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Better than I Expected

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Current Employee - Principal Product Marketing Manager in Mountain View, CA
Current Employee - Principal Product Marketing Manager in Mountain View, CA

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

Pros

You get to work with down to earth management, in a comfortable atmosphere, and great benefits. Because it is a large company it provides a lot of things to do. For the first time in my career I work with people I can respect since they are so knowledgeable and confident. I expected that I would be working in a grind factory from what I read of the reviews on glassdoor but I find that I "grind" harder than most. I work from home once a week and have a flexible working schedule. Honestly I love it but right now the Symantec 4.0 transition phase is kind of a downer with so many lay offs.

Cons

Layoffs. The other side of things is that our budgets are getting cut so it is harder to accomplish tasks from a marketing point of view.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Look for more synergistic abilities between products. Can Backup Exec and Net backup be combined?

Recommends
Positive Outlook
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    Software Engineer

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA

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

    Pros

    Awesome team, great CEO and nice manager. Campus location has great volleyball court, tennis court and ping pong tables

    Cons

    Big company and dis-engagement in management in some teams. Lots of ways to get distracted, not limited to coffee breaks, ping pong, tennis, volleyball and other sports

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work to keep your subordinates motivated

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    I love working at Symantec!

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Roseville, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Roseville, MN

    I have been working at Symantec full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    I work on NetBackup and the product is stable, growing into new areas of Cloud backup and deduplication which allows us to do challenging and fun things at work

    Cons

    Slow release cycles and long testing phases breaks the pace of work sometimes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Challenge development to do more test driven development and reduce QE testing times.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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