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Symantec Reviews

Updated 11 December 2017
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  1. "Previous employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Symantec full-time

    Pros

    Positioned well in the market.

    Cons

    Current executive leadership needs to communicate more


  2. "Same old..."

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in London, England
    Former Employee - Account Executive in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Symantec full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits. Some great friends who have left the company

    Cons

    Culture of mistrust and micro-management. Atmosphere is not healthy. Treated like children. Inward focused. Products still not truely integrated.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time visiting customers rather than sitting in front of SFDC forecasting.


  3. "Good company heading in right direction"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reading, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reading, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Symantec full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good opportunities for training and learning new skills
    New leadership appears strong and focused on security
    Rewards & appreciation for hard work

    Cons

    Some people in other teams are difficult to work with
    Too many tools/systems across different projects


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  5. "Business operations analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of learning curve, great environment to work in. break every 6 months (period - a week ) . Lots of events around the year to keep you entertained

    Cons

    Benefits to employees of the company started getting limited year after year. There is nothing else i can think of right now

    Advice to Management

    More training materials needed


  6. "No strategic vision in Marketing"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Symantec full-time

    Pros

    Great team
    OK location
    Good package
    International team

    Cons

    Poor management in Marketing
    No strategic vision
    Consumer is last, product is first
    Everything is driven by the US


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    "Good company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reading, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reading, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Symantec full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good office locations
    Competitive salary and benefits package
    Great sense of camaraderie within my specific organisation and quite a few that I worked with

    Cons

    Quite easy to get stuck in the same role for over two years
    Difficult to negotiate a pay rise when having annual performance review

    Advice to Management

    Choosing to replace experienced all Symantec management with Bluecoat's less experienced management will continue to lead to corners being cut - at some point over the next 18 months or so, you will realise that you are ill equipped to deal with many issues that will arise due to this 'start up' mentality and that you cannot offer what you've promised to customers' nor justify it to appropriate GAAP/SEC auditors.

    Once you've got over that hurdle, I think that things really will move from strength to strength, but it will take that wake up call before it happens.


  8. "Nice development opportunity"

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    Current Employee - New Business Development in London, England
    Current Employee - New Business Development in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Symantec full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Symantec is a very good name, number one IT Security company in the market. I'm 99% of the cases, you do not need to go through an extensive company historical presentation to customer.

    Cons

    The internal strategies and politics makes the different sales team offer the same solution to the same territories. The rules of engagement are not well defined or respected which create internal competition.

    Advice to Management

    Very controlling management, it feels like management doesn't place much trust in the team members


  9. "director"

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    Current Employee - Director in London, England
    Current Employee - Director in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Symantec full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Its great here I would recommend

    Cons

    none really this is a great company


  10. "Open, Friendly Culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great team dynamic with autonomy given from day 1

    Cons

    An ever changing work environment


  11. "Service Centre Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good people, steady work, good leaders

    Cons

    Shiftwork, although no night shifts. Occasionally clicky but no more than other companies.

    Advice to Management

    Leaders and Managers are generally good, VP's need more transparency and stronger company direction


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