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Symantec

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

I have been working at Symantec

Pros

High Level of Independence and Ownership. Also the level of rewards and recognition for performance is great.

Cons

Political organization at the mid management level. There is lack of consistency in promotions across the organization

Advice to ManagementAdvice

break the silos and ensure top performers are taken care of

Recommends
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Other Reviews for Symantec

  1.  

    Hope the next few years turn out better for Symantec than the last few.

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

    I have been working at Symantec

    Pros

    Good pay, great portfolio of products, technology, great prospects

    Cons

    management myopia, mistrust of the workforce

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This is a great company with great people who have the capability of doing better. Tap into the workforce and take care of them. They'll take care of the company and its growth.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Symantec can be a good place to work...

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    Current Employee - QA Engineer  in  Lindon, UT
    Current Employee - QA Engineer in Lindon, UT

    I have been working at Symantec

    Pros

    Symantec does allow for steady, consistant work in the security and management software industry. Most everyone there has been with a company that they were acquired by Symantec and most don't want to leave because they are still working on the things they were before the acquisition. They are asking us in surveys how they can do better. If you are in marketing or sales you will be happy. The benefits are average.

    Cons

    Since we were mostly all acquired, the existing staff has an air of entitlement to position, status and progression. Any new employees are inadvertently made to feel expendable and of little worth to the larger company. No career path in the technical areas are available to employees in those positions. They have a stated policy of hiring and retaining the best. Anybody else seems to be expendable and not worth training to become the best. (Which of course would be far cheaper.)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please come down into the trenches and see that the vast majority of your employees want to be better employees and they want to progress, just as you did, but in their own area of expertise. Please offer us training and viable career paths within the company.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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