Symantec Reviews

Updated March 25, 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. I worked at Symantec

    Pros

    Co-workers were wonderful and always lending a helping hand

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Recommends
  2. Quite ok to be.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA

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

    Pros

    good management. Helpful culture. good atmosphere to work.

    Cons

    compensation slightly less but competitive.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful

    Executive Assistant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Symantec (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    a great place to work

    Cons

    to many changes in management

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful

    Principle Software Engineer

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    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer

    I worked at Symantec

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Excellent Benefits. Great management. Excellent equipment and working conditions. They will take time to explore the pros and cons of a design before beginning implementation. It's a great company.

    Cons

    To keep profitability high, they seem to routinely reevaluate if work can be outsourced. Your seemingly stable position (this year) could quickly become unstable (next year) and be outsourced to India.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. Very clear direction, objectives, and support

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    Former Contractor - Web Content Strategist in Mountain View, CA
    Former Contractor - Web Content Strategist in Mountain View, CA

    I worked at Symantec as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    I was only there on a 12 month contract, but my project was very clearly run and we had very specific metrics to accomplish on a regular basis.

    Cons

    Nothing unique to this company, but a rotating cast of people on 12-month contracts means you are always training someone, and as soon as you are at your most productive, it is time for you to leave.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It seemed like everyone I interacted with would have preferred full-time employees who could affect real change for a longer period of time, but the decision to not do that was made higher up.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful

    Company in Transition

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Symantec full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Big company with good benefits. Split could be a good thing since there will be more focus.

    Cons

    Veritas and Symantec are in transition so a lot of uncertainty.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to be more transparent about the future.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    Nice Company to work with if you have the urge to learn new stuff

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Symantec

    Pros

    New challenges and excellent opportunity

    Cons

    Adjusting to the work culture

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Frequent lay offs should be stopped to bring in some stability into the business

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. Great Company, going through organizational changes now.

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    Former Contractor - BPO Call Center Consultant in Cupertino, CA
    Former Contractor - BPO Call Center Consultant in Cupertino, CA

    I worked at Symantec as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Very friendly and open group of people. Very transparent management, fast moving company

    Cons

    some positions are very silo'ed, management is easy to approach, competitive workforce

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    through current state change management activities, please keep the key management ..

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful

    Bad leadership

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Symantec

    Pros

    Good campus. Easy to grow because of churn. Nice people. Ok benefits.

    Cons

    Inexperienced leadership. No vision. No strategy. Tier-2 PMs. Afraid of innovation. Too much churn.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Higher leaders who have prior experience running organizations. Do not blindly promote to retain. Ask tough questions. Challenge the status quouo.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Symantec

    Pros

    flexible work place and amazing people

    Cons

    could have better processes

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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