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Updated August 20, 2017
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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (4)

    "Great Team"

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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

    Pros

    Great co-workers, beautiful campus, good work/life balance, unlimited PTO, interesting projects and rewarding work

    Cons

    Frequent changes, but feeling positive with new leadership


  2. "Will be successful"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Remote, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Remote, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team mates working towards the same outcome

    Cons

    Multiple acquistions and mergers at once

  3. "One of the best companies to learn new technologies and grow in your career"

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    Current Employee - Associate Software Engineer in Chennai (India)
    Current Employee - Associate Software Engineer in Chennai (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Latest technologies, Encouraging working environment, Innovative Work Culture, Good perks at par with top industry organizations

    Cons

    Work life balance might get compromised, Too much is expected of you, Not easy to switch fields


  4. "Program/project management"

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    Current Employee - Principal Program Manager in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Principal Program Manager in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture of collaboration, people first and career opportunities. People make the difference at Symantec.
    The bonus package is not too bad.
    Business processes are lean and well structured for consumers business unit

    Cons

    Too many changes. People leaving because of uncertainty and lack job safety.
    Critical roles are give to unqualified people....all you need is connection with leadership

    Advice to Management

    Assign the roles to people who deserve not people you know please...


  5. "Good company"

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

    I worked at Symantec full-time

    Pros

    Great work environment. Good perks and changes to mgmt.

    Cons

    Too many org changes. Divesting of non performing business segments.


  6. "Human Resources"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Pune (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. good work life balance
    2. great products
    3. free transport, excellent perks
    4. Engineering teams are top notch, high level tech talent.
    5. decent salary, decent hike
    6. the new management in US is set of hard working people. they are interested in taking company to next level and do not shy away from making some tough calls. ( selling/ acquiring new business)

    Cons

    1. Dull office environment overall in India.
    2. Symantec is a cumulative of many organization, so every team is a separate organization and people despise each other.
    3. Campus recruitment is appalling, very bad.
    4. There are managers in IT who cant speak English.
    5. Decade old people bully everyone, all they care is their own place, they are so shameless that despite getting no hikes, they are holding on their places
    6. Company doesn't believe in upgrading talent, no training , there is virtually no existent eco-system to develop fresh out of college talent. I feel that some people have intentionally created a void so that their favorites will keep a place no matter what.

    Advice to Management

    1. bring in fresh young talent especially at senior level from top software product companies in india.
    2. believe is scaling talent across all level. not just directors and VPs
    3. take a hard close look at decade old folks, and see if they are a liability or an Asset.
    4. you are doing a great job in scaling business and competing in a really really tough market space.
    5. treat India as a top notch office, don't treat them as offshore delivery center.


  7. "Partner Account Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance
    Great benefits

    Cons

    The company was directionless
    The lack of accountability led to poor partner and customer experience
    Very political

  8. "Customer service"

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    Current Employee - Associate Authentication Analyst in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Associate Authentication Analyst in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Top level company, you can learn a lot, they take care of you. Opportunities for training and traveling

    Cons

    Management is mediocre, don't expect anything brillant from them.

    Advice to Management

    Get training, you really need it


  9. "Nice company to settle in and give time and money to your family"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Pune (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Worklife, Salary, RSU, salary structure, facilities, bus service

    Cons

    Some legacy products and legacy technologies, silo mode working, team work is missing

    Advice to Management

    Try to improvise the less profit making units instead of getting rid of them.
    Promote internal transfers. HR prefer calling people from outside for their bonus instead of internal employees who are interested.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Symantec full-time

    Pros

    Slow working environment. You don't really have to rush anything.

    Cons

    Politics and constant downsizing due to numerous acquisitions to "boost" our revenue. Lack of innovation. If you look closely to our product line, you'd notice there are actually not that many products that we offer on the consumer side. They are all repackaged and rebranding products that are essentially the same product. The company is not willing to invest in new products and the management does not really have a sense of direction of where the company is going.


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