Symantec Reviews

Updated 30 July, 2015
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Symantec Interim CEO Michael Brown
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Pros
  • Work-life balance is the best part (in 224 reviews)

  • v good relaxed work environment (in 123 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance could be better (in 36 reviews)

  • There are also very few women in senior management (in 67 reviews)

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  1. Solution Specialist

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Symantec full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good salary and great benefits. Great professionals in the IT field. Excellent laboratories, and equipments appropriated to work.

    Cons

    Lack of presencial trainnings, only online tranning. It's a Sales Company, not an IT Company, which is not good enough for IT professionals. Not a great company for career oportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in trainning, improve the HR sections and be more an IT company. Unfortunately, Symantec is losing customers due the fact they are not the best company in the market for they products.


  2. Great company to work for

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON

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

    Pros

    Good total paid. Decent working environment. Nice colleague and management

    Cons

    frequent management change in recent years due to top level strategies change and adapt to challenges of the IT security market.


  3. Great work experience.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at Symantec

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    work life balance , fair management

    Cons

    None , really. Vacation cut. Re orgs.

    Advice to Management

    none


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  5. Overall good experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Symantec

    Pros

    Good working environment Good team

    Cons

    No too much chance to communicate with supervisor


  6. Gar

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Symantec

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    matching rrsp, esp, benefits, meh

    Cons

    training, sharing of information between colleagues

    Advice to Management

    it's not just about the Investors


  7. good overall

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate SQA Engineer in Markham, ON
    Former Employee - Associate SQA Engineer in Markham, ON

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good company, friendly people, lots of projects going. Very reliable at QA as there are lots of projects going most of the times. nice office in Markham office.

    Cons

    not enough courses offered that are paid. not much raise given. Poor communications means between separate teams and that leads to unproductivity. few popular people who are always popular and take over from the management team.

    Advice to Management

    add more courses to train staff and give time to them to learn.


  8. Trying to be everything to everyone

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Success Manager
    Former Employee - Customer Success Manager

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Salary, company culture, benefits, co-workers

    Cons

    leadership is totally blind to what is happening on the street. Micromanagers to a degree where is is a burden to employees and reasons to leave company all together. No continuous focus, one day is one strategy, then the next management changes their mind. CEO has changed so many times, hard to keep up.


  9. Just a job, not a career

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - A Job in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - A Job in Toronto, ON

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, when we aren't letting them go Brand reputation Benefits are good Good attempts being made to work across the regions and try and bring visibility and consistency globally

    Cons

    Lack of consistency and accountability across orgs Personal growth is limited, career path removed and now it's just a job Compensation is less than desirable Promotion? I forget what that means! If you're not in HQ you miss a lot of what's going on

    Advice to Management

    Offer challenging work Recognize expertise Reconsider bonus scheme - it's not just higher grades that provide value, and take risks - we do heavy lifting Value employees, and receive commitment in return Do a better job with change management and communicating to employees... we've become more top down lately and it's not ideal Stop asking the question "if you had an identical offer elsewhere would you leave" - why leave for the exact same? It's a ridiculous way to try and compare.


  10. Favorite company worked for

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work environment and culture. Stable company with great products. Great benefits and training options. Teamwork and contributions are encouraged. I don't think one could go wrong working here.

    Cons

    Like any company, it's all in the people you work with. Typical employee issues you'd find anywhere.

    Advice to Management

    Offer a higher roof for advancement opportunities.


  11. Senior Technical Support Engineer

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Support Engineer in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Support Engineer in Toronto, ON

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I have worked for Symantec for 6 years and extremely happy. I have learned many Cloud technologies and believe it is an excellent service to support. - Great work environment - Very Good work culture an opportunity to learn many of the Symantec product services - Terrific Leadership, investing in people - Great Compensation

    Cons

    There are many changes for the past 2 years and senior management/directors seems to be struggling on what holds the future. I feel like it is a bit sluggish and does not know in which direction to take.

    Advice to Management

    N/A



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