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Symantec

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Former Employee - Senior Product Manager  in  Mountain View, CA
Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Mountain View, CA

I worked at Symantec full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

Great peers and good resources

Cons

The company is slow to make changes

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Management is working on a significant structural change that should be good for the future, but in the mean time, it also lost many good employees without taking input from others besides the direct manager.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Taking a downhill dive

    Current Employee - Internal Territory Account Representative
    Current Employee - Internal Territory Account Representative

    I have been working at Symantec full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    It is a job that provides a pay check.

    Cons

    New 4.0 strategy is all hype. Company has changed into a micro managed hellion. Management makes a decision one day and then does an about face the next. They need to make a decision and stick with it for at least a full quarter. Abundance of products that staff is expected to be knowledgable about, but adequate training is lacking. Management tries to enlist fear in order to push sales staff to produce.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    See above.

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

    Uphill climb

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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 for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Steve Bennett truly is a leader with the passion, business knowledge, vision and demonstrated track record of success who will take Symantec to new heights. There is no doubt of this in my mind. Steven Gillett is also an incredible COO. They are both at the top of their game and possess brilliant strategic minds.

    Cons

    Everything downhill from there needs major improvement. The short-term improvements towards operating margin were low hanging fruit. Getting the company aligned to function in an optimal fashion is another story. Symantec's product portfolio is too vast. This has forced the global operational and financial reporting processes to become chaotic. Some projects have been ongoing for the past 6 years. It's a consulting firm's dream!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bennett needs to simplify. There's still a lot of wheel spinning to go nowhere. Be certain that the strategy is set before embarking on system upgrades. Revisit, all leadership roles. Although there has been significant turnover, more is needed.

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