Symantec Reviews in Mountain View, CA | Glassdoor

Symantec Mountain View Reviews

Updated May 22, 2017
520 reviews

Filter

Filter

Mountain View, CA

3.2
Star Star Star Star Star
Rating Trends Rating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Symantec CEO Greg Clark
Greg Clark
15 Ratings

520 Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date

Pros
  • Best work life balance in the industry (in 439 reviews)

  • Work life balance good but depends upon manager (in 72 reviews)

Cons
More Pros and Cons

  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (2)

    "Great Team"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Symantec full-time

    Pros

    Great co-workers, beautiful campus, good work/life balance, unlimited PTO, interesting projects and rewarding work

    Cons

    Frequent changes, but feeling positive with new leadership


  2. "Great High Tech Security Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Great coworkers
    Lovely campus
    On campus cafe serves great food
    On campus pub has get apps & drinks in a nice set up

    Cons

    Not a lot from my experience

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!


  3. "Executive Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends

    I have been working at Symantec full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Symantec is very diverse and great people to work with.

    Cons

    They have been through 6 CEO in the 11 years I've been there.


  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Not so top-notch in tech industry"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Management in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Project Management in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people and good benefit

    Cons

    Technology needs a serious upgrade

    Advice to Management

    evaluate thoroughly and make decision on the the direction where you want the teams to head towards to, most importantly, STICK TO THE PLANS , stop changing your minds! React to issues and problems with sense of urgency


  6. "Software Engineer Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Intern - Software Development Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Current Intern - Software Development Engineer in Mountain View, CA

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

    Pros

    Great Company to work for

    Cons

    No cons so far all best

    Advice to Management

    Good


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Great Brand. Symantec to Yellow Coat"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Enjoyed my time at Symantec when Bennet was CEO. Good corporate values, gained leadership skills, great products, employees were valued and lots of teamwork. Compensation is competitive. A place you can be proud to represent (pre Blue Coat)

    Cons

    Too much company transition from 3 CEOs, BU leaders, Sales leaders and CMO. Lack of company strategy and story that never came to fruition. HR was a machine with RIFs. The culture took a signifcant turn when Blue Coat leaders took over. Employee empowerment was gone over night which is telling about the strength of leadership there today. People are told what to do and passed down.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the transition. Integrate the solutions. Empower your leaders and teams. Bring the employee culture back


  8. "Not like the old Symantec"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - ACCOUNT GENERAL MANAGER/CYBER SECURITY SPECIALIST in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - ACCOUNT GENERAL MANAGER/CYBER SECURITY SPECIALIST in Mountain View, CA

    I worked at Symantec (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good Healthcare, good benefits, stock has certainly increased.

    Cons

    No idea on quota structure. Poor leadership, mass confusion with the merger of Bluecoat.

    Advice to Management

    Bring your products up to date.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good company overall"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart people, interesting work, room for new ideas

    Cons

    Too much uncertainty, management does not communicate well.

    Advice to Management

    Be more open with the employees.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Not contractor friendly; run away FAST"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Web Producer in Mountain View, CA
    Former Contractor - Web Producer in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Symantec as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great cafeteria, free food, nice campus. Some of the employees are nice but it is very cliquish and a lot if backstabbing if you aren't buddy buddy with the manager.

    Cons

    Horrible and hostile work environment for contractors. Manager in retention and product side web producer area in mt view ca is weak, has a horrible rep with contracting agencies as a bad manager... they know him by name... he allows bullying on the team; had someone train me who had the most horrible temperament. Teams were also allowed to talk global politics in meetings and waste time.

    Advice to Management

    Hire a manager who doesn't allow bullying and do not let bullies with rage problems train new contractors. Contractor treatment Is very off putting and unprofessional.


  11. "Technical Support Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Great place to work- training and benefits.

    Cons

    Many changes in management and company restructuring.


Showing 520 of 3,093 reviews
Reset Filters