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Symantec Culver City Reviews

Updated July 13, 2017
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Culver City, CA

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  1. "Good company to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Culver City, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Culver City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Symantec (More than a year)

    Pros

    The culture at Symantec encourages a strong work/life balance. The benefits are great and go above and beyond.

    Cons

    Things felt a bit uncertain at times mainly due to frequent changes in C-level management, restructuring departments and work groups, and overall direction.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Well known name"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Culver City, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Culver City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Famous name is the main advantage.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy and low level of moral.

    Advice to Management

    Trust your employees, don't try to micro-manage them.

  3. Helpful (4)

    "Not much to grow"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Culver City, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Culver City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    very slow and relaxed ...

    Cons

    you never grow in your career


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Fantastic benefits with work life balance"

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    Current Employee - Designer in Culver City, CA
    Current Employee - Designer in Culver City, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - work life balance
    - excellent benefits
    - ethical company
    - diverse

    Cons

    - company need to be more decisive and adapt change
    - falling back in the market


  5. "Great company depending on the team"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Culver City, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Culver City, CA
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great perks
    - If you work for the right team, your work will be recognized
    - has a lot of talent

    Cons

    - Too many teams makes the company disconnected
    - Big variations in compensation and visa sponsorship etc. depending on your team.
    - Very male dominated

    Advice to Management

    Needs to address diversity in class, race and gender


  6. "Good intern experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Endpoint Protection Engineering in Culver City, CA
    Former Intern - Endpoint Protection Engineering in Culver City, CA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Good office culture, people are friendly and greet each other.
    Snack bar
    Bagel Tuesdays? (or was it another day)
    Intern contribution do matter even though software stacks are huge.
    Close to a mall for food and shopping

    Cons

    Not many programs for interns, only got to know some other interns from own lunches
    Rather slow start to get into working on projects
    Can feel lost sometimes

    Advice to Management

    Invest a little more in intern programs. The STAR program is probably pretty good, but not as much for the other departments. It was a shame I didn't really get to know many other interns during my time there.


  7. "Title"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Culver City, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Culver City, CA

    Pros

    Great place to work. Good work life balance.

    Cons

    Limited challenges at times. Salary not so high.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Mediocre Company"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Culver City, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Culver City, CA

    Pros

    Okay pay, good benefit, Good location

    Cons

    Too much restructuring. Choppy performance.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Good Company"

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

    I have been working at Symantec as an intern (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.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "software engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Culver City, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Culver City, CA

    Pros

    flexible work hours and good benefit

    Cons

    outdated technology and bad management


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