Symantec Reviews

Updated April 22, 2015
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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. Senior SQA Engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Symantec full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    -Pay was good for the area
    -Local Management was great
    -Benefits good as well

    Cons

    -Higher levels of management were not good. Poor business decisions for products to excel and customers suffered as well.

  2. Bilingual Customer Care Specialist

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    Current Employee - Bilingual Customer Care Specialist in Springfield, OR
    Current Employee - Bilingual Customer Care Specialist in Springfield, OR

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Company offers good benefits and decent salary.

    Cons

    Lack of better training program, instability.

    Advice to Management

    Management should understand better the connection between economics and human being progress; should consider looking at employees well-being as much as they look at the company Symantec health.

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    Technical Support Engineer

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    Former Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Heathrow, FL
    Former Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Heathrow, FL

    I worked at Symantec full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Company does have good health benefits, values culture for employees.

    Cons

    Symantec compensation for employees are very limited, company is currently splitting restructuring, eliminating positions by outsourcing to foreign countries.

    Advice to Management

    Stop this madness...

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  5. technical support engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Symantec full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    no overtime, no piles of work

    Cons

    a little bit lower salary than other international company; beuraucracy

    Advice to Management

    give the frontline more opportunity to promote

  6. Senior Web Developer

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    Former Employee - Senior Web Developer in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Web Developer in Mountain View, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Outstanding company to work for offering an industry leading compensation and benefits package for their employees. Intelligent leadership team from bottom to top insisting on a work/life balance tailored to your needs.

    Cons

    Nothing negative to say about this company. They sell great products that are so easy to use, they practically require no prior knowledge to use effectively. Norton has been the leader in internet security and anti-virus software since the beginning.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the hard work. Your tireless efforts and commitment to excellence ranks you at the top of best companies to work for.

  7. Lots of opportunity if you follow a good career path

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Symantec full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    This is am amazing company with lots of benefits. They do what they can as far as career development and training. If you need experience, you can move fairly easily within the company.

    Cons

    They are always cost cutting. The standard "re-organizations" use to happen quarterly and now they are more frequent.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure you don't cut so much that the people who are left are burning out. That's not good for quality of work.

  8. Senior SoftwareDeveloper

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Culver City, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Culver City, CA

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great environment. Working with some of the smartest minds in the industry.

    Cons

    Has rested on its laurels for about 15 years now. Company split in 2015 was messy.

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    IT Architect

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Symantec

    Pros

    Great Company. Good people, benefits, and work-life balance

    Cons

    Company strategy in flux, job security a major concern which put most of the employees on edge

  10. Support Manager

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    Current Employee - Technical Support Manager in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Support Manager in Milpitas, CA

    I have been working at Symantec

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

    Pros

    The company has nothing less than a bright future. Symantec has great customers and amazing employees and is in a real growth mode. With dedication and united leadership it will be difficult to do anything but succeed.

    Cons

    This growth mode come with a lot of concern from the individual employee. Hope has been found in recent leadership, but that has had opportunity to wane in the light of the many changes in the last year.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the basic concerns of frontline or "Top Line" employee on your radar and make it a priority in all decisions.

  11. Engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Symantec full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Fine place for an anti-virus company

    Cons

    Got laid off bad synergy

    Advice to Management

    Good luck to you in the future

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