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High wages in a courteous atmosphere

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

I have been working at Symantec

Recommends
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

- Good salary & Benefits
- Good options for flex time
- Consensus driven decision making
- Non-hierarchical

Cons

- Lack of growth opportunities
- Complacent atmosphere
- Consensus driven decision making can stifle progress

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Symantec is a pretty decent company.

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at Symantec

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Excellent employee benefits
    -Sharp / talented employees
    -Comfortable working environmen t/ nice offices
    -Great location (lot's of restaurants around the office and a cafeteria in the lobby)

    Cons

    -Unrealistic timelines (time boxed instead of quality based releases)
    -No work life balance
    -Project Management team did not have good handle on planning, time management and controlling projects

    Advice to Management

    Use input from the employee feedback surveys to implement real change or stop requiring employees to complete them.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Good people with challenging environment working for poor management.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at Symantec

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good people
    Challenging problems
    New technologies
    Fun environment
    Fair to good benefits
    Good training
    Free software
    Good long term financial incentives

    Cons

    Poor management
    Lack of product strategy
    Bad perceptions in marketplace
    Stagnant stock price
    Limited carreer opportunities
    Promotions are rare
    Small salary increases and bonuses

    Advice to Management

    Focus on product development and strategy to differentiate in market rather than single minded approach of growth through mergers and acquisitions.


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