More than 8,000 employees participated in the 2009 Diversity and Inclusion Survey. Symantec received high scores on questions assessing the overall climate of respect and openness to differences. More than 85 percent of respondents indicated that their manager is respectful of employee differences and unique perspectives and that their department makes it easy for people of different backgrounds to fit in.
In an area that needs improvement, the majority of employees agreed that Symantec managers can do more to challenge behaviors or incidents that could be considered insensitive or disrespectful. There was also a gap in the perception of men and women relating to opportunities for women to advance at Symantec, with women responding less favorably than men.
The results of the survey have been presented to the Diversity and Inclusion Executive Steering Committee and are being shared with Symantec executives and Diversity and Inclusion champions around the globe. Each site will develop an action plan to address low scoring areas for their site.