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"Just rip the bandaid off"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Principal Financial Analyst in Mountain View, CA
Current Employee - Principal Financial Analyst in Mountain View, CA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Symantec full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Good work/life balance. Should be a good place to work if the 4.0 transition is ever complete.

Cons

The 4.0 transition is making is bringing morale down.

Advice to Management

Finish the transition so people can stop wondering if they're going to have a job there in the long run.

Other Employee Reviews for Symantec

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Symantec 4.0, good story but will it work?"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team work among groups and team.

    Cons

    Upper senior management lacks the understanding of needs of their employees and to retain great talents.

    Advice to Management

    Need to work harder to retain good talents.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Slow grind downward, maybe this is changing now..."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Field Sales in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Field Sales in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best thing was that they weren't afraid to admit internally when their product wasn't the best and go BUY the company that was the best. Healthcare benefits were generous. There were a few great people there, mostly through acquisitions.

    Cons

    Company lost focus with so many acquisitions and became very management heavy. They'd buy a company, the key people would quit, and we'd be stuck trying to become instant experts on a product backed by a skeleton crew. Outsourced IT was terrible. A steady bleeding of top technical (sales, eng, support) people made things tougher; they were replaced by a mixed bag of people. Senior management made a number of major mistakes before the new CEO came in.

    Advice to Management

    Not sure what to add, I worked there and gave my input then.

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