Symantec Employee Reviews

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Flexible hours
Credit & Collection Analyst & Customer Service rep (Former Employee), Springfield, OregonAugust 21, 2015
Pros: Cafateria on site
Cons: Healthcare premiums continue to rise
Symantec is a flexible workplace that allows for alternate working shifts. They allow you to balance your work life with your home and family life.
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Exciting environment
Human Resources (Former Employee), SpringfieldAugust 19, 2015
Pros: Great benefits
Cons: Work/Life Balance
Fast paced, professional high tech environment!
Many dynamic professional opportunities for team members with a variety of skill sets and interests. Opportunities for growth and development
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Symantec is a typical large corporation that has some really good people but doesn't really show that they care about their employees
Technical Support Engineer (Current Employee), Springfield, OregonAugust 18, 2015
Symantec is a typical large corporation that has some really good people but doesn't really show that they care about their employees
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Lack of direction / poor management
Analyst (Former Employee), Springfield, ORAugust 18, 2015
Pros: Lack of direction equals very little work
Cons: Constant politics, trading time for money, bloated middle management
Symantec was a good company to work for up to about eight to ten years ago. For the last several years the company has been stale and unable to innovate and essentially survives off a few old cash cows.

The reason for this is simple;
- If you are a young tech savvy go getter, you will be applying at some other tech company.
- If you are a middle-aged non-technical bureaucrat who's best skills include politics, "working at home" and getting paid more than you are worth, Symantec/Veritas is a perfect home for you.

It is clear that upper management is well aware of this issue. Many of them fall into the second category. Spinning off Veritas is an attempt to dump a large percentage of the poor performing middle-management. The new Veritas owners have a lot of cleaning up to do.
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Symantec
Technical Support Engineer / Clustering SME (Former Employee), Heathrow, FLAugust 17, 2015
Pros: Excellent Education and Skill Improvement
Cons: Low compensation
Symantec is an excellent company to work for. They care about their employees and there is constant, continuous employee education and improvement of knowledge and skills.
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Good company going through a lot of change
Lead Principal Learning Consultant (Current Employee), Mountain View, CAAugust 17, 2015
Overall decent company. Pay and benefits are a notch below standard in my opinion. Undergoing a great deal of change, but with good assets in the market.
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Good workplace with lots of growth potential
Collection Analyst (Former Employee), Springfield, ORAugust 16, 2015
Symantec has been a good place to work. I was happy to be a part of such a hard working team of co workers and offer Symantec customers my friendly customer oriented expertise.
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Great place to work, Nice facility although little to no job security.
Sr. Collection Analyst (Current Employee), Springfield, ORAugust 11, 2015
Pros: Benefits, Work/Life balance, Nice facility with Cafeteria/Starbucks ect
Cons: Job security
Symantec has been a good place to work for the last 9 years. The one complaint I have is they constantly change their CEO's (I have seen 4) which always results in layoffs, outsourcing ect. Symantec recently hired an new CEO who sold half of the business (Veritas) which will indeed cause more of the same.
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Great place to work
Sr. PRINCIPAL eDISCOVERY SPECIALIST (Current Employee), Mountain View, CAAugust 7, 2015
Pros: Free Gym membership
Cons: No free tranport from different parts of Bay area like Google, Miscrosoft etc
Nice place to work. Good co-workers and management. Good benefits. Good rewards.
Nice place to work. Good co-workers and management. Good benefits. Good rewards.
Nice place to work. Good co-workers and management. Good benefits. Good rewards.
Nice place to work. Good co-workers and management. Good benefits. Good rewards.
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A great place to work, but shaky foundation at times.
Senior Enterprise Technical Support Engineer (Current Employee), Springfield OregonAugust 4, 2015
The culture as Symantec is good, this is a great place to work. Job security is always on you mind here due to the constantly changing world we live in. As long as Symantec can stay on the cutting edge, then all is well.
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Great place
Sr. Program Manager (Current Employee), Mountain View, CAJuly 30, 2015
Great place, good benefits, good management, compensations at par with industry , good staff. Need to balance multiple time zones and domain but very rewarding experience
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Company is in a downward slide, outsourcing and layoffs everywhere
SOS - Sales System Engineer (Former Employee), Springfield, ORJuly 29, 2015
Pros: Great Co-workers
Cons: Layoffs, quotas/metrics impossible to meet
Symantec is a typical large company, management doesn't have a clue what they are doing, RIFs (Reduction in Force) or layoffs seem to come around every few years when the sales numbers aren't met, outsourcing to third party vendors in India is the new norm. If you get hired on your pay and benefits aren't bad but enjoy them because the only way you will ever get a raise is if you leave the company and come back in a new position!, Supervisors and direct managers try and make changes but upper management stops that cold, the last CEO before this one tried to make changes for the lowest workers and tried to insource departments but was fired because of it. I have always said, Symantec hires great employees and then craps on them, my co-workers were some of the best people I have worked with but nobody is very happy in their jobs, I would say that 75% of them would leave the company if there were equivalent jobs available in the local area. With the split to Veritas the job situation is up in the air, everyone knows that Veritas will be sold after the split is finalized but no one knows if the Springfield site will be kept open. Unless your desperate for a job in this area I would NOT recommend working here
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Symantec is good.
ServiceNow Developer (Current Employee), Mountain View, CAJuly 29, 2015
Pros: recreative, suppourtive, flexible
Cons: improper portfolios
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Great culture, great people, great employer
Operations Specialist (Current Employee), Springfield ORJuly 28, 2015
Pros: Cafe on site, gym on site, beautiful campus, flexible hours
Cons: Healthcare benefits are average
Every job has its ups and downs, but Symantec is a fantastic place to work. Overall, the people are fantastic and helpful and the mission of protecting customer's data and privacy is fundamentally needed and important. Knowing the products you make and sell actually prevent customers from having their identity stolen, their business bankrupted or their reputation smeared is a wonderful feeling. If you're going to sell or support a product, why sell clothes or cars? Offer people something that actually matters - their privacy and protection.
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Great co-workers, not so great upper management and culture.
Security Solution SE (Current Employee), Eugene, ORJuly 22, 2015
Pros: Benefits, Co-workers
Cons: Pushing changes in "culture" and a lack of vision execution.
I have worked for Symantec for over 4 years now. I have seen their board members go through CEO after CEO. The one CEO who was an advocate for culture and employees having more opportunity for growth, etc was axed.. Co-workers are always a pleasure and direct management seem to genuinely want to make it a great place to work. Serious problems with direction and upper management recycling the same ideas and behaviors. Lower wage due to location and a lack of investment back into the company in the proper directions. All in all not a bad place to work. Mostly because of the people and job/work life balance that can be attained.
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change is coming with split
Senior Director, Enterprise Resiliency Management (Current Employee), Mountain View, CAJuly 17, 2015
long hours but comp is pay. A management team trying hard to remove the revolving door of in and out quickly - likely to settle down in 2016.
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productive, fast paced environment
Program Manager / Talent Acquisition, HR Manager (Former Employee), Mountain View, CAJuly 13, 2015
great working for such an amazing company, supportive management, opportunities for career advancement, flexible with work/life balance.
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great work environment, poor business outlook
Systems Engineer (Former Employee), New JerseyJuly 9, 2015
Pros: Great people to work with, great salary and benefits.
Cons: Veritas is doomed.
Great people and benefits, but the company is doomed.

Veritas is about to be swallowed up by one of the most evil companies on the face of the earth, the Carlyle Group. And it's no wonder -- their primary business is NetBackup which is getting its lunch eaten by copy-data management companies like Actifio. InfoScale will get no traction in a world of OpenStack, VMware, AWS, Actifio, and a plethora of primary data offerings that aren't as painful to install and manage. The prospects for Data Insight and VRA are good but marginal.
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Sharpen Sales Skills
Maintenance Renewals Representative (Former Employee), Cupertino, CAJuly 7, 2015
At Symantec, I had the honor of honing my business communication skills, both verbal and non-verbal. During this time here, I was able to learn to work with the internal sales channel.
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I worked there for 10 years and enjoyed the people I worked with.
Symantec Principal Backline TSE (Former Employee), Lindon, UTJuly 7, 2015
Pros: Free lunch training meetings, friendly managers.
Cons: Lots of Stress because of lower employee numbers due to layoffs.
I enjoyed the company. I had mostly good directing managers that I worked for and a GREAT working environment. I miss the friendships of my friends and the managers there. I am, and would consider maybe going back to work there.
Claimed Profile
Headquarters
350 Ellis St.
Mountain View CA, United States 94043
Revenue
$5B to $10B (USD)
Employees
10,000+
Industry
Links
Symantec website