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NortonLifeLock Reviews

Updated Nov 9, 2019

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3.7
61%
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NortonLifeLock CEO Vincent Pilette
Vincent Pilette
22 Ratings
  1. Helpful (3)

    "Sr. Payroll Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Senior Payroll Specialist in Tempe, AZ
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at NortonLifeLock full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great co-workers. The team works together as much as possible.

    Cons

    Upper management does not see that they are hurting the company by not hiring enough staff to do the required work. They are too worried about profits.

    Advice to Management

    Staff the department according to work load. Short staffing is costing the company more than they're saving by not providing enough staff

    NortonLifeLock2018-11-22
  2. Helpful (2)

    "Great for entry level positions"

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    Technical Support Engineer in Springfield, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at NortonLifeLock for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Benefits package was comparable to industry. Casual environment with various perks such as working from home a few days a month. Salary was on par with industry.

    Cons

    Not many opportunities for advancement. Upper management is too focused on immediate revenue instead of long term company growth. Frequent CEO turnover. No thought placed into employee retention.

    Advice to Management

    Set your sights on a 10 year goal instead of a 3 month goal

    NortonLifeLock2018-05-09
  3. Helpful (2)

    "Good company for the most part."

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    Former Employee - Implementation Analyst in Tempe, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at NortonLifeLock full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good pay. Flexible vacation time. Salaried was where it was at.

    Cons

    Upper management did not know what they're doing. Departments were always moving under different umbrellas. It didn't matter if you knew your job or new the company, if you were a brown noser you were going to slingshot to management.

    NortonLifeLock2018-01-17
  4. Helpful (1)

    "I Like It For Now"

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    Current Employee - Scrum Master in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NortonLifeLock full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great Benefits. Great Atmosphere. The other employees are helpful.

    Cons

    Constantly shifting upper management. Fearful of being laid off any day. Not very innovative.

    NortonLifeLock2017-03-30
  5. Helpful (6)

    "Big Disappointment"

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    Former Employee - Marketing in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at NortonLifeLock full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Symantec takes care of you with a nice phone, laptop, and lots of food. Benefits are very good, and work is somewhat stimulating since it's such a large company.

    Cons

    Reading these reviews I'm having trouble believing they're real. This is a very political climate, with a chain of command that make it almost impossible to make a significant contribution. Even if you do get the VP to sign your deal or project cross-functional teams can still stymie everything just because they don't feel like helping. Therefore, advancement is not based on merit and is not common. People jump ship frequently and layoffs are common. Upper management don't realize this because they don't care enough to ask. Overall marketing, sales, legal, and platform teams are lost when it comes to digital marketing trends. Mavericks, early adapters, big thinkers, and tech-savvy industry disrupters are squashed. Vanilla, wall-flowers with limited skills but who follow direction well do very well.

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    Advice to Management

    Hire and advance folks with knowledge of cutting edge practices and who can affect change just once in a while. Perhaps talk to mid-management once in a while. This survey asked to rate CEO, but believe me he's not accessible. Therefore, any rating for him is fake.

    NortonLifeLock2017-02-24
  6. Helpful (1)

    "A good work life balanced campany"

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    Senior Principal Research Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at NortonLifeLock

    Pros

    Decent pay, good work and life balance. beautiful campus and opportunity to work on interesting project

    Cons

    1. Frequent change of upper management 2. Recent rise of stock price is due to merge with Blue Coat. Whether the synergy will materialized needs time to tell. 3. Policy changed and no longer support WFH.

    NortonLifeLock2016-12-02
  7. Helpful (6)

    "Problems brewing."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at NortonLifeLock full-time

    Pros

    My team had the flexible work environment of a small startup, but with the benefits (medical and otherwise) of a large company. Lots of PTO was granted while I was there, but it's apparently NTO for everyone now - likely in an effort to reduce liabilities on the balance sheet.

    Cons

    Upper management (CxOs and the board of directors) did not seem to have a plan - fired one CEO after another, issued one round of layoffs after another, and caused most of the brightest employees to run for the hills. Probably a shell of its former self at this point. My time was great - but I left due to fearing an era was ending.

    Advice to Management

    Put together a long-term strategy and get the board to stop firing whomever is putting it together. Avoid letting upper management dictate technical requirements: that just wastes money the way you'd expect a Fortune 500 to waste money.

    NortonLifeLock2016-08-31
  8. Helpful (5)

    "Constant Change"

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    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at NortonLifeLock for more than 10 years

    Pros

    -Competitive pay / benefits -There are a bunch of great co-workers and some really smart people in the organization -Some of the products are really good

    Cons

    -Upper management is disconnected from everything -Terrible upper management, a lot of politics and infighting with diverging goals and plans -Constant change -Projects or changes started by groups without knowledge of how the previous system worked, or even what should be accomplished. There is more emphasis reward to starting and finishing a project for the sake of having a project, than there is to making positive well thought out changes.

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    Advice to Management

    There are huge gaps between the C level management, VP level and Directors and below. A lot of the information fed upwards is misleading at best.

    NortonLifeLock2016-07-20
  9. Helpful (2)

    "Good Company"

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    Current Intern - Software Engineering Intern in Culver City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at NortonLifeLock for more than a year

    Pros

    Great paid time off benefit for interns because they are counted as contractors and gain PTO on an hourly basis. Interesting projects. Cool, very knowledgeable, flexible managers. Cafeteria has good food at relatively low prices (Symantec employees get discounts), cafeteria is run by Aramark

    Cons

    Old company, not enough young people, not enough cool work related things to do. Some days it can be very boring. Constant change in upper management.

    Advice to Management

    Make the company young again, motivate people by having awesome events like normal tech companies now a days.

    NortonLifeLock2016-07-08
  10. Helpful (4)

    "No Direction"

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    Former Employee - Senior Principal Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at NortonLifeLock full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Nice office space to work Great technical staff to work with Technical training is provided Brand awareness is widely known globally

    Cons

    No Direction from upper management RIF every year .. Not a place for a career Lots of the best people have left Internal Cloud does not work- Openstack not secure or reliable

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of CPE, set a Direction and not everything in AWS

    NortonLifeLock2016-07-09
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