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Former Intern - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
Former Intern - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA

I worked at Symantec as an intern (less than a year)

Pros

Symantec is probably one of the best company in bay area when it comes to taking care of their interns. Right from day 1 they will make you feel very comfortable. I found intern meets with CEO, CTO, CFO and some other activities to be really helpful. Their university relations team is really nice.

Cons

Except 2/3 groups they are not much into innovating new stuff. If you are looking to make your hands dirty on some really cool work this may not be the place.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Invest more into research.

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  1. Awesome place to be

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    Current Employee - Senior SQA Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Senior SQA Engineer in Mountain View, CA

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

    Pros

    1) Culture is awesome
    2) You can put in your point and ppl will hear you

    Cons

    None that i know of, this is my first job and I am sticking to it for a while ;)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the good work!

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    A decent 'corporate monster' once you find the right management team.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Heathrow, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Heathrow, FL

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

    Pros

    It took a few years to find the 'right' management team but this really made the difference (as long as you like what you do!). They aren't too invasive as a company even though security is their background. Plenty of internal areas of opportunity. Excellent networking opportunities. Decent benefits and vacation. Flexible schedule depending on department. Good people in general.

    Cons

    Conservative salaries. Lame office / cubical setups; no desire to make the workplace more appealing. No signs of a more progressive, modern or innovative culture. Lack of company trust from employees; fear of eventually being outsourced / off-shored. Annual R.I.F.'s (reduction in force).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start investing in & recognizing your 'relevant' talent before you lose them. Besides having a job that you don't mind, there really is no incentive to stay.

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