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Symantec Reviews

Updated March 27, 2017
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Pros
  • The culture at Symantec encourages a strong work/life balance (in 433 reviews)

  • Work life balance good but depends upon manager (in 71 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Been there Done That"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Remote, OR
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Remote, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people. Core Technology is great. Lots of benefits and good comp plans. Company has some great opportunities ahead.

    Cons

    Management direction is not clear. Lots of political dynamics in and across teams. Decisions are taking way to long to make, and even once made are subject to change, modifications etc. Cross teams synergy and common goals are weak.

    Advice to Management

    Get your mind set.


  2. "Recruiter"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    exciting work and good pay

    Cons

    numerous leadership changes including the executive level


  3. "A good company but acquisitions caused some crazieness"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Principal Course Developer in Lindon, UT
    Former Employee - Principal Course Developer in Lindon, UT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large company. They are resources. It was much better when were more run by the Altiris side of things.

    Cons

    Shift to integrate with Symantec made things tighter. Micromanagement was had to deal with.

    Advice to Management

    Keep innovating and take care of your employees.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great benefits and competitive salary"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    the culture of the company is very inclusive of all groups

    Cons

    I personally had no issues while working there. I was made an offer I couldnt refuse and left.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good but not great"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Symantec (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Competitive compensation, good benefit, and flexible working hours

    Cons

    Too many bosses, not enough leaders


  7. "Large but solid tech"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Symantec full-time

    Pros

    Solid Technology. Strong Blue Coat leadership

    Cons

    too many layers of sales mgt. legacy Symantec issues, customer support, negative customer experiences.

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work of turning this company around


  8. "Nice environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities for growth and learning new technologies, nice work-life balance. Projects are diverse, but there is usually plenty guidance available.

    Cons

    Budget cuts can be hard for various teams and employees at all levels. Workload can increase quite a bit from coworker attrition.

    Advice to Management

    Keep innovating and trying out new things at all levels in the company. Some projects may work out immediately, while others might need a bit more work!


  9. "Auditor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Auditor in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Auditor in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of ongoing projects to be a part of. Benefits were surprisingly good (not start up good, but decent for the US)

    Cons

    There is a lot of turn over and they always seem to want departments to operate on a shoestring budget. Work / life balance depends on your boss.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Avoid this place like the plague"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Technical Account Manager in Springfield, OR
    Current Employee - Principal Technical Account Manager in Springfield, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best part of this job is working indoors, although the HVAC system seems to be controlled by either untrained chimps or someone who actively hates people.

    Cons

    Everyone is a number on a spreadsheet, with VP's unspoken opinion of "you'll take what we give you or move it to India." VPs are utterly out of touch with what happens "in the trenches" and don't care about anything other than the stock price.

    Advice to Management

    Treat the employees like former CEO Steve Bennett did. Stop thinking of us last, and treating us like "fungible assets".


  11. "Dba"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Hard working people in the company

    Cons

    None that I can suggest

    Advice to Management

    Na



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