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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.