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Symantec Reviews

Updated March 25, 2019
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  • "There is nothing work life balance in symantec" (in 76 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Great people and management, excellent products,"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "Symantec was a great company"

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    Former Employee - Retention Specialist in Springfield, OR
    Former Employee - Retention Specialist in Springfield, OR
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay and benefits were amazing and many positions didn't even require a degree.

    Cons

    They laid off 3/4 of the Springfield workforce.

    Advice to Management

    Lifelock is a scam!

  3. "Sr. Manager"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager, Global PMO
    Current Employee - Senior Manager, Global PMO

    I have been working at Symantec full-time

    Pros

    Good work-life balance. Good management.

    Cons

    Can't think of anything, even if I wanted to.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Own boss, good team & benefits"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Technical Account Manager in Springfield, OR
    Current Employee - Principal Technical Account Manager in Springfield, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Symantec continues innovating and striving to be the best choice for security. Benefits are good and direct managers do not micromanage. Compensation is good.

    Cons

    Changes are non-stop and can lead to fatigue. There were also a number of RIFs which has dampened morale considerably. Company seems to change directions fairly often. Helpful internal tools are often switched too quickly, without consulting employees.

    Advice to Management

    Please note that morale is still down after the waves of layoffs. Combine that with the constant changes in requirements and it will take some time to earn back the trust of the employees.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Lot of changes"

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    Former Employee - Knowledge Engineer in Eugene, OR
    Former Employee - Knowledge Engineer in Eugene, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Good salary
    - Good benefits
    - Lot to learn
    - Good tech stack

    Cons

    - Change is constant
    - Job security is low
    - Company is struggling to keep products relevant.


  6. "Remote Culture | No Career Growth"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Operations Specialist in Heathrow, FL
    Current Employee - Sales Operations Specialist in Heathrow, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Symantec full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great group of people to work with. Compensation is great!

    Cons

    Unfortunately, no career mentorship programs and no opportunity for growth.


  7. "one of the best companies to work for"

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    Current Employee - Solutions Specialist
    Current Employee - Solutions Specialist
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Culture, Products, Benefits, Management and highly technological environment

    Cons

    I can’t think of any cons worth mentioning

  8. "Great pay"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Pay is awesome and management is friendly and doesn't micromanage

    Cons

    The footprint of Symantec in Oregon is always in danger of disappearing, no job security.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "turning the corner"

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    Current Employee - Clog In the Wheel in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Clog In the Wheel in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    awesome and capable team members; emerging good products

    Cons

    constant cost optimizations across the company and silos

    Advice to Management

    minimize churn; engage with customers, employees deeply and authentically


  10. "Good but needs improvements"

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

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

    Pros

    Company has good plans and has focused more on execution

    Cons

    Large company that still has silos. Trying to improve diversity - will see the outcome

    Advice to Management

    Focus, engage employees, more collaboration among teams, groups, and sites.