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Symantec Reviews

Updated Aug 19, 2019

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Symantec CEO Richard Hill
Richard Hill
34 Ratings
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  • "The team I was assigned to lost executive backing after upper management changes(in 108 reviews)

  • "Many senior management roles were in remote location - sometimes felt they were out of touch of what was happening locally(in 98 reviews)

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  1. "TSE"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Symantec full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Excellent Culture and work enviroment

    Cons

    None that i can think of at the moment

    Symantec2018-04-10
  2. "Working at Symantec Canada Inc."

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    Former Employee - Business Critical Account Management in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Symantec full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Knowledgeable Staff who are willing to help you when you start. Excellent industry to work in -leading edge security and data management

    Cons

    Larger organization so can be intimidating at first.

    Advice to Management

    Keep seeking excellence and delivering what you promise - on time - on budget

    Symantec2019-07-09
  3. "Fairy good if you dont care for company performance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Symantec full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Fairly good vacation policy and not bad in terms of technology used.

    Cons

    Upper management is revolving door

    Symantec2019-06-15
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Dinosaur company with outdated values"

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    Current Employee - Security Software Developer in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Symantec full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    * A large organization that allows much flexibility in personal life * You will meet some great people given how large the organization is

    Cons

    * Poor salary / not on-par with industry standard * Politics, and bureaucracy plague this company * They do not care about the people / rather they care about the $$.

    Symantec2019-05-29
  5. Helpful (2)

    "Run, Forest, Run!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Symantec full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Unlimited vacation and full benefits

    Cons

    - A terrible culture that is not conducive to your career development - Designers are not valued and developers are overworked to meet unrealistic deadlines - Completely waterfall not Agile at all - Their leadership is all over the place and do not offer any clear insights on the direction of the company - Lots of politics to get things done - Design, marketing and engineering departments are constantly fighting...

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    Advice to Management

    Hire more competent and talented leaders that actually understand how to run a talented tech team.

    Symantec2019-04-09
  6. "Corporate Culture Huge Problem"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Symantec full-time

    Pros

    Interesting work in security with different cybersecurity offerings, and large company name to put on a resume.

    Cons

    The proxy operating system is written in an old deprecated language, and the company culture is too corporate. It's draining to work there.

    Symantec2018-10-24
  7. Helpful (2)

    "Awful company"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Symantec full-time

    Pros

    - Good place to learn people skills. - Experience with a large user base - Unlimited vacation - Lunch and learns

    Cons

    - Terrible management - Terrible planning in the overall company - Only agile/scrum by name, actually is waterfall - Too many middle layer product and program managers, uncoordinated teams, horrible communication - Lacking career advancement opportunities - Only one review per year, and raises aren't even worth it

    Advice to Management

    Value your developers and designers or they will leave one by one. This is how a brain drain starts. Nobody wants to listen to empty words in the all hands meetings. Get it together and plan things properly!

    Symantec2018-09-11
  8. "SQA Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Symantec full-time

    Pros

    Very good work culture & pay scale

    Cons

    Not much of cons that i think of

    Symantec2018-08-21
  9. "going downhill after getting new CEO"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Symantec full-time

    Pros

    nice people to work with

    Cons

    office politics, hiring freeze, lay off, trying to cut cost everywhere

    Symantec2018-04-24
  10. Helpful (5)

    "Stay away from this company!!"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Waterloo, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Symantec full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    When it was Bluecoat, it was really good. They were caring about employees. Once it got acquired by Symantec, everything started to be bad. No job security, massive layoff weekly. Symantec as a company doesn't do well. C level managements are liars, all they care about is numbers to make board of directors happy. Employees are nothing to them, no matter the years of experience or the skills the employee has. Benefits...

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    Cons

    This company is full of cons. Whether in Canada or USA

    Advice to Management

    Stop being liars. Stop care only about numbers and how to make them better. Employees are you assets. Morales are down for so many people. Continue like this and you will collapse

    Symantec2018-01-29
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