Symantec

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Confusion.. though some of it seems to be clearing up

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA

I worked at Symantec full-time

Pros

Great products
Great talent in employees (even among those who are still around)
Great brand recognition
Excellent campus in MV - offices, open area, cafeteria

Cons

- An ostrich-like approach to changing trends and threats from the competition.
- Silos (fiefdoms)
- Prejudiced executives (for example, some VPs not happy with the teams they are having to lead and being vocal about it.)
- Low morale resulting from lack of direction and bad leadership.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

- Symantec still has some great technologies and talent. Capitalize on these assets.
 - Change the top leadership within struggling BUs. BUs might have struggled due to bad decisions made by leaders.
 - Complete the re-orgs soon so that you get the right results as against good employees leaving out of their own will. The wait has been too long.

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
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    Not too bad

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Symantec

    Pros

    Lotsa PTO, fair salary. Company really seems to get things turn around

    Cons

    No raises after nice salary

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    All Orgs Are Not Created Equally

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA

    I worked at Symantec full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Company encourages organizational transfers in an effort to learn all aspects of the business. The overall compensation package is very competitive.

    Cons

    All organizations are not created equal. There are a few organizations that have evolved very little in terms of management style, telecommuting, promotions. People have been in the same organization for years and are not comfortable with change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be open to change, evolve. If the same people have been in the same group for a significant period of time, it may be time for a review of that organization.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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