McAfee Reviews

Updated 9 April, 2015
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  1. Helpful (7)

    McAfee (Intel) is a stepping stone!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Waterloo, ON
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Waterloo, ON

    I worked at McAfee

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Peers in engineering are smart, nice and are willing to help others.
    Company will buy you the hardware you need to get you job done, you just need a good business case.
    Pay is OK, nothing to get excited about. Negotiate well on hire!
    Nice place for a short term.
    Free pop, free donuts (once a week), monthly cake day to celebrate birthdays (very recent)
    Good benefits

    Cons

    This is a "Yes" man's place.
    No commitment from management to help grow you, they want you happy where you are.
    Work life balance is not something valued here!They value deadline over quality.
    Burn-out due to stupid duplication of cross-team roles. Developer expected to also be QA, do your job as a coder then do the job of a full-time QA. If QA gets a buggy drop, they+QA management whine about their "deadline" being stretched. QA doesn't want to work past 5pm! So developer have to put in extra hours, this is unfair!!!
    They try to fit an agile process in a company that is more like a waterfall software development shop.
    They lack real engineering standards, it's really painful how much dev managers are so old school they see no value is using a unit testing framework!
    You can work your butt off, put in long hours and you will not get a pay raise to even match inflation. This is not only sad, but plain insulting! More so when a company sees double-digit growth for 8+ consecutive quarters! It's a slap in the face!!
    No opportunity for growth, company is really small. you are pretty much stuck where you are.
    Slow to embrace new technology, they love to acquire companies for the IP, but zero focus on R&D.
    Management will throw you under the bus, even when they are not managing you!
    Management is resistance to change, they talk with zero action and lack credibility. Most manager will listen, that is as far as it goes.

    Advice to Management

    Stop talking, stop taking surveys and just execute. Noting speaks volume then "effective" action. Workers see though the hot air talks, also the surveys are so misleading because no one really believes they are anonymous. As a result "real" feelings between peers is not reflected in the survey management is seeing!

  2. Senior Software QA Engineer

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software QA Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Software QA Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    I worked at McAfee full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible timing
    Big name in industry

    Cons

    Too much politics.
    Too much manual testing in QA side
    No trainings
    Old people in team involved in too much politics

    Advice to Management

    McAfee should reshuffle old people in team who are more than 5 years in same team. They have made his own group and not giving any chance to grow new people. Also some people are very poor in technical.

  3. High end polticis ,thats why intel acquired it. So it became intel security.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Plano, IA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Plano, IA (US)

    I worked at McAfee full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Time flexibilty. Good offsite managers

    Cons

    Hiring wrong canditates for right profiles, who just use company benfits and extract companies assests but no returns to the company.

    Advice to Management

    Hire the right candidates who believe in contributing to the company rather creating a polticis inside the company and hampering the company image esp with the client.

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  5. Review For Technical support Engineer Network Security Team

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at McAfee full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    There is not best Reason after joining this team

    Cons

    -Team Work Sucks
    -Senior People sitting for 15 years doing nothing
    -Technical Training 0%
    -Single Engineer is mapped to 10 Products
    - Work Pressure Very High
    -Its not the same at different location
    -Management says its TAC -But its Customer Service and not Technical Support
    -For Break you need Permission and if its break they ask you to pick calls .
    -In my span of 2years till now (about to end soon) Out of team of 25 people 20 are new , Everybody leaves in one year .

    - Your life and career will be pathetic .

    NOTE:PLEASE JOIN HERE TO SCREW YOUR CAREER

    Advice to Management

    PLEASE UNDERSTAND EMPLOYEE NEEDS!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Inside sales management doesn't help

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Plano, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Plano, TX (US)

    I have been working at McAfee full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice selection of holidays to take time off

    Cons

    Managers don't help. They sit around with each other screwing around a lot, telling jokes and making a stressful workplace even worse.

    Advice to Management

    Intel should lay off most of the existing inside sales management and promote people who really want to work and contribute to the company and their paycheck

  7. Cronyism

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Santa Clara, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Santa Clara, CA (US)

    I have been working at McAfee

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Had a the opportunity to do well with product

    Cons

    Executive extremely poor, if you were part of the bros club then things went well even if you did not perform. Total abuse by upper management, wasted money on lavish parties etc.

    Advice to Management

    Go

  8. McAfee

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    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer

    I have been working at McAfee

    Pros

    Great people and products

    Cons

    Lack of diversity in opportunities, salary inequity and persistent discrimination against women make it a difficult place if you are female.
    If you are looking for work life balance do not come to this company.

  9. Great place to work? HA!

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - APAC Support in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - APAC Support in Sydney (Australia)

    I worked at McAfee

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Snacks provided in the office, a lot of friendly staff and colleagues.

    Cons

    It's a very Sales Oriented place - we all know how the sales types are. Pay was disappointing - for McAfee to be considered a 'Great place to work' you'd expect them to pay better than the national standards. The culture at McAfee is a unique one. They want you to be how you are at home, at work - it can get uncomfortable, especially when every second word is the F word and/or C word. The culture is very relaxed and not really corporate at all - a lot of the APAC directors are self entitled because of McAfee's position in the 'Great Place To Work' classification. This blinds them to a lot of flaws. Being an outsider coming into the business, you'll realise that these people are always on such a high because of this and depending on their position and/or years of service to the company , McAfee has a lot of staff who demand respect without giving it - it's disgusting. Don't expect new ideas or suggestion to be taken into consideration, not until you've earned your right to talk at the round table. - rolls eyes
    Expect this if you think of joining them.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on REAL Employee engagement - you have this confused with giving too much freedom to staff - you don't see how a lot of staff take advantage of this. HR team needs a re-boot. Start focusing on your flaws. Stop ignoring them because of all the industry awards given to McAfee. People are too afraid to tell you guys what they really think .

  10. Apac management team are self centred and arrogant.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Apac (Uganda)
    Current Employee - Director in Apac (Uganda)

    I have been working at McAfee full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    None to think of. Although they say its a great place to work. The reality is if you dont fit into the mold then you are ostracized.

    Cons

    Male management team are very arrogant and elitist. Most of the sales staff are scared of speaking up in fear of losing their job.

    Advice to Management

    Real tranperancy would be good. It's in the action not in the words.

  11. Very high staff fluctuation

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Internal Sales Representative in Cork (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Internal Sales Representative in Cork (Ireland)

    I have been working at McAfee full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Decent company to start your IT career if you are a graduate but don't stay too long.

    Cons

    The fluctuation of staff is extremelly high, sometimes people are dissapearing from the floor after just 1-2 months in the company. Everyone just stops making the effort to learn the names of their new collegues or say hello to each other. Professionalism and politeness are optional in McAfee Cork. There is low investment in people, poor salary, no career progession plan, salaries are not reviewed every year. People working for 3 years whith the exact amount offered to them in the fist work day. There are no team events.

    Because the recruitment process takes longer than the usual norm, there's a big period between a person leaving and finding a replacement. For the new comer the start is sharp to say the least, with no help from the manager or team members. I would suggest you ask at interview for how long your position has been with no incumbent to give you an idea of the backlog. Expect to be given a sales quote in day one, with no pipe line created. Expect afterwards to be requested to make up for the sales missing during the year while your job position was empty.

    You are hoping to join a cool IT company and what you find coming to Cork it's this outdated call center with 1990 management style and TV screens mounted on the wall monitoring your calls. Absolutely all jobs in Cork are telesales whether called ISR, iCAM, LDR, you will have a telesales job and be treated like a telesales. Because of the unfriendly and unsupportive environment that is evident througout McAfee in Cork, the change of location and culture makes is relatively stressful.

    Advice to Management

    Some so called loyal employees who have been working in Cork for 2-3 years are there because they've developed the art of not working at work, amounting cigarette breaks longer than their working hours.

    Maybe you should review everyones jobs and distribute workload equally, it's not fair to increase sales quota for new employees constantly, but accept with no problem the underporming explanations, blaming the market and economic crise, from older employees who have just learnt to sweet talk to the management.

    Top management should check why lots of middle managers reward through preference and not merit. Maybe then people will not be running out of McAfee with the high speed they do now.

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