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Opportunity to change an underperforming software brand w/ a stagnant stock price & a focus on cost over innovation.

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Culver City, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Culver City, CA

I worked at Symantec full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Great informal training ground if you show initiative and take the opportunity. Fantastic, well respected external brand particularly in consumer. 1st line managers are, mostly, excellent.

Cons

You come across unhappy people who choose to stay and whine about the company, but don't make changes themselves. A number of staff who (comparably speaking) "coast", many who are 4+ years. Not many career opportunities for a company of this size.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

"4th largest software company in the world" - hardly motivating! No one should brag about being number 4! Best of luck with new CEO. Big opportunity. I wish Symantec well.

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Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

1724 Other Employee Reviews for Symantec (View Most Recent)

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    Fantastic comp and benefits, good career opportunities, lousy culture/work-life balance

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Culver City, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Culver City, CA

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

    Pros

    Has its share of talented individuals, can be great place to work, some interesting technology.

    Cons

    Expectation of 24/7 availability is more the rule than the exception; too much short term focus on meeting Street expectations; not enough exciting innovation. A lot of red tape.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Merge departmental silos.

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    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Room for career advancement

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    Current Employee - Principal Service Manager in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Principal Service Manager in Herndon, VA

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

    Pros

    Applause awards
    Many opportunities to advance career
    Global company
    Ability to work remote

    Cons

    Too many acquired companies trying to assimilate to one
    Sr mgmt out of touch with core issues

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your top performers about their concerns and devise a strategy to assist them before they leave from burnout

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