Symantec
3.2 of 5 1,560 reviews
www.symantec.com Mountain View, CA 5000+ Employees

Symantec Reviews

Updated Jul 10, 2014
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3.2 1,560 reviews

                             

37% Approve of the CEO

Symantec Interim CEO Michael Brown

Michael Brown

(57 ratings)

61% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Work life balance makes this company stand high in all IT product companies"
    in 175 reviews
  • "Work environment is the best as a work mates, well paid considering the average in Poland"
    in 103 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 60 reviews
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    Progressive company with many benefits

    Managing Editor (Former Employee)
    Remote, OR

    ProsThe company is quite progressive in that they support telecommuting, have good benefits, and there were lots of bonuses and perks, as least in my opinion (never having enjoyed life at other Silicon Valley firms).

    ConsVery siloed, seems to be struggling to make the shift to new economy, has to avoid getting tagged as bloatware.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    great!

    Purchasing Manager (Current Employee)
    Cupertino, CA

    ProsEmployees are positive as is the culture.

    ConsCulture was a bit silo'd when I started.. We gained C level buy in to change that.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Support (Current Employee)
    Culver City, CA

    Proslots of opportunity to grow in carrer

    Consupper management don't seem to care with the company's goal... too many changes on C level part

    Advice to Senior Managementinvest onto your employee (training and recognition) so that we can also support your product with outstanding level

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

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    Great employer

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat benefits, can earn good money without a college degree.

    ConsLots of reorganization last 12 months. CEO is temporary.

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

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    My experience

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsVery good environment to share the ideas and implement the process. It was flexible working time and nice place to work with.

    ConsHonestly didn't had any to discuss about.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work.

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    Senior QA engineer

    Senior Software Engineer In Test (Current Employee)
    Waltham, MA

    ProsSymantec has some of the greatest engineers in the industry. I am privileged to work for a group which is technically strong & sound

    ConsTalent is not the same across organisations. For example a principle QA engineer may not be on par with a software engineer in another group. Principal test engineer in some groups do only black box testing. title is not consistent across organization

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work in Heathrow, FL

    Senior Principal Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    Heathrow, FL

    ProsSmart coworkers, great new upper management. Low turnover means the culture is tightly woven, yet very accepting and supportive to new hires. Great work-life balance. Management is well trained, knows how to stay out of the way of everyone doing the work.

    ConsSalary raises have been meager for several years, promotions are very rare. New management has taken a long time to recover from a massive reorganization last year. The company is being reborn from the inside out, which is both frustrating and exciting.

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

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    Good employer that values employees, exemplifies diversity and corporate responsibility, but needs growth

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat benefits/salary package, flexible work schedule/telecommuting, renewed emphasis on employee development & customer focus

    ConsThe company overall is struggling with it's re-invention, firing 2 CEOs in 3 years. Focus on strategy and execution is emphasized, but delivery lags.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMaintain stability to show confidence to customers, employees and shareholders.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Thirsty for innovation

    Principal Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    Culver City, CA

    ProsNice benefits package. Freedom to find work that you enjoy. Interesting problems to solve.

    ConsChange there is hard to accept. Highest levels of management want change that will allow us to write adaptable software. Middle management loves the status quo of crunches and featureless software because that process of mediocrity is well defined.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMany people at the company are afraid of failure. Take away their reasons to fear it.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A big mess

    Senior Director (Current Employee)
    Mountain View, CA

    ProsGood pay, established brand, relatively good work-life balance

    Cons3 CEO's in the last 2 years, broken processes, huge executive turnover, continuing layoffs

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet a new CEO in; Cut the fat and the crappy products; make people accountable

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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