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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lindon, UT
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lindon, UT

I have been working at Symantec full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Fast paced, exciting working environment. Lots of challenging and fulfilling assignments. Excellent leadership, excellent direction.

Cons

Symantec as a whole was a great company to work for. However Symantec seems to be heavy into acquisitions, including buying competing technologies instilling internal competition and power struggles.

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  1. A company with no direction

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Account Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Technical Account Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at Symantec full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Free AV software for its employees. Decent employee stock purchase plan.

    Cons

    Poor benefits package, very few raises, make big changes every year that really aren't any changes at all. Lack of direction from senior management, and they don't reward employees who do well.

    Advice to Management

    If you really want to make a change at Symantec, don't just change things up every year, start moving some of the managers that for some reason you treat so well out, and let other people with new ideas have a chance. Changing things up every year but keeping the same managers in place is nothing more than reshuffling the deck. Nothing is really going to change.


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    2 years in product organization

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 a year)

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

    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 Management

    - 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.


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