Symantec Reviews

Updated July 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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2,008 Employee Reviews

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  1. Great Company

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

    I have been working at Symantec (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very Nice company, I've enjoyed working there

    Cons

    none, it is a very nice company

    Advice to Management

    carry on!! Things are looking up


  2. Good company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior SQA Engineer in Reading, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior SQA Engineer in Reading, England (UK)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits and a nice location (Green Park)

    Cons

    Lots of change at the moment


  3. Fun Place to Work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Web Producer in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Web Producer in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at Symantec

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    This is the most fun I have ever had on a job. Everyone is so laid back, nice, friendly, smart, fun (did I already say fun? lol). I work on a scrum team and we are very close...feels like family. We work very hard and have an amazing time together doing it. I couldn't ask for a better place to work.

    Cons

    I can't think of anything negative.


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  5. Great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Pune (India)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    1. Flexible timing
    2. Agile process
    3. Good management
    4. Talented co-workers

    Cons

    Not all teams have a great culture

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  6. Helpful (3)

    Boring leaders but safe

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I've survived almost a decade of layoffs and org changes in Finance because I know how to work people and play the game. People think the layoffs have been happening for the past 4-5 years but they haven't seen what I've seen
    Splitting the company is a good thing. The company did better pre-Veritas
    An environment where one can thrive solely on political abilities
    Good benefits
    Revolving door of top leadership in Sales and Finance provides job security. I'm providing the same insights to different people.

    Cons

    As long as someone else keeps getting laid off there are none.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  7. Gggg

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

    I worked at Symantec full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Best work environment ever, great salary and great manager. I learned so much from this company. And i Had so much fun with it.

    Cons

    this is company is so large to manage. And the work are too traditional. It becomes too large to perform big change and new business value.

    Advice to Management

    Get more valuable employee and put employees first not the profit. Invest more on employees. So employees can get courage and devote themselves into work.


  8. Very good chances to go far

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Enterprise Security Engineer in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Enterprise Security Engineer in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very good harmony in teams, management knows what they are talking about, flexibility to work from home on occasion, training provided, certification provided

    Cons

    A lot of change in the CEO office


  9. Technical Support Engineer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Training and up to date with the new technologies

    Cons

    human right is not respected
    discrimantion and harassment

    Advice to Management

    not good methodologiy of managment


  10. STAR Intern

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Symantec

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    There is a lot of mobility for interns to move and work with whichever group they want within the STAR division.

    Cons

    The pay is a bit less than some other companies that attract computer science students. The wide range of opportunities, especially in security, offset this.


  11. After 12 years, I finally found a great employer.

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly people, best managers, no boring work, learn new things everyday, improve tech skills, longer you stay the better you get... And so on...

    Cons

    Very lengthy Interview process. Background check company is lousy... This has a 20 word minimum and I can't think of anything.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up. Be careful with hiring contractors.



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