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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Change is constant"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Heathrow, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Heathrow, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Symantec full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Product Strategy and vision for the future

    Cons

    Stress and constant leadership change! Site strategy was more important than the skills the employee brought to the table

    Advice to Management

    look at your employees for what they bring to the table rather than the college they graduated or did not graduate from or if they are located at a site.


  2. "Lots of opportunity, some politics"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager Customer Support in Heathrow, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Manager Customer Support in Heathrow, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Huge company with global reach. Working with colleagues across the world. Opportunities in Enterprise Software or Consumer products. Very good benefits and competitive pay.

    Cons

    Politics can be challenging, periodic layoffs, which aren't too bad if you've been there a while you get a generous separation.

    Advice to Management

    Hard to tell after the split with Veritas...focus on employment levels through targeted attrition vs. layoffs.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Incredible Co-workers/ Not so much on management"

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    Former Employee - Inside Renewal Sales in Heathrow, FL
    Former Employee - Inside Renewal Sales in Heathrow, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I worked with some fantastic colleagues, a smile every morning and a wave every evening. Everyone worked as a team of professionals unlike any previous job.

    Cons

    The management is very bias in regards to promotion opportunities. Performance outcome under normalcy should weigh heavy with these decisions, however it just wasn't the case. It's tough to work so hard each day, putting forth a great deal of "extra effort" with little to no recognition.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate with lower staff. The hierarchy within a professional setting does not automatically place stature upon an individual outside of this setting. Work with your employees as to the benefit for the company which in turn increases overall revenue for all.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Going through a lot of change"

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    Former Employee - Vice President, Sales Operations, Strategy & Enablement, Global Sales in Heathrow, FL
    Former Employee - Vice President, Sales Operations, Strategy & Enablement, Global Sales in Heathrow, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Symantec full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    When I was there, opportunities to utilize your skills extensively. Great access to the C-Suite.

    Cons

    Multiple CEO's and changed Vision for the company from when I was there. Need to get their act together on what they want to be when they grow up.


  5. "Lots of good people - lots of disruptive change"

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    Current Employee - Inside Territory Account Manager in Heathrow, FL
    Current Employee - Inside Territory Account Manager in Heathrow, FL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunity for Advancement
    Autonomy
    Recognition
    Benefits

    They will take you in with little experience and turn you into a sales machine in short time if you have the right qualities.

    Cons

    Illogical territory design which can lead to so much luck being a factor depending on your patch - constant disruption due to the companies sub par performance as a whole - bloated and fragmented erp system can be difficult to navigate and the crm is a mess and cannot be relied on for quality data. You will be managed by sales force and your notes


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Revolving CEOs"

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    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Heathrow, FL
    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Heathrow, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Symantec (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The benefits and pay were quite good and my site was still offices rather than cubes. There is some interesting work being done.

    Cons

    Too much turnover in upper management, including CEOs and now the company is splitting back into Symantec and Veritas so things are a bit unsettled. They are also too caught up in the Agile fad and even have a group of employees that call themselves the Agilistas! Also, they started to follow Yahoo's lead trying to reduce working from home or remotely.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on something for the company's goals and try and stem all the upper management and talent fleeing the company.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Tech support"

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    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Heathrow, FL
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Heathrow, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You learn while you work. There are some people that are very nice and helpful.
    Balance of family life it is good.

    Cons

    Promotions are hard to get for some if they do not perceive your value. Many employees leaving due to instability and also lack of upward mobility. Pay raises in the past few years have not equaled standard of living.

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees, they are your most important asset. Without them the company has no value.

  8. "Intern at Heathrow"

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    Current Intern - Summer Intern in Heathrow, FL
    Current Intern - Summer Intern in Heathrow, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Symantec as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent Work Environment. Ample of Learning Scope. Good Projects.

    Cons

    So far nothing. Sometimes to cop up with present on going situation, you have to learn faster.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Used to be a great place"

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    Former Employee - SQA Engineer in Heathrow, FL
    Former Employee - SQA Engineer in Heathrow, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Symantec full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Location of their Heathrow office in Florida has a great location.

    Cons

    They are about to sell off a major chunk of their business. That means there have been and will be layoffs. The amount of work they want for the salary is unbalanced. They ask a lot of you so expect to be overworked.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people! Stop eliminating jobs to save costs, think about the people, not just the ledgers.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Technical Support Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Heathrow, FL
    Former Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Heathrow, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Symantec full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Company does have good health benefits, values culture for employees.

    Cons

    Symantec compensation for employees are very limited, company is currently splitting restructuring, eliminating positions by outsourcing to foreign countries.

    Advice to Management

    Stop this madness...


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