Symantec Reviews

Updated 28 August 2014
Updated 28 August 2014
1,763 Reviews

3.3
1,763 Reviews
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Symantec Interim CEO Michael Brown
Michael Brown
87 Ratings

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Awesome place to be in...

    • 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 for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Super Work life balance
    Great work culture.
    Challenging environment,
    Ample opportunities to innovate.

    Cons

    Too many changes over last few years.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Amazing Company to work with

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - SQA Analyst  in  Chennai
    Former Employee - SQA Analyst in Chennai

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

    Pros

    Gud Environment to work.
    Gud Career Opportunity, Highly talented employers

    Cons

    There is no Cons as such.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good 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

    Friendly Environment.
    Positive atmosphere.
    Work is good

    Cons

    Less work assignments.
    Less global Opportunities.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    A company with great potential for success

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

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

    Pros

    Positive and creative work environment, good work life balance, competitive compensation package

    Cons

    Uncertainty and lack of clarity at higher level management about the future direction

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    End the uncertainty around the reorg and leadership asap.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Nice working experience with Symantec

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

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

    Pros

    - Excellent work culture
    - Good employee facilities
    - Flexible timings
    - Good products to work on
    - Lots of technologies to learn

    Cons

    - Roadmap not defined for long term
    - Frequent changes in top management
    - Need to compete with other top brands with regards to compensation part.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Stabilise the top management
    - Make some concrete longterm roadmaps

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Awesome

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Symantec full-time

    Pros

    Friendly environment with full senior support.

    Cons

    do not pretend to be superior.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More employ engagement in policies.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Nice company to work for

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

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

    Pros

    Get to learn new technologies with very talented people

    Cons

    No cons as such, because everything is good about the company from workplace to technologies

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Review

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Symantec

    Pros

    Product Development exposure is good

    Cons

    With changing leadership and recurrent re-organizations the work culture is deteriorating

  10.  

    Declining standars

    • 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 full-time

    Pros

    Ethical and best work culture

    Cons

    Changed 3 CEOs in a span of 2yrs.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Awesome!

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

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

    Pros

    1. Very good facilities. Attention given to your daily needs.
    2. Competitive Salary
    3. Relaxed work environment. Zero work Pressure.
    4. Excellent Stock grants.

    Cons

    1. Slow execution. Being fixed now with Agile rollout.
    2. Unstable top management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1. Be stable.
    2. Execute your vision.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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