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Good Company, Nice people, Nice Cafe

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Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Mountain View, CA (US)
Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Mountain View, CA (US)

I worked at Symantec full-time (less than an year)

Pros

Ethics driven Company
As an intern, I didn't find any politics, everybody was nice and helpful
Good pay and nice cafe

Cons

Not everybody is smart (some people are just going along because they have been at the company long)
Older workforce in general makes it less attractive for new interns and new hires

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Hire more young people, and make changes fast (older workforce although good, is still resistant to change...just my impression though)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Decent engineering skills suffocated by incompetent management.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Compensation and benefits are pretty good.
    Good work/personal life balance.
    Not a hard or stressful place to work.
    Ok if you mostly want a paycheck and just surviving satisfies your goals.

    Cons

    Like many large and relatively old companies, this one has been thoroughly taken over by management that can't compete in the industry. There is a dual career path in theory but in practice if you aren't a manager you will find yourself ignored at the whim of management that often doesn't have a clue. If living Bonjour Laziness is your thing, this is the place for you. If you are primarily technical, have real talent, and have any kind of ambition to make a difference, there are much better place to go, unless perhaps you want an easy spell while collecting a paycheck.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing less than a wholesale reformulation of the corporate culture can arrest this company's gradual slide into irrelevance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Good place to get your feet wet - grow and move on

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Charlotte, NC (US)
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Charlotte, NC (US)

    I worked at Symantec full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Lot of opportunity for growth, good benefits, worldwide, cutting edge technology

    Cons

    You need to know how to play the political game, layoffs layoffs layoffs, salary was not comparable to the market, company is going in too many directions and lacks focus

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand that human capital is valuable and you need to check your egos at the door.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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