Symantec Employee Benefit: Vacation & Paid Time Off | Glassdoor

Symantec Vacation & Paid Time Off

Updated Apr 26, 2016

234 employees reported this benefit


Employer Summary

Symantec grants paid time off.

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Employee Comments

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  • Feb 18, 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Culver City, California

    Unlimited time off. However, employees don't feel they deserve to take many days off.

  • Feb 18, 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Tempe, Arizona

    Symantec has "unlimited" time off, as long as your manager approves. Most managers seem to be flexible and will approve the time off. However since PTO isn't tracked, if you don't take any all year, you don't get paid for the time off you didn't take.

  • Nov 27, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Engineer in Lake Mary, Florida

    There should have been more vacation & PTO because it is the type of job that causes "burn out".

  • Nov 05, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Senior Sales Engineer in Boston, Massachusetts

    Sales has a NTO system and its up to you to use it.

  • Nov 01, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Mountain View, California

    In 2017, Symantec moved to accountable time off which meant you just needed to get it approved by your manager.

  • Aug 15, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Principle Systems administrator in Mountain View, California

    Competitive for what other companies offer.

  • Aug 01, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Mktg mgr 2 in Mountain View, California

    This ALL depends on your manager. No guaranteed vacation. If your mgr approves it, you get it.

  • Jun 18, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Program Manager in Mountain View, California

    We use My Time Off which is manager approved. You build no vacation time and therefore the company has no overhead and if you leave they owe you no vacation time. On the positive side if you are a hard worker and have a good manager then you time off requests get approved without a problem.

  • Jun 02, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Senior Principal Technical Account Manager in Springfield, Oregon

    Symantec uses the "take what you need" model of time off. This is great as I don't have to closely monitor how much time I have, but it ALSO makes people nervous to take time off...they don't want to be perceived as abusing the system. Overall, I believe this has lead to people taking *less* time off...people often need to be pushed to take the time off they need.

  • May 30, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Engineer in Washington, District of Columbia

    Symantec does not provide vacation time off. Reason: if you need time off, you address this with your colleague, and take of the week or two that has been requested. Your colleague will attempt to back fill you in your absents. Thus no vacation time process is required.

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