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Symantec CEO Greg Clark
Greg Clark
493 Ratings
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  • "You sometimes hear big news from CNBC or The Motley Fool before you hear it from upper management(in 106 reviews)

  • "Many senior management roles were in remote location - sometimes felt they were out of touch of what was happening locally(in 98 reviews)

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  1. "job search"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Head Teacher in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Symantec full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    good and efficient at locating jobs

    Cons

    none that show themselves at present

    Advice to Management

    maintain

    Symantec2018-01-11
  2. "Enterprise account manager"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Symantec full-time

      Pros

      Working with large organisations and large deals

      Cons

      Need to be in the right place at the right time

      Symantec2019-04-04
    • "Very nice"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Symantec full-time

      Pros

      Good place to work nice offices

      Cons

      Big company processes can be slow

      Symantec2019-03-05
    • "Former employee in Field Sales"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Symantec

      Pros

      Great people and a grown up attitude to work

      Cons

      A few, but nothing that you wouldn't find elsewhere.

      Symantec2019-01-07
    • "Decent pay and benefits, no direction or career progression"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook

      I have been working at Symantec full-time

      Pros

      Decent rates of pay, good benefits package available, good work / life balance

      Cons

      Lack of UK sites and job opportunities, no career progression opportunities in the UK for Technical jobs

      Advice to Management

      Invest more in technical people within the UK / EMEA region

      Symantec2018-11-15
    • "Great products and technology"

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

      I have been working at Symantec full-time for more than 20 years

      Pros

      - passionate teams and great technology - valuable products where you can make a real difference for customers - good benefits packages

      Cons

      - frequent management changes and changes to company strategy - often a short-termist outlook driven by stock price and margins - frequent churns in staff during layoff/re-hiring cycles

      Advice to Management

      - stability in management line-up and strategic direction - lean more towards a longer-term customer-centric outlook - reduce frequency of employee churn / layoff+rehire cycles

      Symantec2018-11-08
    • "Architect"

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      • Senior Management
      Former Employee - Architect 
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Symantec full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Awesome place to work, if you are hungry for work and opportunity to grow its great otherwise no one will bother you to push too much. You own your own growth

      Cons

      Leadership is not mature and knowledgeable.

      Symantec2018-09-15
    • Helpful (1)

      "Rapidly went downhill"

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      Former Employee - Program Manager in Reading, England
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

      I worked at Symantec full-time for more than 9 years

      Pros

      Flexibility /home working supportive and inspring managers salary and benefits

      Cons

      Constant change , promotions for those in boys club or chosen few who's face fitted but who mostly didn't deserve it, best staff just kept leaving . After Veritas sale, Symantec seems on deeper decline

      Advice to Management

      none really, as they keep changing management and no one listens anyway

      Symantec2018-08-23
    • "Corporate Responsibility"

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      Current Employee - Corporate Responsibility Manager in Reading, England
      Recommends

      I have been working at Symantec full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Great cultural mix of emoyees engaged workforce

      Cons

      Nothing to add at this point

      Symantec2018-06-19
    • Helpful (2)

      "Account Director"

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      Current Employee - Account Director in London, England
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Symantec full-time for more than 6 years

      Pros

      Symantec sell into a lot of security areas.

      Cons

      Because the portfolio is broad there is not the laser focus in every area. We play well in very large enterprise but really struggle in all other areas. In particular Public Sector, Commercial and Enterprise. Renewed investment in these areas now after 4+ years of destroying Public Sector for instance from a $20m biz to less than $4m. Bad man management and respect for salespeople including bullying, win at ALL cost attitude,...

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      Advice to Management

      You are not as important as you think you are. The bullying culture and regimental grip on there staff will come to an end.

      Symantec2018-06-24
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