Symantec

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Symantec Reviews

Updated November 18, 2014
Updated November 18, 2014
1,747 Reviews
3.3
1,747 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance makes this company stand high in all IT product companies (in 220 reviews)

  • Great work environment - Facilities to employees at good (in 122 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 67 reviews)

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  1.  

    Fun laid back place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - SQA Intern in Culver City, CA
    Former Employee - SQA Intern in Culver City, CA

    I worked at Symantec as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    The first thing that comes to mind are the people. Everyone here is incredibly nice and works together to accomplish milestones. The office is also situated in a really nice area close to a shopping center and there is plenty of parking. Being an intern, the compensation was fair and we were given paid holidays off. Symantec also holds intern events over the summer, which were really great (hackathon, luau, etc).

    Cons

    Overall I really enjoyed my time here so I have nothing bad to say but the one thing that I can mention is the constant change in upper management. The CEO changed twice in one year. During the first change there was a huge team reconstruction (layoffs, etc) and many interns were moved to different teams.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Company When I Started

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Symantec full-time

    Pros

    Awesome benefits, A lot of PTO, Great Hours

    Cons

    Constant Layoffs, Management is changing which effects employee moral and relationships

    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Good career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at Symantec full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Career path, people, benefits, salary, flexibility, protecting people's identities and information

    Cons

    Politics, short-term focus, leadership is hit and miss

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make the hard decisions and take action in regard to leaders that need to go

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - QA Engineer in Culver City, CA
    Current Employee - QA Engineer in Culver City, CA

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

    Pros

    Great management. Mature processes. Very professional environment.

    Cons

    Low salary. Organize more fun events within the team. Very strict professional environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Time by time review employee salary.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Symantec

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Symantec full-time

    Pros

    People were really great, always wanting you to learn more and expand your horizon

    Cons

    Managers are new and some don't know what they are doing

    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Symantec part-time

    Pros

    work life balance is good

    Cons

    company moves a slow pace

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good Opportunities, High Turn Over

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Business Process Analyst in Springfield, OR
    Current Employee - Senior Business Process Analyst in Springfield, OR

    I have been working at Symantec full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great Opportunities, Salaries, & Benefits

    Cons

    Constant Re-Orgs and Lay offs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please choose a direction and commit to it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Once great, going downhill

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Operations in Mountain View, CA

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

    Pros

    I have really enjoyed the people I've worked with over the years. In general they have very good benefits. Overall the pay has been competitive.

    Cons

    Constant changes in leadership the past few years coupled with constant layoffs. Massive brain drain getting tired of seeing good people leave.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Principal Software Engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA

    I worked at Symantec full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    They have good benefits (not salary). And yes the campus is good.

    Cons

    Salaries are not improving. Upper management is blind... and we can see now that they have gone through so much churn.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pl sell Veritas to someone who can do a better job with it. You have already done the damage, but whatever is left of it, pl let someone salvage.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    A Company in the midst of changes

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Finance in Mountain View, CA

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

    Pros

    Has adequate resources to get the job done.
    Great people

    Cons

    Merger with Veritas is still playing out

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    don't forget about your loyal employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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