It's sad. I left the Norton Core team several months ago. It was not a healthy work environment and there were a lot of politics. I just heard today that pretty much the entire team was laid off. Wow! They are far from the only ones let go. I know of... read more
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Not sure what to think here. Don’t get me wrong, I’m more than glad that this is over, and that we can put this embarrassment behind us. On the other hand, the probe opened a whole bunch of new questions, rather than given any significant answers... read more
What is this now, year five or six of continuous reduction in staff? Morale is atrocious. We've lost some of our top talent, and forget about attracting fresh faces. Anyone who comes to Symantec today is settling, plain and simple. Only folks staying... read more
Reported back in July but the last day was this week. Good luck to all. https://www.edd.ca.gov/jobs_and_Training/warn/WARN-Report-for-7-1-2018-to-08-25-2018.pdf
All of Symantec federal has over the past 1.5 years been replaced by clueless, gutless and heartless Blue Coat counterparts, From top executives to talented sales staff, all gone.
Around 1,000 people are being shown the door, that is much more than I expected. Luckily (and I know this is a matter of perspective,) it's global, so we might not see the worst of it. At least that's what I'm hoping. Anybody knows when we'll have... read more
New layoffs started today, company has no growth. Bluecoat management totally screwed company. Audit is still not done, stock tanked 30% last quarter and another 12% after this quarter. Stock is back to 2006 level.
reported in mercury news today
It never ceases to amaze me how Symantec is ready to lose it’s top talent or simply let go of their more experienced employees on their own. Talk about creating a serious deficit in expertise. Management doesn’t care about new employees' lack of... read more
There is nothing new in Symantec deciding to let go of it’s best and brightest in favor of being “cost efficient”. Teams have been decimated for years now, causing added workloads for those that remained. Despite all of that, everybody who stayed is... read more
With layoffs, budget cuts and constant transitions occurring, no wonder we are at a loss of direction as a company. Management is constantly changing due to acquisitions and mergers. These changes have lead to a stressful environment with more work... read more
With a new CISO in October and a recent email saying there is increased commitment to investing in another location, came another round of layoffs. From what I have heard from others (including those who received pink slips). they received a two-week... read more
Notices were given in October, the folks will depart in December. About 45 total was let go. There will be more cuts to come in 2018. Symantec has major issues.
Been reading and hearing whispers about a massive round of layoffs coming to Symantec in December. I've tried to find some confirmation for it, but I haven't been successful. Any chance somebody here knows more about it? Whether it's true or just... read more
Beginning in 2014 when Symantec announced it would split, planning began to cut costs each year out to 2018 which included downsizing layoffs. Combined with Symantec's quarter losses, those financial dynamics compounded Symantec's decision to... read more
Can someone summarize for us what's going on here as it relates to Symantec Springfield Layoffs 2018 and beyond? Anyone has more details?
So much for hoping that we were over the layoffs hurdle at Symantec. The company higher-ups just announced they plan to drastically reduce Springfield presence by March next year. Here's more info if anybody is interested:... read more
Sure, Veritas isn't part of Symantec any more but The Register reposts 60+ layoffs in Australia - https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/09/15/veritas_shrinks_sydney_office_shuffles_support_staff/ - and the likelihood of other restructuring -... read more
Symantec acquired Lifelock late last year. Merger was finalized in May. VP of support and services suddenly out without notice, replacement is Lifelock exec. New exec touring stateside facilities, advising management to move talented people up the... read more
This is officially filed with the State of California EDD - WARN note here: http://www.edd.ca.gov/jobs_and_training/warn/WARN-Report-for-7-1-2016-to-04-10-2017.pdf
Neil Chowdry Job Cuts Estimates Estimated percentage of jobs to be cut this year: 15% Estimated number of cut employees: 2,800 When Symantec announced its third-quarter results in February, it posted a 6% drop in revenue, to $909 million, and a hefty... read more
The last chance Symantec had to do the right thing for its employees and customers was having a leader such as Steve Bennett. Steve had the vision of trying to improve all of the business. This did not mesh with the vision of the Board, led by MB... read more
Sales SEs have long been treated like second class citizens and with recent management changes, the problem has only gotten worse. Just a couple of days ago, management decided that the qualification level for SEs to attend the sales incentive trip... read more
Did you ever use any of the tools needed to do the job? One starts with an O. Complete and utter garbage that made it IMPOSSIBLE to do the most simple things in a normal amount of time. Well at least they yearly had 20 Mill or so to send all the... read more
While I am no longer a Symantec employee, with Veritas Technologies now, my experience with Symantec has been very collaborative and positive. As an employee, my skills were appreciated and now as a contractor serving Symantec as a customer, I work... read more
With any large company, your experience can really vary based on your department. They do have frequent layoffs. (Jun 2013, Jan 2015, Jun 2016 for larger ones and several smaller ones in between those dates). MSS (a.k.a MeSS) is a disaster, stay away... read more
When jobs get outsourced, families and local business feel the hit. We already have more eager job hunters than there are jobs. Companies that outsource (not excluding Symantec) are being disloyal to their employees and to our country. Worse, they... read more
Just in case you are unsure where your future is, Symantec Pune is hiring big time... So, give it a year or two, everything will be moved to India. What a shame, you'll even get a chance to train your counterpart in Pune, you will be rewarded for all... read more
I started at the very beginning, when things were good, they were a small co that cared about their employees. Now Symantec is just a corporation that will slit your throat to get what they want, been laid off from there twice, and the last 10 years... read more
Yes, its rough this year but at the same time many of us will get to keep our jobs and Symantec is still one of the best companies in the world. I worked here before the Veritas/Symantec split. There were and still are a lot of good people who work... read more
2016 Layoffs Predictions - Global Equities Research, Trip Chowdhry Symantec: Global Employee Count: 19,000: Layoffs: ~15% layoffs = ~2,800 workers to be laid off Yahoo!: Global Employee Count 12,500: Layoffs: ~30% layoffs = ~3,500 workers to be laid... read more
The news is out expect 10 % of all employees to be cut some 2000 workers, why 1- Symantec has been back filling support jobs in Pune India, despite customers dislike for speach issues, so instead Pune support staff take over the webex sessions and... read more
2014 will be tough - Marketing jobs are on the chopping block and let's see how this ends up. It's a pity that some people think that marketing is less important than other functions and that marketing can be run on its own.
The long and short of it: this Shitshow just keeps getting better. The CMO sent an email yesterday basically saying: "we can't just cut funds out from marketing programs, so instead we'll cut people out of the equation." Not sure who he thinks will... read more
This is nothing new for us - we are used to reorg and job losses that typically follow it. There is nothing useful i the article below.