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"Uncertainty, chaos, hyper competitive, tone deaf"

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

Pros

Good benefits, on-site cafeteria, nice offices

Cons

Chaos, agressive management style, no feeling that employees are valued

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  1. Helpful (6)

    "Two Ferrets in a Pillowcase"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great peers, excellent benefits, brand recognition on your CV.

    I made some great contacts within the industry at Symantec, and the campus is very nice. At the headquarters, the cafe is very nice, the onsite gym has what most people need, and they support EV charging at the main parking structure.

    The entire campus is tobacco free, which is nice for nonsmokers, but banishes the smokers to the sidewalks, even in the rain.

    Cons

    Politics, Management ignorance, and leadership failures across the board, "Take initiative" is verbally encouraged and punished if not successful.

    Internal processes are disorganized, and politics wins the day when it comes to budgetary approvals. Information flows are weak, and management training is very poor.

    Outsourcing has resulted in the usual problems: meetings at odd hours, unintelligible accents on the phone, and blamestorming when something goes wrong.

    Advice to Management

    Integrate the businesses. This is an amalgamation of businesses, when it should be an enterprise. Stop outsourcing so much: without a stake in the game, there is no ownership, and the profit motivation for making mistakes is astounding: They get paid for making the mistake; for covering up the mistake; for arguing about the mistake; and, finally, for correcting the very same mistake.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "So So depending upon area"

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    Current Employee - Misc Areas in Roseville, MI
    Current Employee - Misc Areas in Roseville, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Management varies with area. Hearing new impetus for employees to speak up. New CEO appears to be encouraging greater employee involvement.

    Cons

    Not sure of new impetus consequences. Reorganization may be more "bird cage" management practice in action. Shake the cage and everyone lands somewhere new. Have to wait and see. Seems to be disjuncture between areas which affect each other directly.

    Advice to Management

    Gather / use experience of employees from lower levels. Encourage open dialogue. Pierce outside level of management peer group thru 1:1 conversations. Town hall meetings are good but unlikely to uncover problems at lower levels.

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