Symantec Reviews

Updated October 28, 2014
Updated October 28, 2014
1,722 Reviews
3.3
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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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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Company When I Started

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    • 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
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    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
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Technical Support Analyst

    • 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

    - Offers ample learning opportunities
    - Solid products
    - Competitive pay and benefits
    - Relaxed, friendly work environment
    - Dedicated and empathetic Tech Support Reps

    Cons

    - Company has switched CEO twice in a short period of time, and company is lacking consistent direction.
    - Marketing and sales seem to have a less-than-adequate understanding of the products they're pushing and has no idea how to pitch their products. Lacking in at-a-glance product overviews that would normally entice customers.
    - Getting to the appropriate sales reps for buying and renewing subscriptions can be a nightmare for customers. We get angry, frustrated customers wandering into Tech Support all the time.
    - An unfortunate disconnect between departments.
    - Bloated list of products that need to be consolidated.
    - Some product development teams are don't attempt to cater to customer needs.
    - Too much unnecessary spending by upper management that takes away from.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I've thoroughly enjoyed working with this company and hope to continue to do so. Unfortunately, unsustainable marketing and sales practices, wasteful corporate expenditures, and a lack of consistent direction has slowly lead to a less stable workplace and is hurting employee morale.

    1) Hire sales and marketing personnel who know the products they're selling.
    2) Provide simpler purchasing experience for customers. I don't even want to know how many customers gave up on buying our products out of frustration of not being able to reach the right department & getting the right information.
    3) Provide a simpler at-a-glance product overviews that reach our end-users. Enterprise customers will follow where end user interest / awareness takes them.
    4) Cut down on unnecessary expenditures and limit upper management income so that the company won't experience internal hemorrhaging of its finances. Money needs to be spent constructively in a self-sustaining manner.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Data Scientist in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Data Scientist in Mountain View, CA

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

    Pros

    A lot of new projects and opportunities

    Cons

    lack of communication between departments

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Okay, Not Amazing

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

    I have been working at Symantec full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great team members
    Cool working place
    Interesting Projects

    Cons

    Upper Management is not Trust worthy

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    A Company in the midst of changes

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    • 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
  9.  

    Symantec is good place to work

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

    I have been working at Symantec full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work culture is very good

    Cons

    Salary & compensation are low

    Doesn't Recommend
  10.  

    Intern

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer Intern in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Software Developer Intern in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at Symantec as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The environment is great to learn new technologies.
    They pay you well and the mentor program is great.
    The overall impression is very positive

    Cons

    The management is without goals and like any other big company , there is lot of politics.
    Work life is pathetic as they expect you to start work from first day. But there are some teams which are really good.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Headed downhill

    • 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

    Talented co-workers at non-management levels.

    Cons

    Upper management is lost, selfish, and incompetent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop taking advantage of employees to line your own pockets.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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