Symantec

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Symantec Reviews

Updated 19 November 2014
Updated 19 November 2014
1,748 Reviews
3.3
1,748 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance makes this company stand high in all IT product companies (in 220 reviews)

  • Great work environment - Facilities to employees at good (in 122 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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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    software engineer

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

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

    Pros

    Good work culture, talented people to work with. good learning environment

    Cons

    does not take bold steps. very few initiative on HR side towards employee motivation. food/recreation/ team outing are bad.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I am from IM (storage). Aggressive approach towards developing newer solutions especially in cloud domain

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Awesome Management, Infrastructure, Facilities

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

    I worked at Symantec full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Salary Structure is awesome, no variables at all
    Day shift job
    Managers listens to you
    Cab facility is with A/C and drivers are trained to speak cordially with employees
    Infrastructure is simply awesome at EON IT Park Kharadi

    Cons

    Managers are at times biased
    lots of high level management changes happens very frequently and thus the goal, design of operations are a ever changing behavior.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    work life balance is well maintained here
    perks are good if you work hard
    personal growth is there if people know you well on the floor.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Intern

    • 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

    amazing work culture
    huge learning curve and responsibilities
    people who are extremely helpful

    Cons

    i have no issues with them

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    probably increase the stipend for interns

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent work culture, flexible timings, friendly management, work-life balance

    Cons

    Older technologies, legacy code, lack of management, frequent changes in the organization, frequent lay-offs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't make drastic changes so often.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    5 months of complete satisfaction

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

    I have been working at Symantec as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Work culture, flexible timings, overall support in terms of ideas.

    Cons

    Couldn't find much in a span of 5 months at least. Probably a little politics which is almost a part of every organisation but fortunately I wasn't affected by it.

    Recommends
  7.  

    Great Experience at Symantec

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

    I worked at Symantec as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Best reasons to work here are good office culture, efficient training facilities

    Cons

    None major issues with the company, but the benefits can surely be increased

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep in touch with the junior level employees once in a while

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good company but only best to work in Bangalore or Pune and not in Chennai

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Symantec

    Pros

    Technical staff in Bangalore and Pune but Chennai is not place to work
    Salary good and life balance is there
    Learning is in place

    Cons

    only about Chennai.
    Lot of change management
    People quit and in 5 months come back as leaders
    Not product engineering center and only maintainance
    Bad leadership with and lot of politics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Close Chennai office and consolidate in Bangalore and Pune. You will find better resources and more technical staff.

  9.  

    Good exposure to security landscape

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible working hours
    Focused efforts and moving to agile now

    Cons

    Less on innovation
    Week management
    Below average compensation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    8 years

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

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

    Pros

    Symantec provides perfect work life balance. Overall benefits provided by the company is satisfactory.

    Cons

    Lack of team spirit and motivation factor among the peoples.

  11.  

    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

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