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Updated 15 June 2018
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  1. "job search"

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

    I have been working at Symantec full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    good and efficient at locating jobs

    Cons

    none that show themselves at present

    Advice to Management

    maintain


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Not as good as they should be"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reading, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reading, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Symantec full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great products, scale, client engagement

    Cons

    Products not connected, management arrogant, aggressive and bullying.

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    "Interesting"

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

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

    Pros

    Lots of products in the bucket to sell.

    Cons

    Products still not joined up. Proxy business lost to NGFW vendors and refreshes are lost. Web losing market share to Zcaler, DLP market slowing, Endpoint losing ground, Mail Security/Messagelabs not innovating. Enterprise Rev grew 1% last FY during refresh year. UK biz to struggle with number increased from $100m to $145m. Lots and new recruitment but large number given ahead of time.... beware to join....

    Advice to Management

    Take a look at historic misuse of expenses...


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Regional Sales Director"

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

    I have been working at Symantec full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good former Symantec team, legacy products

    Cons

    not clear strategy, no innovation, Blue Coat team are lack of experience of managing such size of a company.


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    "Account Manager"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in London, England
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Symantec full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Fantastic portfolio. Senior management culture from regional VP fantastic from upwards. Company and corporate vision exemplary.

    Cons

    Bullying, untrusting culture. Naive sales management tactics deployed such as mandatory number of meetings, office attendance. Unpleasant environment with unpleasant atmosphere with limited teaming.

    Advice to Management

    Senior management should look to create a positive UK management culture.


  6. "Former Senior Pre-Sales Consultant Review"

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    Former Employee - Technical Account Manager in Reading, England
    Former Employee - Technical Account Manager in Reading, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Symantec full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some great people and technology. Enjoyed the majority of my time there.

    Cons

    Don't let the good SEs go when you keep shaking the tree ... ! Too much management bureaucracy and little trust on many occasions to get a good job completed the right way. Veritas/Symantec split was devastating to the skill and perception of Symantec in the market.

    Advice to Management

    Customers like to invest in stable and consistent technology and people. Hopefully this can be maintained through the Bluecoat acquisition.


  7. Helpful (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

  8. "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


  9. "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


  10. "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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