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4.3 of 5 stars Overall Intern Rating (56 Intern Reviews)

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5.0 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

Ah, um, That's a hard question, you know?


Uppers

flexible hours interesting works good coworkers


Downers

n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a


Advice to Potential Interns

Good place to work, you should do it.


Would You Recommend

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4.8 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

The experience of a lifetime


Uppers

Networking and experience. I learned so much about being an employer of a real business.


Downers

There was nothing I didn't like about it.


Advice to Potential Interns

Be outgoing and productive


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Yes


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5.0 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

Wonderful experience interning at Symantec


Uppers

Welcoming environment, project variety, real-world experience


Downers

Working 40-hour weeks but earning no PTO


Advice to Potential Interns

Symantec in Roseville is an excellent place to work, with a good work/life balance and plenty of opportunities to meet coworkers and network (and get free food!). The work is interesting, and I felt like a valued part of the team.


Advice to Management

Especially for lengthy internships (longer than just the summer), it would be nice to earn at least some vacation to take a day off here or there.


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4.8 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

Great learning experience


Uppers

I learned lots of things during my internship. Learned new techniques, programming language and much more.


Downers

I didn't got relocation even though other interns got it.


Advice to Potential Interns

Symantec is a great company to start and develop ur career.


Advice to Management

Compensation, Food plcaes


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4.9 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

Eye-opening experience


Uppers

The best aspects of the internship were the great people I worked with who were also friendly and respectful.


Downers

The activities that I had to do weren't necessarily the activities that I wanted to do but I did complete them exceptionally and they taught me many skills that will help me in future positions.


Advice to Potential Interns

Practice multiple times before going out on an interview. The interview that I had was done in a group and we were all competing for a position.


Advice to Management

Give interns more team work activities. Being able to work in a team shows your ability to communicate respectfully around others.


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5.0 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

Protect the internet with cutting edge technology and work with some incredibly knowledgable people.


Uppers

Learning how to identify and handle incidents was the most interesting part of the internship for me.


Downers

That I wasn't able to work in the queue like a full time analyst but due to time restrictions this was entirely understandable.


Advice to Potential Interns

This job is amazing if you are interested in seeing how a managed security provider protects hundreds of large companies world-wide from cyber threats.


Advice to Management

Not much, possibly come up with more hands on things to work on.


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4.9 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

This internship provided practical, real-world experience, decent pay in a flexible environment, and valuable team building skills.


Uppers

Flexible hours, opportunities to get involved to increase visibility for hire, nice perks (good food, free coffee, gym). Relaxed environment, but on a driven and supportive team. Respectful and caring to all employees and treat interns like full-timers.


Downers

Less pay and perks than forerunners of the computer science industry (Google, Microsoft, etc.). Not much face time with management (could be good or bad based on personal preferences).


Advice to Potential Interns

As my first job in the industry (computer science), this internship was a dream for me, and if the pay is in your desired range, they have everything you might want. I felt like I was a trusted and respected part of the team, enough to be treated as any other full-time employee. Work moved at the pace I was going, and I was put on some great projects.


Advice to Management

I am having an extremely enjoyable time at Symantec, and I attribute that largely to the respect, trust, and patience management puts into their interns. Please continue to do such a great job in making me feel like a meaningful part of the team. The only criticism I would have is that some of management seemed either too distant or busy to get much face-time to sit down and talk about job prospects or tricks and tips of working at the company; this was not a big deal, as I'd rather be self-guided and working, but I think this would make the job a lot more personable.


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4.8 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

Awesome summer experience filled with learning


Uppers

The experience seeing what an actual software engineering position is away from the classroom


Downers

I wish I could've been taught a little more initially, but i understand their time is more valuable then mine


Advice to Potential Interns

Symantec treats every employee they have like gold - i love the company


Advice to Management

We really should have our own building in the Waltham location, so we can be more like a smaller Mountain View branch. A better cafe is a must too


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5.0 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

Learning and professionalism


Uppers

Team work and new technologies


Downers

Sports events


Advice to Potential Interns

Security is a vital part of organisation which is continuosly backed by innovative products supporting diverse learning experience.


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4.8 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

A company that tackles problems you won't find anywhere else


Uppers

Very laid back and low pressure, yet still engaging


Downers

Sometimes there is no direction


Advice to Potential Interns

There is a lot to learn from this company.


Advice to Management

Higher compensation will secure more employees


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