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Symantec Reviews

Updated October 17, 2017
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "High Turnover"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    • #1 PRO: My colleagues were some of the smartest, most savvy, and pleasant people with whom I’ve had the privilege to work. They always brought their “A” game.
    • My manager was very knowledgeable and supportive. I learned a lot under his leadership.
    • At the beginning of my tenure there was an optimistic outlook under the leadership of a strong V.P.
    • A fine opportunity for those looking for a short-term gig. You’ll learn a lot and strengthen your skill set.
    • You’re golden if you’re hired under the college grad rotation program. Abundant opportunities and less likely to be impacted by downsizing.

    Cons

    • Revolving door at executive level.
    • The majority of my awesome colleagues (see #1 PRO above) have left the company under one manner or another. Some were laid off and the rest left due to lack of direction and opportunity.
    • Although they support and strengthen the revenue-generating functions like engineering and sales, G&A functions are undervalued and vulnerable.

    Advice to Management

    Get a clue. It takes more than engineers and sales people to make a company successful. Your company is bleeding top talent.


  2. "Great company but impacted by constant changes"

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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

    The company is focusing more on security and is investing in new ideas through startups

    Cons

    There were many changes in the company - very disruptive to the Engineering. Moral is low and attrition is high

    Advice to Management

    Invest in people and products and pay less attention to financials ups and downs. Great products

  3. "Symantec"

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

    I have been working at Symantec full-time

    Pros

    Good work ethics and a great people to work with.

    Cons

    Nothing at the moment, Will update later


  4. Helpful (2)

    "I have worked at worse....."

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Lake Mary, FL
    Former Employee - Engineer in Lake Mary, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    once you been there you accrue good PTO -use ot for anything-day off-vacation etc
    work with a good group of people
    Pay is slightly above average.
    discounts on Software and also on cell phone bills etc
    good benefits but cost was rising annually
    work from home 1-2 days per week
    lots of on the job extra training

    Cons

    Always talk of layoffs-happened to me in Florida- but no layoffs for same people doing same job in Pune,India
    little chance of promotion
    Not all managers are good-luck of the draw.|
    micro managed by *some* not all managers
     have to be politically correct all the time

    Advice to Management

    make it a people friendly company


  5. "Marketing manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people and good opportunities

    Cons

    Not very big on company wide employee events


  6. "Good work life balance"

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

    I have been working at Symantec full-time

    Pros

    -Good Work life balance
    - Talented coworker

    Cons

    - Management leaders keep changing


  7. "Provided targeted technical support to as dedicated resource"

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    Current Employee - Remote Product Specialist in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Remote Product Specialist in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good working environment, team environment, healthcare

    Cons

    sometimes roadmap is not clear, training is difficult to come by

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Won't recommend"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    The only good thing is that they are leaders in Security

    Cons

    No vision, continuous layoffs, no work ethics, legacy technologies


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Marketing Director roles"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Direct colleagues were very bright and highly collaborative
    Employees had a true desire to see the company succeed
    High degree of opportunities to move laterally and gain new experience

    Cons

    During my 7+ yrs of employment (FT and PT), continual restructuring and shifting priorities due to exec leadership changes made it very difficult to stick with a plan and gain traction.

    Leadership had a hard time making the difficult decisions to focus on core competencies vs "do all".

    Exec leadership changed again after I left, so I have no experience with current leadership or culture.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "HR"

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

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

    Pros

    Flexibility
    Robust remote work policy
    Great team members

    Cons

    Poor Leadership at all levels
    Lack of Transparency
    Poor Communications


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