Symantec - Great people, benefits and work/life balance, with good work schedule flexibility; no upward mobility or clear vision | Glassdoor
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"Great people, benefits and work/life balance, with good work schedule flexibility; no upward mobility or clear vision"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Lindon, UT
Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Lindon, UT
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Compensation is better than average, benefits are great, and the culture is good, people are great at the office. Challenging engineering problems are always present, and flexibility in work schedule and process allows for creative solutions. Symantec has just picked up a new CEO that is laser focused on reinvigorating the business, and this is providing a more positive outlook on the future.

Cons

'Thrashing' occurs frequently because of the loose process and somewhat ambiguous direction or absence of vision. Layoffs have occurred multiple times so there is always a looming apprehension about this reoccurring. A career track is virtually non-existent - it seems as though most are destined to remain in their hired positions for the length of their employment, rather than be encouraged to promote up. A common direction and enthusiasm for the business has been absent for some time, but may turn around with Steve Bennett as CEO.

Advice to Management

Encourage more enthusiasm for the business, and emphasize the importance of each role in the company as a vital part of the future success. Promote up key/star employees within the company, and foster a competitive culture that encourages more of this. Align all business units with focus that is in sync with Symantec's vision, and communicate more effectively how each business unit is a part of that vision.

Other Employee Reviews for Symantec

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Change and Employee Talent Retention"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Specialist in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Administrative Specialist in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Symantec full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, middle management has open door policy.

    Cons

    Lay offs took place at least twice a year, there is constant reorganization and merging of acquired talent/products. The yearly review process is cumbersome and does not allow for performance changes that are related to medical leaves of absence.

    Advice to Management

    Products need to have an end of life. Recruiters need to be move involved with the hiring of talent or the rehiring of talent that was laid off due to reorganization or such.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Exciting Changes Ahead"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Talent Acquisition in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Talent Acquisition in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Symantec full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    +New CEO,Steve Bennett is changing the culture to become more proactive and to have employees and management take ownership as leaders.(Top Down, Bottom Up Approach)
    +Culture is quickly improving to become more transparent and accountable
    +Reenergized workforce
    +Clearer visibility of goals and objectives

    Cons

    *The changes envisioned will take a lot of time and energy on everyone's behalf, some people have more difficulty with change than others.

    Advice to Management

    Stay the course and focus on the positive opportunities ahead.

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