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Symantec CEO Greg Clark
Greg Clark
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  • "There is nothing work life balance in symantec(in 76 reviews)

  • "You sometimes hear big news from CNBC or The Motley Fool before you hear it from upper management(in 107 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. "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
  3. "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
  4. 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
  5. "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
    • "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
    • Helpful (4)

      "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
    • Helpful (2)

      "Typical Big Corp"

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      Current Employee - Software Engineer in Toronto, ON
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Symantec full-time for more than 19 years

      Pros

      (This only applies to Symantec Canada) - Competitive pay. - Good health and benefits. - (Theoritically) unlimited vacation time. - (Theoritically) remote work friendly.

      Cons

      - Typical big corp mentality. People are just "resources" and news ideas die unless they are adopted by someone really high up the chain. - Also typical of big corps, many layers of middle management and non-value adding project and product management who counter-intuitively hold a lot of power of the people who actually do the work (engineers and admins). - First level managers have extreme power. They even get to...

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      Advice to Management

      Listen to engineers more and micro-manage them less.

      Symantec2017-11-01
    • "Inside Sales"

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      Former Employee - Inside Sales Executive in Toronto, ON

      I worked at Symantec

      Pros

      Great work life balance and culture

      Cons

      Takes forever for things to change

      Symantec2017-04-24
    • "BA"

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      Former Employee - Manager in Toronto, ON
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Symantec

      Pros

      Good company to work. who appreciates partnering with Product Owners, Developers, Subject Matter Experts and client-facing representatives to determine user content needs

      Cons

      Nothing one can think about. It is good

      Symantec2017-01-09
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