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Symantec Reviews

Updated 23 Aug 2019

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Symantec CEO Richard Hill
Richard Hill
40 Ratings
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  • "The team I was assigned to lost executive backing after upper management changes(in 108 reviews)

  • "Many senior management roles were in remote location - sometimes felt they were out of touch of what was happening locally(in 98 reviews)

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  1. "Senior Technical Support Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    benefit is good, workload is acceptable

    Cons

    salary is not competitive in the market

    Advice to Management

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    Symantec2016-09-06
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Management not transparent"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Melbourne
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Symantec full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Some very smart people to work with.

    Cons

    Company has a habit of making an acquisition, then eroding the value originally present.

    Symantec2019-05-02
  3. "Sales Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Symantec full-time

    Pros

    Good salary and benefits (health, fitness, share plans) Nice people to work with

    Cons

    Many senior management roles were in remote location - sometimes felt they were out of touch of what was happening locally

    Symantec2019-04-15
  4. "Good team and work culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney

    I worked at Symantec full-time

    Pros

    Good team and work culture

    Cons

    A lot of changes in management

    Symantec2019-02-22
  5. "Account Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Symantec full-time

    Pros

    Salary and benefits are good

    Cons

    No structure, management and high turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Needs better training, polices abs procedures and less changes.

    Symantec2019-02-09
  6. "Techical Support Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Symantec full-time

    Pros

    Depends on the manager, If you are lucky WFH is an option, Health Benefit was good some point but over all it is market standard.

    Cons

    Changes too often, CEO and Sr. VIP level organization and process as well.

    Advice to Management

    It is important to look after internal employee for career growth. but it was missing on employee development programs.

    Symantec2018-09-13
  7. Helpful (2)

    "Used to be really good place to work until new management came in"

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    Current Employee - Territory Account Manager in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good health cover Good story to sell Somewhat good work life balance

    Cons

    It's management way or no way. Old school methodology No culture to speak off Everyone is dry and non friendly

    Symantec2018-07-12
  8. "Good company and brand to work for"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Sydney
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Symantec full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good product portfolio to sell Reward employees with good benefits

    Cons

    Politics to deal with in the organisation

    Symantec2018-06-20
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Shame about all the Redundancies.."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Really good culture, and hard working, team. Gives you a real sense of working for a worthwhile purpose. Some excellent Security experts. Some roles give a lot of scope to work from home as needed. No micro management in my area which was pleasing.

    Cons

    Not paying up to market expectations. Not if you will be made redundant - more about when. Too much Management change. If you are going to make people redundant look to redeploy .

    Advice to Management

    Stop looking just at the bottom $$. Remember if you are constantly cutting from Technology areas ie : Support, once that experience goes you have holes in your Supporting experience and Customer's will notice. If you make people redundant, do look to redeploy within.

    Symantec2018-05-07
  10. Helpful (3)

    "Company is a mess internally"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Symantec full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The Health plan is quite good and grass roots team are good

    Cons

    Management is not listening, my personal exit after a long tenure was handled terribly, staff are overworked and asked to take stock instead of salary increases (which were not paid out in the redundancy package), massive redundancies across the board, constant high growth targets that are unobtainable with current staff levels.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your staff, retain the loyal people, avoid the allure of outsourcing which is damaging your brand, stop chasing the quick bucks. Avoid turning Symantec into Bluecoat 2.0 which is apparent with the inside takeover of legacy BC personnel in senior positions.

    Symantec2018-05-24
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