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"The company has been pretty good to work for. Managmenet and philosophy towards the support group in our location."

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Local management has been good. Fellow employess have been easy to work with and pretty much everyon shares workload and responsibilities well. I has been a good local environment to work in.

Cons

Upper management has changed many times and so has attitude towards support workers. Have had three different CEOs now and at least that many regional managers. Sometimes it appears that they don't have a solid plan for the future with many of the products that they have as an offering.

Other Employee Reviews for Symantec

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Depends on what group you work in...."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Symantec full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good Benefits, nice HQ campus, good internal training on everything from technical skills to soft skills, learning is encouraged, starting to try and be more sensitive to the needs of a diverse workforce. If you don't like your boss, just wait for the next reorg - you are likely to have a new one.

    Cons

    Yearly lay-offs and reorganizations - seems to be a lifestyle for the company rather than a reaction to market conditions. The information that middle management (1-2 layers below C suites) dispenses cannot always be trusted. And, for some middle managers, their people management skills are so poor, they often reward the wrong traits and then seem dazed and confused when conflict ensues. Work/life balance, compensation and overall job satisfaction are dependent on how well you read your boss and then how often you give him/her what you perceive they want rather than what they actually ask for. There are a number of outright bullies in the rank and file that seem to get ahead quickly (that is until someone more "in favor" complains) which, I believe, points to a lack of leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Play fair - institute an effective MBO policy (or something like it) so employees feel more in control of their rewards. Stop asking that employees trust you without returning the favor and, hold managers accountable, instead of their staff, for results and turn-over.


  2. "Great Company, Great Leadership"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    New CEO is shaking things up in a good way. Very optimistic for the future.

    Cons

    Company is going through a lot of organizational changes that teams need to quickly realign and figure out new roles & responsibilities in order to execute.

    Advice to Management

    Don't rely so much on consulting firms to help with transformation, put the right people in place and we should be able to do this ourselves.

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