The best aspects of this internship was the freedom to complete the project anyway that I deemed fit. There was no pre-ordained process that I had to follow. All of my managers, including the VP's, were extremely nice and helpful whenever I needed help.
The most frustrating aspect of my internship was the delay of response on certain documents. When requesting more information, or documentation, the processing turn around could be lengthy. This could be either a couple of hours, or until I reminded the person that I needed more information. This observation is understandable though. Symantec maintains a high workload and busy employee base. An intern's request is low on the necessities of a globally operating business, and I completely understand.
Advice to Potential Interns
Work here. If you are looking at this company then you must know what it offers. A fortune 500 company is extremely intriguing to potential employers, and with the addition of a possible paid MBA program through Symantec, the ability to grow with the company is there. I absolutely love the colleagues that I work with, and they seem to be some of the most genuine people I have met. They operate at a high level with high integrity, and welcome everyone to the Symantec family.
Sample Interview Questions
I honestly can't remember. I think they really just asked me what interests me in marketing, and I mentioned data mining, automated marketing, and the potential mobile market. From my experience Symantec likes to higher people that they know, and gauge your ability to be a good employee as to how you work with the team.
Advice to Management
Not much to add. I love my internship. Perhaps assigning an intern to two managers would be better than one, in case one or the other is too busy to process the interns request in a specific time frame.