Symantec

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Symantec Reviews

Updated November 21, 2014
Updated November 21, 2014
1,749 Reviews
3.3
1,749 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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Employee Reviews

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  1. 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
  2.  

    Administrative Speicliast

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative Specialist in Roseville, MN
    Former Employee - Administrative Specialist in Roseville, MN

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

    Pros

    Great work/life balance, compensation and benefits.

    Cons

    The company is currently going through many changes with CEO turnover.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 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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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not a good vision Management doesn't care about Individuals

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Database Administrator in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Database Administrator in Herndon, VA

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

    Pros

    Work wise it is good, some departments do not have opportunity to grow the career. It always depends on which department are you under with and who is your manager to make your life and career better.

    Cons

    After having new CEO, new SVP and VP and much more changes in management, the vision of the company is distracted and it does impact individual employee a lot. Lot of people are quitting their jobs because of that. I would not recommend anyone to join this company at the movement atleast until next year, I would say after July 2015.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They don't care about our Advice so I would leave this blank

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great co-workers, Horrible corporate practices

    • 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 (more than an year)

    Pros

    The people I work with are wonderful. I was very excited to get a good paying job with such a great selection of benefits.

    Cons

    The training and documentation left a lot to be desired, at least for our product. They just did a huge layoff of tech support people across the company, targeting not only weak performers but experienced techs, older workers, and people who used too many benefits this year. They're just looking for ways to make a fast buck, not have quality support or produce quality products.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make Symantec a place to retire from, not just a place on a resume.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Decline InforSec giant

    • 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

    no overtime work. Trust culture is better all the company I've worked for

    Cons

    management sucks.
    lost market share duo to cannot keep up with cloud trend

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    focus on innovation. Cut the bloated middle-level manager

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    No direction and office politics

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

    I worked at Symantec full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Interesting tech and industry given it is continuously changing -- it's also a very hot-button topic as security relates to all sectors - consumer, business and gov't

    Cons

    Tons of office politics. Terrible morale. No leadership. Continuous layoffs, exec departures and new leaders who don't know the business and don't have a clear direction

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need new company vision / direction

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior IT Business Partner in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Senior IT Business Partner in Mountain View, CA

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

    Pros

    Lots of great opportunities, great people to work with from the business, benefit package is excellent

    Cons

    Constant executive churn over the last several years, which creates a very unstable environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pick great leaders and define a great product & customer strategy & give it some time to develop & succeed

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sr. Principal support engineer

    • 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 (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    great work-life balance - flexible work hours, work from home option
    freedom to express ideas and concerns, employee stock purchase option

    Cons

    No clear career growth for employees not in main office locations
    Salary and compensation not in par with other software companies
    Unstable top management leading to frequent reorgs

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    could/should improve but a good company

    • 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 (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    reputable company, pays wells and has solid medical benefits. There are many talented, brilliant engineers

    Cons

    management is constantly going through changes, it's distracting

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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