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Uncertainty, chaos, hyper competitive, tone deaf

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Symantec

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Good benefits, on-site cafeteria, nice offices

Cons

Chaos, agressive management style, no feeling that employees are valued

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Highs and Lows

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Mountain View, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Symantec offers the market solid technology - from security to storage. The Norton portfolio continues to be well received by the consumer marketplace. Brand awareness is higher for Norton than for Symantec.
    There are many opportunities to make a difference at Symantec - only requirements - your initiative and the support of your manager.

    Cons

    The company is going through a massive reorganization which has crippled the momentum in a number of groups. This reorganization would appear to be more about cost cutting than streamlining and resetting the company for innovation and growth.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize the turmoil caused by the reorganization and the inability to prioritize markets and investments. Engage with employees and you'll find that they want to be productive and successful - but they need management to shift from an internal to external focus.


  2. Helpful (1)

    So So depending upon area

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Misc Areas in Roseville, MI
    Current Employee - Misc Areas in Roseville, MI

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

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

    Pros

    Management varies with area. Hearing new impetus for employees to speak up. New CEO appears to be encouraging greater employee involvement.

    Cons

    Not sure of new impetus consequences. Reorganization may be more "bird cage" management practice in action. Shake the cage and everyone lands somewhere new. Have to wait and see. Seems to be disjuncture between areas which affect each other directly.

    Advice to Management

    Gather / use experience of employees from lower levels. Encourage open dialogue. Pierce outside level of management peer group thru 1:1 conversations. Town hall meetings are good but unlikely to uncover problems at lower levels.


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