Symantec

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Good Company, Nice people, Nice Cafe

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Mountain View, CA (US)
Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Mountain View, CA (US)

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

Pros

Ethics driven Company
As an intern, I didn't find any politics, everybody was nice and helpful
Good pay and nice cafe

Cons

Not everybody is smart (some people are just going along because they have been at the company long)
Older workforce in general makes it less attractive for new interns and new hires

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Hire more young people, and make changes fast (older workforce although good, is still resistant to change...just my impression though)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    "Symantec, where good software comes to die"

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    Former Employee - Technical Support Manager in Boston, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Technical Support Manager in Boston, MA (US)

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

    Pros

    Large company and will be here for a long time. Good benefits. Depending on the group you are with, work/life balance can be good - but that is not constant across all teams. Good place for entry level people to get a start and learn.

    Cons

    Large company lacking focus and direction, or I should say focus and direction seem to change each year. Upper management's main focus is just to cut costs of developing and supporting software without any concerns of impact to quality and customers. They also do a lot of employee surveys on what needs to be fixed, then upper management puts out a lot of "we hear you", but then do nothing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on building quality products and customer satisfaction will improve.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Symantec has lost it (a bit)

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Utrecht (Netherlands)
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Utrecht (Netherlands)

    I worked at Symantec full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great potential in terms of products and people, present in the right area's of the market (mobility, security, cloud).

    Cons

    Senior Management is in panic continuously, share-price too low, not really capitalizing on the potential of the people. Afraid to fully rely on channel. Cumbersome internal processes. No trust internally.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Realize that the true potential is in the people and respect them. The right people are there. It is a matter of polishing those diamonds, not throwing them away.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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