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"Bad management"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
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  • Senior Management
Former Contractor - Functional Lead in Mountain View, CA
Former Contractor - Functional Lead in Mountain View, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Symantec as a contractor (Less than a year)

Pros

Company still has great customer retention because of their great products

Cons

Obviously they needed a new CEO with some serious planning and management vision. The culture here has been taken over by India culture. If your not form India, you have very little chance of getting anywhere. They take care of themselves!

Advice to Management

Need to come back to an American based culture and management styles.

Other Employee Reviews for Symantec

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Imploding"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The front line employees are exceptional people for the most part. Co has really great benefits.

    Cons

    Most people with VP in their title achieved that by taking credit for their people's hard work. Or by stabbing their peers in the back. The latest (former) CEO did not follow his own "Say/Do" ratio. Many good people and true leaders were lost in the process.

    Advice to Management

    The Data Center/Storage and Security experiment has failed. Break the company out into it's core functions. Get out of your ivory tower and start listening to your people. Gut the Executive level, and force all VPs to reapply for their jobs.


  2. "Positive"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good Salary, Great work life balance, Good benefits

    Cons

    Somewhat slow to execute products

    Advice to Management

    None


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