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"Depends Which Silo You Work In"

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  • Culture & Values
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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Director, Marketing in Mountain View, CA
Current Employee - Senior Director, Marketing in Mountain View, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Symantec full-time

Pros

- Sporadic exposure to talented individuals
- Well known brand that has recurring revenue & established customers
- Good WLB typical with larger companies

Cons

- Poor management, mediocre leadership and silo-ed thinking helps Symantec enjoy a malaise for years
- Simply hard for a Symantec to compete with more innovative, focused companies that are killing it in mobile & cloud
- Baggage of Symantec and Norton brand do not bode well for new products and more modern customers
- Managing teams to high performance is not encouraged due to Symantec's fear of litigation
- Too much dependence of FUD (Fear uncertainly and doubt) in their marketing

Advice to Management

Current re-org is energizing employees and provides hope for the future! But remember, the strategy and re-focus is the easier part - the proof will be in the execution

Other Employee Reviews for Symantec

  1. "Good team"

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

    I have been working at Symantec full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work, many silos, but will be more integrated with organizational changes.

    Cons

    Overpriced - Horrible Cafteria
    TCE Vapors nearby from google campus


  2. "On the right track"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Operations in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Business Operations in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company culture is right in the midst of significant change, but one consistent value is giving (well-deserving and proven) employees the opportunity to take on different roles and responsibilities.

    Cons

    Historically, it's been the lack of risk-taking and tough decision-making due to the "overly nice" culture. This is changing, though.

    Advice to Management

    The 4.0 values are the right ones. Please keep living and demonstrating them day in and day out.

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