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Symantec Reviews

Updated 15 October 2017
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  1. "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


  2. Helpful (2)

    "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.


  3. "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


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  5. "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


  6. "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


  7. "Best place to work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Reading, England
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Reading, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Talented employees are always retained here.

    Cons

    Too many silos within the organisation


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Gloucester, England
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Gloucester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Symantec full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Global company, great opportunities, great products.

    Cons

    Constant change..(but that can be a positive too)


  9. "Symantec Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great benefits, Gym at the office, There are new prospect. Good training packages.

    Cons

    Bad management, Split company between Symantec and Veritas. But there are new prospect.


  10. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Vice President Sales in London, England
    Current Employee - Vice President Sales in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    New leadership team is very strong
    Solutions are compeling for customers small or large
    Lots of changes; many for the better
    Amazing benefits

    Cons

    Expect change; this is mostly market related

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up


  11. "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Opportunity, good management and team.

    Cons

    Company going through many changes.


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