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4.3 of 5 stars (89 Ratings)

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Interesting as it gets with CSS

3.0 of 5 stars

Mountain View, CA | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

The pay was good and the team I worked with was good

Downers

The work was really slow

Advice to Potential Interns

Make sure you know what the project is you will be working on

Advice to Management

Be more organized when giving projects to interns

Sample Interview Questions

Basic data structures questions

How to go about designing stuff

Would You Recommend

Yes

it not a great place to be a intern at.

2.5 of 5 stars

San Francisco, CA | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

flexible people

Downers

pay is low

Advice to Potential Interns

good for java developers

Would You Recommend

Yes

Great way to experience corporate business first-hand

2.7 of 5 stars

Mountain View, CA | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Increased responsibility, being treated as a full-time employee

Downers

Confusing policies, not being able to see results of projects

Advice to Potential Interns

Get involved with as many projects as you can and express interest in the work early so your supervisors know your serious and that you have the drive and ambition to take on interesting projects.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Eye-opening experience

4.9 of 5 stars

Other (US) | 2013 | VERIFIED INTERN

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.

Would You Recommend

Yes

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

5.0 of 5 stars

Saint Paul, MN | 2013 | VERIFIED INTERN

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

Yes

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

5.0 of 5 stars

Herndon, VA | 2013 | VERIFIED INTERN

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.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Great learning experience

4.8 of 5 stars

Mountain View, CA | 2013 | VERIFIED INTERN

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

Would You Recommend

Yes

The experience of a lifetime

4.8 of 5 stars

Herndon, VA | 2013 | VERIFIED INTERN

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

Would You Recommend

Yes

Wonderful experience interning at Symantec

5.0 of 5 stars

Saint Paul, MN | 2013 | VERIFIED INTERN

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.

Would You Recommend

Yes

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

4.9 of 5 stars

Los Angeles, CA | 2013 | VERIFIED INTERN

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.

Would You Recommend

Yes