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"Politics and personal agendas take a front seat and the customer and company come last"

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

I worked at Symantec full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

There are some bright people trying to make a difference not only for the customer but also for the benefit of the company and the world. The potential at a company this large to innovate and transform the world with their pure concentration of talent and technology is endless. The company is currently going through a internal change which should help calm some of the cons below.

Cons

This company is entrenched with politics and executive simply trying to move hirer up the ladder and build their empires in what ever way they can. The management is constantly telling employees they will improve but when it comes down to it, they simply are lying to the employees so they can get a temporary boost in productivity to make the quarterly numbers.

Advice to Management

A major overhaul of the company structure is needed, and some reorganization is required to help benefit the employees and customers. I hope your new directions help change the company for the better and the problem areas are fixed. Good Luck!

Other Employee Reviews for Symantec

  1. "Symantec a good first company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Enter Your State Here in Culver City, CA
    Current Employee - Enter Your State Here in Culver City, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work Life Balance
    Good benefits
    Lots of horizontal growth

    Cons

    Slow upward growth
    No bonuses to new, mid level employees


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Symantec takes care of its employees and is a good place to work."

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

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

    Pros

    Competitive salary and benefits; HQ office located close to freeway; Security industry is poised to grow and so stock should do well.

    Cons

    Opportunities for growth are limited. Merit is NOT the top criteria for middle management, connections matter a lot. Company could do better in the Storage space.

    Advice to Management

    Provide promising career paths to lower level employees. Currently these are severely curtailed, especially at lower levels.

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