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Symantec Overview

Mountain View, CA
10000+ employees
1982
Company - Public (SYMC)
Information Technology
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
Symantec Corporation, the world’s leading cyber security company, allows organizations, governments, and people to secure their most important data wherever it lives. Enterprises across the world rely on Symantec for integrated cyber defense against sophisticated ... Read more

Mission: Symantec makes the world a safer place by helping people, businesses, and governments secure their most important data wherever it lives.

Company Updates

  • Symantec partnered with The Stride Center in 2016 to excite, engage, and educate thirty low-income adults and to prepare them for well paying, high-demand careers in the cyber security field, through our Symantec Cyber Career Connection (Symantec C3) program. Through our global efforts to build and sustain a diverse and inclusive workplace, invest in STEM and cyber security education, we remain committed to making the world a better and safer place. Learn more here.

    Closing the Cyber Security Workforce Gap With an Emphasis on Diversity

    Symantec honored with annual Stride Center Civic Leader Award

  • The Williams Martini Racing team has relied on speed and innovation to protect their dominant position on the F1 circuit for 40 years. They rely on Symantec to protect their data and reputation. Check out how we protect Williams here.

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    The Williams Martini Racing team has relied on speed and innovation to protect their dominant position on the F1 circuit for 40 years. They rely on Symantec to protect their data and reputation.

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Symantec – Why Work For Us?


Your Symantec Journey Begins Here

Symantec has an important and challenging mission; we’re always looking for smart, fearless, and passionate people who are ready to help keep the world’s information safe.

If this sounds like you—and you’re looking for a rewarding, opportunity-filled career with a company that protects millions of people against cyber threats every day—keep reading. You’ll get to know Symantec, what we stand for, and how you can begin your journey with Symantec. 

What We Stand For 

Symantec is a global technology company. We are also a diverse, vibrant community with strong values and a shared commitment to each other, the work we do, and the world we all share. Get to know some of our core values we hold as a company because they are at the very core of every team member’s journey.

Define Your Journey 

With locations in more than 50 countries around the world, opportunities are endless if you want to define your journey at Symantec. Our teams are filled with passionate, smart and driven individuals who want to help protect the world’s information. Learn more about our teams and locations

Values that Define Our Journey

What is our proposition to you?

Symantec isn’t looking for just anyone to join our team. You need to believe in our mission to keep the world’s information safe, and you must have a passion for growing, learning and playing an active role in redefining the future of cyber security. 

In return for your commitment, we will make sure the work you do challenges you in a positive way. We will offer you opportunities to build your knowledge and achieve your career goals. You will collaborate with smart people but have the autonomy you need to feel confident and respected. But most of all, you will get the chance to make a difference. 

Symantec is the world leader in cyber security. We will continue to deliver game-changing innovation and build upon our unrivalled legacy. It’s a value proposition that no other company can deliver. 

If you believe in what we do and are ready for the career experience of a lifetime, we want to hear from you. 

Values that Define Our Journey

When you join the Symantec team, you become part of a dynamic, supportive culture. We live by some core values, values that celebrate diversity, promote teamwork, and encourage every team member to contribute and grow.

Leadership Blueprint

No matter where you sit in the organization, Symantec team members are accountable to our customers, our partners, and to each other. But we also believe that leaders are responsible for setting the tone and example of how to reflect our values in our day-to-day actions. This is the blueprint that defines effective leadership at Symantec, setting expectations for every leader, from the executive staff to front-line managers.


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Our Leadership Blueprint
Diversity and Inclusion

We believe diversity is more than just race, gender and ethnicity: it’s about creating an environment where every culture, language, age, sexual orientation, disability, background, and experience is celebrated.  

Our Employee Resource Groups (ERG’S) play an important role in delivering on our diversity and inclusion strategies. ERGs help to build cultural awareness and a sense of belonging for our employees. They serve as ambassadors in the broader community, volunteering and advocating on issues. ERGs help to foster innovation and support the growth of Symantec's business.

Symantec Women's Action Network (SWAN)

SWAN is a networking forum for the women and men at Symantec intended to help support and encourage female employees achieve their potential. SWAN accomplishes this by building a positive work environment, supporting women to become more visible leaders, creating and providing access to best practices, peer mentoring and capability building. By focusing on growth, learning and networking, SWAN enhances Symantec's reputation as a great place to work for women. 

PRIDE

Pride engages in activities designed to promote equality, cultural sensitivity, and social networking for Symantec employees. Pride strives to help make Symantec a great place to work by fostering LGBT awareness and learning, improving our cultural competence, and engaging employees.  

Symantec Black Employee Resource Group (SyBer)

SyBER's mission is to create, develop and maintain a dynamic environment whereby black employees can cultivate and grow their professional careers in alignment with Symantec's Core Values, thereby positively enhancing Symantec's ability to win in the market place. 

Hispanic Outreach & Leadership Affinity Group (HOLA)

The Symantec Hispanic Outreach, Leadership & Advancement (HOLA) employee resource group is a forum for Symantec employees to support the recruiting, retention, and advancement for Hispanic professionals.  

Symantec New & Aspiring Professionals (SNAP)

SNAP's mission is to provide a forum for Symantec employees to support new recruiting, retention, and advancement of young professionals. We will accomplish this by identifying new sources to recruit from and creating an enviroment that will promote Symantec as an employer of choice for young professionals.

Symantec Veteran Employees and Troop Support (VETS)

VETS's mission is to support the efforts of our employees who have served our country and to make sure we value their unique experience. VETS strives to assist veterans and military spouses in their transition to the corporate environment.   


Learn More Here.

Employee Resource Groups
How Do You Want To Protect the World's Information?

Are you ready to work with a team that encourages you to dream big and  gives you the freedom to define your own career journey? Then we want to  talk to you! If you’re still not sure, see what some of our teams do at  Symantec. For more information, visit our career site. 

University Relations

Symantec internships provide college students with a unique opportunity to gain valuable experiences in the technology industry and gain an important edge in today’s competitive job market. Every internship program at Symantec is focused on giving you the tools and experience you need to develop your career. And with Symantec’s open, collaborative work environment, your smart ideas and fresh perspectives will always be valued, recognized, and rewarded.

Search for our internships here. 

Consumer Business Unit 

With its mission to deliver the best possible protection for people’s digital lives, Symantec’s Norton business unit protects tens of millions of consumers with globally recognized security products that are easy to find, activate, and use. The Norton organization consists of a diverse range of business functions—from digital marketing, eBusiness, and engineering to product design and support. At Norton, all of these individual functions work together to help people and organizations secure and manage their information-driven worlds.

Enterprise Security Group

Symantec’s Enterprise Security Group helps protect people and information at many of Fortune’s Global 500 companies. As the leader in the enterprise cyber security space, Symantec offers smart, ambitious people opportunities in a wide range of different roles—from product marketing and management to product engineering, security analysis, services and support, and much more.

Corporate Services

General and administrative roles are essential to Symantec’s success, and they directly impact every employee. That’s why we provide prime career opportunities for a wide range of general support and administrative professionals, including finance specialists, IT professionals, legal professionals, HR administrators and managers, and marketing professionals. Hear from our leaders for each of their functions. 

Talent Community

Even if you have already applied for a role, set up a search agent, or can’t seem to find the perfect fit, consider joining our Symantec Talent community so we can keep you informed of our opportunities. 

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    Best place I've worked, if you can live with unpredictable nature of the tech industry. Great benefits, great working environment, excellent diversity, volunteerism and matching funds. I learned a great deal and loved every moment.

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    Volatile nature of tech industry as a whole means shifting resource needs.

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Symantec Interviews

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    I applied online. I interviewed at Symantec (Mountain View, CA) in July 2017.

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    The worst experience I had till now is Symantec. Save your time by not applying to this company. Recruiters called me and we had initial discussion. First round was a call with hiring manager who asked decent amount of sensible questions. Then was onsite round. Reached Symantec HQ 10 minutes before interview time and first interviewer was late by 20 minutes. SERIOUSLY !!!!!! If candidate is late, its a negative point but what happens when interviewer is late???? First interview was design question and while I was explaining approach, interviewer was on phone with probably using whatsapp. I had to explain him approach twice at each point. Then had coding rounds. All went fine. Now is the worst part. Not hearing back from Recruiter after following up multiple times. What happens if candidate signs offer and don't show up on first day ? He is blacklisted in company records !!! Probably !!! Probably NOT !!!! But Symantec is blacklisted in my list of companies now. ALL THE BEST SYMANTEC for such a culture.

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Symantec Awards & Accolades

  • World's Most Ethical Companies, Ethisphere Institute, 2017
  • Dow Jones Sustainability World Index, Dow Jones Sustainability Index, 2017
  • Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign, 2017
  • The Civic 50, Points of Light Foundation, 2017
  • 100 Best Corporate Citizens, CR Magazine, 2017
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