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Bad management

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Former Contractor - Functional Lead in Mountain View, CA
Former Contractor - Functional Lead in Mountain View, CA

I worked at Symantec as a contractor (less than a year)

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

Pros

Company still has great customer retention because of their great products

Cons

Obviously they needed a new CEO with some serious planning and management vision. The culture here has been taken over by India culture. If your not form India, you have very little chance of getting anywhere. They take care of themselves!

Advice to Management

Need to come back to an American based culture and management styles.

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    Working at Symantec has its Ups and Downs

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There are lots of wonderful people working at Symantec. I have the flexibility of working from home which I thoroughly enjoy. I have a variety of work to do with good people to work with.

    Cons

    Symantec is probably the "stingiest" high-tech company around! No bonuses, very little stock opportunity -- all reserved for highest grade levels. Still have to accrue PTO, and it's lumped together with sick leave.

    Advice to Management

    Total rewards needs to be competitive with other high-tech companies. That creates a better place to work and more employee loyalty.

  2. Still in flux

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at Symantec as a contractor

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Symantec has had fabulous people and an absolutely wonderful culture. It's a truly global company with many opportunities for advancement and international postings as well as the excitement of contact with very bright people from all over the world who are doing interesting and deeply important work.

    Cons

    The gutting of top management (there's been a revolving door in the CEO's office) and the enormous layoffs over the past few years have caused seismic shifts…and the ground hasn't stabilized yet.

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