Symantec – Why Work For Us?


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.​​​​



​​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.​​


​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.


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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    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Symantec full-time (More than 3 years)


    Established company, good culture, benefits, pay with exposure to large company challenges and talented mid level executives. I'm grateful for the experience


    Senior management / board indecisive / too many re-orgs to reach potential. Hopefully Veritas spin off will help company to focus on what it does well.

    Advice to Management

    Above my pay scale to advise management. Wish everyone the best.

Symantec Interviews

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    Associate Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview


    I applied through college or university. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Symantec.


    Symantec came to our college for campus placements. So here's are the details: 1. Conducted an mcq+coding test on Hackerrank(or Hackerearth, not sure) from which they shortlisted about 5 students for the next round. 2. The next rounds were conducted in the Baner campus of Symantec Pune. 3. There were a total of 3 technical rounds and 1 HR. The last tech round was with the tech director/lead. 4. The technical rounds go into the depth of topics in which you've rated yourself well. My first 2 tech rounds lasted for about 90-120 minutes each. Lots of detailed core CS questions asked. 4.1 Surprisingly I was asked no advanced data structure questions were asked. Just the basic stuff like reversing linked lists, etc. But other students were asked quite probing DS questions. 4.2 So I think if your concepts about OS, oop, networks and programing are a bit weak the interview veers towards more of data structures. 5. Over all it took about 5-6 hours for the entire process of interviews and it tested me on all aspects of CS. So it was a great experience. Not too hard if your basics are sound.

    Interview Questions

    • System concepts: Memory Management, practical aspects of it in C , storage concepts, etc OOP questions in detail with code. linked list, trees basics   Answer Question


    Didn't negotiate

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

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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