Symantec

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Symantec Reviews

Updated December 17, 2014
Updated December 17, 2014
1,771 Reviews
3.3
1,771 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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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Once great, going downhill

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

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

    Pros

    I have really enjoyed the people I've worked with over the years. In general they have very good benefits. Overall the pay has been competitive.

    Cons

    Constant changes in leadership the past few years coupled with constant layoffs. Massive brain drain getting tired of seeing good people leave.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good Opportunities, High Turn Over

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Business Process Analyst in Springfield, OR
    Current Employee - Senior Business Process Analyst in Springfield, OR

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

    Pros

    Great Opportunities, Salaries, & Benefits

    Cons

    Constant Re-Orgs and Lay offs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please choose a direction and commit to it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves 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. 3 people found this helpful  

    A Company in the midst of changes

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Getting Better

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Symantec full-time

    Pros

    Great place to get experience. After the layoffs last year, especially in the accounting/FA dept the atmosphere is getting much better and depts are better able to communicate.

    Cons

    Work life balance could be better

  7.  

    Lots of great people; current lack of inspiration, direction and leadership

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

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

    Pros

    Untapped pool of talented, smart, want-to-be-engaged people; nice campus, great benefits; pretty good internal training

    Cons

    Really big shifts way too often. Can't get going on anything to have an impact before there is another big change in strategy, direction, focus.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be transparent and honest. Treat employees, partners and customers like you'd want to be treated - with respect. Look past your own career kudos and marks and look long term impact and value.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Everyone was confused and not motivated

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible work environment, good people.

    Cons

    Lack of strong leadership direction, too much confusion in strategy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Align on strategic goals

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    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.  

    Working experience at 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 (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Takes good care of employees personal needs.

    Cons

    Too many management layers, causing delay in decisions to be taken

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Intern

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

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