Not a place I can endorse for marketing professionals
Global Channel Marketing Manager (Current Employee) – Mountain View, CA – November 11, 2017
A typical day at work, once you navigate the brutal lower Peninsula traffic, is one where you spend lots of time convincing colleagues to finish and execute global initiatives instead of resisting. A lot of this comes from a marketing leadership team that has put lots of senior people in regional roles who are not held accountable for initiatives decided by headquarters marketing. The imbalance between regions and autonomy in those regions make the any global initiative or rollout extremely challenging to complete or keep moving. The constant changes at the top of sales, marketing and product development are driven by uncertainty over quarterly performance and what the private investor that owns Veritas will do in the next year - spin off/break up, or IPO. An executive is snagged from other tech company and that executive follows the typical Silicon Valley model of rolling up a bus of their colleagues to take over key functions and improve the trajectory of the company. The challenge is this company is a hot mess, it just came out from under Symantec and those that know the history and how to get things done often get overlooked or leave.
Senior Support Analyst (Former Employee) – Culver City, CA – October 3, 2017
This isn't a corporation you want to work for while being controlled by a bunch of executives that are well past their retirement age. Wait until new minds and ideas have been introduced unless you're ready to go to market with products that are 10 years old.
I was working as a Netbackup Resident Engineer to a customer (J&J) thru Veritas. It was nice working environment. Quick learned option with the customer is the most enjoyable part of the job. work culture was nice
There is a lack of leadership and direction within this company. Senior Management have no idea how to manage or direct the flow of work.
IT Project Manager - Global Security Office (Former Employee) – Mountain View, CA – April 23, 2017
With the layoff of 30% of the sales force, the elimination of PMO, and serious management issues covered up by HR, caused for many of the permanent employees to leave. There are many great people who work for Veritas, but the managers manage up and care little for their own staff.
Senior Manager, Distribution Marketing (Former Employee) – Mountain View, CA – April 10, 2017
Veritas has excellent people and the products are great and getting better. However, the company has a lot of missing processes and infrastructure and there is a lot short term pressure. If you love startups but want to work in a larger company, this may be a great fit for you.
The people are great and so is the culture but management keeps changing targets. The upper management seems to be at a loss as to what direction the company is going. There is no job security; every other month groups of people are laid off.
Designer (Former Employee) – Mountain View, CA – March 23, 2017
Pros: -great work / life balance -amazing and very talented people working there -interesting technology that could sustain the longevity of the company -great compensation
Cons: -mgmt unsure about the life of the company -too much turnover -widespread layoffs occurring to very innocent people to help tighten the "bottom line" -CMO doesn't trust the talented people hired to get their jobs done -zero transparency -very little ability to move upwards -very sales focused with little room for error -diva-like mentality at the top -many cultural differences, makes communication challenging
Lab Systems Engineer (Former Employee) – Roseville, MN – July 29, 2016
No Direction! Company doesn't recognize or reward you for the hard work that you put in. Your basically just another number that they will eventually eliminate. No Job stability! Lots of Racist employees specially in Minnesota! If your a minority, beware of this company.
Everything about the company! Don't work for this company!!
Sr. Manager, Product Management (Former Employee) – Mt. View, CA – June 23, 2016
Tough environment to get promoted if you're not part of the good 'ol boy network Too many management changes to gain any momentum in the market Company and product strategies are all over the map and change with each new manager Not willing to take risks that are required to be successful in the market Not a technology leader
Sr. Sales Operations (Former Employee) – Eugene, OR – June 8, 2016
Symantec (and Veritas) was a great employer. Good culture, great managers and a thoroughly enjoyable place to work.
Current executive leadership is very short-sighted and focused only on appeasing Wall Street in the immediate quarter. So much so, that they operationally split the company into two companies. Within a year, Veritas has closed down all Oregon operations and there are strong rumors that Symantec will do the same. It's basically the fall of Rome. Great place to work once upon a time. But for Oregonians? Good luck with that.