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gokhan_say | 04 Dec 2014 | 0 comments

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By Gokhan Say, Country Director, Turkey

Last year, the Corporate Responsibility team launched the Symantec Service Corps, a month-long pro bono initiative designed to support Symantec’s commitment to making positive social impact, building cultural awareness, and developing leaders across all levels of the organization, all while helping to enhance Symantec’s brand and reputation. Last year’s team worked with three organizations in Peru, applying their professional skills to organizational...

Symantec Corporate Responsibility | 07 Nov 2014 | 0 comments

By Alicia Pereira Pimentel: Social Business Strategist, Allyson Gomez: HR Project Specialist, Chris Brown: Senior Principal IT Application Specialist, Claire Dean: Senior Director of Global Segment Marketing, Craig Chan: Senior Principal Price & License Spec, Kamal LaBreche: Commercial Sales Engineer, Marq Bauman: Senior Principal IT Business Analyst, and Prakash Pereppadan Pappachan: Manager Customer Support

In February 2014, we flew from the four corners of the world and landed in Arequipa, Peru with a common goal. The ten of us were selected among 200 applicants to be part of a unique pilot program called the Symantec Service Corps (SSC), where we...

Symantec Corporate Responsibility | 07 Oct 2014 | 0 comments

Ryan Scott, founder of Causecast and a contributor for Forbes, recently highlighted Symantec's commitment to skills-based employee volunteerism in his article below.

I’m always interested to see how companies are doubling down on their employee volunteering programs, and in the process reinventing the possibilities for what these programs can become. 

Symantec is one of the companies out there that is applying a ton of passion and creativity to their program, and the results are fascinating. Their Symantec Service Corps program is an outstanding offshoot of their strong overall volunteer program, bringing together 10 employees from around the globe to provide pro bono consulting to NGOs in a specific region of the world.


lora_phillips | 31 Jul 2014 | 0 comments

From Fortune to The Boston Globe to top sustainability media site Triple Pundit, over the past month, Symantec has been highlighted in various prominent media outlets and reports for our corporate responsibility programs and efforts. Below we bring you highlights of a few of these, which cover a range of issues core to our CR strategy including gender diversity, cyber security skills training, and corporate volunteering.

Fortune features launch of the Symantec Cyber Career Connection (SC3)


On June 24, 2014, Symantec officially launched its new signature initiative, the Symantec Cyber Career Connection (SC3), at the Clinton Global Initiative America meeting in Denver, CO. SC3 aims to address the global workforce gap in cybersecurity by training and certifying young adults in cybersecurity and assisting...

lora_phillips | 27 May 2014 | 0 comments

At Symantec, employees are key players in the success and expansion of our corporate responsibility (CR) program. As part of the community relations team, I feel incredibly lucky to experience first-hand the tremendous efforts our employees put forth to support our CR strategy and corporate values both through their jobs and personal time.

It is for this reason the impact our company has through volunteering and corporate philanthropy has continued to grow and expand year over year. For example:

  • We increased recorded employee volunteer hours 23 percent fiscal year over fiscal year. Last year Symantec employees across the globe collectively logged over 31,800 volunteer hours, a 23...
lora_phillips | 26 Mar 2014 | 0 comments

By Aled Miles, Symantec's Senior Vice President, Latin America and the Caribbean

As the inaugural Symantec Service Corps (SSC) assignment wound down, I had the enormous pleasure of hosting the team for dinner in Arequipa, Peru before they left for home. As you know, this team of ten was selected for Symantec’s first effort at a long-term international service project, spending four weeks applying their professional skills to assist three Peruvian organizations. I know we’ve all been following along on their journey through the Postcards from Peru series on this blog, but I wanted to share my personal observations after the privilege of spending an evening with this interesting and focused team, that had only known each other for 28 days.

I was genuinely...

lora_phillips | 18 Mar 2014 | 0 comments

After four weeks in Peru, the Symantec Service Corps (SSC) team has achieved many milestones, both for their clients and their own personal growth. The team made their final client presentations on Friday, before packing their bags to return home.

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SSC team smiling after a day of service at Paz Peru's organic farm.

As the end neared, they took the opportunity to reflect on what they've learned and how they plan to apply these learnings to their Symantec roles. The team is also sharing some of their extracurricular activities, including rafting trips and futbol games---as well as their first stops when they return home.

Living the Symantec Values in Peru

Halfway through the SSCs' time in Peru,...

lora_phillips | 27 Feb 2014 | 0 comments

Entering the second week in Peru, the Symantec Service Corps (SSC) team has settled into their business projects as well as their home for the month, Hotel Casa Di Me Abuela, which translates to "My Grandmother's House."

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While each morning the 10 team members head out to three different locations, they return at the end of the day and sit in the garden outside of their hotel, debriefing on what they learned and establishing a plan for the next day. We're keeping in close contact with them through their blogs, and are compiling weekly updates on their progress. Here's an update from Week Two!


A taste...

lora_phillips | 19 Feb 2014 | 0 comments

What a whirlwind for the Symantec Service Corps (SSC). The 10-person team started their journey in October with the initial application process. After being accepted into the program in November, they participated in weekly training sessions and invested countless hours of preparation, and now they are officially on the ground in Arequipa, Peru, hard at work.


To kick things off, the team participated in an orientation session on Saturday, February 15, followed by dinner with Pyxera Global, the non-profit partner helping to facilitate SSC Peru 2014. As a group that arrived from seven different locations—Australia, Mountain View, India, the UK, Canada, Ireland and Springfield...

Steve Bennett CEO | 14 Feb 2014 | 0 comments

As many of you may recall, we made a significant addition to our mission last year... adding corporate responsibility leadership to our overall goals because it's an integral part of our overall business success... it's about "doing well and doing good."

This week, we're making Symantec history by sending off the first employee team as part of our Symantec Service Corps.

The Corporate Responsibility team offered all employees the opportunity to apply to join the Service Corps in their inaugural mission to Arequipa, Peru. The team received an amazing 205 applications and from those, 10 employees were chosen to spend a month working with a non-profit organization or academic institution. Team members were chosen based on their applications, manager and HR business partner consultations, and alignment with non-profit...