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Working for Symantec has been a great experience for me.

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer  in  Boston, MA
Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Boston, MA

I have been working at Symantec

Pros

Symantec is a great company to work for.

Cons

Finding new projects for the group which has discontinued products.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Even since the merger with Veritas, Symantec has gone through some tough time. Maybe things could have been better if senior management made different decisions back then.

Recommends
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Sorry, wouldn't recommend working for this fortune 500 company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Account Manager
    Current Employee - Technical Account Manager

    I have been working at Symantec

    Pros

    The company has a lot of benefits, but the company failed to help employees use them. The company purchasing and commuter plan is great. The at&t discount is also good. It's great that we get free Norton PC products to use at home. I'm sorry I really don't have much good things to say.

    Cons

    H.R. is in India, Takes forever to get a response from H.R. , Payroll and etc. I.T. is also outsourced to India. Horrible. No Sick days - use your vacation days "PTO Days". It seems that any time you have an Issue you have to contact the benefits provider. Oh you didn't get your benefits card, well you need to call Aetna and they should take care of that for you. Oh you didn't get your dental card call your provider. Your local site will most likely not have a Support staff. No paid lunch

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring support functions back to the U.S., we are a US company! Does sprint nextel ring a bell.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Symantec review.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Principal Technical Support Engineer  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Principal Technical Support Engineer in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Symantec

    Pros

    I think that it is a place where you can work and be rewarded but it does require a lot of perseverance and patience as positions and promotions don't happen overnight.

    Cons

    Symantec is a large company and so the ability to stick out from the crowd and be noticed is very difficult. Additionally management doesn't always pick the correct person for the job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a hard look at why you are doing and/or changing things and truly make changes for the good of the employees and the customers. I think too many decisions are based upon knee jerk reactions without any thought of what this may affect or how this could impact lives of the employees.

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