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Great people, benefits and work/life balance, with good work schedule flexibility; no upward mobility or clear vision

Principal Software Engineer (Current Employee) Lindon, UT

ProsCompensation is better than average, benefits are great, and the culture is good, people are great at the office. Challenging engineering problems are always present, and flexibility in work schedule and process allows for creative solutions. Symantec has just picked up a new CEO that is laser focused on reinvigorating the business, and this is providing a more positive outlook on the future.

Cons'Thrashing' occurs frequently because of the loose process and somewhat ambiguous direction or absence of vision. Layoffs have occurred multiple times so there is always a looming apprehension about this reoccurring. A career track is virtually non-existent - it seems as though most are destined to remain in their hired positions for the length of their employment, rather than be encouraged to promote up. A common direction and enthusiasm for the business has been absent for some time, but may turn around with Steve Bennett as CEO.

Advice to Senior ManagementEncourage more enthusiasm for the business, and emphasize the importance of each role in the company as a vital part of the future success. Promote up key/star employees within the company, and foster a competitive culture that encourages more of this. Align all business units with focus that is in sync with Symantec's vision, and communicate more effectively how each business unit is a part of that vision.

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

    2 people found this helpful  

    Good people, poor structure - lots of politics.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    I worked at Symantec

    Pros: Good people for the most part and good pay. Cons: Poor structure causes a ton of political issue and roadblock… Advice to Senior Management: fire everyone. More

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    Good company but bad management.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    I have been working at Symantec

    Pros: Great benefits and campus in general. The company has great… Cons: The company acquired too many businesses. They do not know what to do with them. They also acquired two identical companies, which for two years… Advice to Senior Management: I am not sure that CEO knows what is going on in his divisions. He made the correct decision to cut the management, but it… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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