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Helpful (1)

Some good and some bad

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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Mountain View, CA
Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Mountain View, CA

I have been working at Symantec full-time (More than a year)

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

Pros

Some good people; most want the best for the company, customers and other employees; some interesting projects

Cons

Lack of organization, too many managers, politics and personal interests were left unchecked and often derailed doing the right thing, too many people doing the same or similar work

Advice to Management

Good luck with the transformation!

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  1. Great Company, Great Leadership

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Symantec

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

    Pros

    New CEO is shaking things up in a good way. Very optimistic for the future.

    Cons

    Company is going through a lot of organizational changes that teams need to quickly realign and figure out new roles & responsibilities in order to execute.

    Advice to Management

    Don't rely so much on consulting firms to help with transformation, put the right people in place and we should be able to do this ourselves.


  2. Helpful (4)

    SYMC 4.0 continues to be management heavy

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Mountain View, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    work life balance, good location along 101, good cafeteria.

    Cons

    - Highly political climate. The restructuring was touted as a management simplification drive, however the majority of people let go are Individual Contributors. The re-org is strange as now you have Senior Managers reporting to another Senior Manager. Once again the management has won by keeping itself safe. How do you expect SYMC 4.0 to take off with the same management in charge of the company?

    Advice to Management

    - layoff the people from Management - Directors and Senior Managers.
    - If you really want to achieve a flat organization, everyone should report to a Director level person. The Senior Manager/Manager roles should be abolished when it comes to direct reports. This will give a level playing field to all employees.
    - Introduce a culture where the Senior executives - VP, etc. meet with the team on a one on one basis regularly.


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