Symantec Reviews

Updated September 2, 2015
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Pros
  • Work-life balance is the best part (in 224 reviews)

  • v good relaxed work environment (in 123 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance could be better (in 36 reviews)

  • There are also very few women in senior management (in 67 reviews)

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  1. Legal

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible workplace with wonderful people.

    Cons

    Salary. Symantec is under the average for salary typically.

    Advice to Management

    Work on development for employees who want to progress in their careers.


  2. Great Employer - Vertical Movement Acheivable

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    Current Employee - Commercial Account Manager in Springfield, OR
    Current Employee - Commercial Account Manager in Springfield, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Symantec (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great pay, great culture, always new challenges arising.

    Cons

    Constant organizational changes, targets are always moving and sometimes not well defined.

    Advice to Management

    Define clearer expectations for the organization and it's employees.


  3. Nice place

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    Current Employee - Director in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great boss, Good benefits & lots of changes

    Cons

    last few years, too many changes.

    Advice to Management

    Change is ok, but not too many


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  5. Nice place to work

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    Former Employee - Marketing Communications Consultant in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Communications Consultant in Mountain View, CA

    I worked at Symantec (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice people to work with, collaborative environment.

    Cons

    Not long enough to know of any downsides


  6. Great Learning Experience

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    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Symantec full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Established company, good culture, benefits, pay with exposure to large company challenges and talented mid level executives. I'm grateful for the experience

    Cons

    Senior management / board indecisive / too many re-orgs to reach potential. Hopefully Veritas spin off will help company to focus on what it does well.

    Advice to Management

    Above my pay scale to advise management. Wish everyone the best.


  7. Good place to work, with some frustrations

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Springfield, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Springfield, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Symantec is a good place to work. The benefits are good and the time off seems competitive.

    Cons

    Constant. Management. Changes. Since I've been working here, we've been through three CEOs and too many re-orgs to count.

    Advice to Management

    Thoughtfully pick a strategy and then execute with commitment.


  8. Awsm Company, Great Culture, Loving Salary..!!

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    Current Employee - Associate Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Associate Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Symantec (Less than a year)

    Pros

    All are pros... new technologies.. gr8 stuff

    Cons

    its hard to define cons.


  9. Great company to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It is a Great company to work

    Cons

    I do not find any strong cons.


  10. Sr Technical Software Engineer

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    Former Employee - Senior Technical Software Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Software Engineer in Houston, TX

    I worked at Symantec (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Health Insurance, Dental insurance, work from home days

    Cons

    cross departmental communication, new locations, no more work from home jobs

    Advice to Management

    improve inter departmental communication


  11. Helpful (1)

    Nice Company, Lots of Change, Slow Progress

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Professional in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Human Resources Professional in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice people, not too hierarchical, reasonable work-life balance, cool industry to work in, nice campus in Mountain View, new leadership team still seeking traction in the market

    Cons

    Managing the company for investors, LOTS of change going on without a break, let people go easily if there is a change in strategy, overall compensation is a bit below average in all areas (healthcare, stock, profit sharing, commuter benefits)

    Advice to Management

    Continue to communicate regularly and transparently, improve benefits



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