Symantec – Why Work For Us?

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What do Symantec employees have in common? We are passionate about what we do and contribute to something really important! We protect the world’s digital information and interactions.

At Symantec, you will enjoy an open, flexible, and supportive environment which lets you bring your ideas to life. Our commitment to development and diversity sparks innovation.

If making an impact is important to you, consider a career at Symantec.


Our Values: Making a Difference at Symantec


Our values make this a great place to work. It’s what drives us daily to make a real difference.
  • Do the right thing
  • Set a high bar and seize opportunities to improve
  • Have courage to take smart risks
  • Commit and deliver
  • Value individual differences
  • Own our collective success and failure


We Embrace Diversity


Diversity in thought, perspective, experience and life is a vital part of our culture. It is this culture, that allows us to innovate, solve problems and succeed.


We Value Social Responsibility


​We are always looking to have a positive impact on the communities in which we operate and the environment we all share. Symantec and its employees are proud to support and highlight those efforts via our Corporate Responsibility site where we share our broader environmental performance, community outreach and approach to governance & ethics.​​​​

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​​We reward and support you throughout your career.

Our Total Rewards program includes comprehensive benefits, recognition programs, employee health and wellness initiatives, world class training programs and international career opportunities. Also, our focus on a healthy work-life balance and flexible working environment sets us apart from most companies.

Enjoy a positive work environment, where you have the chance to protect the world’s digital information.

Be recognized for a job well done

We recognize and applaud employees who consistently uphold Symantec values and go above and beyond in their contributions to the company’s success. Our Applause Awards program reinforces a positive attitude and performance driven culture.​​



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​Start your career at Symantec.

From day one, you can make great things happen. Our University program encourages and rewards big thinking. Working together, our intelligent collaboration will bring smart ideas to fruition.

Make a difference – join Symantec today!

MBA Graduates

Big thinking is encouraged, rewarded and applied. We draw the very best people with a variety of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives from leading business schools. MBAs work in an environment where they can make a difference and bring a fresh perspective which drives innovation at Symantec.

University Graduates

University graduates are a vital part of our company strategy. Working side by side with experts in your field, you get a chance to bring a fresh perspective and approach to solving problems. Enjoy a company where intelligent collaboration brings smart ideas to fruition.

Internships

Take the opportunity to gain an invaluable and unique experience that will distinguish you from others. At Symantec, we relentlessly focus on the development of your career.



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    Pros

    Company does have good health benefits, values culture for employees.

    Cons

    Symantec compensation for employees are very limited, company is currently splitting restructuring, eliminating positions by outsourcing to foreign countries.

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Symantec Interviews

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    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Symantec (San Jose, CA) in April 2015.

    Interview

    I was interviewed by the same guy I met at the career fair. He was nice, but he was speaking to me thru the speaker so it was hard to hear at times. There was another person with him in the room. His questions were fair and should be obvious to someone who pays attention to details in their class. When I ask them how many interns are they hiring, they say 1 for the summer. Be prepare to give your best.

    Interview Questions

    • 1. Talk about yourself.
      2. Talk about a bug you cannot solve and how did you solve it.
      3. How to store "last name, first name, id" into database for future access?
      4. If you can't connect to google, how do you debug it? (hint: DNS)
       
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Symantec Awards & Accolades

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Champion for Client Security Software, CRN Channel, 2014
Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign, 2012
Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign, 2010
America's Top Companies, Forbes, 2009
Barron's 500, Barron's, 2009
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Additional Info

Website www.symantec.com
Headquarters Mountain View, CA
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1982
Type Company - Public (SYMC)
Revenue $5 to $10 billion (USD) per year
Competitors Microsoft, McAfee, Trend Micro

Symantec was founded in 1982 by visionary computer scientists. The company has evolved to become one of the world’s largest software companies with more than 21,000 employees in more than 50 countries. We provide security, storage and systems management solutions to help our customers – from consumers and small businesses to the largest global organizations – secure and manage... More

Mission: We make the world a safer place by helping people, businesses, and countries protect and manage their information, so they can focus on achieving their goals.

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