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Symantec Reviews

Updated July 18, 2018
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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (14)

    "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. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Smart, hardworking team members, challenging work.

    Cons

    Cambridge location is both a pro and a con.

  3. "Great people and management, excellent products,"

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    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Culture, Products, Benefits, Management, Campus, Great food

    Cons

    I can’t think of any cons worth mentioning

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you’re doing. The culture here is better than any company I’ve worked for.


  4. "Senior Engineer"

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

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

    Pros

    1. Good company for freshers
    2. Good friendly policies for Employees

    Cons

    Lot of products with no integration
    Not many cutting edge technology


  5. "Senior software engineer"

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

    I worked at Symantec full-time

    Pros

    Good environment and great people to work with. Good work life balance.

    Cons

    The pay is relative good to the work you put in. Don't expect too much then.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Strong Technology / Weak Leadership"

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    Current Employee - Sales Engineer in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Sound and reliable threat detection technology; very marketable products. Good employee benefits including gratuitous access to endpoint protection software. The company appears to be a good corporate citizen with programs that enable employees to support (with matching funds) charitable organizations. A regimented process for evaluating prospective employees is in place and appears quite effective in assessing talent.

    Cons

    Sales leadership employs threats as an element of their motivation processes. Statements such as "condition of employment" are used frequently during sales meetings irrespective of the fact that such conditions are not included within employment offers. The angst of attempting to force security product sales into a metrics driven CRM model is felt at many levels of the company. Internally, the company is broken at several levels. Onboarding and training are two areas in which new hires will immediately observe dysfunction. Confusion is rampant leading new employees to find their own way in determining their place within the company as well as job function. Symantec and Blue Coat cultures seem to clash and therefore exacerbate the confusion. Earnings potential doesn't appear to match employment offers to the point that "bait and switch" is often felt. The company is VERY polarized with regard to employee longevity; there is little middle ground between employees of <2 years tenure and those of 12+ years tenure.

    Advice to Management

    (1) Figure out your priorities. Information Security is very competitive and substantially driven by trust. That trust is very much compromised under existing talent acquisition processes and leads to rapid turnover. In short order, that trust deficit will become known throughout the industry and impact product sales. (2) Cease the use of threats as motivation of the Sales Force. Belittling and castigation serve no long term purpose. Train your middle managers to lead.


  7. "Symantec - Generous Benefits for Software Professionals"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software QA Engineer in Lake Mary, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Software QA Engineer in Lake Mary, FL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary was commensurate with my experience and ability.
    Benefits were some of the best I have seen

    Cons

    Changing priorities made the experience not ideal for stability.

  8. "Revolving Execs"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They have nice newly remodeled offices.

    Cons

    Lack of leadership and stability at the exec level.


  9. "SWE Intern"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Flexible hours, laid back environment.

    Cons

    A lot of down time. Pay is also below average for Bay Area.


  10. "Amazing Please to learn while working"

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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 3 years)

    Pros

    bonus, free snacks, pick up drop service. medical insurance n all

    Cons

    I have noticed none as of now

    Advice to Management

    I have seen partiality in promotions and ratings in my previous team. Manager was not using his mind, other employees were using him and now that manager is thrown away. Thanks to management.


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