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Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer
Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer

I have been working at Symantec full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

Great place with the new CEO. Things seem to be really coming together.

Cons

As an individual contributor, not much bad to say. Sometimes ask too many hours, but seldom of late.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stay progressive

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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    Good place to work and improving under new leadership

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    Current Employee - Product Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Mountain View, CA

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

    Pros

    Market 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

    Cons

    Prior 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 ManagementAdvice

    Continue 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.

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    Approves of CEO
  2. 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)

    Pros

    The new CEO is promising

    Cons

    The whole company needs a better strategy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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