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

  • 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
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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 Management

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!

Other Employee Reviews for Symantec

  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
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 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
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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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