Symantec

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Symantec Reviews

Updated Jul 20, 2014
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3.2 1,570 reviews

37% Approve of the CEO

Symantec Interim CEO Michael Brown

Michael Brown

(60 ratings)

61% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance makes this company stand high in all IT product companies(in 191 reviews)

  • Great work environment - Facilities to employees at good(in 105 reviews)


Cons
  • Terrible work life balance, although they will say they value this(in 35 reviews)

  • Need internal sales talk to senior management to keep or find new position at RIF(in 63 reviews)

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    2 people found this helpful  

    mixed

    Senior Software Engineer (Former Employee) Mountain View, CA

    Proshi-tech industry, location, some opportunities

    Conslatest management is horrible, they don;t care for employees, they are mean, rude an downright insult people, extremely unprofessional. I hope I never have to see them again,

    Advice to Senior Managementgo back to basics, learn management 101 before getting hired. you do not know what you are doing.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Was a great place to work but not any longer

    IT Project Manager (Current Employee) Mountain View, CA

    ProsWas great till John Thompson was CEO. As long as company was growing there were opportunities for career growth.

    ConsMgmt was slow to react to the mobile market
    IT was outsourced and now is being in sourced indicating how flawed the original strategy was with the former CFO (James Beer) and CIO (David Thompson).

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company to work for. But Management is not professional.

    Senior SQA Engineer (Current Employee) Mountain View, CA

    ProsWork hours are flexible. Great salary compensation.

    ConsPersonal growth is very less. Management is terrible. They are not sure of what they want.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease give more respect to your employees and contribute for their growth.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great benefits

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe benefits are really good.

    ConsCareer outlook is horrible, if you want to grow.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Ethical place to work

    Principal Instructional Designer (Current Employee) Mountain View, CA

    ProsThe company values are great

    ConsThe budgets are low for now.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Symantec was a good company to work for. Good products, with many smart people.

    Senior Account Manager (Former Employee) Mountain View, CA

    ProsWell funded, established brand, and the leader in the enterprise and consumer security markets. Well established OEM and channel partnerships.

    ConsLeadership and lack of innovation. The company did not innovate and diversify beyond security. The Symantec and Norton brands could be dominate many business segments in today's markets. Security and backup are commodities and not much as been done to expand product offering.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMove beyond security and backup. Sell off the consumer Norton brand while it still has value to a visionary company that can and will innovate!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great porfolio of products but too much change and lack of execution

    Principal Systems Engineer (Current Employee) Saint Louis, MO

    ProsGreat products. Good pay. Great benefits. Symantec has the potential to be a great company once again but it is going to take some more time. It was a really greatt place to work about 3 years ago.

    ConsManagement chaos. Sales & commissions down as a result. Lots of recent turnover and layoffs. Management continues to repeat past mistakes.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe board has fired two CEOs in two years. Maybe it is time for a new board.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    tread with caution

    Sales (Former Employee) Houston, TX

    Prosdepending on the group you are in the people are wonderful
    great benefits and perks
    working remotely
    travel

    Conscannot trust leadership
    work/life balance was terrible
    lack of resources (people) and sufficient system tools
    salaries are not that competitive
    too many reorgs

    Advice to Senior Managementtake the employee sat surveys seriously
    be transparent with comms, do not say one thing and do the opposite, it is noticed

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    company overall is good, business unit needs improvement

    Associate Manager (Current Employee) Mountain View, CA

    Prosgood worklife balance for overall

    Consbusiness unit limited w/career opps and low comps

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    Too many Layoffs

    Director Sales Operations (Current Employee) New York, NY

    Prosflexible work schedule is helpful

    ConsToo many layoffs companywide all the time

    Advice to Senior Managementbetter training

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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