Symantec Reviews

Updated April 27, 2015
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  1. Good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Database Administrator in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Database Administrator in Sunnyvale, 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 is good. Location is great. Downtown Mt view is close. Canteen is ok. Great coffee machines. Overall good place to work.

    Cons

    Now a days there is too much politics. Also the bonus amount is not reaching 100% rollout. More opportunities needed for training.

    Advice to Management

    Middle level management needs training

  2. good experience overall, still needs good plan for the company in the long run

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good balance for work and life,
    middle level for compensation. 401k, salary level. some one may have stocks.
    should have time for personal growth. mature product in industry. still needs find new growth direction for the company.

    Cons

    It has mature product in industry. still needs to find new growth direction for the company. This company still needs innovation and growth point. Revenue stops growing for two years.

    Advice to Management

    Management always changes. People come here and bright their own people. Hope we can focus on product and innovation and create some product that and stir the market of instead of spending money on other things.

  3. An under-rated company for software solutions, with talented people.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director of Events in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Director of Events in Salt Lake City, UT

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great products with talented people.

    Cons

    Marketing is under-funded and frequent leadership changes.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more consistent executive leadership, strategy and funding.

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  5. Opportunities abound

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

    I worked at Symantec

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

    Pros

    When you demonstrate value, there are a multitude of opportunities for lateral moves.

    Cons

    Frequent changes in management over the past several years, but things appear to be settling.

  6. Great company to work for, lots of opportunities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Salt Lake City, UT

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Lots of challenging problems to solve
    Good work life balance
    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Lots of employee turnover
    Company seems to have lost it's sense of direction and is trying to redefine it's strategy
    Layoffs occur more often than you would like.

  7. Helpful (1)

    Excellent 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 Symantec

    Pros

    Largest cyber security company in the world, good compensation, myriad growth opportunities

    Cons

    Not always nimble in project execution

    Advice to Management

    React faster to new and emerging computing trends

  8. Helpful (1)

    Excelent place to work

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

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

    Positive Outlook
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Decent benefits, tremendous environment. Lots of on-site facilities, gym, cafe, courtyard baskeball court, Instructor led physical fitness.

    Cons

    Role changes can happen before the pay change by a long time.

    Advice to Management

    Balance the budget to give out raises with increases in responsiblity without a long delay

  9. Worked as malware analyst

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Symantec full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Free cookies, a lot of free cookies, and apples oranges

    Cons

    huge projects, i have to work extra hours, that is not good at all

    Advice to Management

    Be nice

  10. Long timer

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The company defaults to trying to do the right thing for employees, customers and shareholders. High levels of integrity throughout the org.

    Cons

    Isn't an innovator. Current solution set will always lag given the development process. Acquisition integration spotty.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the future, jettison the rest.

  11. Decent

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Overall, a decent company to work in Silicon Valley, not super hot/exciting. Good benefit packages.

    Cons

    Nothing hot/exciting. Average compensation overall. Stock price has been flat.

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