Project Specialist (Former Employee), Springfield, OR – February 23, 2014
I have worked at Symantec for 8 months and really enjoyed it, I hoped to get on with the company full time, however that is not the case. Every job I applied to the process would be incredibly slow (sometimes 6 months before I heard a "No") and most times I felt I wasn't even considered for any position. Overall I applied to this company 42 times and – more... only recieved 1 interview, of which I was never deemed the honor of a response, This is possibly the only company that would not respond after an interview, I would not apply to this company, or expect any type of response unless you really know someone well there. – less
Sr. Financial Analyst, Corporate FP&A (Current Employee), Mountain View, CA – February 12, 2014
Pros: discount lunches, generous vacation time
Cons: minimal work-life balance, not many opportunities to take advanatage of vacation, compensation below industry standards
Many tasks are duplicated amongst different FP&A functional teams and there are many opportunities to implement process improvements. The systems add inefficiencies to our day-to-day reporting and make it difficult to ensure we are providing accurate information to our business partners. Recognition and promotion within the organization is not a standard – more... practice, it is preferred to hire external candidates instead of rewarding those who are deserving of promotions. Total compensation is not up to par compared to industry standards and bonuses are only available for Sr. Managers and above.
There lacks a clear direction and vision from management which adds difficulties while working cross-functionally.
The company can improve drastically by listening to individual contributors and understanding the key challenges that the cause inefficiencies during day-to-day tasks. Additionally turnover would be much less if incentives were in place to keep top performers.
That being said, this team does give you the opportunity to work with executive management and see the impact of your work and how it benefits the company. – less
Analyzing and troubleshooting/debugging the issue with the product. Automation, test planning, the hardest part of job is estimation for unknowns and most enjoyable part is to troubleshoot and debug and automate.
Network security Administrator (Former Employee), mumbai – January 13, 2014
Pros: core complain project
Cons: need good exposure on gateway devices
Worked as Network security Administrator; got exposure with SSIM(symantec security information manager; CCS(control compliance suite SEP(symantec endpoint protection) Network analsyis system security analysis product documentation; Best practice report
Enjoyable place to work with great work/life benefits and career advancements opportunities
Benefits Analyst (Former Employee), Mountain View, CA – December 30, 2013
During my tenure at Symantec I learned a great deal about the high tech business and what it entails to operate a successful and productive organization. I had the opportunity to work with great colleagues who provided mentorship, support, and guidance towards career advancement. Although at times I was faced with many challenges, I have found that – more... these experiences equipped me with the skills and fortitude that guided me to continue to pursue growth opportunities within the company. Overall, I am very pleased with the experience I encountered during the 12+ years at Symantec. – less