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place to get a paycheck, not career

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

I have been working at Symantec

Pros

good pay for a job

Cons

no diversity----low-mid-top management are mostly India-born with a culture that is more of hierarchical than innovative.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

1. bring diversity to the company and management
2. less bullshxt (victory plan...that changes every 6mon with "leaders"), more hard work.

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    great place to work

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  Cupertino, CA
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Cupertino, CA

    I have been working at Symantec

    Pros

    Symantec hired me in a time of need. I have loved working there. The people are great, my manager is great and i feel appreciated for what i do. The envirnment is relaxed and typically there isnt much micromanagement from what i have seen. i would reccomend anyone to work for Symantec.
    Also, GREAT benefits

    Cons

    the systems are a little outdated. The processes are confusing, and there is so much change all the time that you are constantly asking everyone what to do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let employees know what is going on. the privacy of the company may be normal in this type of envirnment but seems like everyone is always afraid of losing their job. There is ZERO job security

    Recommends
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  2.  

    Great company, great people

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Cupertino, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cupertino, CA

    I have been working at Symantec

    Pros

    very talented engineers. the different departments working on many different things provide excellent selection of what to do when you get bored. You can choose a security focused career path or a file/storage career path with the veritas products. Both are challenging and rewarding experiences. Most of the people who work there are extremely intelligent. This is a no fluff company doing CSS/HTML stuff, this is actually a company working on the guts of operating systems , file storage technologies, security. One of the best places to work for.

    Cons

    somewhat political atmosphere. There was a lot of confusion after the veritas acquisition but most of that has settled. Sometimes move too slow in some areas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create smaller groups that can move faster on new products

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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