Symantec
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Symantec Reviews in Roseville, MN

Updated Jan 6, 2014
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3.3 15 reviews

                             

54% Approve of the CEO

Symantec Interim CEO Michael Brown

Michael Brown

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60% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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I love working at Symantec!

Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Roseville, MN

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

ProsI work on NetBackup and the product is stable, growing into new areas of Cloud backup and deduplication which allows us to do challenging and fun things at work

ConsSlow release cycles and long testing phases breaks the pace of work sometimes.

Advice to Senior ManagementChallenge development to do more test driven development and reduce QE testing times.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good place to work, but comes with management and communication issues

Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Roseville, MN

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

ProsGreat benefits and compensation.
Great work/life balance.
Technically competent engineering staff.

ConsI always got the feeling that mid-/upper-management cares more about how they look to their bosses then they care about representing their direct reports. This leads to changes in policy and direction that don't make sense.
Sometimes important decisions are made without consulting the people that affect those changes the most.
Still poor communication and cooperation between teams ("That's not my problem, so I wont help").

Advice to Senior ManagementSolicit the feedback from the direct contributors and show how you made changes in response to that feedback.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great company

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Roseville, MN

I have been working at Symantec full-time for less than a year

ProsFlexible work hours, great pay, great benefits. Managers are generally cool, easy to talk to. Little benefits like ping-pong tables, fitness centers, cafeterias, etc. are awesome!

ConsSome of the product managers are only there to make money. In my opinion, managers should have strong technical background. Some are business people, which really grinds my gears.

Advice to Senior ManagementDon't turn a software company into a hardware company.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Lots of opportunities at Symantec that has kept me here for more than a decade!

Senior Manager, Engineering (Current Employee)
Roseville, MN

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

ProsOpportunities, Flexibility, Technology, Culture, Values

ConsCan't think of any big one

Advice to Senior ManagementDon't spread seniors thin; let them specialize toward excellence.

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Good Company!

Senior Software Engineer (Former Employee)
Roseville, MN

I worked at Symantec full-time for more than 3 years

ProsRelaxed culture...
Planned releases...
Flexible timings...
Very good people...

ConsAs long ass you are able to handle Minnesota Winters you should be fine
For the constant thrill seekers might not be the most happening place
Change process takes for EVER!!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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OK place to work

Principal Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Roseville, MN

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

ProsGood pay
Interesting technologies and work experience

ConsToo much pressure on release dates

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Too big...good place to work

Senior Principal BCE (Former Employee)
Roseville, MN

I worked at Symantec full-time for more than 10 years

ProsStrong advancement opportunities, excellent and very knowledgeable employees. Corporate culture is very open and only mildly competitive.

ConsSome weak product portfolios with no direction on where to bring them. An inability to use the human and technical capital that is in existence. Sr. Management seems to be stymied on how to organize groups to maximize productivity and effectiveness. Too many worthless initiatives that go nowhere. Bad carry through.

Advice to Senior ManagementFind ways to use the incredible people who work there. Surely if you don't someone else will.

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Fulfilling

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Roseville, MN

I have been working at Symantec

Pros- Good work environment
- Separate offices
- Excellent Management
- Good team ethics
- Diversity and multi cultural
- Good products to work on

Cons- Management politics
- too many processes to follow
- Ineffective translation of vision goals into actual implementation (Gap between management and technical people)

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good pay, treated poorly

Tech Support Engineer (Current Employee)
Roseville, MN

I have been working at Symantec

ProsGood Pay and nice benefits.

ConsManagers are not honest - even on small items that do not really matter - can not trust anything that is said

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Poor management in the NetBackup support org makes life miserable for the employees.

Technical Support Engineer (Current Employee)
Roseville, MN

I have been working at Symantec

ProsBenefits are good
Pay is competitive
Excellent company to work for, outside of the support organization

ConsNetBackup support is poorly managed by people looking only to save their own skin, not service the customer.

Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of all of the management in NetBackup support from the top down and replace them with people who care about both the customer and the morale of their employees.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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