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Symantec Reviews

Updated April 20, 2018
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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (11)

    "Great Employer"

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    • Senior Management
    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. "Sales Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work with cutting edge tech.

    Cons

    Its a big company and not the best choice for people that want the startup mentality.

  3. "Sales Operations"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Expectation was clear. Great workplace.

    Cons

    Team work was inevitable so sometimes felt pressured to work overtime.


  4. "Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture. Always fosters innovation, creativity, and new ideas are welcomed.
    Great Benefits : great health benefits, great food court and cheap soft drinks.

    Cons

    Need to create more learning opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Help with career growth


  5. "IT infrastructure specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Symantec full-time

    Pros

    A lot of great people to with with

    Cons

    Too much focus on shareholders and less on employee retention


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Business Development Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Draper, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Draper, UT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Symantec full-time

    Pros

    Unlimited time off plan
    Family oriented
    Awesome people
    Invest in their employees
    Open door culture

    Cons

    Too many outdated processes
    Sometimes I feel like a corporatist robot
    Director not publicly acknowledging credit for implementing my ideas
    Moved insides sales org to Plano
    Not enough roll based training
    Can feel like a good ol'boys club
    Not promoting from my location, you must move
    Cost of benefit increase, used to be better

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to listen fully, without jumping to conclusions
    Start meetings on time
    Offer next-gen management training programs for managers
    Why are we replicating programs/processes from our competitor, M


  7. "good team"

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    Former Employee - Marketing in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good team, work life balance

    Cons

    none so far. good experience

  8. "Decent company but couldn’t figure out how to manage a itself"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, good salary, very ethical - excellent work life balance

    Cons

    Company couldn’t figure out how to manage itself - to many products through acquisition and didn’t know what to do with many products once acquired

    Advice to Management

    Focus, focus focus - what is the long term plan???


  9. "Demotivating"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people in general. Established brand name with strong market share in consumer space with norton and lifelock.

    Cons

    No ethics. No leadership. Short term focused. Revenue focused. Ok to launch and then fix. Talk about customers but culture is heavy on revenue drives all conversations. Weak management (SVP and up) because they are some of the most selfish leaders I’ve ever encountered; all about protecting themselves, their turfs. Speak of collaboration, but love silos. Very execution oriented and focused on the outcome, but doesn’t pay attention to details or how outcomes are achieved.

    Advice to Management

    Grow some backbone. Don’t loose your soul for selfish profit.


  10. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Culver City, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Culver City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work life-balance! Management treats you well if you are innovative.

    Cons

    quarterly lays off are concerning.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in employees


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