Symantec

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Principal business intelligence analyst

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

I have been working at Symantec full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Good environment to work here

Cons

No cash bonus and less workplace amenities

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good benefit, good people, process could improve.

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

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

    Pros

    Good benefit and culture, flexible schedule, great people. Encourage career development (depending on the manager though).

    Cons

    Too much change in leadership, good people are leaving the company, too much process (or ineffective process) that hinders productivity.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Change is necessary to thrive

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    Former Employee - Business Development in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Business Development in Mountain View, CA

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

    Pros

    Capable CEO
    Upgrading the talent across the board
    Process excellence oriented
    Investing in front line employees
    Culture focused on getting the best from people
    Great assets (e.g. customers, partners, technology ingredients)

    Cons

    Highly political environment
    Important to recognize that alphas thrive. All others are prone to be victims of alphas so it is buyer beware if this is not the kind of culture for you especially if considering management positions.
    Ability to innovate is still needed to be relevant for the future
    Investment in the 10 new offers is progressing slowly if at all
    Market moving faster than they are (e.g. FireEye)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Organic growth is critical to success however the product organization is riddled with politicians who lacks creativity, let alone authenticity. This is not to say that good people aren't in the organization, but they are being suppressed by those more interested in being promoted and accumulating power than delivering great products for customers. This is widely known within the rank and file who are very fearful of retaliation for the truth. Nonetheless, these truths have not seemingly reached the CEO who is very capable within 300 degrees but continues to have this critical 60 degree blind spot in part due to political mastery on the part of some of his leaders and his tendency to focus on process versus invention.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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