Symantec
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www.symantec.com Mountain View, CA 5000+ Employees

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Good place to work and improving under new leadership

Product Manager (Current Employee)
Mountain View, CA

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

ProsMarket leading products with dominant positions
They compete in relevant markets that are not going away
Compensation seems to be in line or above average for the valley
Benefits are above average
Most groups respect work/life balance (hours aren't crazy, telecommuting is OK)
Symantec is a logo that is known and pretty well respected in the valley when you are ready to leave
Very strong corporate responsibility

ConsPrior leadership was generally ineffective in creating company's vision, strategy and execution
Way too many silos across products and business units
Very slow moving to get things done (projects, programs, etc.)
Inconsistent in attracting and developing top young talent (i.e. post-MBA level); better at recruiting/developing post-undergrad and Sr Mgmt (director and higher), but folks in between often fall through the cracks and leave for greener pastures

Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to execute on Steve Benett's vision, which was very successful at Intuit. Make this a company that people want to love to work for. Take pride in career development.

On the product side, break down silos between BUs, streamline operations, shorten sales cycles, and invest in emerging technologies. Stop letting new players eat at our market share. Get back to innovating instead of reacting defensively.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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New CEO is much better

Supervisor (Current Employee)
Culver City, CA

I have been working at Symantec full-time for more than 5 years


Pros: The new CEO is promising Cons: The whole company needs a better strategy Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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Good engineering teams, bad boardroom

Systems Engineer (Former Employee)
Mountain View, CA

I worked at Symantec full-time for more than a year


Pros: The software and IT engineers were very experienced, knowledgeable and friendly. The mid level… Cons: The senior upper management seemed to not really know how to properly run a technical software company: their focus seemed to me on marketing… Advice to Senior Management: Focus on making great products, not on driving your stock up. Let your employees create great products and stop with the… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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