Symantec

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3 people found this helpful  

My experience there was fine - but not a company I would stay with for long term employment

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Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Cupertino, CA
Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Cupertino, CA

I worked at Symantec

Pros

My hiring manager gave me a great opportunity and salary
The company supported work life balance and telecommuting
Unfortunately I was moved to work under two other managers within the next 12 months

Cons

Poor leadership in middle management
Bad communication

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Competitive Salary - frustrating culture

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    Current Employee - Online Marketing Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Online Marketing Manager in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at Symantec

    Pros

    Pay is decent at symantec and they make products that keep computers safe, something anyone could be proud of.

    Cons

    Company is massively siloed which results in constant infighting between PMs and departments and plenty of confusion as to what comes out of who's budget. Executing can sometimes be tough.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's a good company that's making excellent products, but there's a lot of crossed wires between all the management layers. Symantec needs to run leaner, faster, and smarter to win.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Overall, very satisfied for first 7 years out of 10.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA

    I worked at Symantec

    Pros

    Never lacked for tools or resources to get my job done; Symc always willing to send me to classes; talented and dedicated colleagues. I was always proud to say that I worked at Symantec, bringing world-class Norton products to the masses.

    Cons

    Nimble, they are not. Symc is very process-driven and they operate with minimal staff. Because of this, it was extremely difficult and time-consuming to get simple stuff done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire some people... you have a good number of really talented, devoted employees who are overworked and underappreciated. Nobody wants to work 50-60 hours per week ALL THE TIME.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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