Symantec

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Symantec Reviews

Updated March 5, 2015
Updated March 5, 2015
1,875 Reviews
3.3
1,875 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    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
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    Great place to work

    • 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

    Pros

    flexible work place and amazing people

    Cons

    could have better processes

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Software Engineer.

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Symantec

    Pros

    Friendly and clean environment. Plenty of smart and supporting employees.

    Cons

    Work are sometimes in slow pace, but relaxing.

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Best Place to Work

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Symantec

    Pros

    Benefits
    Work Life Balance
    Work Environment
    Ethics
    Everyone is Employee , NO Manager- Individual contributor separation

    Cons

    Too Many Changes in management and process cost a lot of dissatisfied customer and Employee
    Due to mid level management incapability lot of good product lost its market and now at the bottom of the ocean
    The frequent process change without employee survey causes distorted results with employees resulting in poor quality of delivery

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the Trend moving slowly not too fast which has causes issue with product quality, inside and outside custoemr dissatisfaction

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good company but out of date

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Software Engineer in Roseville, MN
    Former Intern - Software Engineer in Roseville, MN

    I worked at Symantec as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good work atmosphere, nice people

    Cons

    Company too large to keep up to date

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sr. Leads Specialist

    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Specialist in Springfield, OR
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Specialist in Springfield, OR

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

    Pros

    Opportunity for growth, training opportunities, executive leadership, industry, need for agile and adaptive employees, opportunity for collaboration, industry leader, benefits.

    Cons

    Communication of objectives translated from leadership to actual team application. Lack of performance management system. Competitiveness of salary (location dependent).

  9.  

    Great Company to work for

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Intern in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Symantec

    Pros

    Very talented people and willing to help

    Cons

    There are no cons. It is an excellent company to start your career with

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

  10.  

    Still a great place to work after 12 years

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    Current Employee - Sales Engineer in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Medical benefits are solid. Better than a lot of companies even though not perfect. Teams have been solid and my managers have been great all along so far.

    Cons

    Currently in the middle of a company split, so there is a little instability from an employment standpoint. It should settle down by the end of the year. There is a bit too much drinking the kool-ade and a lot of spin top-down, but the opposite would be much worse. Pay raises have been stagnant for a bit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the transition schedule on target. Employee's still deserve raises even in transitions like this. Don't force the talent you currently have end up making a pay choice right after the transition ends. Also, RIFs hurt everyone, including Symantec. We have a reputation (rightly so) of dumping valuable people.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work, wonderful benefits, however Management high turnover makes a career growth very difficult.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Princ Business Analyst in Heathrow, FL
    Current Employee - Princ Business Analyst in Heathrow, FL

    I have been working at Symantec

    Pros

    Allowed to WFH, Plenty of time off, great benefits (medical, vision, dental), nice work environments, given a laptop and phone to use

    Cons

    No real role definitions which makes it difficult to understand how to grow as an employee, Difficult for women to grow since you are not part of the "boys club"

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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