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Symantec can be a great place to work, if you are in the right unit.

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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA

I have been working at Symantec

Disapproves of CEO
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

We get to do some really cool stuff in the department I'm in. For the most part, I still feel like I'm at a startup.

Cons

Being embarrassed by some of the other pieces of software in our portfolio. When my work reaches outside our group, things grind to a halt. Our IT org is phenomenally inept.

Advice to Management

Fix IT. This company is no longer just an anti-virus company. The one size fits all attitude of IT is causing us to be out maneuvered by our competitors and it is also chasing away the more talented employees.

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  1. Helpful (2)

    This company stopped being fun to work for since Veritas merger

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Cupertino, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Cupertino, CA

    I have been working at Symantec

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunity to learn matured processes in some areas

    Cons

    Brain drain is over and no merit left in current latent.

    Advice to Management

    Stop patronizing your buddies and start encouraging and promoting talent and loyalty.


  2. Helpful (2)

    work environment STINKS

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Cupertino, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Cupertino, CA

    I have been working at Symantec

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    excellent Technology and tools, excellent learning possibility if the work env was good

    Cons

    contractors are treated like dirt, no respect, old timers have no respect for new comers; no support. some of the mid level managers have no clue what is expected of them. job assignmnets are done by one-liner emails, no team spirit; hire -no support -fire; That is why there are so many contract position on symantec; because of constant fires and kills. There is this "great" group with a director and an annalyst, with zero communication with hired contractors - the feeling seems to be new person may outshine them in the group. atleast a few people have quit and literally run away. They really make any new comers life miserable.

    Advice to Management

    train managers to be leaders, focus on work ethics and good working atmosphere. People would love to stay on if the work env is healthy and happy


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