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"Good engineers, lacking management and innovation"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

- Good engineers and co-workers
- Good work life balance
- Decent pay
- Some teams have very good work

Cons

- Lot of attrition
- Bad management, lack of strong, technical leaders at the executive level
- Company needs to innovate and turn around but doesn't have good leaders who can help achieve this
- Poor facilities (poor IT infrastructure, minimal snacks and beverages)

Advice to Management

- Need to take risks and innovate
- Need more focus on engineering and technology

Other Employee Reviews for Symantec

  1. Helpful (2)

    "A Good company on its way down"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior SQA Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Senior SQA Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Historically successful product line which continue to make most of the money for the company.
    Some really good products. If you are lucky to be one those teams you get to work on some good technology.

    Cons

    Very unstable Management at every level. Since my joining a couple of years back every one in the hierarchy from my manager to the CEO has either left or fired. There has not been a month without organizational changes.
    Not very clear with the future strategy, expected with the frequent management changes.

    Advice to Management

    Try to get at least some stability in the company.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Great Place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Springfield, OR
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Springfield, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits, decent salary, kinda low. Great facility and investment into the workers. Lots of smart people and different products to support. Ability to move between divisions.

    Cons

    Lots of old guard that are hard to motivate.

    Advice to Management

    Open up salary levels to all employees. Show a clear path to getting paid more. Take interest in the development of my career, and not just your own goals. Help to integrate with other products as we are all Symantec.

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