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"Good people, poor structure - lots of politics."

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

Pros

Good people for the most part and good pay.

Cons

Poor structure causes a ton of political issue and roadblock proper product development.

Advice to Management

fire everyone.

Other Employee Reviews for Symantec

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Getting ready for takeoff!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Symantec full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility
    Benefits
    20K+ company has lots of opportunities for mobility

    Cons

    6 months ago, I could write a laundry list, but things have certainly changed.

    Advice to Management

    Steve Bennett is the real deal!


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work and improving under new leadership"

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

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

    Pros

    Market leading products with dominant positions
    They compete in relevant markets that are not going away
    Compensation seems to be in line or above average for the valley
    Benefits are above average
    Most groups respect work/life balance (hours aren't crazy, telecommuting is OK)
    Symantec is a logo that is known and pretty well respected in the valley when you are ready to leave
    Very strong corporate responsibility

    Cons

    Prior leadership was generally ineffective in creating company's vision, strategy and execution
    Way too many silos across products and business units
    Very slow moving to get things done (projects, programs, etc.)
    Inconsistent in attracting and developing top young talent (i.e. post-MBA level); better at recruiting/developing post-undergrad and Sr Mgmt (director and higher), but folks in between often fall through the cracks and leave for greener pastures

    Advice to Management

    Continue to execute on Steve Benett's vision, which was very successful at Intuit. Make this a company that people want to love to work for. Take pride in career development.

    On the product side, break down silos between BUs, streamline operations, shorten sales cycles, and invest in emerging technologies. Stop letting new players eat at our market share. Get back to innovating instead of reacting defensively.

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