Symantec Corp.

Overview

Symantec Corp., maker of the popular Norton brand of anti-virus computer software, sells security, storage, and systems management software applications to consumers and businesses. The Mountain View, Calif., company’s products handle virus protection, PC maintenance, data backup and recovery, intrusion detection, data-loss prevention, spam control, content filtering, and remote server management.

In 2010, Symantec Corp. announced that it has agreed to acquire VeriSignInc.’s identity and authentication business.

Culture

Symantec Corp. was named one Fortune Magazine's Most Admired Companies in 2008. The company prides itself on its diverse, multinational workforce and offers a variety of programs that aim to raise awareness of cultural differences. Enrique Salem, Symantec’s president and chief executive officer, received the 2010 Estrella Award from the Hispanic IT Executive Council which recognizes individuals for their achievements in the IT industry and in the community. Symantec has launched a women’s initiative, with the goal of increasing the number of women in leadership, technical, and sales positions. Women currently make up more than a quarter of Symantec’s work force, consistent with women’s representation in the industry as a whole. The progarm slightly boosted hiring of women in 2008 compared to the previous year, while slightly lowering turnover.

Recruiting


Symantec Corp. has an extensive benefits package. The company offers paid leave to parents of newborns, adopted, and newly-placed foster children; and encourages fathers as well as mothers to take advantage of this benefit. Symantec has also established child/parenting support services through its Employee Assistance Program, including childcare referrals, free care kits for children, parents, and elders, an online interactive tool called Live and Work Well Here, and its Informed Health Line, which employees can call 24/7 to receive health information.

The company also encourages employees to work with their managers to arrange personalized telecommuting options and flexible hours.



Facts & Resources


Employees:   17,400
Stock Quote   SYMC
Company Site:   www.symantec.com
Career Site:   Careers



Resources


Subsidiaries & Divisions


  • MessageLabs
  • SwapDrive
  • AppStream
  • Vontu

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