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Not a bad place to work.

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Current Employee - Sales Engineer  in  New York, NY
Current Employee - Sales Engineer in New York, NY

I have been working at Symantec full-time for more than 10 years

Pros

Big they sell just about every thing you can think of.

Cons

Big slow moving you are just a number.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

listen to your direct reports

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Other Reviews for Symantec

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    Good Company!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Roseville, MN
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Roseville, MN

    I worked at Symantec full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Relaxed culture...
    Planned releases...
    Flexible timings...
    Very good people...

    Cons

    As long ass you are able to handle Minnesota Winters you should be fine
    For the constant thrill seekers might not be the most happening place
    Change process takes for EVER!!

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    A Patchwork of Acquired Companies

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer  in  Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Herndon, VA

    I have been working at Symantec full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good benefits

    Good compensation

    People across all levels generally mean well, even if they are unwilling to expend the effort required to actually *do* well

    Cons

    Almost no true alignment across product towers, which results in almost zero accountability for senior management when it comes to change, collaboration, new initiatives, etc.

    Unbelievably difficult to sell and license products. Even the most basic sale seems to require at least three internal teams for review and, so there is no central information store for any given deal. Compounding the challenge, field teams have little real exposure to the customer experience (licensing portal, partner portal, etc.), so customers are exposed to processes their sales teams never see.

    Bizarre attachment to established processes. Employees readily acknowledge a given process is broken, but then shrug their shoulders and fight any efforts to change.

    Very political. If you are not in front of the right people, you will be silo'd and spend your days frustrated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It will take more than a new CEO to fix Symantec's problems. Enrique may not have been the best leader, but he was only one person. The dysfunction and confusion native to Symantec has for years been embraced by senior management. To Steve Bennet -- look hard at your lieutenants, and make sure they are the ones who will actually implement the much-needed changes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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