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Senior Principal IT Analyst

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Former Employee - Senior Principal IT Analyst in Mountain View, CA
Former Employee - Senior Principal IT Analyst in Mountain View, CA

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

Pros

Great work life balance, ok salary and benefits

Cons

Overly complicated IT structure, employee feedback is not valued and only for talkers and not doers

No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Dysfunctional finance team

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Symantec

    Pros

    -nice benefit
    -work life balance
    -"nice" people

    Cons

    -weak management
    -unclear roles and responsibilities
    -no accountability
    -high turn over rate
    -promotes people who are friends or loyal. Do not value experience
    -poor internal reporting system --> meaning lots of busy work to reconcile data

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire good finance vp who really understands what finance is to replace the one that rely solely on external consulting firm or newly graduated MBA with little experience

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Growing pains

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    Current Employee - Senior Principal Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA

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

    Pros

    Good compensation, great coworkers, good work/life balance, smart people, good about allowing opportunities for training/personal development, benefits are good

    Cons

    regular lay-offs, growth through acquisition only, Symantec milks an acquisition for about 3-4 years then places software in maintenance mode, hard to generate internal organic growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leverage internal talent for organic growth, encourage more internal innovation rather then looking almost exclusively to acquisitions for growth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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