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Symantec Overview

Mountain View, CA
10000+ employees
1982
Company - Public (SYMC)
Computer Hardware & Software
$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

  • Hey UVU Wolverines! Our #URSymantec Team will be on campus tomorrow, October 10, from 10AM-3PM.

    Your fellow Wolverine, Seth Dryer, is so excited for everyone to stop by our booth at the STEM Internship & Career Fair in the Grand Ballroom to learn how to get an enjoyable internship at Symantec like he did! #SymantecLife

  • Symantec is hosting over 150 students from the @UNCF #HBCU Summit at HQ on 10/12! Our #SyBer (Symantec Black Employee Resource Group) leaders will be sharing career advice, and hosting fun #cybersecurity activities throughout the day. We can’t wait! #symanteclife

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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. 

Hear What Our Employees Have To Say: 

“I believe in our mission to protect the world, and the people I work with are smart, talented, passionate and fun. What excites me most about Symantec’s future is that we are poised to be hugely successful—big market, the #1 market leader, incredible innovations being released, committed partner community, and excellent executive leadership.”  - Claire, Senior Director, Strategy & Planning

“Whilst technology and innovation drive me, the commitment to employees and our communities on being a responsible company ignites my passion to continue at Symantec.” – Nick, Principal Security Infrastructure Administrator

“The culture, transparency and openness of our senior management, excellent infrastructure, rewards and recognition, caring attitude toward employees, and volunteering opportunities is the perfect package. I just love to work at Symantec.” – Madhav, Senior Manager, Facilities 

“As Symantec’s CEO, one of my main goals it to make sure every employee feels like a valued member of the team, focused on an inspiring mission. It's the most rewarding part of my job." – Greg Clark, Chief Executive Officer 

“I love the people with whom I work and I’m excited about the work we do. Cyber security is both deeply personal, as well as global. I feel like with our talent, products and strategy, we will be unbeatable.” Mandira, Senior Director, Sales Operations

“I'm most proud of being part of a collaborative team that thinks outside the box, addresses ways to bring awareness to women and minorities to the field of cyber security, and helps Symantec leverage diverse talent to do incredible things.” – Renault, Distinguished Technical Architect

My team is committed to providing an employee experience that captures hearts and minds. Sharing our stories and ideas helps to create a real sense of community; no matter where you work, in any city across the globe, you know that you are part of something incredible.” – Yvonne Thomson, VP, Culture & Employee Experience

I am known for saying that I want our team members to “bring their whole selves” to work.  Symantec was founded on innovation and we believe that diversity—embracing all of those things that make us who we are as individuals—spurs the ideas and dreams that invent the future.” – Amy Cappellanti-Wolf, SVP, Chief Human Resources Officer

For me, the greatest reward I have had in Symantec over my 17 years is when you get a hand-written note saying Thank you, you changed my life for the better, thank you for listening, and Thank you for being there when no one else was.”- Linda, Director of Production and Fulfillment, Dublin’s SWAN Chapter Leader

As a graduate of an HBCU, it pleases me to know that my company values these institutions and views them as one of the avenues to strengthen our pipeline of diverse qualified future Symantec employees.” – Vyvry, Global Sales Compensation Program Manager, SyBER’s Workplace Lead

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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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