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"Confusion.. though some of it seems to be clearing up"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Symantec full-time

Pros

Great products
Great talent in employees (even among those who are still around)
Great brand recognition
Excellent campus in MV - offices, open area, cafeteria

Cons

- An ostrich-like approach to changing trends and threats from the competition.
- Silos (fiefdoms)
- Prejudiced executives (for example, some VPs not happy with the teams they are having to lead and being vocal about it.)
- Low morale resulting from lack of direction and bad leadership.

Advice to Management

- Symantec still has some great technologies and talent. Capitalize on these assets.
 - Change the top leadership within struggling BUs. BUs might have struggled due to bad decisions made by leaders.
 - Complete the re-orgs soon so that you get the right results as against good employees leaving out of their own will. The wait has been too long.

Other Employee Reviews for Symantec

  1. "Not too bad"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lotsa PTO, fair salary. Company really seems to get things turn around

    Cons

    No raises after nice salary


  2. "Amazing place to work"

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    Former Employee - Software Quality Assurance Engineer in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Software Quality Assurance Engineer in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very challenging. learnt a lot. Great team spirit

    Cons

    people managers need to be technically savvy.

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