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Big Company Culture, Must Control your own Destiny

Senior Financial Specialist (Current Employee) Mountain View, CA

ProsCompensation fair
Most people friendly & easy to work with
Lots of opportunity to drive positive change
With effort, you can drive your own destiny and move between groups

ConsPoor training
Most managers are not mentors
Finance often works in a silos fighting fires
Communication from the top down can be almost non-existent
Politics drive decisions and many promotions (performance is a factor, but to a lesser extent)
Poor yearly performance management

Advice to Senior ManagementThere is little to no useful training available, particularly around tools and processes. Doesn't do a lot of good to upgrade all your systems if nobody knows how to utilize them.
Teach your managers how to mentor and lead
Finance should be focused on business decisions, not reporting that isn't required or doesn't add value

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good engineers, lacking management and innovation

    Principal Software Engineer (Current Employee) Mountain View, CA

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


    Pros: - Good engineers and co-workers - Good work life balance - Decent… Cons: - Lot of attrition - Bad management, lack of strong, technical leaders at the executive level - Company needs to innovate and… Advice to Senior Management: - Need to take risks and innovate - Need more focus… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    Anti Virus is dead

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Mountain View, CA

    I worked at Symantec full-time for more than 3 years


    Pros: They have a nice Gym. Located in Sunny California. Its a good… Cons: Pay is comparable to what your initial job function will be. Yet they will demand more and more from you, Promise you a promotion or… Advice to Senior Management: Management has been working at Symantec for decades appointed due to sonority. Majority of them because of this are unfit to lead a team due… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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