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I have been working at Symantec full-time for more than 7 years
Pros – Compensation 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 Management – Encourage 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
2013-01-11 08:30 PST
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