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Review averages

  • 32 employees say

    Excellent (14)
    43.75%
    Good (7)
    21.875%
    Satisfactory (9)
    28.125%
    Subpar (2)
    6.25%
    3.50
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    0.00

Reviews for Symantec

Reviews - What employees say

3.50 Employees say
0.00 Applicants say

Company Culture

Generous, with good benefits, but what a pressure cooker...

Support from management

We were there to serve at our EVP's pleasure, and when faced with hard choices, he managed to punt or deflect at every point.

Teamwork

Passive aggressive culture where teammates will go behind each other's backs if it will score a point.

Internal Communication

Management doesn't share key data until it's too late to take action.

Gender Equality

Advancement opportunities for women were very present.

Attitude towards older colleagues

No tangible age discrimination, although layoffs do tend to skew older, but that may be a function of more senior roles with higher pay.

Work-Life Balance

If you have offshore teammates, you will be required to work to accommodate their schedule and won't be appropriately compensated for your private time sacrifice.

Job Security

No one is secure at any level of the org in this company which never met a layoff it didn't like.

Inclusive / Diverse

Women and gay people were well represented in senior roles within the company. There could be better inclusion for racial minorities.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Management needs to come up with a plan for growth that will enable it to get out of the layoff business. Stop making risky acquisitions and if rightsizing needs to take place, bite the bullet and do it all at once, instead of death by 1000 paper cuts.

What I like about the company

I really enjoyed the opportunity to work with global teams on a product that really benefited users.

What I dislike about the company

I really disliked the petty politics and the cliquey behavior of senior managers and the favoritism they demonstrated to subordinates who frankly did not deserve the praise.

Company Culture
2.00
Support from management
2.00
Teamwork
2.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered Desirable office location is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    Symantec Corporation
  • City
    Mountain View
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Marketing/product management

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Fitness center on site is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • More training/mentorship for managers

What I like about the company

Great, smart coworkers — bring lots of energy to the workplace

What I dislike about the company

Backend processes have lots of room for efficiency and effectiveness improvements

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered Desirable office location is offered Tuition assistance is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Symantec Corporation
  • City
    Mountain View
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Fitness center on site is offered
  • 08.Aug 2017
  • Employee
Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered Desirable office location is offered Tuition assistance is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Symantec Corporation
  • City
    Beaverton
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    n/a
  • Position
    Not specified

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered

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Review averages

  • 32 employees say

    Excellent (14)
    43.75%
    Good (7)
    21.875%
    Satisfactory (9)
    28.125%
    Subpar (2)
    6.25%
    3.50
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    0.00

kununu score comparisons

Symantec
3.50
32 reviews

Industry average (Information Technology/Software/Software Engineering)
3.70
159,171 reviews

kununu average
3.30
2,677,000 reviews