Senior Software Development Manager (Current Employee) – Draper, UT – September 19, 2018
Symantec is a highly technical fast paced company to work for. They specialize in keeping customers secure in an insecure world. The company as a whole is concerned about the welfare of their employees and has many diverse programs to ensure a good work life balance.
Onsite cafeteria, good location, great working conditions
Mostly a Support site in Draper, not much of a development site.
Overall my experience with Symantec was pleasant enough and I did enjoy working with colleagues from varied backgrounds, but as soon as I was brought up to speed and really felt I had a place with the company, they closed the office where I worked and made us all redundant.
Flexible hours, decent pay and benefits
They could be better about employee development and training, and being laid off with no opportunity to transfer made me feel I wasn't valued.
company is in a state of transition over the past 3 years the culture has shifted and it is no longer a positive work environment
Information Technology Director (Former Employee) – Remote, OR – September 14, 2018
Information Technology group is a very stressful, fast paced work environment. High demand, most people are working over 80 hours a week to ensure delivery of key programs and projects. New leadership is lacking the experience of running a large company and personnel and deliverables are now suffering.
Great company that is in a full on downward spiral
Senior Technical Support Agent (Former Employee) – Springfield, OR – September 3, 2018
Symantec used to be a great to work for great bennies and leading edge software. Bad management and being beholden to stock holders to the point that they would can huge groups of people to make the the "numbers" look good. Moving support from Springfield where over 1000 techs did their job well and had vast amounts of knowledge and experience to Utah was a mistake. The techs there got less than 3 month of on the phone experience for products that typically take a year learn well has had a huge effect. This was terrible management and the worst part is they don't care.
Managment, Beholden to stockholders to a fault, souless corporation that only cares about profit at all cost.
Software Engineer Intern (Former Employee) – Culver City, CA – August 28, 2018
Symantec is the world’s leading cyber security company. It is also a company with global data. People all over the world are relying on Symantec products to protect their personal data and devices. I felt very honored to join Symantec to impact the whole world with data protection. The most memorable part of my summer internship was the intern confluence hold in Mountain View office to meet all the interns in US and had the chance to talk to successful leaders of Symantec. This was very helpful for me to plan my future career path. My favorite part about working at Symantec was my project presentation because my team members liked my work and confirmed my contribution to the team. During internship, one of the biggest growths I made was understanding the relationship between different software systems which I cannot learn from school. The company culture emphasized work- Life Balance and Innovation with many benefits to encourage employees to pursue hobbies out of office.
QA dept was divided into by topics to test. They were judged on the "bugs"they discovered. Most imortant - they were judged by the severity of the bug rather than the number of bugs. This was a driving factor that encouraged the teams to look deeper and provide quality feedback to the engineering teams. management did an excellent job to provide teams with equipment to use for testing.
Member Service Representative (Current Employee) – Tempe, Arizona – August 20, 2018
With the recent acquisition by Symantec, everyone who had knowledge and expertise was let go and replaced with very underqualified individuals or had their jobs outsourced to the Philippines or India. With their current projection to deliver identity/device based services to English speaking countries first leads to tons of unknowns. If Symantec/Lifelock keeps losing money like they have recently, no hesitation will be taken into letting people go.
Terrible breakrooms, inexperienced management, no opportunity for growth
Security Operations Center Security Analyst Intern (Former Employee) – Herndon, VA – August 6, 2018
As a security operations center Intern, I was exposed to the many different cyber security threats which are battled internally in the Symantec corporation. On a typical day the SOC team would be notified by all the treats occurring within the organization and we would prioritize which cases to be investigated by its level of risk. The hardest part of this job was learning the ticketing system and all the different components to prove what has occurred as well as ensuring proper escalation of threat incidents. The most enjoyable part of this job was learning about different networking tools and techniques that allowed us to find what has occurred and how to fix or escalate the incident.
Salesforce Consultant (Former Employee) – Mountain View, CA – August 2, 2018
Love the place. Beginning it was difficult for me to gel with the team, Fast Pace working, multiple tool knowledge required, Too many meetings, It took quiet some time to understand the work structure But i enjoyed and spent some good time with team