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Symantec Reviews

Updated Nov 14, 2019

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3.6
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Symantec CEO Vincent Pilette
Vincent Pilette
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  1. "Would recommend"

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    Current Employee - Inside Sales Account Manager in Dublin, Dublin

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

    Pros

    *Very nice work environment *Flexibility *Many opportunities to grow *Many training materials

    Cons

    *I found none cons till now

    Symantec2019-08-21
  2. "Review"

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    Current Employee - CSIS in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Progression, stability, great people, work-life balance

    Cons

    At the moment I am happy in the position

    Symantec2019-11-09
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Interesting but challenging"

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    Current Employee - Director 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Symantec full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Working in Symantec R&D means working with very smart people in an ever changing space

    Cons

    The nature of cyber security means that work is never done and that you can easily burn out. Symantec leadership has been befuddled for several years trying to do many things well, but only half-succeeding at times.

    Advice to Management

    Organize for success. Eliminate silos and the tendency toward fiefdom building. Fund your sure bets appropriately. Make the hard choices, prioritise and accept the accompanying trade offs.

    Symantec2019-11-14
  4. "Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very informal Nice co-workers Decent benefits e.g. pension, work from home Reasonable pay for the work

    Cons

    Work can be a bit repetitive Slow to change Lots of ongoing change - multiple CEOs over a 5-6 year timeframe which brings ever changing strategies

    Advice to Management

    Stabilise the near constant change & grow the company as it has potential Invest a bit of time of developing a more proactive HR culture Invest in product development

    Symantec2019-10-31
  5. "Territory Account Manager"

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    Current Employee - Territory Account Manager in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Portfolio includes industry best products - Clear paths for progression in Sales - Employee training and investment

    Cons

    - Years of acquisitions and mergers has distorted the company direction. - Varying expectations from different levels of management. - Some aspects of how the company operates are left for employees to learn through trial and error.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more Symantec specific training around ways of working and best practice to get Employees up to speed quicker.

    Symantec2019-10-08
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Mixed Bag"

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    Current Employee - Order Management Specialist 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Symantec full-time

    Pros

    - Great middle level leadership - Work life balance is the best - Pay and bonus structure is considerably better than any other similar position at other companies

    Cons

    - Executive leadership is a revolving door and it is difficult to discern any type of direction for the company - Many people have been here forever and are quite stuck in their ways.

    Symantec2019-10-16
  7. "Hope it can get better"

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in Dublin, Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Symantec full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good pay, good canteen, nice colleagues, good benefits

    Cons

    Too many changes going on, low job security

    Symantec2019-09-30
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Collapsing Empire"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits Mostly good people working here

    Cons

    Lack of culture Lack of vision ( headless chicken effect) Nobody has a clue what's going on

    Advice to Management

    Get it together once and for all.

    Symantec2019-10-10
  9. "From great to very poor"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Dublin, Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people on the ground. Competitive salary with good benefits Flexible working hours

    Cons

    Continuous cost reduction programme in place with redundancies every month. Morale very low amongst workers. Senior leadership provide poor direction expect reduce costs

    Advice to Management

    Treat your staff with respect and respect work life balance.

    Symantec2019-10-08
  10. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Back Office in Ballycoolan
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great location and benefits. Most importantly great colleagues

    Cons

    Company going through restructuring and sold enterprise business

    Advice to Management

    Better communication

    Symantec2019-10-04
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