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Symantec Reviews in Los Angeles, CA

Updated Jul 24, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.4 69 reviews

50% Approve of the CEO

Symantec Interim CEO Michael Brown

Michael Brown

(2 ratings)

74% 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 192 reviews)

  • Great work environment - Facilities to employees at good(in 106 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 64 reviews)

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    Great place to work...

    Senior Engineering Manager (Current Employee) Los Angeles, CA

    ProsGood benefit! Open culture!

    ConsBad working and life balance occasionally. Changing CEO too often.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Associate Support center analyst

    Support (Current Employee) Culver City, CA

    Proslots of opportunity to grow in carrer

    Consupper management don't seem to care with the company's goal... too many changes on C level part

    Advice to Senior Managementinvest onto your employee (training and recognition) so that we can also support your product with outstanding level

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Thirsty for innovation

    Principal Software Engineer (Current Employee) Culver City, CA

    ProsNice benefits package. Freedom to find work that you enjoy. Interesting problems to solve.

    ConsChange there is hard to accept. Highest levels of management want change that will allow us to write adaptable software. Middle management loves the status quo of crunches and featureless software because that process of mediocrity is well defined.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMany people at the company are afraid of failure. Take away their reasons to fear it.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    good place to work in los angeles

    Technical Director (Current Employee) Los Angeles, CA

    Prosflexible hours, easy going environment, good facilities

    Conscan't think of any right now

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    IT team

    IT Guy (Current Employee) Calabasas, CA

    ProsFree style office.
    Good and soft manager
    very Good take care of each team members

    ConsUnix System Manage by HP. Bad managements and very slow response.

    Advice to Senior Managementneed to training to HP guys...

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

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    Bright future? Confused

    SQA Manager (Current Employee) Culver City, CA

    ProsSalary and benefits
    Friendly co-workers

    ConsTraining
    Aggressive change in organization
    Often lay-off
    Constant calling or email off-hour and weekend (Depends on the group). Upper management expects quick response anytime any day

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

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    Sr software engineer

    Senior Software Engineer (Former Employee) Culver City, CA

    ProsIt is like any other high pressure IT company

    ConsHigh pressure, lots of politics.

    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 experience - way over managed.

    Senior Principal Systems Engineer (Former Employee) Los Angeles, CA

    ProsGreat solutions during exciting times in IT history.

    ConsConstant management empire building internally. Disrupts customers, peoples lives and overall team atmosphere. See the mass exodus of talent this year as proof.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop empire building and putting yourself before your people. Success can be measured by the character of your people as well, not just how well they make you look and follow dictates.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Random and frequent lay-offs

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Culver City, CA

    ProsSmart people, excellent benefits and not overly crazy place to work

    ConsCulture of fear where layoffs are regular and frequent occurance. It felt like layoffs where random and not tied to individual's performance, project or particular deliverable one has been assigned to. While there certainly were some wonderful people on the team, the management, some of which were out of northern California, never bothered to get to know the team.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMany of these people are gone by now but the big question is if the culture has also gone away since old habits die hard...

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

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    Nice work place

    Software Developer (Current Employee) Culver City, CA

    ProsHelpful Team members.
    Not that hectic.

    ConsLow Salary and Hardly any Perks
    Bad Canteen Food

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

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