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.



Symantec Reviews

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    Pros

    good work life balance. less politics in my team. some managers are bad some are good. good place to learn and actually have a life

    Cons

    not fast paced if you like that. career growth is limited or slow if you are very ambitious.

    Advice to Management

    just increase the pace a little bit while maintaining the same values. don't move people between teams because of some bad managers.


Symantec Interviews

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    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Symantec (Herndon, VA).

    Interview

    Phone screening with networking and Linux technical questions. Next was a in person panel interview with several managers. The two main topics, aside from employment background and soft skills, that were covered were Networking and the Linux Command line. It is important to not guess, or take a stab at questions you don't know the answer 100% to. Its best to just say you don't know because you will lose points during the interview process.

    Interview Questions

    • Explain what information is added to a packet at each stop of the 7 layer OSI model.   Answer Question

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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