Symantec

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Symantec Reviews

Updated 30 January 2015
Updated 30 January 2015
1,818 Reviews
3.3
1,818 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance makes this company stand high in all IT product companies (in 224 reviews)

  • Great work environment - Facilities to employees at good (in 123 reviews)


Cons
  • Terrible work life balance, although they will say they value this (in 36 reviews)

  • Need internal sales talk to senior management to keep or find new position at RIF (in 67 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Nice company to work with

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior SQA Engineer in Pune
    Current Employee - Senior SQA Engineer in Pune

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

    Pros

    Work life balance, good salary compensation in Pune.
    Good pears, additional benefits such as brokerage, RSU at the time of joining.

    Cons

    Frequent change in management in recent years.
    Good compensation not the best one, Hence its advised to negotiate for good salaries before joining.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Systems Engineer role at Symantec

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Mumbai
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Mumbai

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

    Pros

    Symantec management is very transparent. Work culture is one of the best i have experienced. Pay structure is comparable to industry standards.

    Cons

    Some key company management executives have quit in recent times. Career opportunities are scarce.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Very good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Symantec

    Pros

    salary, work life balance, work from home

    Cons

    no yet found, I will update after getting sufficient experience in symantec.

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  5.  

    Company review Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Pune
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Pune

    I worked at Symantec

    Pros

    Knowledge enrichment with exposure to work on storage Gurus

    Cons

    High work pressure, depends on management

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    About Symantec

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Pune
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Pune

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

    Pros

    Innovation and technology.
    Good Salary
    Friendly Environment
    Good Company Policy

    Cons

    Location specially for EON Pune-India office is not good.
    Commuting to EON office is not preferred by most of the employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Office location should be shifted from EON Pune to Hinjewadi.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    sr software engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Chennai
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Chennai

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

    Pros

    Good Place, Work Life Balance

    Cons

    Growth depends on your manager

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    should improve

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not Bad

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Support Agent in Chennai
    Current Employee - Product Support Agent in Chennai

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

    Pros

    Brand that you work for, good salary and perks

    Cons

    24/7 process kills the taste, no work life balance, cost cutting and terminations at its best, no real upward movement in career

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have proper planning, Hire managers who comply with Symantec's work culture and not with Sutherland's

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Good Work Life Balance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Pune
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Pune

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance, freedom is given to employees to take decisions in their work area. large number of products hence scope for changing projects or teams if not happy with one team. Even during the bad times company did not

    Cons

    Leadership was not consistent, each leader came and made major decisions but did not walk the talk and it impacted the business. Leaders tried to keep all the employees but some employees were let go as there was no business for few products. Decisions were made quarter to Quarter depending on the results. Long term vision was not matching with the market changes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Symantec - Veritas Acquision was a bad decision, now the decision to reverse it is a good one.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    exilent

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Pune
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Pune

    I have been working at Symantec

    Pros

    great work in symnatec. work life balance

    Cons

    don't do re org very frequently

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nothing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Nice place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Symantec

    Pros

    Employee benefits, Good Salary and don't have to wear formals.

    Cons

    Everything looks good so far

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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