Symantec Reviews in Pune

Updated October 16, 2014
Updated October 16, 2014
1,712 Reviews
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Pros
  • Work life balance makes this company stand high in all IT product companies (in 218 reviews)

  • Great work environment - Facilities to employees at good (in 123 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 67 reviews)

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  1.  

    Overall Symantec experiences are awesome, nice people to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Support Analyst in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Technical Support Analyst in Pune (India)

    I have been working at Symantec full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    -Work and personal life management

    Cons

    Management, training, company values, policies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please bring stability

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Employee Friendly

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Pune (India)

    I have been working at Symantec full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility, work life balance, good training and learning opportunities, Indian Employee given same value as any other region

    Cons

    Frequent strategy changes, too many layers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    takes too much time, slow decision making, technology laggard, improve the engineering talent

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    From IITB to Symantec

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Software Engineer in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Associate Software Engineer in Pune (India)

    I have been working at Symantec full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Symantec is know to world, is in fortune 500 companies.

    Cons

    IIT Postgraduates are recruited for grade A, instead of stating with grade B or C.
    No difference of your education BE , B tech or M tech all starts with Grade A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Work Life Balance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Pune (India)
    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Pune (India)

    I worked at Symantec full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good Work life balance. Work culture was good in my team. Benefits and compensation was fine. Overall nothing much to complain.

    Cons

    Lot of sustenance work, very little new development. Frequent reorganizations. Business decisions were not always in line with employee welfare.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    QA Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager SQA in Pune (India)
    Former Employee - Manager SQA in Pune (India)

    I worked at Symantec full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good work culture but level of greatness can vary from department to department. Decent benefits packages and one of the best in Pune region.

    Cons

    There can be lot of politics especially at higher levels. Its kind of true for almost all organizations so not something specific to Symantec. I had 2 good bosses and 1 bad boss in my tenure. i left the organization because of the bad boss.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Weed out some bad fishes, take reorgs seriously and do with an intent of fixing the organizations and not just to match numbers. Have a stable leadership.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Best place to start up with...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Configuration Management Engineer in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Configuration Management Engineer in Pune (India)

    I have been working at Symantec full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work life balance, flexible work timings

    Cons

    Ineffective management. No concrete plans at individual level.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Very good work culture and work life balance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Principal Software Engineer in Pune (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Principal Software Engineer in Pune (India)

    I worked at Symantec full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Best office culture that I have seen until now. Immense scope for personal growth if one shows dedication to the work. Lot of scope for technical advancement as well. Office policies are very good in terms of work-life balance. No issues if one has to WFH for genuine reasons. As long as you complete the assignments or raise red flag in advance, the management co-operates.

    Cons

    There are multiple products in the company and it is a bit difficult to change team as you have to start afresh with different technology. Management does not consider for a product change unless you push hard.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Work life balance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Software Engineer in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Associate Software Engineer in Pune (India)

    I have been working at Symantec full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    1. Good work
    2. Nice perks.
    3. Highly talent seniors.

    Cons

    1. Required great coding skills.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If someone work in IT and then go for MTech and then join Company from campus placement, they consider him as fresher which is not right. they should have some consideration of prev exp in place.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Mature products, slow growth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Pune (India)

    I have been working at Symantec full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The company has good work culture. This is a good option in Pune.
    Good products in security and storage domain.
    There are good and regular trainings provided for employees. There is good focus on quality of the products recently.

    Cons

    Personal growth may be slow. There are just too many leadership changes that have happened in last 2-3 years. There is less innovation in the old products. The processes are lengthy. Automation for the quality is missing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not sure if the required features are added to mature products to keep pace with competition

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    A fantastic company messed up short-sightedness.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior SQA Engineer in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Senior SQA Engineer in Pune (India)

    I have been working at Symantec full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    One of the finest people in the world. A great culture.
    Superb work-life balance.
    Relatively lesser politics.
    Freedom to learn and grow.
    Cutting-edge legacy products.
    Great technical community.
    Very good facilities though deteriorating off late.

    Cons

    Veritas was acquired by Symantec in 2005 and since then it has been an unhappy marriage of sorts. The company, barring a few instances, has gone from bad to worst. Layoffs are annual affair. Detoriation and reduction of services and facilities are the norm. First line managers are no better than high school graduates. Neither good in people management nor in technology. All they are expected is to maintain word and excel sheets to track the to-dos and hound people by incessant follow-ups.

    Completely clueless management and higher leadership.
    Messed up strategy.
    Demotivated rank and file.
    Lost opportunities in new product development.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward good managers and Identify opportunists and bad managers/leaders and kick them out.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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