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stable company but no growth

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Current Employee - Principal Business Intelligence Analyst in Mountain View, CA
Current Employee - Principal Business Intelligence Analyst in Mountain View, CA

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

Pros

v good relaxed work environment

Cons

no significant growth, the company looks ok not great

Advice to ManagementAdvice

keep it up

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
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  1. 3 people found this helpful

    A desk job that's made for coasting through your career.

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    Former Employee - Training
    Former Employee - Training

    I worked at Symantec full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    work-life balance is wonderful. show up, sit there and do your day-to-day. they have a decent benefits package. If you're not looking to challenge yourself and are OK with being part of the herd, this is perfect.

    Cons

    Terrible management. I should have seen the red flags when my manager would say things like "I don't like managing people" or he would come in and sit at his desk all day with headphones on - not once did he join anyone else for lunch. What kind of company promotes, (that's right he was promoted) a hermit to manage a team of people?!?!? He also didn't mind throwing other people under the bus to save himself. There are no clearly defined expectations, projects are a joke as they serve vague business purposes. The worst part, this company is able to sleep at night after laying off a 5 month old pregnant woman!!! whoa... If you're looking for a company recognizes talent, fosters innovation and creativity while maintaining a moral standard... you're going to want to run far far away from Symantec.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    CLEARLY DEFINED EXPECTATIONS are a must. And don't sit down with an employee and give them grades on some stupid chart that was pulled off the internet.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. Progressive company in transition

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Mountain View, CA

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

    Pros

    Reasonably progressive thinking management that fully embraces and supports agile practices, remote teams, flex hours and locations, etc. Good benefits and bonus plans. Well known products with good reputation. The company is putting a lot of investment into mobile.

    Cons

    Company still in transition for more than a year so expect fairly big changes and announcements every month or so. Top management and talent have left, but new blood has come in, still it's hard to hire top talent when competing in the Valley with Google, Facebook, Apple, etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be willing to pay the price for top talent, get rid of remaining older corporate processes and complete the transition to being a more competitive, faster moving organization.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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