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Symantec Reviews

Updated Jul 25, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.2 1,578 reviews

35% Approve of the CEO

Symantec Interim CEO Michael Brown

Michael Brown

(63 ratings)

61% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance makes this company stand high in all IT product companies(in 192 reviews)

  • Great work environment - Facilities to employees at good(in 106 reviews)


Cons
  • Terrible work life balance, although they will say they value this(in 35 reviews)

  • Need internal sales talk to senior management to keep or find new position at RIF(in 64 reviews)

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    Good place to work. Work-Life balance !!

    Senior UI Designer (Current Employee) Pune

    ProsChallenging work. This organisation is good for individuals mores inclined towards future technology exploration. Work culture is very good and competitive.

    Good

    ConsCompany is in transition phase. constant changes to senior management and strategy is discomforting for individuals down the chain.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEfficient communication of decisions and strategy would help.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Wonderful

    Principal Software Engineer (Current Employee) Pune

    ProsNice work life balance.
    You can mostly choose your work.
    Relaxed environment.
    Facilities provided by the company are good that you can carry out your job from anywhere and at ease.

    ConsIn recent time there is a lot of pressure from investor to bump up the stock price so constant reshuffling to projects/people. Hence a lot of people are leaving the company

    Advice to Senior ManagementStick to one strategy at time and work towards it.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Software engineer

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood work life balace
    Free food

    ConsLot of tamilians as it is in Chennai and lang feeling.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLot of tamilians as it is in Chennai

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    SQA Engineer

    SQA Engineer (Current Employee) Pune

    ProsGreat work culture and work life balance.

    ConsCareer growth is slow. Too much change in recent years.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Best for learning

    Technical Support Engineer (Current Employee) Pune

    ProsSuperb benefits as an employee

    ConsGrowth and danger of being axed

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing the great work

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Overall good experience

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Pune

    ProsFlexi Timing, Good work, culture

    ConsProfessional growth, training, Should have some yearly events / functions

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement need to work on professional growth of individual.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work but recently lot of changes happening.

    Manager (Current Employee) Pune

    ProsGood culture, talented people. Symantec has open atmosphere. It's good company for hands-on developers. Management is supportive. Work is interesting. Lot of things to learn.

    ConsManagerial skills aren't much valued. Only technical skills are valued. Too many changes happening at a time.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore transparency needed.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Awesome company to work

    Senior Customer Hub Agent (Current Employee) Pune

    ProsFacilities provided are that of international standards.
    Perks provided are competitive to Indian or any other MNC company.
    Benefits
    Employee care is put forth by HR department

    ConsLess vertical growth opportunities.
    People get stuck to the same and does not move on.

    Advice to Senior ManagementProvide more growth opportunities and responsibilities. No one likes to stay in the same role for 4-5 years...

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Awesome place to work

    Software Engineer (Former Employee) Pune

    ProsFriendly environment, No strict timings.. Work should be delivered on time.

    ConsNo specific cons. I am satisfied.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Entry-level Automation experience

    Associate SQA Engineer (Former Employee) Pune

    ProsWas hired as a automation engineer for the testing team in SAMG. Mostly friendly welcoming people, passionate about their work. They give you time flexible enough to study and learn their systems, as there is no formal training for entry level engineers. In my team, at least, there was never any pressure from the peers and immediate manager for the task assigned on hand. You're always welcomed to try new technologies and give innovative suggestions.

    Good facilities -
    Free food(breakfast, lunch and dinner), gym, recreational room.

    ConsWay too much shuffling at higher management level. There were no long term plans set for our team and the current goals were a bit fuzzy to say the least. I saw my immediate manager change thrice during my time of 2.5 years there. Work also stagnates after a while, but this may depend on the team you are in.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSet long term goals for your team. Keep a single-minded philosophy, even if there is change at the higher level of management.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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