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Former Employee - Principal Technical Support Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
Former Employee - Principal Technical Support Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
Approves of CEO

Pros

I think that it is a place where you can work and be rewarded but it does require a lot of perseverance and patience as positions and promotions don't happen overnight.

Cons

Symantec is a large company and so the ability to stick out from the crowd and be noticed is very difficult. Additionally management doesn't always pick the correct person for the job.

Advice to Management

Take a hard look at why you are doing and/or changing things and truly make changes for the good of the employees and the customers. I think too many decisions are based upon knee jerk reactions without any thought of what this may affect or how this could impact lives of the employees.

Other Employee Reviews for Symantec

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

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  2. "Okay not great"

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    • 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

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