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4.3 of 5 stars (89 Ratings)

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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

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

Learning and professionalism

5.0 of 5 stars

Mountain View, CA | 2013 | VERIFIED INTERN

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.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Innovation

4.4 of 5 stars

Mountain View, CA | 2013 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Get a peep at the real business world and get to social with the people

Downers

We don't want pizza for lunch!!!!!!!!!!

Advice to Potential Interns

Get prepared with your skill sets and really contribut to the position you are in. Don't just takt is as a summer camp and participate every unnecassary events.

Advice to Management

At the end of the intern program, it's good to have every intern to introduce their job and accomplishment to the other interns. Becaus some people may find that what they really want to/apt to do is another position.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Overall a great experience in which I learned a lot about MSS and incident handling. Great environment to work in.

4.6 of 5 stars

Herndon, VA | 2013 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

-The people

-Team building events

-Learning the system/workflow

-Being able to positively contribute to the team

Downers

-Not allowed to get completely hands on like full-time analysts

Advice to Potential Interns

If you have an interest in incident detection / analysis this is a great place to start. You have great visibility into the system and how it works and get to see real-world attacks of all kinds on a daily basis. Corporate culture is much more relaxed and trusting than I thought it would be. You will work with a small/medium sized team and get to know everyone well.

Advice to Management

No issues with hours or compensation or anything like that. There is a bit of a steep learning curve when you are first hired and it seems a bit overwhelming at first. I found hands-on and mentor training to be the most valuable to getting up to speed.

Would You Recommend

Yes

A good place to learn good software practice and real-world solutions to common software challenges!

4.5 of 5 stars

Los Angeles, CA | 2013 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

-Ability to learn from experienced engineers

-Ability to improve coding skills

-Opportunity to communicate with people from different technical backgrounds

Downers

Having a well-defined project from the start would be better.

Advice to Potential Interns

Your internship experience can only be great if you take initiative and make the most out of it.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Blossoming program manager

4.4 of 5 stars

Los Angeles, CA | 2013 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Great culture, people, and location

Downers

Not enough work all the time

Advice to Potential Interns

Be yourself. Don't be afraid to ask questions or ask for help.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Interned at a very difficult yet pivotal time for the company, such a rare opportunity to contribute to the company's transformation

4.7 of 5 stars

Mountain View, CA | 2013 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

The hands-on learning opportunities they provided from attending meetings, facilitating meetings, to presenting at a worldwide conference.

Downers

First intern to start in my department on a newly formed team. I and the others established the structure for interns in the future.

Advice to Potential Interns

take the initiative to keep yourself busy, your managers are busy and don't enjoy micromanaging interns as part of their day-to-day operations. They will provide the guidance to be productive while allowing you the freedom to be creative!

Advice to Management

On-boarding process (e.g. laptop, NPV, lots of accounts and passwords)

Would You Recommend

Yes

It has been awesome.

4.6 of 5 stars

Mountain View, CA | 2013 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Working with a great team on a great product, learning a lot, ownership of projects, knowing the impact of your work on the team.

Downers

Small cubical space (although this varies, because other interns have big offices), would've liked free snacks/lunches/drinks

Advice to Potential Interns

It's a great company to work for, everyone is extremely courteous and it's a great workplace environment.

Advice to Management

Maybe a little higher pay, although it's definitely competitive with other places.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Challenging, educational, and rewarding internship, but the pay is middle-of-the-road

4.3 of 5 stars

Mountain View, CA | 2013 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

I worked on a great team. I was trusted with extremely vital projects, and performed the exact same tasks as the full-time engineers.

Downers

They pay is good, but not great. Most importantly, there are not very many young people at the company, and not a rich company culture.

Advice to Potential Interns

Negotiate when you receive your first offer; they will pay you more if you ask

Advice to Management

Symantec is paying interns a bit less than a lot of other companies, and this will drive away the best candidates with a lot of other competitive offers.

Would You Recommend

Yes

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