Symantec

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Director

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Current Employee - Senior Director
Current Employee - Senior Director

I have been working at Symantec full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

Good salary, benefits, great place if you love politics. Management culture got better lately, there's a sense of pride for those who've been here a long time.

Cons

Too much politics, not enough career development discussions, constant reorgs and cuts (only to hire more people later...) We are in the third CEO in less than three years.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Focus, make a decision and move. Stop being paralyzed. Stop living in PowerPoint land...

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Imploding

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

    I worked at Symantec full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The front line employees are exceptional people for the most part. Co has really great benefits.

    Cons

    Most people with VP in their title achieved that by taking credit for their people's hard work. Or by stabbing their peers in the back. The latest (former) CEO did not follow his own "Say/Do" ratio. Many good people and true leaders were lost in the process.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The Data Center/Storage and Security experiment has failed. Break the company out into it's core functions. Get out of your ivory tower and start listening to your people. Gut the Executive level, and force all VPs to reapply for their jobs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Bad management

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

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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