Symantec

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Symantec Reviews in Pune

Updated February 11, 2015
Updated February 11, 2015
247 Reviews
3.8
247 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance makes this company stand high in all IT product companies (in 224 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 36 reviews)

  • Need internal sales talk to senior management to keep or find new position at RIF (in 67 reviews)

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Symantec is good till you are there.

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

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

    Pros

    Good company for remuneration, employee benefits and work life balance.

    Cons

    Frequent layoffs, no coordination between business units, lot of experiments with employees an business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think about growth with stability.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2.  

    It was a mixed bag

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

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

    Pros

    -Good opportunity to learn
    -Culture of work-life balance makes it easy to work there
    -Good paymasters and no delay on payment so very professional

    Cons

    -There is a tendency for older employees to create groups and indulge in harmful politics which does not help
    -Skewed focus due to frequent changes and re-orgs-makes it a challenge to keep reinventing before you get a chance to settle down to your new role
    -One cannot be open about their views etc so there is a barrier all the time when it comes to voicing your point of view or concern
    -I have had the opportunity to interact and work with regional and global teams-this kind of barrier is less existent there-only in India

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Provide a more inclusive environment where employees can raise concerns more openly especially if it is regarding a senior
    -Stability is important across all levels
    -Try to work on this clique aspect which runs rampant across

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Nice company to work with

    • 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 3 years)

    Pros

    Work life balance, good salary compensation in Pune.
    Good pears, additional benefits such as brokerage, RSU at the time of joining.

    Cons

    Frequent change in management in recent years.
    Good compensation not the best one, Hence its advised to negotiate for good salaries before joining.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good company to work

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

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

    Pros

    Good culture, work life balance, flexible working hours, above average pay, good facility

    Cons

    Too much politics, middle and upper management is not hopeless as they hardly understand the business. Company is running based on past great things

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change middle and upper management

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Company review Good

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

    I worked at Symantec

    Pros

    Knowledge enrichment with exposure to work on storage Gurus

    Cons

    High work pressure, depends on management

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    About Symantec

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    Pros

    Innovation and technology.
    Good Salary
    Friendly Environment
    Good Company Policy

    Cons

    Location specially for EON Pune-India office is not good.
    Commuting to EON office is not preferred by most of the employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Office location should be shifted from EON Pune to Hinjewadi.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    exilent

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

    I have been working at Symantec

    Pros

    great work in symnatec. work life balance

    Cons

    don't do re org very frequently

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nothing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good Work Life Balance

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

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance, freedom is given to employees to take decisions in their work area. large number of products hence scope for changing projects or teams if not happy with one team. Even during the bad times company did not

    Cons

    Leadership was not consistent, each leader came and made major decisions but did not walk the talk and it impacted the business. Leaders tried to keep all the employees but some employees were let go as there was no business for few products. Decisions were made quarter to Quarter depending on the results. Long term vision was not matching with the market changes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Symantec - Veritas Acquision was a bad decision, now the decision to reverse it is a good one.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to work..

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

    I have been working at Symantec

    Pros

    Good work life balance.
    Better payout when compared with other service companies
    Employee friendly policies

    Cons

    Less travel opportunities for junior employees

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good exposure to different technologies

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

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

    Pros

    Access to latest technology, Good perks like number of PTO's

    Cons

    More People Managers than Technical managers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Undertake Technical Evaluation of Existing managers to weed out the non-technical ones

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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