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Symantec Reviews

Updated September 20, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "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. Helpful (1)

    "good company"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    recommended, people treat you with respect

    Cons

    can be slow paced at times

  3. "Business Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Symantec full-time

    Pros

    Uses the latest technology in the industry

    Cons

    Work timings are little odd


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    "Great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Strategist in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Strategist in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing breadth of knowledge of colleagues - fantastic place to work and learn. Great new direction of company.

    Cons

    Quite a few changes - but to be expected in tech company.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "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
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Symantec (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good Pay, Engineering Work, Spacious Office, Quiet Atmosphere, Software Career Growth, Flexible Hours

    Cons

    A little bit of stress. Not too much to talk about.

    Advice to Management

    Try not to assign employees to different type of positions.


  6. "Great Team with open culture"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Location with excellent benefits, nice teamwork, with Strong Leadership Manager, Flexible work schedule..with cut-edge tech-teams

    Cons

    Lots meetings and training need attend.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "If you like change, this may be the right place for you"

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    Former Employee - Director in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Director in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Symantec (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Symantec isn't 'set in its way'. There are a lot of processes but it's constantly evolving. It's nowhere near as hierarchical or process-oriented as many others. I was with Symantec for 10+ years, through the merger with Veritas, through the split out with Veritas. Overall my time there was good.

    Cons

    Symantec changes so much and so often that as an employee you'll easily spend 30-40% of your time on change management. Time that would have been better spent on customers/ product development. Lack of continued focus is an issue.
    For a female employee expect less career dev opportunities than that of men, and lower salary. Very much in line with the industry as a whole.
    I was with Symantec for 10+ years, and in my 4th month of pregnancy, I was RIF'd. I'd just been promoted, had a fantastic pay increase a few months earlier. Then I let my manager know I'm pregnant and 30 days later I'm RIF'd. I was told it was a coincidence. All I'm saying is - if you plan to start a family, this may not be the best choice.

  8. "Incubator - buyout small technology and then dispand"

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

    I worked at Symantec full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, timeoff and work flexibility

    Cons

    Lack of direction, only 2 products matter


  9. "Finance"

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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

    in a growing market with opportunities

    Cons

    constant management churn makes it difficult to finish initaitives


  10. "Accountant"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Mountain View, CA

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

    Pros

    The people in my team were great!

    Cons

    The company kept having change in management


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