Symantec Reviews

Updated July 26, 2015
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Pros
  • Work-life balance is the best part (in 224 reviews)

  • v good relaxed work environment (in 123 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance could be better (in 36 reviews)

  • There are also very few women in senior management (in 67 reviews)

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  1. Low-paced, friendly work environment.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Pune (India)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly work environment. Good retention period company.

    Cons

    Management planning is not always clearly communicated to the employees about road maps. Not always very productive.

    Advice to Management

    Clear and prior communication beforehand will be helpful.


  2. Symantec Review

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Operations Analyst in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Sales Operations Analyst in Pune (India)

    I have been working at Symantec full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good work culture and facilities provided by the company. Leadership qualities are appreciated by management team. Transportation facility is very nice - AC buses for pick up and drop.

    Cons

    I am working in Symantec from past 9 months and I don't see any cons.


  3. Great place to work with excellent benefits and perks

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Pune (India)

    I have been working at Symantec full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing place to work. The company offers great benefits & perks along with excellent career growth. Overall very satisfied with the work culture and benefits!!

    Cons

    None that I have experienced so far.


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  5. Great company to work with

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - R&D Lab Support in Pune (India)
    Former Employee - R&D Lab Support in Pune (India)

    I worked at Symantec

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good salary, very good people to work with.

    Cons

    Many senior technical resources leaving after merger with Symantec

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the technology pulse in the team.


  6. Opportunity to work with good team

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager Sales Operations in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Manager Sales Operations in Pune (India)

    I have been working at Symantec full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good culture, employee friendly perks and benefits, cutting edge technology, good locations and opportunity to learn.

    Cons

    Going through divestiture , so a bit of uncertainty.

    Advice to Management

    When you make a decision, invest in it and stand by it for some time . Resist temptation to make short term changes influenced by EPS.


  7. General Review

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    Current Employee - Principal SQA Engineer in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Principal SQA Engineer in Pune (India)

    I have been working at Symantec (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good place to work. Work Life balance is good.

    Cons

    Need to have tuning with manager else it could be difficult.


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    Great place to work

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    1. Flexible timing 2. Agile process 3. Good management 4. Talented co-workers

    Cons

    Not all teams have a great culture

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  9. Helpful (2)

    Symantec Veritas is pathetic. Do not join.

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

    I have been working at Symantec (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    work-life balance. Goodies like bags etc. Release parties.

    Cons

    1. Too much politics 2. Disparity in payscale 3. Rampant layoffs 4. No good work 5. Very bad team culture

    Advice to Management

    If you cannot solve problems, please don't end up punishing hard working resources


  10. Helpful (2)

    It was one of the best but now it's total mess!!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pune (India)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pune (India)

    I worked at Symantec full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work culture, lots of learning encouraged and great benefits.

    Cons

    Since last 2 years no fixed strategy and direction. Managers are idiling and sitting like ducks to be thrown out which reflects the same attitude reporting under these managers. Lots of talks and no real action.

    Advice to Management

    Please sell of your non performing solutions and concentrate on your people first and change the managers work ethics and training.


  11. Company review

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

    I have been working at Symantec

    Pros

    Work culture, new technology, choice of work

    Cons

    Salary, workload, lack of benefits



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