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Symantec Reviews in Pune

Updated Jul 16, 2014
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3.7 212 reviews

89% Approve of the CEO

Symantec Interim CEO Michael Brown

Michael Brown

(9 ratings)

82% 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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    Good place but some instability currently

    Software Engineer (Current Employee) Pune (India)

    Pros- Good worklife balance. Most teams allow work from home. Good leave benefits and flexible work hours.
    - Diverse technologies to work on.
    - Smart and friendly people. Senior folks including the senior most managers are extremely approachable.

    Cons- Slow career growth,
    - Broken processes. Some technologies being used for day-to-day work are outdated
    - Too many org changes, with not a clear defined roadmap for some products.
    - Since recently, switching teams based on your interest has become tough
    - Compensation and hikes not up to the mark
    - Last few years have seen perks reduced drastically
    - Least bothered HR. Surveys are frequent but don't seem to be considered

    Advice to Senior ManagementRequire some stability in Management. Symantec offered good perks to employees few years back. Bring them back and preserve the culture.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Best for learning

    Technical Support Engineer (Current Employee) Pune (India)

    ProsSuperb benefits as an employee

    ConsGrowth and danger of being axed

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing the great work

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

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    Wonderful

    Principal Software Engineer (Current Employee) Pune (India)

    ProsNice work life balance.
    You can mostly choose your work.
    Relaxed environment.
    Facilities provided by the company are good that you can carry out your job from anywhere and at ease.

    ConsIn recent time there is a lot of pressure from investor to bump up the stock price so constant reshuffling to projects/people. Hence a lot of people are leaving the company

    Advice to Senior ManagementStick to one strategy at time and work towards it.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    SQA Engineer (Current Employee) Pune (India)

    ProsGreat work culture and work life balance.

    ConsCareer growth is slow. Too much change in recent years.

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

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    Overall good experience

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Pune (India)

    ProsFlexi Timing, Good work, culture

    ConsProfessional growth, training, Should have some yearly events / functions

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement need to work on professional growth of individual.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Awesome company to work

    Senior Customer Hub Agent (Current Employee) Pune (India)

    ProsFacilities provided are that of international standards.
    Perks provided are competitive to Indian or any other MNC company.
    Benefits
    Employee care is put forth by HR department

    ConsLess vertical growth opportunities.
    People get stuck to the same and does not move on.

    Advice to Senior ManagementProvide more growth opportunities and responsibilities. No one likes to stay in the same role for 4-5 years...

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

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    Awesome place to work

    Software Engineer (Former Employee) Pune (India)

    ProsFriendly environment, No strict timings.. Work should be delivered on time.

    ConsNo specific cons. I am satisfied.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work but recently lot of changes happening.

    Manager (Current Employee) Pune (India)

    ProsGood culture, talented people. Symantec has open atmosphere. It's good company for hands-on developers. Management is supportive. Work is interesting. Lot of things to learn.

    ConsManagerial skills aren't much valued. Only technical skills are valued. Too many changes happening at a time.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore transparency needed.

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

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    Great, but not as it was sometime ago

    Architect (Current Employee) Pune (India)

    ProsFlexible work culture. Pretty flexible management, very cooperative environment, decent remuneration

    ConsLack of Innovative work, Autocratic IT

    Advice to Senior ManagementSooner you find what's causing the slide & fix it, the better

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Contract reviewing, Labour laws, Corporate laws

    Legal Counsel (Current Employee) Pune (India)

    Prosvery nice environment to work for, independence.

    ConsThere is very less option for growth

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

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