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Symantec Reviews

Updated Oct 14, 2019

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Symantec CEO Richard Hill
Richard Hill
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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. "Decent Company"

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    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer L2 in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Symantec full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Was definitely a good company to start working for. The pay is good, Some managers are caring and some couldn't care less.

    Cons

    The company was bought out and now everyone is freaking out. There is no clear direction from upper management. No ability to transition from current role, so don't expect to switch.

    Advice to Management

    Give better training to current employees.

    Symantec2019-09-30
  3. "Good place to work but hard to see future and development"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good culture and good compensation

    Cons

    company not growing well, career not going anywhere

    Advice to Management

    vision to grow

    Symantec2019-09-22
  4. "Good if you like a stable environment"

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    Current Employee - QA Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Symantec full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -Company name carries a bit of prestige -Some extremely talented people to learn from -Flexible holiday schedule

    Cons

    -Slow to adapt, lots of legacy culture around -Lack of transparency in decisions -Product priorities largely driven by marketing -Marketing initiatives are predatory by nature -Limited room for growth

    Symantec2019-09-20
  5. "Great people...but..."

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Symantec full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Competitive Salary, Good People, Good Technology

    Cons

    Poor Leadership and now Broadcom acquisition

    Advice to Management

    Focus on customers and the tech and not only the bottom line.

    Symantec2019-08-29
  6. "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
  7. "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
  8. 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
  9. 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 each other for a say in the product but never seem to reach an agreement

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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
  10. "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
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