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Average Rating
(based on 208 Symantec Review Ratings)

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Company Culture
3.9
Growth Opportunities
3.5
People You Work With
4.3
Person You Work For
4.2
Rewards You Receive
3.8
Support You Get
3.9
Way You Work
4.1
Work Setting
4.0
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Principal Software Engineer
in Mountain View, CA

What do you like about working at Symantec?

"The work assignment and the defined process for product development."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"I was interviewed by a manager who believed in my skills. It is unique in the sense that I told them that I have not worked in the areas of their interest. They had faith in my ability and attitude to learn quickly and contribute. I lived up to their expectation."

What don't you like about working at Symantec?

"At times, the management confuses in the product strategy and direction."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Have a consistent message. Work on opportunities instead of focusing heavily on old product lines."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Technical Support Engineer
in Springfield, OR

What do you like about working at Symantec?

"They were an industry leader in system security and provided great skills."

What don't you like about working at Symantec?

"I don't really have bad things I did not like, it was a typical organization."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"I would recommend better movement and availability of process input."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Principal Product Manager
in Herndon, VA

What do you like about working at Symantec?

"We are really helping our customers on a daily basis and it shows when you speak to them."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Even though it is a large company everything is in a state of constant change."

What don't you like about working at Symantec?

"Constrained by high margin contributions to the corporation that are based on a software model, not a managed security service."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Think out of the box and stop being held back due to margin contributions based on a software business."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Senior Principal Software Engineer
in Mountain View, CA

What do you like about working at Symantec?

"I liked the independence and flexibility that I was given. Just get the job done. We don't care how you do it."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Just be honest and be yourself. Try to give an accurate description of your abilities."

What don't you like about working at Symantec?

"No complaints, really. I am always up for more vacation."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Give me a clear picture of what you want me to accomplish. I'll go ahead and tackle it and let you know if I won't make the deadline."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Security Architect
in Los Angeles, CA
Company Culture 3 / 5
Principal Software Engineer
in Mountain View, CA
Person You Work For 2 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5 Company Culture 3 / 5
Software Engineer
in Portland, OR

What do you like about working at Symantec?

"Fun and challenging job. Great company, top notch people and fascinating project."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Have an interest in working for this company, with product and their employees."

What don't you like about working at Symantec?

"It almost went out of business due to problems with cash flow. Something like half the company were laid off, including me."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Hire a Financial Analyst and Comptroller who are very knowledgeable in their field."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 2 / 5
Support You Get 1 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Principal Software Engineer
in Mountain View, CA

"Symantec works at stifling innovation."

What do you like about working at Symantec?

"Nice if you want an easy going life. No really."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Not really. Its no different than working at HP or IBM."

What don't you like about working at Symantec?

"Sucks if you want to grow. You get pigeon holed."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Remove layers. Give engineers more say. Get rid of half your product managers - most suck!"

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Technical Support Manager
in Mountain View, CA

What do you like about working at Symantec?

"It is a great company and our engineering department is great."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Stay away from technical services, other than that, it is a great place to work."

What don't you like about working at Symantec?

"My department is not so well organized and my boss is not very likable."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Treat people well and recognize hardwork and reward smart people."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Senior Systems Support Engineer
in Lindon, UT

"experience has been ok but better before being acquired by Smantec"

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Director of Marketing

What do you like about working at Symantec?

"Resources, people, benefits, travel, offices, 25 cent soda, conferences, name recognition."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Speak to employees, ask which acquisition they came from because it matters politically."

What don't you like about working at Symantec?

"Technology competes against itself causing sales teams to compete against each other."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Better technology integrations from companies that are bought and managed."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Information Developer
in Culver City, CA

"Brilliant people doing amazing work to help the average person stay safe."

What do you like about working at Symantec?

"Making a difference for the average person's daily internet experience."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Be yourself and confident in your abilities. Take the time to research products."

What don't you like about working at Symantec?

"Too global: managers of a team aren't aware of issues and can fail a team."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"More training regarding HR laws when team members aren't in the same physical area."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
QA Contractor

What do you like about working at Symantec?

"Work culture and huge labs, testing various product within timeline."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Please do prepare Storage side concept, File System concept. Security concept before going to interview."

What don't you like about working at Symantec?

"There is nothing that I didn't like while working with company, it's up to us how we look at the company."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"The management was good. Judgement to release a product on time and deliver it efficiently, so can't give any suggestion."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Senior Operations Specialist
in Springfield, OR

What do you like about working at Symantec?

"The variety of my position. The fast paced environment. The people I've met."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Look for something better, unless you want to be a hamster in a wheel with minimal food pellets."

What don't you like about working at Symantec?

"Everyone in management has their own agenda and will gladly step on you to get up to the next rung. People talk behind backs and then praise you to your face. Ask the moon and stars and don't mention a thank you even IF you can deliver."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"I would fire the people that are contributing to the hostile environment and actually listen to the people down in the trenches because so much of what they say and do has a direct effect on the bottom line and they deserve to be respected and listened to."

Person You Work For 2 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 1 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 1 / 5
Software Engineer
in Sanford, FL

"Have been working there for 10 years."

What do you like about working at Symantec?

"I do not like this company. The Heathrow office employees need more employee education training."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Honest and respect. Do not cheat on your interview. Answer the question to your best ability."

What don't you like about working at Symantec?

"There are a few employees in Heathrow, FL office are having private inappropriate secret relationship with other co-worker for getting things they want in the office. More senior engineers will use their power to get things for junior female software engineer. They claim whatever they do is legal. They can do whatever they want and they can sleep with any female employee as they desire as long as they satisfy with the mutual benefits that they are getting from each other. Symantec HR should reinforce the employee policy and sexual harassment policy to avoid any legal litigations. Symantec should reinforce the family values, business ethics, standards of behavior and business IP property in its employees."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Reinforce employee policy and do whatever they can to protect company IP."

Person You Work For 2 / 5 People You Work With 1 / 5 Work Setting 1 / 5
Support You Get 1 / 5 Rewards You Receive 1 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 1 / 5 Way You Work 1 / 5
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