Symantec

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Professional

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Current Employee - Senior Development Manager in Mountain View, CA
Current Employee - Senior Development Manager in Mountain View, CA

I have been working at Symantec full-time (more than an year)

Pros

Mountain view has an excellent campus with many facilities. We have high quality technical people, good and aggressive management.

Cons

many layoffs in the company at short interval.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep development and product mgmt together

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Solid Company for long term security

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

    I have been working at Symantec full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Established and secure.
    Interesting work.
    Your team will make or breeak your opinion of this company

    Cons

    Old school leadership with a primary focus on costs and less on employee productivity.
    IT partner (HP) hinders the company's success.
    They'll let you drive yourself into the ground if you let them. Some managers expect it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get some fresh leadership
    Modernize
    Get rid of HP and bring IT back in house

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    A fast growing company treading over its own toes

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Needham, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Needham, MA

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

    Pros

    Growing company with many acquisitions
    A very well recognized brand
    Worldwide presence

    Cons

    Not able to keep pace with its growth
    Silo-ed divisions
    A wide spread sense of uncertainty over ones ability to keep their job or position

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to ensure better integration of its new acquisitions. Symantec's strategy to grow as fast as Cisco and other's directly or indirectly competing with it led it on a path of acquiring new companies at a very fast pace. However, in its hurry to do so, the company was not able to ensure proper integration of these assets often resulting in shareholder value loss instead of gain as it was intended to be.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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