Symantec Reviews

Updated 12 September 2014
Updated 12 September 2014
1,660 Reviews
3.3
1,660 Reviews
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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. 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 for 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
  2.  

    Symantec - A good place to work.

    Current Employee - Associate Software Engineer  in  Chennai
    Current Employee - Associate Software Engineer in Chennai

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

    Pros

    Symantec is very good place to work. Symantec has an awesome work-life balance culture. Also in Symantec you will get enough flexibility and good infrastructure and environments to work.

    Cons

    On site oppertunities are almost not available since its a product company and working on its own products.

    Recommends
  3.  

    Great company to be associated with

    • 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

    work/life balance
    decent repo with senior staffs and team members
    benefits programs

    Cons

    growth in certain functional area is limited
    lot of changes have happened/happening at the executive level, which at times become unsettling

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  5.  

    Good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good culture and learning experience

    Cons

    Management decisions changes drastically. No concrete plans for success

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stick to the decisions

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    A fantastic company messed up short-sightedness.

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

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

    Pros

    One of the finest people in the world. A great culture.
    Superb work-life balance.
    Relatively lesser politics.
    Freedom to learn and grow.
    Cutting-edge legacy products.
    Great technical community.
    Very good facilities though deteriorating off late.

    Cons

    Veritas was acquired by Symantec in 2005 and since then it has been an unhappy marriage of sorts. The company, barring a few instances, has gone from bad to worst. Layoffs are annual affair. Detoriation and reduction of services and facilities are the norm. First line managers are no better than high school graduates. Neither good in people management nor in technology. All they are expected is to maintain word and excel sheets to track the to-dos and hound people by incessant follow-ups.

    Completely clueless management and higher leadership.
    Messed up strategy.
    Demotivated rank and file.
    Lost opportunities in new product development.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward good managers and Identify opportunists and bad managers/leaders and kick them out.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    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
  9. 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
  10.  

    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
  11.  

    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

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