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"love working at Symantec but we all need to improve"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Director, Marketing in Cupertino, CA
Current Employee - Director, Marketing in Cupertino, CA
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

the people
opportunity for growth
well run company with money in the bank

Cons

promotions are hard to come by in some departments
those who should be let go are kept on because leaders are afraid or unwilling to fire them

Advice to Management

take a hard look at the people who have been in their roles for a long period of time. is it time for them to go? do we need some fresh blood to run things better vs the way we have always been doing it.

Other Employee Reviews for Symantec

  1. "Okay not great"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Director, Product Marketing in Cupertino, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Director, Product Marketing in Cupertino, CA
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It is a well known player in security, with well known products. It is reasonably dynamic and there are regular changes in operations. Overall the company performs well and so you are likely to be paid your bonus.

    Cons

    Political in many ways. Its emphasis on acquisitions means that there is always a hot new team coming in, and these folks will get extra weight. In addition, there is a reasonable amount of deadweight in the company and it is unlikely to go away soon. The merger with Veritas was difficult in that it stuck two completely incompatible cultures together.

    Advice to Management

    Acquire a services firm for more delivery capability


  2. "Symantec- Encouraging Professional Growth and Innovation; A Nice Place to Work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Project Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Project Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunities for professional development are widely available; Internal classes include technical topics as well as soft skills such as Time Management and Change Management
    Innovation and creativity are celebrated (may not always implemented, but ideas are encouraged and explored for feasibility)
    Colleagues are open to suggestions and process improvement recommendations

    Cons

    There is no commuter shuttle for outside of Mountain View/Cupertino
    Changes are slow to happen and tend to not catch on if driven from the bottom up

    Advice to Management

    Drive change and innovation from the top down
    Encourage managers to vent from within their teams and promote the strongest team members to positions on other teams within Symantec

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