Software Intern

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    Former Employee - Software Engineering Intern in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineering Intern in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Symantec (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Its a great place to work. Smart people. People listen to your ideas and incorporate them if the are good :p. Good culture

    Cons

    Scrum meetings are really lengthy and lots of meetings are there.


  7. Best place to learn

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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in Saint Cloud, MN
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in Saint Cloud, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Symantec as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Senior employees go above and beyond to help interns. Management really appreciate interns and provide opportunities to grow. Various areas to work on.

    Cons

    Nothing that I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    Better cafeteria would be nice.


  8. Great Company

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Prin Program Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Prin Program Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Symantec (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very Nice company, I've enjoyed working there

    Cons

    none, it is a very nice company

    Advice to Management

    carry on!! Things are looking up


  9. Fun Place to Work

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    Current Employee - Web Producer in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Web Producer in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    This is the most fun I have ever had on a job. Everyone is so laid back, nice, friendly, smart, fun (did I already say fun? lol). I work on a scrum team and we are very close...feels like family. We work very hard and have an amazing time together doing it. I couldn't ask for a better place to work.

    Cons

    I can't think of anything negative.


  10. Great software company...

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Software Architect/Senior Developer in Long Beach, CA
    Former Contractor - Software Architect/Senior Developer in Long Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Symantec as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    - all developers are top-shelf, the knowledge base and experience are huge - productive teams - the work groups are very focused and are managed very well. - SDLC is very solid, they produce extremely high quality efficiently.

    Cons

    I worked hard, 12 hour days are very common for me. Others did not put in as many hours.


  11. Helpful (2)

    Strong focussed leadership driven technology company

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    Current Employee - Senior Principal Program Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Program Manager in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Symantec full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    strong brand name, good customer base, brilliant workforce, truly global presence and diverse cultures

    Cons

    lacks consistent leadership. need innovative products that could reestablish it as a security leader

    Advice to Management

    None



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