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"Decent"

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Current Employee - Program Manager in Mountain View, CA
Current Employee - Program Manager in Mountain View, CA
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No opinion of CEO

Pros

Great brand, lots of infrastructure to support your efforts - lots of people to go to in order to get work done. Good, intelligent talent, but constant acquisition and change make it tough to "dig in"

Cons

Incredibly process heavy company... there always seem to be new systems being set up - which is definitely rough. So many mergers and acquisitions, yet process around that for both internal and external communication is unsatisfactory.

Other Employee Reviews for Symantec

  1. Helpful (10)

    "Who cares what your customers want? Worst than current Congress in Washington DC"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good place for house wives who wants 9 - 5 job with flexibility to work from home.
    Good campus
    Generally people are nice outside the work setting
    Nice cafeteria

    Cons

    The only other disfunctional place I have seen is Washington DC. This place is equally as charged politically as DC if not more. If you are customer focused and driven to do the right thing for your business and customers who you serve then this is completely wrong place for you. IT doesn't care what business wants as they are completely wrapped around their beureucratic processes and procedures.

    So much so that time sensitve business initiatives that needs IT help is left side ways and nobdy cares.

    On top of it their whole outsourcing engagement to HP is so pathetic that it is practically impossible to get anything done.

    If you are of the type who fly below radar and come to office and don't do anything and go back then this is the right place for you. If you are of the ambitious types then you will feel like commiting suicide. You are better off working in 7/11 than this place.

    My personal advice to go-getters and people with strong drive to achieve somethings "STAY AWAY" from this place.

    Advice to Management

    Fire the entire sr. management and get new blood in place.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Boring work with no advancment available"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    plenty to do, can get time off for health/family reasons if needed, benefits are ok, pay a bit above average

    Cons

    very stressful-managers on your back all the time for cases taken/closed/time to resolution etc they have a report for EVERYTHING.
    very heavy management structure- must be 20 managers in my one building .
    a sea of grey lifeless cubes
    force you to work public holidays
    can work one day a week from home but you have to jump through hoops to get it.and they are always "checking up" on you
    management have favorites
    no career moves available only "sideways" move not upwards
    the software supported is extremely complicated and gets more complicated with every release.
    because of the stress lots of poeple unhappy and leaving
    training is very poor
    there is no sick time-its all time accrued.
    A union would be a big help

    Advice to Management

    i could not recommend Symantec as a place to work, make it more relaxed, more fun, and take care of your front line employees

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