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Uncertainty, chaos, hyper competitive, tone deaf

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Symantec

Pros

Good benefits, on-site cafeteria, nice offices

Cons

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

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Politics and personal agendas take a front seat and the customer and company come last

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

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

    Pros

    There are some bright people trying to make a difference not only for the customer but also for the benefit of the company and the world. The potential at a company this large to innovate and transform the world with their pure concentration of talent and technology is endless. The company is currently going through a internal change which should help calm some of the cons below.

    Cons

    This company is entrenched with politics and executive simply trying to move hirer up the ladder and build their empires in what ever way they can. The management is constantly telling employees they will improve but when it comes down to it, they simply are lying to the employees so they can get a temporary boost in productivity to make the quarterly numbers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A major overhaul of the company structure is needed, and some reorganization is required to help benefit the employees and customers. I hope your new directions help change the company for the better and the problem areas are fixed. Good Luck!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Highs and Lows

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

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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