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"Change is necessary to thrive"

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

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

Pros

Capable CEO
Upgrading the talent across the board
Process excellence oriented
Investing in front line employees
Culture focused on getting the best from people
Great assets (e.g. customers, partners, technology ingredients)

Cons

Highly political environment
Important to recognize that alphas thrive. All others are prone to be victims of alphas so it is buyer beware if this is not the kind of culture for you especially if considering management positions.
Ability to innovate is still needed to be relevant for the future
Investment in the 10 new offers is progressing slowly if at all
Market moving faster than they are (e.g. FireEye)

Advice to Management

Organic growth is critical to success however the product organization is riddled with politicians who lacks creativity, let alone authenticity. This is not to say that good people aren't in the organization, but they are being suppressed by those more interested in being promoted and accumulating power than delivering great products for customers. This is widely known within the rank and file who are very fearful of retaliation for the truth. Nonetheless, these truths have not seemingly reached the CEO who is very capable within 300 degrees but continues to have this critical 60 degree blind spot in part due to political mastery on the part of some of his leaders and his tendency to focus on process versus invention.

Other Employee Reviews for Symantec

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Principal business intelligence analyst"

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    Current Employee - Principal in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Principal in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Symantec full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good environment to work here

    Cons

    No cash bonus and less workplace amenities


  2. "It was a good exposure to the corporate setting."

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    Former Intern - Marketing Intern in Mountain View, CA
    Former Intern - Marketing Intern in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Symantec as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They treat interns like FTEs.

    Cons

    Not all managers are sensitive to interns' schedules.

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