Symantec Reviews

Updated 16 October 2014
Updated 16 October 2014
1,712 Reviews
3.3
1,712 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance makes this company stand high in all IT product companies (in 218 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 35 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Overall Symantec experiences are awesome, nice people to work

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

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

    Pros

    -Work and personal life management

    Cons

    Management, training, company values, policies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please bring stability

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Employee Friendly

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

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, work life balance, good training and learning opportunities, Indian Employee given same value as any other region

    Cons

    Frequent strategy changes, too many layers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    takes too much time, slow decision making, technology laggard, improve the engineering talent

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    From IITB to Symantec

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

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

    Pros

    Symantec is know to world, is in fortune 500 companies.

    Cons

    IIT Postgraduates are recruited for grade A, instead of stating with grade B or C.
    No difference of your education BE , B tech or M tech all starts with Grade A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    SQA Engineer - Symantec

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

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

    Pros

    1. A security giant
    2. Awesome work culture
    3. Enormous benefits
    4. Good pay
    5. Excellent work-life balance

    Cons

    1. Career growth is questionable. But of-course it depends on the team we work in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Might require more transparency on what is happening on the higher level management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Work life balance

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

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

    Pros

    1. Good work
    2. Nice perks.
    3. Highly talent seniors.

    Cons

    1. Required great coding skills.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If someone work in IT and then go for MTech and then join Company from campus placement, they consider him as fresher which is not right. they should have some consideration of prev exp in place.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Work Life Balance

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

    I worked at Symantec full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good Work life balance. Work culture was good in my team. Benefits and compensation was fine. Overall nothing much to complain.

    Cons

    Lot of sustenance work, very little new development. Frequent reorganizations. Business decisions were not always in line with employee welfare.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Symantec - A Giant With NO GROWL!!

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

    I worked at Symantec full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Salary Structure - Best in INDIA. A good pay master

    Cons

    Personal Growth - Too many changes within organization has hampered career growth in last 5yrs. Highly politically charged environment.
    Office Culture - DOG EAT DOG Environment. Respects and follows all cultural activities but beyond that a dud
    Training - What is that? We train only managers and above and that too with crappy internal trainers. No external SME's called ever.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    SELL THE COMPANY!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    QA Manager

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

    I worked at Symantec full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good work culture but level of greatness can vary from department to department. Decent benefits packages and one of the best in Pune region.

    Cons

    There can be lot of politics especially at higher levels. Its kind of true for almost all organizations so not something specific to Symantec. I had 2 good bosses and 1 bad boss in my tenure. i left the organization because of the bad boss.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Weed out some bad fishes, take reorgs seriously and do with an intent of fixing the organizations and not just to match numbers. Have a stable leadership.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Best place to start up with...

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

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

    Pros

    Work life balance, flexible work timings

    Cons

    Ineffective management. No concrete plans at individual level.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Very good work culture and work life balance

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

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

    Pros

    Best office culture that I have seen until now. Immense scope for personal growth if one shows dedication to the work. Lot of scope for technical advancement as well. Office policies are very good in terms of work-life balance. No issues if one has to WFH for genuine reasons. As long as you complete the assignments or raise red flag in advance, the management co-operates.

    Cons

    There are multiple products in the company and it is a bit difficult to change team as you have to start afresh with different technology. Management does not consider for a product change unless you push hard.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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