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"Join Symantec"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Product Manager
Current Employee - Product Manager
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Symantec people are absolutely fantastic - friendly, energetic and driven. They are very encouraging and supportive and provide their employees opportunities to succeed and learn. Great environment.

Cons

Sometimes I feel its toooo big .. I just hope we dont have any more buying.

Advice to Management

Please don't buy any more companies

Other Employee Reviews for Symantec

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Hey, it's a job."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Software Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Software Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    pay is decent
    some interesting technologies being developed there

    Cons

    middle management is fearful and reactionary - little chance to fulfill a real vision
    middle managers don't always surround themselves with people that actually understand the technologies
    travel and hardware budgeting are poorly managed and secretive
    once you reach a certain point all positions are gated and based on political alliances rather than technical prowess.

    Advice to Management

    Examine middle management carefully. Learn about the people they are surrounding themselves with.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "A decent place to work if you can find the right manager."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Principal Information Specialist in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Principal Information Specialist in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Your team and colleagues make working at Symantec enjoyable. The benefits are above average and the pay is impressive. The chance to work with a variety of people in a very dynamic environment is invigorating. Symantec has many unique challenges for those willing to pursue them.

    Cons

    The constant restructuring due to acquisitions leads to many confusing priorities. Career advancement is difficult because Management's requirements are unclear. As with any sizable company, politics runs rampant. If you are not keen on playing the game advancement will be difficult. The hours demanded spiraled out of control as key staff left and were not replaced.

    Advice to Management

    Define priorities.

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