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"Great place to be"

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  • Senior Management
Current Contractor - Project Specialist (HR) in Springfield, OR
Current Contractor - Project Specialist (HR) in Springfield, OR
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Symantec as a contractor (Less than a year)

Pros

fair hours, great pay, very friendly people.

Cons

difficult to get your foot in the door, as a temp it feels I am having a hard time becoming permanent

Advice to Management

be more hands on in help towards temps in to a permanent position

Other Employee Reviews for Symantec

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Staff is dedicated to being successful, but sometimes complacent senior management."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Lindon, UT
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Lindon, UT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Symantec full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits. Great coworkers. Up to date resources and equipment. Flexible work schedules. Profitability bonuses for senior staff. Stock options and grants for technical staff.

    Cons

    Don't seem to be interested in the long term - more interested in short term profits for shareholders, rather than in retaining good development staff. Too much out-sourcing to India.

    Advice to Management

    You need to innovate now, or your products will become stale and out of date. You can only milk the life out of current products for so long. Too many acquisitions too frequently, dilutes the brand and the cohesiveness of the company.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Poor Mgmt, Backstabbing and pure politics"

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    Current Employee - Senior Renewals Representative in Springfield, OR
    Current Employee - Senior Renewals Representative in Springfield, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    CEO is very good and creates real strategic visions. I'll be happy to finish up though in a few weeks.

    Cons

    > Poor inexperienced Sales Management
    > Sales is more Data Management as oppose to selling. You spend more time cleaning data than doing the job the company hired you for
    > Very politically driven "you watch my back and I'll watch yours"
    > Management are very clingy and two faced
    > CEO has created an outstanding strategy but unfortunately still to today, we dont get the same message on the ground.

    Advice to Management

    Be realistic, honest and fair. Get some training around the people aspects of the job as clearly you dont have a clue. We are humans after all.

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