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Good Company, Nice people, Nice Cafe

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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 for 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

Other Reviews for Symantec

  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    "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 for 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
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    Product Management

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    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager  in  Mountain View, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Mountain View, CA (US)

    I worked at Symantec full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great opportunities to learn at a large, relevant company. Lots of resources.

    Cons

    Limited opportunities to move around and constant change.
    Too much cost control and limited investment in employee development and growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create and clear a path for high performers to move around. Pick a clear winning strategy for the team to rally behind. Used the latest and greatest products that customers use.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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