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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

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

Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Other Reviews for Symantec

  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Symantec is a pretty decent company.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at Symantec

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good people with challenging environment working for poor management.

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

    I have been working at Symantec

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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