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A bit of an internal mess when I left. Things are shaking out now.

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Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Mountain View, CA
Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Mountain View, CA

I worked at Symantec full-time (More than 3 years)

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

Pros

Great benefits - health, dental, vision, disability, etc. ESPP program with 15% discount on purchase. Money for education. Depending on your position, free iphone and plan coverage. Generous time off starting with 19 days per year and growing based on time with the company.

Cons

Hugely bureaucratic. Very difficult to get new programs implemented and bring in appropriate vendors as needed. Some poorly skilled executives who were promoted based on securing the right connections.

Advice to Management

Don't take your productive individual contributors for granted.

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    Work environment at Symantec

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    Current Employee - Software Tester in Waltham, MA
    Current Employee - Software Tester in Waltham, MA

    I have been working at Symantec full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    This is a very vibrant company to work for. There are lots smart people working here from best universities. They have nice technologies they use and office space is very nice.

    Cons

    The company makes some bad decision on investment of time and effort in development. Promotions are hard to get.

  2. Great place to learn and grow.

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    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at Symantec full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Takes good care of employees
       Good overall benefits package with better than average health care coverage.
    - good career path options
      Started my career in consulting and moved up the ladder to lead architect and then moved on into product management with help and support of mgmt along the career path.
    - great group of talented people with good mgmt in general

    Cons

    - until recently was to focused on the short term and didn't consided long term implications of decisions. Current upper management is working to reorganize and refocus the company on the long term vrs yearly reorgs soly focused on drive more profit next year.
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    Advice to Management

    Keep going the direction you are going.

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