Overall Intern Rating
4.3 of 5 stars (33 Ratings)

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Software Backend Development

4.3 of 5 stars

Mountain View, CA | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Active participation in all discussions.

Great mentorship and guidance.

Downers

The working culture was not very flexible. Not enough chances were given to proof potential.

Advice to Potential Interns

It is a great place to work in terms of learning but the intern program is not very sound and impressive.

Sample Interview Questions

Based on your previous employment or plan of study.

Advice to Management

More training events should be included.

Interns and cross team members/Managers should be engaged.

Would You Recommend

Yes

I pushed it to production on my first month of internship.

4.4 of 5 stars

Mountain View, CA | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Autonomy, responsibilty, resources.

Downers

All people are not young.

Advice to Potential Interns

If you want to go into security this is definitely your option.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Great place to learn practical software skills and work on interesting projects.

4.1 of 5 stars

Los Angeles, CA | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

The people were friendly and willing to teach, and the projects were interesting.

Downers

The program was not as organized as I thought it would be.

Advice to Potential Interns

Be ready to learn new material immediately. You will need to learn a lot throughout the internship, so don't be afraid to ask your mentor if you are stuck.

Sample Interview Questions

Write a function that takes as input the time (hours and minutes) and outputs the angle between the minute and hour hands.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Challenging internship

4.0 of 5 stars

San Francisco, CA | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

- Challenging assignment

- Good team

Downers

- Nothing

Advice to Potential Interns

You won't necessarily have the knowledge of what will be your assignment before starting your internship.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Learn and practice lasted programming skills through good projects

4.1 of 5 stars

Mountain View, CA | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Learn and practice new skills

Downers

Not enough guidance on project.

Advice to Potential Interns

Reasonable payment, flexible work hours.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Automation tasks and distribution yields cookie cutter scripts

3.8 of 5 stars

Los Angeles, CA | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

The availability of the mentors where were kind and informative when I went to them for help

Downers

Most of the assignments seemed nonessential and busy work especially towards the end of the internship

Advice to Potential Interns

Symantec is full of intelligent and friendly individuals, but the work they leave to interns leaves much to be desired. Hopefully a full time role at this company would be a lot more challenging and worthwhile.

Sample Interview Questions

Describe public/private key encryption

Try/Catch clauses in Java

Advice to Management

I do not think I have enough experience on management to comment here

Would You Recommend

No

A Intern where you get to work and Play

4.2 of 5 stars

Mountain View, CA | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Learning new Technologies

Downers

i didn't find anything which i didn't like

Advice to Potential Interns

have a open mind to learn new technologies

Would You Recommend

Yes

Working at a high quality company while learning worthwhile things.

4.0 of 5 stars

Los Angeles, CA | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

The work environment was very relaxing while still having a strong emphasis on productivity. I got to learn many valuable things while working at Symantec.

Downers

Sometimes the work was confusing, as I was often thrown "in the deep end" so that I had the opportunity to try out new things. This isn't all bad, but the confusion at being first thrown to a new task was undesirable.

Advice to Potential Interns

This company has an excellent culture and I loved that I had the opportunity working there to do real, technical work, instead of getting coffee and other useless jobs.

Sample Interview Questions

How would you go about coding a solution to this specific problem ____? Write up a function in C++ to tell if 2 strings are anagrams of each other.

Advice to Management

No specific advice

Would You Recommend

Yes

Great industry experience and you get to work on products on your own

4.1 of 5 stars

Los Angeles, CA | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

I got to learn how to develop REST APIs from scratch.

Downers

No free food

Advice to Potential Interns

Good and helpful colleagues, good internship program, excellent university relations team

Sample Interview Questions

Describe all the work done (resume related)

Java concepts related

MySQL concepts related

Advice to Management

increase compensation

Would You Recommend

Yes

Good Learning Curve

4.0 of 5 stars

San Jose, CA | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

The teams that you work with

Downers

The whole internship program could have been better with good events.

Advice to Potential Interns

It's a good internship to have.

Would You Recommend

Yes

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