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"Dysfunctional organization with clueless top management"

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Former Employee - Project Manager in Herndon, VA
Former Employee - Project Manager in Herndon, VA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Symantec full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

Great benefits, relaxed work environment, flexible schedule

Cons

Lack of capable upper management
Company has no clear direction: bites way more than it can chew and as a result the finished results of the projects are terrible
Very dysfunctional organization as a whole, every functional manager thinks only to their benefit

Advice to Management

Listen to your employees every once in a while and dont blame your short comings

Other Employee Reviews for Symantec

  1. "OK place to work"

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    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Roseville, MN
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Roseville, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Symantec full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good pay
    Interesting technologies and work experience

    Cons

    Too much pressure on release dates


  2. Helpful (1)

    "OK place to work, but company is struggling and having layoffs"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good work-life balance for some (depending on your organization and manager); telecommuting encouraged for some (ditto), fair pay and decent benefits

    Cons

    Limited opportunities for advancement, little to no coaching/mentoring from managers, bullying managers tolerated in some areas

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the bullies! Otherwise, you risk losing some very talented, key contributors. Also, assist employees in career development instead of leaving everything up to each individual employee.

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