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"Better than I Expected"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Principal Product Marketing Manager in Mountain View, CA
Current Employee - Principal Product Marketing Manager in Mountain View, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

You get to work with down to earth management, in a comfortable atmosphere, and great benefits. Because it is a large company it provides a lot of things to do. For the first time in my career I work with people I can respect since they are so knowledgeable and confident. I expected that I would be working in a grind factory from what I read of the reviews on glassdoor but I find that I "grind" harder than most. I work from home once a week and have a flexible working schedule. Honestly I love it but right now the Symantec 4.0 transition phase is kind of a downer with so many lay offs.

Cons

Layoffs. The other side of things is that our budgets are getting cut so it is harder to accomplish tasks from a marketing point of view.

Advice to Management

Look for more synergistic abilities between products. Can Backup Exec and Net backup be combined?

Other Employee Reviews for Symantec

  1. "Nice place to Work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - SQA Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - SQA Engineer in Mountain View, CA

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

    Pros

    -nice place to work
    -provide benefits for certification programmes

    Cons

    -So many changes whenever re-org happens
    -Going slow in some technologies compared to Market


  2. "Software Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Awesome team, great CEO and nice manager. Campus location has great volleyball court, tennis court and ping pong tables

    Cons

    Big company and dis-engagement in management in some teams. Lots of ways to get distracted, not limited to coffee breaks, ping pong, tennis, volleyball and other sports

    Advice to Management

    Work to keep your subordinates motivated

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