Symantec
3.2 of 5 1,427 reviews
www.symantec.com Mountain View, CA 5000+ Employees

Symantec Reviews

Updated Apr 14, 2014
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3.2 1,427 reviews

                             

42% Approve of the CEO

Symantec Interim CEO Michael Brown

Michael Brown

(12 ratings)

62% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Work life balance makes this company stand high in all IT product companies"
    in 148 reviews
  • "Great work environment - Facilities to employees at good"
    in 92 reviews
Cons:
  • "Terrible work life balance, although they will say they value this"
    in 30 reviews
  • "Senior management made a number of major mistakes before the new CEO came in"
    in 56 reviews
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Life which covers technology and entertainment package together.

Intern (Current Employee)
Pune

I have been working at Symantec as an intern for less than a year

ProsGood Enviornment.
Best mix up of personal and professional life.
Good salary Package.

ConsEverything is perfect.
A company without a CEO has no direction.
Appoint a new CEO as early as possible.

Advice to Senior ManagementGood Work.
just allocates some openings for the fresher. There is a lots of talent in them.

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

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Top 10 ethical companies in world. Great place to work

Senior Manager (Current Employee)
Pune

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

Pros- Most Ethical company
- Great work or job exposer in security
- Tremendous opportunity to learn on pile of technology stacks
- Great investment on soft skills building for employees
- You get experience to deliver something to 300 millions of users base.
 - Finally very good employee benefits.

ConsLittle bit of bureaucracy and delay in decisions.

Advice to Senior ManagementImprove on very fast decision making.

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

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Fulfilling

Software Engineer (Former Employee)
Chennai

I worked at Symantec full-time for more than 3 years

ProsVery relaxed work environment. Work life balance.

ConsNot much of a chance to grow.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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I feel proud to work at Symantec.

Senior Manager (Current Employee)
Pune

I have been working at Symantec full-time for more than 8 years

ProsCutting edge technology
Work life balance
Flexi timings

ConsSlow decision making process in the company.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great work culture, get to work with talented people

Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Pune

I have been working at Symantec full-time

ProsYou get to work for some great products and technologies also with talented individuals

ConsAfter a while work might seem repetitive, growth might be slow

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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best place to work

Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Chennai

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

Prosgood work environment, good benefits

Conslimitations in learning new skills

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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great

Associate Configuration Management Engineer (Current Employee)
Pune

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

ProsVery good environment to workaround and retire :)

ConsNo training opportunities given

the older you are the better you are placed here.no one willing to change or go outside :)

Advice to Senior Managementit differs.i had to managers one was very cool and other was totally opposite :)

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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cool place to work

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Pune

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

Proscool place to work. nice collegues .

Consnon technical managers, non technical work imposed.

Advice to Senior Managementhire technical managers

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Excellent work culture, good opportunities to grow

Principal Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Pune

I have been working at Symantec full-time for more than 8 years

ProsGood work environment, good scope for growth.
Good and smart people to work with.

Conslimited scope of going abroad.
Development centre is in Pune mainly.
Frequent churns at the top management level

Advice to Senior ManagementAvoid churns at the top management levels!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good place to work

Technical Support Engineer (Current Employee)
Pune

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

ProsGood place to work. Good WorkLife balance

Consyou could find few Managers promoted due to favoritism not by his talent or contribution.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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