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Symantec

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Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA

I have been working at Symantec

No opinion of CEO
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Engineering Staff Growing & Emerging market

Cons

Compensation (Salary + Bonus + Stocks .. ) is not competent

Advice to Management

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  1. Helpful (3)

    It's a typical corporate environment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
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    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Lindon, UT
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Lindon, UT

    I have been working at Symantec

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great team of smart engineers, flexible schedule and time-off, competitive salary/benefits make it tough to consider leaving. Management trying to improve process and improve communication between teams.

    Cons

    Typical corporate bureaucracy. Too many layers of management that get in the way, and process and meetings for the sake of process and meetings, instead of really focusing on the just improving efficiency. Very inefficient and tough to get anything done. Also innovation is discouraged and is typically shut down, esp. when it comes from the bottom up-- because the "decision has already been made".

    Advice to Management

    Focus on some real direction and vision, and communicating that message across the company. Also, value your front line employees and trust in them to innovate for you, and get out of their way. You'd be amazed at what they could do if given your vision and direction and given the freedom to be creative. Get rid of a few unnecessary layers of management and get closer to your employees. This will help twofold; you'll be able to communicate your message better, and you'll be able to get direction and input from the bottom up.


  2. Good company to work for

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at Symantec

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work/life balance, diverse product portfolio great cafeteria & a good gym

    Cons

    Execution needs to improve. Senior management needs to be more cohesive and provide a cohesive vision about the diverse product portfolio (storage & security).

    Advice to Management

    Senior management needs to be more cohesive and provide a cohesive vision about the diverse product portfolio (storage & security). Invest in people, invest in culture of the company, and provide a simple vision staff can rally around.


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