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Engineer (Current Employee) –  Mountain View, CAJune 22, 2019
It was ok at first and then the company started going down hill. Leadership doesn't really care about employees. A lot of people have been let go and it is pretty concerning.
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5.0
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great company, however, lacks strong leadership
Sales Representative (Current Employee) –  IllinoisJune 21, 2019
Great product, culture, but leadership just didn't have it together. I believe this is because they absorbed so many companies and didn't have a clear vision on how to approach the market. My immediate manger and team were stellar! loved them.
Pros
great pay, great product
Cons
skeleton engineering and bad leadership
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Symantec
Senior Operations Business Analyst (Former Employee) –  Mount View, WIJune 10, 2019
Symantec is an excellent place to work out. Very professional, great people and culture. Very challenging with opportunities for growth. Accomplished a lot of projects can met great people.
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2.0
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Completely dependent on team and manager
Sales Operations Analyst (Former Employee) –  IndiaMay 29, 2019
Amazing learning curve but very difficult to tackle the work life balance. Long working hours which also require presence on holidays and weekends.

But again, that changes team to team. For Sales Ops guys, this is a typical day.
Pros
Learning curve
Cons
Work hours
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4.0
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Fast paced dynamic work place
Principal Program Manager, Consumer Business Unit (Former Employee) –  Culver City, CAMay 24, 2019
Lots of cross-functional collaboration.

Too many changes at the top.

Great talent to work with.

Outstanding technology not always promoted fully.
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3.0
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Teams are siloed
IT Infrastructure Specialist (Current Employee) –  Mountain View, CAMay 23, 2019
Benefits are good that the company provides but in terms of advancement unless you are located in the Corporate HQ its not going to happen. The good thing about working in a fortune 500 is that yo learn to understand how slow things move because of all the processes. I would like to see the company focus more on internal employees and managers encourage their direct reports to work together in sharing information and collaborate so the knowledge can be spread across the teams in each department group which would lighten the load on each team members.
Pros
Benefits are good
Cons
No room for advancement unless you are located in HQ
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4.0
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IT Trainer
Senior Principal Learning Consultant (Former Employee) –  Mountain View, CAMay 13, 2019
Training and introducing clients to new products and showing the clients how to optimize the products.

Traveling to different states and counties was really full and enjoyable.
Pros
Traveling
Cons
Management
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4.0
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업계 최고의 보안 전문가 경력
보안 기술 엔지니어 (Current Employee) –  서울 강남구May 2, 2019
사이버 보안 업계의 선두 주자로서 업계 전문가로서 자리 매김하기 위해서는 반드시 필요한 완소 경력. 예전 앤티 바이러스 회사가 네트웍 보안 회사인 블루코트 인수를 필두로 클라우드 보안(엘라스티카) 및 Active Directory 보안 회사(Javeline)등을 인수해서 사이버 보안의 거의 모든 솔루션을 제공하는 업계 유일의 회사.

보안 위해의 탐지, 방어, 예방, 관제등 전방위적인 사이버 IT 보안 기술을 제공합니다. 배우려는 맘만 먹으면 엄청난 양의 기술을 무한정 배울 수 있는 기회를 제공합니다.

장점이자 단점이라면 엄청나게 많은 보안 솔루션인데, 따라 잡기 매우 힘들지만 개인 경력 확보에는 커다란 도움이 됩니다. 제품이 많다 보니 다양한 기술을 가진 인재들이 필요한 곳이기도 해서 지원시 보안 경력 부족에 따른 걱정이 상대적으로 덜합니다.
Pros
업계 최고의 보안 기술 경력, 좋은 사람, 업계 최고 수준의 워라벨, 일반 IT 업계 대비 높은 연봉
Cons
배워야 하는 제품과 기술이 많아서 끊임없이 공부해야 함. 공부 부담이 엄청남. 한국 지사 규모가 작음
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4.0
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Fun Place
Data Scientist Intern (Former Employee) –  Los Angeles County, CAApril 27, 2019
Great Experience! Your work is fun and creative. And always appreciated.Would like to work for the company again.Office structure can be improved and team activities can be encouraged
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4.0
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Flexible fun company
Data Operations Manager (Current Employee) –  San Diego, CAApril 24, 2019
Very flexible on your hours, great benefits, excellent culture. Opportunity to advance and learn. Management is good about communicating company goals and stresses company culture.
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3.0
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All work and no play
Renewal Operations Representative (Former Employee) –  BengaluruApril 23, 2019
The sales team is highly driven by numbers. Everyone is trying to achieve targets by hook or crook, zero integrity. Too many acquisitions leading to changes in management and teams.
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3.0
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Work Life Balance is tough
Principal Financial Analyst (Former Employee) –  Mountain View, CAApril 21, 2019
Changing priorities and work life balance is tough. Finance team is undergoing transition in which roles are being moved to lower cost locations. Salary is competitive
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Flexible Time
Senior Software Development Engineer in Test (Former Employee) –  Culver City, CAApril 19, 2019
It does not matter at what time we to go work as long as we deliver the work we had agreed for.
People are nice at Symantec.
Management is good.
The Hardest part is dealing with work politics.
Pros
Flexible Time
Cons
Not learning new skills, no time is given to learn new skills
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5.0
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Very good job culture
Intern - Master's Level (Former Employee) –  Culver City, CAApril 18, 2019
Awesome job culture and very helpful teammates.
Managers are very friendly.
Very good learning experience and interns are treated very nicely.
I would definitely recommend a friend to work here
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3.0
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Great for the resume, mixed thoughts on being a place to enjoy working at
Director, Development (Former Employee) –  Waltham, MAApril 15, 2019
A great mix of assignments across a number of different solution spaces (PC, hosted and services). Decision making is largely opaque where you spend more time wondering whether you would have a job in a month, rather than how to deliver on this month's assignments. What your experience was, depending 75% on your manager.
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Program Manager
Program Manager Intern - Encryption Team (Former Employee) –  Mountain View, CAApril 10, 2019
Symantec is a big multi national company with lot of different practices solving multiple problems of clients using technology, industry expertise and business acumen.
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All that glitters is not gold
IT Project Management - Team Lead (Current Employee) –  Pune, MaharashtraApril 10, 2019
You will not feel secured in this organization even if you have invested 10-15 years in this organization. This company is a great example of a company which is listed on NASDAQ though it is a CMMI level 0.5 company. Poor processes and management
Cons
Job security, Politics driven company
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Exciting Company Mission
Principal IT Business Analyst (Current Employee) –  Mountain View, CAApril 9, 2019
The best part of working for Symantec is the fact that we help protect society from malicious criminals looking to hack or hold your computers for ransom. Cyber Security is so important in our ever connect world. Very Important Work!
Pros
Importance of company mission
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4.0
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Symantec is a good company to work
Principal Software Engineer (Current Employee) –  Culver City, CAApril 5, 2019
• Strong knowledge in C++, OOPS concepts, design principles & patterns, Linux and Windows OS
• Experienced in advanced level programming in C++ including shared pointers, multi-threading, multi-processing, concurrency, TCP/IP, UDP, Socket Programming
• Proficient with modern C++11 & C++14 including Lambda Expressions, Automatic Type Deduction, smart pointer classes
• Experience in Algorithms, data structures, object-oriented design, Multithreading programming with modern C++ 11
• Experience in developing applications using C, C++, VC++, MFC, COM/DCOM, STL, boost and Win32 API on Windows
• Experience in using SCM tools like Confluence, JIRA, and Configuration management tools like VSS, CVS, Perforce and SVN
• Strong Remote live debugging skills using VC++ IDE, dump analysis using WinDBG, dump creation, and used mostly Advance debugging tools from Sysinternals
• Experience in developing application using Casablanca C++ REST library to access HTTP and JSON based Cloud RESTful Web Services
• Experience in Database Systems like SQLite, Oracle, SQL Server, and PL/SQL
• Good experience in performing/supporting Unit testing, System Integration Testing (SIT, Product Standalone Testing for all the windows OS related applications
• Contribute to lead Architecture and Design activities
• Familiar with Core Java and Unix operating system
• Basic knowledge of scripting languages (Bash & Python)
• Experience on Agile methodology using Scrum
• Ability to apply Design Patterns and UML to design easily manageable and extendable applications
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3.0
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Soul draining
Systems Administrator (Former Employee) –  Mountain View, CAApril 4, 2019
Starting the day and I couldn't wait for the end of the day. My team was depressed and moral was very low. The best part for working with this company was the vacation.
Pros
Free coffee
Cons
Latest boss was clueless and didn't have your back
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