Symantec

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One of the perfect places to work!

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - SQA Analyst in Waltham, MA
Current Employee - SQA Analyst in Waltham, MA

I have been working at Symantec as a contractor (less than an year)

Pros

Everyone is very friendly, makes an effort to work as a team and help each other learn.

Cons

You can sometimes get lost in the organizational scheme of things being a part of a 20,000 employee company but you know that going in.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep up the great work!

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    2 years in product organization

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at Symantec full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - growth by acquisition has led to diversity in management styles which are ultimately good for the business
    - if you excel at politics, this is the place for you!

    Cons

    - watch out for Steve Bennett and his outwardly friendly demeanor. He has made some questionable hires into his direct staff, and the veteran executives are scared to tell him the truth. There is an air of politics that has created a "yes-men" culture (yes! He fired all his female direct reports upon arrival!) which will not produce results in the long term.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Steve and team need to think about how they can show up as role models to a diverse employee base. Some employees see him as a father figure, but he needs to engender those that don't if he truly wants a diverse workforce.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Same 'ole, same 'ole...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Symantec

    Pros

    Pay is fair and remote work allowed.

    Cons

    "Re-org" of the company is still going on after being announced in late 2012! Teams left in limbo not knowing if they will have a job or not for far too long. Meanwhile, land-grabs for power are going on. New C-Level leadership wanted to create a new culture and it was needed, but it's taken WAY too long and their actions don't match their words. Sad.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the CIO - nothing positive will change in technology if M.H. is still there. He is in over his head, does not understand anything to do with security, risk, or complex IT infrastructure, and he can't make a decision to save his life. Time for him to go. Too bad you thought he was "4.0" material - suck it up that you made a bad decision and get rid of him before he does more damage.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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