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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.

  • Feel empowered to innovate
  • Take action
  • Be customer driven
  • Know that we trust you to make the right decisions

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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38% Approve of the CEO   66 ratings

Symantec Interim CEO Michael Brown

Michael Brown

Interim CEO

Great people, chaotic management team, fickle board of directors

  Former Senior Director in Houston, TX

Pros: The people are generally young, smart and eager to win. The products are good, some are great. The benefits are good. I enjoyed my time working at Symantec and wouldn't have chosen to leave. I think long term the company is now headed in the… Full Review

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Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Culver City, CA Jul 2014 Reviewed last week New

Interview Details – A recruiter reached out to me regarding open position at Symantec. The recruiter worked quickly to set up 1 phone screenings and quickly move to an onsite interview. Everything was done in less than a week. Everything was pretty standard in terms of questioning. Coding exercises, data structure…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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