Symantec Software Solutions Pvt. Ltd. is recognized among India's Great Mid-size Workplaces 2019 and among India's Best Workplaces for Women 2019 (Top 75). Every year, Great Place to Work® identifies India's 50 Great Mid-size Workplaces (with employee strength of 100 to 500) through an objective and rigorous workplace culture assessment process. As a part of our annual research in India, this year a total of 747 organizations were evaluated and from them, we identified India’s 75 Best Workplaces for Women 2019.
Founded in 1982, Symantec has evolved to become the global leader in cybersecurity, with more than 11,000 employees in more than 35 countries. Operating one of the world’s largest cyber intelligence networks, they see more threats and protect more customers from the next generation of attacks. They help companies, governments, and individuals secure their most important data wherever it lives.
Symantec Software Solutions Pvt. Ltd. has successfully created a Great Place to Work FOR ALL their employees as they have excelled on the 5 dimensions that are a hallmark of a High-Trust, High-Performance Culture™ – Credibility, Respect, Fairness, Pride, and Camaraderie. In a rigorous assessment process conducted by the Great Place to Work® Institute, Symantec Software Solutions Pvt. Ltd. met the minimum criteria on the Trust Index© Employee Survey, on the consistency of experience across all demographics and on the Culture Audit© People Practices Framework, to clear the first level i.e. getting Great Place to Work-Certified™.
The Symantec Dollars for Doers program encourages and rewards sustained volunteerism by making a monetary contribution to the organizations where employees volunteer their time. Symantec makes a $15 donation for every hour of volunteer service that an employee contributes. This program has a maximum cash donation equivalent of $1000 per employee, each calendar year. The Dollars for Doers Match is available to all full or part-time Symantec employees worldwide.
Global Service Week (GSW) is a company-wide, week-long initiative where Symantec employees are encouraged to give back and work alongside their colleagues to help non-profits and local organizations. Symantec encourages employees to volunteer a minimum of one hour during the week. GSW is designed to encourage employees to volunteer during work hours, using Symantec Service Time (SST). It is a great way for teams to work together. In fact, research shows employees say volunteering with co-workers strengthens work relationships. While there will be many teams-supported activities, employees can also volunteer on their own working with causes they are personally interested in. Additionally, for employees that work from home or in remote locations, individual or virtual volunteering is not only supported, but encouraged. In India, Symantec clocked 2400 employee-volunteering hours during the Global Service Week 2018 conducted in October. This has resulted in donations of 36,000 USD (INR 25 lakhs) under the Dollars for Doers program.
Right from day 1 of my working here, Symantec has been a great place to learn, be it w.r.t cutting edge technology or market disrupting trends. The focus on technology has always been towards stability/ customer centric. But that direction has also led us in huge cost savings, thus making the best of both technology and cost. Work culture is pretty open and people are always willing to help each other, and one place I would recommend to come and work for (work with)
Team collaboration and the freedom to try out new ideas to solve a problem are the backbones of this organization for its success. People here can challenge and discuss with others regardless of the cadre. Often, people celebrate events by means of team outing.
CEO, Symantec Software Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
HR Head, Symantec Software Solutions Pvt. Ltd.