Symantec

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Depends Which Silo You Work In

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Current Employee - Senior Director, Marketing in Mountain View, CA
Current Employee - Senior Director, Marketing in Mountain View, CA

I have been working at Symantec full-time

Pros

- Sporadic exposure to talented individuals
- Well known brand that has recurring revenue & established customers
- Good WLB typical with larger companies

Cons

- Poor management, mediocre leadership and silo-ed thinking helps Symantec enjoy a malaise for years
- Simply hard for a Symantec to compete with more innovative, focused companies that are killing it in mobile & cloud
- Baggage of Symantec and Norton brand do not bode well for new products and more modern customers
- Managing teams to high performance is not encouraged due to Symantec's fear of litigation
- Too much dependence of FUD (Fear uncertainly and doubt) in their marketing

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Current re-org is energizing employees and provides hope for the future! But remember, the strategy and re-focus is the easier part - the proof will be in the execution

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Former SYMC employee

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Symantec

    Pros

    Rich history, great brand recognition in "Norton". The company still has great potential.

    Cons

    Has lost its identity, struggling to find new direction, example: They have dissolved their Consumer Business Unit, probably due to the fact they have not released a new product of any significance in years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your stock price has risen this past year with the arrival of the new CEO, but this is largely due to the announcement of corporate restructuring and the global employee RIF. It is not the result of new product or service offerings. Need senior leadership with bold new ideas relevant to today's mobile and social networking market place.

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Working for a great company

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Culver City, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Culver City, CA

    I have been working at Symantec full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    good software company to work for and potential for learning

    Cons

    Compensation not competitive with market

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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