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Current Employee - Program Manager  in  Mountain View, CA
Current Employee - Program Manager in Mountain View, CA

I have been working at Symantec

Pros

Great brand, lots of infrastructure to support your efforts - lots of people to go to in order to get work done. Good, intelligent talent, but constant acquisition and change make it tough to "dig in"

Cons

Incredibly process heavy company... there always seem to be new systems being set up - which is definitely rough. So many mergers and acquisitions, yet process around that for both internal and external communication is unsatisfactory.

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    Who cares what your customers want? Worst than current Congress in Washington DC

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager  in  Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Mountain View, CA

    I worked at Symantec

    Pros

    Good place for house wives who wants 9 - 5 job with flexibility to work from home.
    Good campus
    Generally people are nice outside the work setting
    Nice cafeteria

    Cons

    The only other disfunctional place I have seen is Washington DC. This place is equally as charged politically as DC if not more. If you are customer focused and driven to do the right thing for your business and customers who you serve then this is completely wrong place for you. IT doesn't care what business wants as they are completely wrapped around their beureucratic processes and procedures.

    So much so that time sensitve business initiatives that needs IT help is left side ways and nobdy cares.

    On top of it their whole outsourcing engagement to HP is so pathetic that it is practically impossible to get anything done.

    If you are of the type who fly below radar and come to office and don't do anything and go back then this is the right place for you. If you are of the ambitious types then you will feel like commiting suicide. You are better off working in 7/11 than this place.

    My personal advice to go-getters and people with strong drive to achieve somethings "STAY AWAY" from this place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire the entire sr. management and get new blood in place.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 8 people found this helpful  

    "There are two types of people -- those who have left Symantec, and those who will!"

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    Former Employee - Principal Systems Engineer  in  Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Principal Systems Engineer in Mountain View, CA

    I worked at Symantec

    Pros

    Symantec is a very well known name in the industry, and there is a lot of name recognition.
    Symantec offered a very good benefits package. Their vision care, in particular, completely astounded my optometrist--he'd never seen such a good package.
    Some groups work very well with allowing telework and flex-time.

    Cons

    Management out-and-out lies.
    Management does not communicate effectively with their direct reports.
    There is a huge outflow of highly qualified people, and they are being 'let go' for no apparent reason.
    The benefits package for 2012 has completely changed, and has dropped to one of the worst that I've ever seen.
    The products that the availability side of the house are delivering are, honestly, too little too late. They have an amazing vision of where they want to go with this, but the execution leaves a lot to be desired.
    It appears as though they are positioning the company to be sold -- cutting costs, cutting benefits, getting rid of "expensive" people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want to maintain your market lead and grow your business, you need to start making better decisions. You also need to make sure that your company vision is understood and embraced by your employees. It doesn't help if your employees are always wondering why a particular decision has been made.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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