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New CEO is much better

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

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

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

The new CEO is promising

Cons

The whole company needs a better strategy

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    Good engineering teams, bad boardroom

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Mountain View, CA

    I worked at Symantec full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The software and IT engineers were very experienced, knowledgeable and friendly. The mid level and project managers were very good and organized. Communication between and within teams was good.

    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 and sales rather than making a quality product. Important teams were outsourced to India and China with much less efficient results and lower quality code.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on making great products, not on driving your stock up. Let your employees create great products and stop with the cost-cutting, layoffs, and outsourcing.
    Off topic: entirely overhaul your UI/UX design process: the software has been getting harder to use, not easier.

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    Exciting Changes Ahead

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    Current Employee - Talent Acquisition in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Talent Acquisition in Mountain View, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    +New CEO,Steve Bennett is changing the culture to become more proactive and to have employees and management take ownership as leaders.(Top Down, Bottom Up Approach)
    +Culture is quickly improving to become more transparent and accountable
    +Reenergized workforce
    +Clearer visibility of goals and objectives

    Cons

    *The changes envisioned will take a lot of time and energy on everyone's behalf, some people have more difficulty with change than others.

    Advice to Management

    Stay the course and focus on the positive opportunities ahead.

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