Symantec Internship Program

4.3 of 5 stars Overall Intern Rating (89 Intern Reviews)

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4.3 of 5 stars

Software Backend Development
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


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4.4 of 5 stars

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


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4.1 of 5 stars

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


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Yes


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4.1 of 5 stars

Learn and practice lasted programming skills through good projects
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


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4.2 of 5 stars

A Intern where you get to work and Play
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


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3.8 of 5 stars

Automation tasks and distribution yields cookie cutter scripts
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


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4.0 of 5 stars

My Intern Experience
Mountain View, CA | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Good Work and Fun Place


Downers

I didnt get full-time


Advice to Potential Interns

Do your best. You will surely rise ahead.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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4.0 of 5 stars

Working at a high quality company while learning worthwhile things.
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


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4.2 of 5 stars

Hands on Learning Experience Helps Me with Future Career
Mountain View, CA | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

The University Relations Program was very organized and well run. I liked the intern showcase and being able to meet other interns outside of Finance.


Downers

Working overtime


Advice to Potential Interns

The company is in transition with an interim CEO, but the managers I met were all so passionate about their jobs.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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4.0 of 5 stars

Challenging internship
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


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