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"Good, but not really the best place to work for a young engineer"

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Current Intern - QA Automation Intern in Mountain View, CA
Current Intern - QA Automation Intern in Mountain View, CA
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Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Symantec as an intern (Less than a year)

Pros

Reputation, work environment, resources, products, work ethic, people, , knowledge base, experience

Cons

Work force is too old in general, benefits are not up to standard, and compensation is just average.

Advice to Management

Get more young people in the teams.

Other Employee Reviews for Symantec

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Excited initially; post acquisition- an opportunity to help the "big guy" get it right and do it from the inside."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Symantec full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    If you self-motivated you have the time and resources to explore new ideas and solutions solve real world problems. Explore technical interests and improve one's professional prowess.

    Cons

    Nobody cares; that is, unless they care to take your idea for their own. Pecking order informally enforced. Many, many sad souls drearily drifting through their day. That's no way to live life.

    Advice to Management

    Cut middle management and empower team members. If you don't work on product or sell product then there better be a very good reason "we" let you interrupt those who do.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Initially, a great experience but turned very negative after Veritas acquisition."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director of Software Development in Lindon, UT
    Former Employee - Director of Software Development in Lindon, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    My local team was absolutely awesome! Great leadership, all team members contributed to success of the product and team. Most of us still keep in contact even after we were laid off in 2008 and 2010.

    Cons

    Too many people playing too much politics. Senior management is pathetic! They seem more interested in the bottom line and uninterested in the end user. Not a winning formula.

    Advice to Management

    Reconsider the human factor - show more concern for users and employees.


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