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Current Employee - Project Specialist (HR)  in  Springfield, OR
Current Employee - Project Specialist (HR) in Springfield, OR

I have been working at Symantec as a contractor for less than a year

Pros

fair hours, great pay, very friendly people.

Cons

difficult to get your foot in the door, as a temp it feels I am having a hard time becoming permanent

Advice to ManagementAdvice

be more hands on in help towards temps in to a permanent position

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    Nearly 9 years to watch the pendulum swing back to bad

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Symantec full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Lots of truly great people when I was working there. Great benefits and a great work environment. I've had several great managers and leaders in my time. Some true visionaries and truly brilliant people.

    Cons

    Sadly, a lot has happened that has destroyed the culture of Symantec. The focus on the future ignore a lot of the realities of the modern, mobile world. Especially when it comes to your targets and growth/expansion. Too many directors and VPs that remain are taking away decisions from those under them without any direct knowledge of the market or the target customers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Unfortunately through the reorg you've gotten rid of a lot of expertise, vision, and leadership. My first advice is to do what you actually said. Find the under served or needed jobs and solve for them. You must act quickly or you will become irrelevant. You're starting to creat a culture that will move even slower then Symantec was at its low point. Also, stop allowing the creation of fiefdoms. Even though the nature of 4.0 is supposed to be more cooperation, you are creating a culture of less cooperation. An "everyone is in it for themselves" type culture where the strongest director (personality wise) wins, even at the expense of the most qualified team or individual. You won't win if you constantly lose the most talented people in your org.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    State of turmoil

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Symantec

    Pros

    - good pay & benefits

    Cons

    - tons of leadership turnover

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - steady the ship

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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