Symantec Reviews

Updated August 29, 2015
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  1. Helpful (2)

    Symantec

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior
    Current Employee - Senior
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It has younger people with a lot of passion. The compensation for work is good.

    Cons

    It looks like the management doesn't want seasoned engineers. Way too slow business process to internal and external. It has a inverted triangle structure for organization. There is a lot of unnecessary positions in the management level and no attractive products to sell any more.


  2. Helpful (1)

    work life balance and good technology

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good work life balance. less politics in my team. some managers are bad some are good. good place to learn and actually have a life

    Cons

    not fast paced if you like that. career growth is limited or slow if you are very ambitious.

    Advice to Management

    just increase the pace a little bit while maintaining the same values. don't move people between teams because of some bad managers.


  3. Helpful (2)

    Really big, really slow

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Some great technology and products that have been in the industry a very long time.

    Cons

    Very political organization. If you are in bay area, great. If not, you don't have an idea that matters.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    good company

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Specialist in Mount Dora, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Specialist in Mount Dora, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Symantec (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    great benefits and location. good fun company cuture.

    Cons

    ceo keeps getting fired, invest in your people and stop chasing the rabbit

    Advice to Management

    stability is key!!


  6. Helpful (2)

    Uncertain future

    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales

    I worked at Symantec full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Competent, hard-working sales team Good compensation and benefits

    Cons

    Symantec/Veritas merger never worked - limited security/data protection solution integration as planned Consistent product development/release failures - slipped from technology innovator to follower Highly political management structure - favortism abounds

    Advice to Management

    The planned separation of Symantec and Veritas is overdue. However, I fear for the job security of those remaining at both companies. A renewed emphasis on R&D and innovation is a must for both companies moving forward.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Great place to work if you are with Right Team

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work in Security Domain, Great people around, Compensation, Health benefits, Work-life balance, Growth Opportunities, Freedom of action.

    Cons

    Even being a small company, most of the startups in security domain are becoming threat for Symantec. Post acquisition, Symantec not able to keep the acquired products competitive in market. No solid roadmap or right vision for acquired products. Too many surprises when it comes to (frequent) organizational changes. Only few products are constantly doing good and makes most of the business.

    Advice to Management

    Have better strategy, get strong leaders and give them enough time to deliver results than replacing them.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Great place to work

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Director in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - IT Director in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Symantec full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work, good management, competitive salaries, cultural diversity encouraged, no visible gender bias (lots of top line female managers).

    Cons

    Symantec products not seen as cutting edge technology, and hence best resources are lost to Googles, and Facebooks of the Silicon Valley.


  9. PM summerIntern

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Project Manager in Troy, MI
    Former Employee - Associate Project Manager in Troy, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good place to learn and develop

    Cons

    I really had a good time interning there. There was loads to learn and contribute


  10. Helpful (1)

    Software Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Politics! Politics! Politics! Cost control! Cutting costs! Layoff! Layoff!! layoff! Split and outsource! Outsource and Split!

    Cons

    Office is close to my home and the company offers free parking.

    Advice to Management

    Few listens and just don't bother mentioning.


  11. Senior SQA Engineer

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior SQA Engineer in Culver City, CA
    Current Employee - Senior SQA Engineer in Culver City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Symantec full-time

    Pros

    Good work life balance. Well located.

    Cons

    Growth is slow depending on teams. Pay is also not very competetive



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