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Updated October 20, 2017
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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (2)

    "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. "Company Review"

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    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 (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great company culture, competitive pay and benefits. Perks, like onsite restaurant and Gym

    Cons

    Lots of senior leadership changes in a short amount of time, can lead to a perception that the company isn't stable.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work, and continue to communicate in a timely and relevant way.

  3. "Good place to work for a large corporation"

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    Former Employee - Art Director in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Art Director in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    User focused for the UI designs we made. Lots of usability tests to validate the direction we were going. Quite a few perks.

    Cons

    Typical politics that comes with a large corporation (and a public company).


  4. "Software QA Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Software QA Engineer in Culver City, CA
    Former Employee - Software QA Engineer in Culver City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great. Spacious Office. Good Salary. Some group activities. Opportunity to grow professional skills. Agile project planning. Nice and warm colleague communications. Free parking space to work. Convenient restaurant in the basement.

    Cons

    I had been managed by 15 to 17 managers in 10 years and I had been in many different projects. Some manager may not know my strength well because they had managed me short period of time. This situation had made me less advantageous in performance review a few times.

    Advice to Management

    Keep employees in the same team and make less job transfer.


  5. "Good future for the company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Symantec full-time

    Pros

    Company is moving in the right direction with their recent focus to expand their digital security offerings

    Cons

    Can be tiresome dealing with bureaucracies - the same issues most large corporations deal with


  6. "Decent Employer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Symantec full-time

    Pros

    - Great talent to work with
    - Market comparable salaries
    - Gives diversified opportunities if you are open for it
    - Very dynamic management under Greg Clark's leadership

    Cons

    - Constant headcount reduction keeps inmates always under fear. Individuals performance is impact by this fear.
    - Hikes are more or less same for everyone. Outstanding performers are rewarded only marginally better than an average performer.
    - Too much cost cutting

    Advice to Management

    - Focus more on employee satisfaction and organic growth will fall in place.


  7. "Good Customer Support System"

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    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Morgantown, WV
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Morgantown, WV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    last time i have gone through a system problem related to antivirus i called and i gaot a prositive, good and instant support. so thankful to you

    Cons

    Nothing they have nothing like cons i have to elaborate

    Advice to Management

    please try to spread your work worldwide effectively

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Bus Dev Mgr"

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    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people, competitive salary benefits

    Cons

    Constant fear of layoffs, weak mgt team


  9. "Good people hindered by poor management"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Culver City, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Culver City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Smart People
    Passionate folks
    Leader in field

    Cons

    Lack of stability and too many layoffs
    4 CEO's during my time there
    Poor pay compared to competitors

    Advice to Management

    I doubt anyone from management will read this, but if they do - figure out how to distribute the wealth to hard working employees who are working from paycheck to paycheck versus doing layoff after layoff.


  10. "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Symantec full-time

    Pros

    Good commissions and benefits, nice environment.

    Cons

    Never felt job security the entire time i was there.


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