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  • Best work life balance in the industry (in 448 reviews)

  • I loved working here due to the flexibility of being able to work from home from time to time (in 70 reviews)

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  1. "Incredible Internship!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Software Quality Assurance Intern in Roseville, MN
    Current Intern - Software Quality Assurance Intern in Roseville, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The transparency within the company was excellent; even as an intern, I felt like I clearly knew the objective of not only my own team but the company as a whole. The adoption of Agile is obviously working for Symantec, and it was a wonderful time getting first-hand experience in that kind of environment.

    Cons

    Some of the technology I worked on seemed "old" to me at times, but there still was a lot of cutting edge technology being used in some of the newer platforms.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing! My experience as an intern was made me highly intrigued in working for the company post-graduation.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Sr. Principal Software engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Principal Software Engineer in Roseville, MN
    Former Employee - Senior Principal Software Engineer in Roseville, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Use to be good place until the unfortunate happens

    Cons

    Too polical with racist tendency. Tree years ago it was a mix race and origin leadership. Today if you are not cacasian, your limit is either Sr. Manager or Sr. Principal. If you want to challenge it you are shown the door (under the cover of layoffs)

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the bigots and be Honorable and lawful.

  3. "Great compensation and work / life balance"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Roseville, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Roseville, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Symantec full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good compensation. Company appears to be growing and innovating. Flexible schedule. very good work/life balance

    Cons

    Lots of management and process changes over the last few years / shifting direction... This does seem to be settling down now.

    Not necessarily using the latest technologies. At times the work isn't exciting or engaging


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Symantec/Veritas"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Roseville, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Roseville, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    great employees, good working environment/campus

    Cons

    Upper management changed often, as did the department direction


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Overall good place to work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Support Engineer in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Support Engineer in Saint Paul, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good opportunity to earn decent money and high performance is rewarded.
    Veritas and Symantec are splitting up, good for all involved.

    Cons

    Very difficult to believe upper-management, they say one thing and do another all too often.
    Extremely liberal and progressive company.

    Advice to Management

    Shoot straight with your employees, if you plan to do the opposite of your talk, don't talk to begin with.


  6. Helpful (6)

    "Difficult to stay motivated"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Roseville, MN
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Roseville, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Symantec full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There will always be a need for backup software.

    Cons

    High turnover, large legacy product, management doesn't have foresight or direction.

    Advice to Management

    Get managers with technical understanding and be proactive and not reactive.


  7. "Good company but out of date"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Software Engineer in Roseville, MN
    Former Intern - Software Engineer in Roseville, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work atmosphere, nice people

    Cons

    Company too large to keep up to date

  8. "It was great working for symantec. The employees are very friendly"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Intern in Roseville, MN
    Current Employee - Software Intern in Roseville, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The timings are very flexible in symantec. Training is provided for new technolgies

    Cons

    The climate is very cold


  9. "Administrative Speicliast"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Specialist in Roseville, MN
    Former Employee - Administrative Specialist in Roseville, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work/life balance, compensation and benefits.

    Cons

    The company is currently going through many changes with CEO turnover.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Corporate tech company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Roseville, MN
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Roseville, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People are intelligent, pay is good. My interview process was pretty non-technical and laid back. Travel is available if you have a geographically diverse team, or an important project.

    Cons

    CEO uncertainty often, everyone wants to build everything themselves instead of using an existing solution, budget issues are everywhere. We have to jump through hoops to get hardware.

    Advice to Management

    Management is good, but the architects seem to give too much free reign to engineers in system design. The result is sloppy, or inflexible design.


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