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Updated October 17, 2017
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  1. "Good company heading in right direction"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reading, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reading, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good opportunities for training and learning new skills
    New leadership appears strong and focused on security
    Rewards & appreciation for hard work

    Cons

    Some people in other teams are difficult to work with
    Too many tools/systems across different projects


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    "Good company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reading, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reading, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good office locations
    Competitive salary and benefits package
    Great sense of camaraderie within my specific organisation and quite a few that I worked with

    Cons

    Quite easy to get stuck in the same role for over two years
    Difficult to negotiate a pay rise when having annual performance review

    Advice to Management

    Choosing to replace experienced all Symantec management with Bluecoat's less experienced management will continue to lead to corners being cut - at some point over the next 18 months or so, you will realise that you are ill equipped to deal with many issues that will arise due to this 'start up' mentality and that you cannot offer what you've promised to customers' nor justify it to appropriate GAAP/SEC auditors.

    Once you've got over that hurdle, I think that things really will move from strength to strength, but it will take that wake up call before it happens.

  3. "Nice development opportunity"

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    Current Employee - New Business Development in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - New Business Development in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Symantec is a very good name, number one IT Security company in the market. I'm 99% of the cases, you do not need to go through an extensive company historical presentation to customer.

    Cons

    The internal strategies and politics makes the different sales team offer the same solution to the same territories. The rules of engagement are not well defined or respected which create internal competition.

    Advice to Management

    Very controlling management, it feels like management doesn't place much trust in the team members


  4. "director"

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    Current Employee - Director in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Director in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Its great here I would recommend

    Cons

    none really this is a great company


  5. "Best place to work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Reading, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Reading, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Talented employees are always retained here.

    Cons

    Too many silos within the organisation


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    "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Gloucester, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Gloucester, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Symantec full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Global company, great opportunities, great products.

    Cons

    Constant change..(but that can be a positive too)


  7. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President Sales in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Vice President Sales in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    New leadership team is very strong
    Solutions are compeling for customers small or large
    Lots of changes; many for the better
    Amazing benefits

    Cons

    Expect change; this is mostly market related

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up

  8. "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Opportunity, good management and team.

    Cons

    Company going through many changes.


  9. "Great Place to Work With New Management"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Management is highly technical and have a proven track record of doing what needs to be done to drive growth and profit. The work is interesting and fun.

    Cons

    There can be a lot of travel. Things are inconsistent across geographies.

    Advice to Management

    Make things consistent across geographies and instate a policy wherein flights over six hours can be premium economy, and over ten, business class.


  10. "Great people"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Reading, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Reading, England (UK)

    I worked at Symantec full-time

    Pros

    Good people
    Good internal systems
    Good campus with lots of meeting facilities
    Great IT employees on hand

    Cons

    lack of personal career progression
    poor review and salary increases


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