Senior Product Marketing Managers at Symantec give their company a 3.4 out of 5.0, while the average rating for Symantec is 4.0, making them 16% less happy than every other employee at Symantec and 11% less happy than every other Senior Product Marketing Manager on CareerBliss - the happiest Senior Product Marketing Managers work for Samsung.
What do you like about working at Symantec?
"Compensation was fairly competitive. Good location in Mountain View. Cafe wasn't too bad. It's not free or anything but I enjoyed the food."
Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?
"Research, research, research. I got into an area I really didn't have experience in by researching the heck out of the products."
What don't you like about working at Symantec?
"The Storage and Availability business was one of the most toxic places to work. Management was downright disrespectful to employees. There was a lot of instances where employees were cussed out by management. One instance where a pen was thrown at an employee by senior director. Another where an employee was cussed out because a senior manager thought he ordered a drink for himself during a customer happy hour event. I should mention that none of this happened to me, just my colleagues. Much more of tactical position. LOTS of creating powerpoint decks for management. Career development is not a focus here. You're not really expected to make your opinion known for the first 2 years. That's just the way it is.I think the biggest thing to understand about Symantec and this particular business unit, is that Sr. Product Marketing Manager is not an MBA position. The treatment and level of responsibility for a graduate out of MBA school is not appropriate and if that's what you are looking for, then look elsewhere."
What suggestions do you have for management?
"Symantec seems like a pretty good place to work outside of the Storage and Availability business. Try to replicate the working environment in the Backup team. You've lost just a ton of employees in the past 6 months. The attrition rate is fairly high. Dig into the data to figure out what's going on. Keep up the compensation. That's what is stemming the tide right now."
"People are what drive me!"
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