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Headquarters Mountain View, CA
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1982
Type Company - Public (SYMC)
Industry Information Technology
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.

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.​​​​


Working at Symantec

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Employees say it's “OK”   1,745 ratings


44% Approve of the CEO   80 ratings

Symantec Interim CEO Michael Brown

Michael Brown

Interim CEO

Been here a while and probably will for a long time

  Current Senior Systems Engineer

Pros: People are great, talented individuals who seem to actually care about customers.
Benefits are fantastic ( family of 4 medical/dental/vision is less that $500 per month), 401k matching, partial college paid. Work from home opportunities.
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No Offer – Interviewed in Jun 2014 Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interview Details – 2 different set of interviews. First, was a phone interview with the SOC manager. 2-3 days later i received an email inviting me for an on-site interview. The interview was set up in 3 different ways: technical, critical thinking, and behavioral. The interview lasted for 3 hours with people coming…Full Interview

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Symantec Awards & Accolades

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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
Best Companies to Work for in Mexico, Great Place to Work Institute, 2009
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