Symantec

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Symantec Reviews

Updated 17 December 2014
Updated 17 December 2014
1,771 Reviews
3.3
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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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  1.  

    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
  2.  

    Great place to work..

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

    I have been working at Symantec

    Pros

    Good work life balance.
    Better payout when compared with other service companies
    Employee friendly policies

    Cons

    Less travel opportunities for junior employees

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good Company to work with

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Symantec

    Pros

    Good Appraisals, work culture, Management

    Cons

    According to me there are no cons

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  5.  

    Good work life balance

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

    I have been working at Symantec (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good culture, well work life balance

    Cons

    Nothing much. Management team could be little more risk taking and initiative.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Relaxed work environment with less growth opportunities

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

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

    Pros

    Amazing work life balance and leave policies
    Good benefits, Company takes care of you
    Moderate opportunities to learn, if you are in a good team
    Friendly peers with majority of them technically strong
    Very ethical and very flexible working hours

    Cons

    Initial pay might be good, but bad hikes.
    Importance is given to innovation like hackathons, tech meetings but it is not reflected in Live products
    Company is sustaining with its 'Norton' brand and innovative products for current market is highly required to sustain
    Internal politics especially when you try to switch teams/roles.
    Pay is not as good as other billion dollar counterparts like Microsoft/Amazon hence lot of smart people leave the company soon!!
    Code quality is good in development but not standardized in Automation.
    Learning opportunities are relatively less

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trying to Hire most people from service companies so that can provide low package can be a bad idea except for few exceptional candidates. As a result, few of them try to implement service mind-set like showing-off their work done...
    Raise the package standards and hire more people from product based companies.
    Talented Employee retention rate can be tremendously increased by changing package standards to top notch since other benefits are equally good

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good exposure to different technologies

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

    I have been working at Symantec full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Access to latest technology, Good perks like number of PTO's

    Cons

    More People Managers than Technical managers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Undertake Technical Evaluation of Existing managers to weed out the non-technical ones

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    good experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Symantec

    Pros

    nice staff,good growth,benefits are very good

    Cons

    no promotions,not a good package

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    software engineer

    • 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 full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good work culture, talented people to work with. good learning environment

    Cons

    does not take bold steps. very few initiative on HR side towards employee motivation. food/recreation/ team outing are bad.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I am from IM (storage). Aggressive approach towards developing newer solutions especially in cloud domain

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Awesome Management, Infrastructure, Facilities

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

    I worked at Symantec full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Salary Structure is awesome, no variables at all
    Day shift job
    Managers listens to you
    Cab facility is with A/C and drivers are trained to speak cordially with employees
    Infrastructure is simply awesome at EON IT Park Kharadi

    Cons

    Managers are at times biased
    lots of high level management changes happens very frequently and thus the goal, design of operations are a ever changing behavior.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    work life balance is well maintained here
    perks are good if you work hard
    personal growth is there if people know you well on the floor.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Intern

    • 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

    amazing work culture
    huge learning curve and responsibilities
    people who are extremely helpful

    Cons

    i have no issues with them

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    probably increase the stipend for interns

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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