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"Software Engineer"

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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

Other Employee Reviews for Symantec

  1. "I love working at Symantec!"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Roseville, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Roseville, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Symantec full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    I work on NetBackup and the product is stable, growing into new areas of Cloud backup and deduplication which allows us to do challenging and fun things at work

    Cons

    Slow release cycles and long testing phases breaks the pace of work sometimes.

    Advice to Management

    Challenge development to do more test driven development and reduce QE testing times.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "SYMC 4.0 continues to be management heavy"

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    work life balance, good location along 101, good cafeteria.

    Cons

    - Highly political climate. The restructuring was touted as a management simplification drive, however the majority of people let go are Individual Contributors. The re-org is strange as now you have Senior Managers reporting to another Senior Manager. Once again the management has won by keeping itself safe. How do you expect SYMC 4.0 to take off with the same management in charge of the company?

    Advice to Management

    - layoff the people from Management - Directors and Senior Managers.
    - If you really want to achieve a flat organization, everyone should report to a Director level person. The Senior Manager/Manager roles should be abolished when it comes to direct reports. This will give a level playing field to all employees.
    - Introduce a culture where the Senior executives - VP, etc. meet with the team on a one on one basis regularly.

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