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Symantec Reviews

Updated October 19, 2017
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  1. "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.


  2. "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

  3. "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


  4. "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


  5. "Company changes"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Symantec full-time

    Pros

    Watching the company evolve since I left. Glad their stock is doing well with the Bluecoat acquisition.

    Cons

    Lots of change taking place


  6. "Associate Manager Technical Support"

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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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Salary, advancement, benefits, and co-workers.

    Cons

    Management, lack of identity as a company.


  7. "Strategic Communications"

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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

    Smart leadership, friendly atmosphere. Innovation, critical thinking and positive work ethic is encouraged.

    Cons

    Reorganization and leadership shifts are frequent. Company strategy shifts with organizational shifts.

    Advice to Management

    Create incentives for best possible workforce, keep highest quality leadership based on company values and business objectives. Keep pace and keep learning with technology, HR and M&A. Don't loose site of what company was built on.

  8. "Many Parts Not Seamslessly Stapled Together"

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    Former Employee - Solutions Architect in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Solutions Architect in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Worked with good people, benefits were good.

    Cons

    It feels like all the different divisions were pulling in their own direction without any general overall company philosophy or vision.

    Advice to Management

    Create a cohesive entity and stop buying companies until you can do that.


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    "Every Type of Security But Job Security"

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

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

    Pros

    Competitive pay. Generous stock plan for Director and above. Good medical benefit choices. Nice renovated campus.

    Cons

    Passive aggressive, back biting culture. Endless cycle of layoffs, hiring, more layoffs. Symantec specializes in virtually every type of job security under the sun EXCEPT job security. No one is safe at any level including the C-level.

    Advice to Management

    EVPs and SVPs need to stop allowing their direct reports to fight with each other. It does not lead to a better output. Reward your people for true performance achievements and not longevity and loyalty (sycophancy). Passing out promotions and titles does little to encourage morale, and often the real winners within Norton are the ones who are too busy minimizing churn and maximizing revenue to suck up to management.


  10. "Business Systems Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good place to work at !

    Cons

    Can't think of any at the moment!

    Advice to Management

    None


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