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"Decent engineering skills suffocated by incompetent management."

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Symantec full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Compensation and benefits are pretty good.
Good work/personal life balance.
Not a hard or stressful place to work.
Ok if you mostly want a paycheck and just surviving satisfies your goals.

Cons

Like many large and relatively old companies, this one has been thoroughly taken over by management that can't compete in the industry. There is a dual career path in theory but in practice if you aren't a manager you will find yourself ignored at the whim of management that often doesn't have a clue. If living Bonjour Laziness is your thing, this is the place for you. If you are primarily technical, have real talent, and have any kind of ambition to make a difference, there are much better place to go, unless perhaps you want an easy spell while collecting a paycheck.

Advice to Management

Nothing less than a wholesale reformulation of the corporate culture can arrest this company's gradual slide into irrelevance.

Other Employee Reviews for Symantec

  1. "Truly enjoyed the experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart people, innovative company and the leader in global threat monitoring. A collaborative spirit. Good career opportunities including the chance to grow my skill set. Senior management were open and listened to ideas.

    Cons

    Internal administration was on legacy systems that were slow and needed updating. New technologies could and streamline workflow to be more efficient.


  2. "Good experience working in diverse teams with supportive managers"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Positive team spirits, working in ever-changing security technolgy field

    Cons

    Career opportunities were very limited

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