Symantec Reviews

Updated March 26, 2015
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  1. Quality Assurance

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

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

    Pros

    People, opportunity, location, you control your career path

    Cons

    Noticed that management overlooked the best person for an available position for a buddy of senior management.
    Uncertainty company is splitting at the end of the year.

    Neutral Outlook
  2. 2 people found this helpful

    Turmoil

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

    I have been working at Symantec

    Pros

    care about society and people

    Cons

    too many strategy and leadership shifts in the past 2 years

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop the bleeding,work with the people that are executing in the field instead of those in the puzzle palace making the 99th plan

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful

    Impossible to get in

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Springfield, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Springfield, OR

    I worked at Symantec

    Pros

    Enjoyed contracts. Good working relationships.

    Cons

    Couldn't get on perm. Applied to tons of sales positions. No interviews despite previous experience. CEO was fired. Directors and VPs have left.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop losing great people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful

    Company has reverted back to it's old ways

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

    I worked at Symantec full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very intelligent people at the level that I worked with, most everyone meshed really well and our direct managers listened to us They are willing to work with you if life happens to you and you have to leave early.

    Cons

    Lack of raisess for "Exemplary employees" is disheartening. Upper management and CEO who was replaced last fall, they don't seem to care what everyone else in the company needs as long as it stuffed their pocketbook full of cash

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management needs to stop treating everyone else like gerbils. we're people too!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    Advanced Technical Support Engineer

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

    I worked at Symantec

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Cool environment and coworkers

    Cons

    Too many upper management changes. Not a lot of room for advancement.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful

    An easy, albeit sad working experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing in Mountain View, CA

    I worked at Symantec part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good compensation, fair work-life balance, nice brand to work with, and depending on your manager you can get some pretty fair raises and bonuses.

    Cons

    Leadership failure. In my two years here the company went through 3 CEOs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in long-term leadership and develop a unified management voice.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. Software Engineer Intern

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Symantec

    Pros

    Good people, Nice work life balance

    Cons

    Now so good planned structure for Interns

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Great place to work for!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Support Engineer
    Current Employee - Support Engineer

    I have been working at Symantec

    Pros

    Big company, opportunity for growth if you have the drive and will! Was promoted an average of once a year since started with the company, which is good.

    Cons

    The company is constantly re-structuring itself and that is not calming to the employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    Constant changes

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Mountain View, CA

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

    Pros

    Great people with technical knowledge, well rounded experiences and most are very dedicated and focused. Great campus, employee benefit is on par with other similar size companies.

    Cons

    Company has been going through so many changes for the last few years which caused constant re-orgs and layoffs. Makes employees feel like they were not being valued. No work life balance. Performance evaluation could be more transparent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    A company trying to keep up with the smaller ones but getting pulled down from inside

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Great Work Life balance
    Employee level culture is awesome (In SF)
    Strong product portfolio and vision

    Cons

    Long product release
    Less room for growth
    Not great employee benefits

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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