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Symantec Reviews

Updated September 20, 2018
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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (18)

    "Great Employer"

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    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Springfield, OR
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Springfield, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best place I've worked, if you can live with unpredictable nature of the tech industry. Great benefits, great working environment, excellent diversity, volunteerism and matching funds. I learned a great deal and loved every moment.

    Cons

    Volatile nature of tech industry as a whole means shifting resource needs.


  2. "Moving ahead"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Tempe, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    + New products and services
    + Growing industry
    + Important social impact
    + New leadership is cleaning up the campers, wasteful spending, and holding people accountable
    + Culture is shifting into a more technology company
    + New leaders from acquisitions are making very positive change

    Cons

    - It can be difficult if you are not skilled at managing change personally or don't have strong leadership skills
    - Healthcare benefits are slightly below average

    Advice to Management

    Invest in top performers and don't accept mediocracy. Keep it up

  3. "SALES DEVELOPMENT"

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    Former Employee - Sales Development in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Development in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    On site gym, onsite cafeteria, great travel opportunities for work.

    Cons

    i was laid off with 1700 people.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  4. "good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good place to work for

    Cons

    Internal politics can be minimized


  5. "xeadsew"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    It was a great place to work at for many years

    Cons

    Quarterly thinking did them in


  6. "Good for new comers"

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    easy work culture
    unlimited holidays and WFH

    Cons

    Less salary
    no use of ESPP as stock prices are low
    less salary compared to bay area standards


  7. "Principal Software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance is there. Benefit is competitive. Stock bonus is fair and keep people stay.

    Cons

    It is a big company. No one has overall view of products. Once a while there is layoff.

  8. "Good Benefits But No Company Identity or Culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Draper, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Draper, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Symantec full-time

    Pros

    Befits are good.
    Salary Decent.
    Come to work, do your work, and leave.

    Cons

    Too many integrations that have left little institute knowledge.
    Culture is defensive between newly acquired companies and "classic" Symantec employees who have been here +10 years.
    Utah based leadership is nepotistic, exclusive, and will only provide salary increases to management and leadership-type roles.
    No job growth or salary growth.
    On-site perks are a joke.
    Utah is not culturally diverse nor gendered diverse.
    Open-office environment with no thought as to what jobs are currently in office that may be suited best to a more traditional work environment.
    Layoffs for the past two years.
    Employee stock options are frozen.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the surveys that are constantly being sent out to employees.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Good company but has some problems to figure out"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Symantec full-time

    Pros

    Everyone is very friendly and helpful, the culture is definitely very welcoming. Lots of team-building events and happy hours. The cafeteria serves a great variety of healthy and fresh food and the campus is beautiful.

    Cons

    Current employee morale (August 2018) is not very good due to the SEC investigation and cancelled ESPP. People are losing faith in leadership, but they may be able to right the ship. Only time will tell


  10. "Software Engineer Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Symantec full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work as an intern & full-time.

    Cons

    Learning curve could be steeper.


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