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Updated 27 January, 2015
Updated 27 January, 2015
527 Reviews
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Pros
  • Good Work Life Balance, good benefits with flexibility to work from home if needed (in 81 reviews)

  • Salary, Learning, Flexible working hours (in 17 reviews)


Cons
  • Intel has great programs for work life balance, even including a Sabbatical (in 14 reviews)

  • Some times senior management can be tricky trying to find scapegoats to escape from their mistakes (in 17 reviews)

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  1.  

    Automation Engineer

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    Current Employee - Automation Engineer in Waterloo, ON
    Current Employee - Automation Engineer in Waterloo, ON

    I have been working at McAfee as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    - Great company and teamwork.
    - Great Team event

    Cons

    - Tasks were a bit too easy

  2.  

    Amazing place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Group Product Manager in Santa Clara, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Group Product Manager in Santa Clara, CA (US)

    I have been working at McAfee full-time

    Pros

    Great culture. Friendly HR and policies. Lot of opportunities to learn and interact with customers & events. New dynamic leadership.

    Cons

    Every large organization comes with its own baggage of internal politics.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    McAfee provides growth opportunity with challenge and guidance.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director in Plano, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Director in Plano, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    There is always something new due to growth, M&A or market. Company invests in its people with training, mentorship and proper feedback. Compensation was excellent with really good benefits.

    Cons

    The M&A schedules can be ridiculously short and the under/over hiring plan flexes every year. Unfortunately due to M&A positions are eliminated every year. If your on the technology side the resources are mainly in India.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better hiring plan by Sales and Engineering would help with the annual RIF due to bad planning.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Fantastic workplace where visionary leaders inspire and educate you, to become the best in the business

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bangalore (India)

    I worked at McAfee

    Pros

    * Leaders are distributed over Geo's; so regular face-time is possible leading to strong personal relationships\\
    * Industry standard and better pay
    * Program Management Organisation is powerful and it's value well understood

    Cons

    * Personal growth may not happen automatically, one needs to perform well and then follow it up
    * Aquired by Intel. So repercussions are still coming to light

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    * The impact that a company like McAfee has on the world, and the lives of millions does not come across strongly. Motivation and performance will improve automatically, if this message is re-inforved periodically, and visible at all times

    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    McAfee: A great place to work!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Writer in Plano, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Technical Writer in Plano, TX (US)

    I have been working at McAfee

    Pros

    Outstanding benefits, great culture, exciting technology!

    Cons

    Typical corporate stuff, but nothing unusual or systematic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maybe loosen the reins a little on the spending. We work pretty hard here, and mostly for love of the business itself. Cost controls are important, but maybe try to have a little more of a buffer.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    One of the great places to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McAfee full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Excellent work culture
    Challenging and stimulating technical environment

    Cons

    More stress should be given to innovation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Satisfying career

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McAfee full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good place to work. Focus is always on delivering products which are relevant to the customers.
    IDeas from employees get more than fair review. Employees get to enhance their skills by working on projects of thier interest and are also paired up with mentors.

    Cons

    There is a fair bit of political maneuvering, especially in the management layer.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Positive atmosphere, recognize hard work

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Great management, always made sure to recognize employees' hard work. The possibilities of new career paths and advancements were encouraged and exemplified by if not your own, but your colleagues' career progression.

    Cons

    Halfway through my tenure there, enforced policies to adhere to lowering budget costs was implemented. At the time it seemed to be negative, but upon quarter close the % saved was nearly impossible to overlook.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Positive experience in regards to high level executives; really respected the fact that they always made a point in promote internally.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    McAfee has been home to me for the last three years. Looking for quite a few more years here.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Enterprise Account Manager
    Current Employee - Enterprise Account Manager

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

    Pros

    Compensation, Intel Stock Options, work life balance (shut down week of thanksgiving for the past three years). Extra days off 4th of July holiday. Great products with an awesome vision. Training bonus (they pay you to invest in yourself) As long as you hit your numbers or your MBO then management will not be riding you. If you don't, well thats another story. (but that is anywhere in sales). Since being acquired by Intel, the push is still there for great quarterly and yearly revenue but there is no more "street" to report quarterly earnings too. Gives great flexibility when it comes to going for the "big sales win"

    Cons

    Would like to have the benefits of Intel and their 100K employees instead of McAfee's benefits. (they are still good but there is better out there) . Had some turn over this year but looks to have settled. This caused some uncertainty inside McAfee but those who stayed continued to focus and help drive solid growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay focused, continue to invest in employees and solutions and strive to be #1

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good Benefits

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at McAfee

    Pros

    Good Culture. Flexible hours. Great Cafe, Gym Onsite, Overall good company

    Cons

    Integration with Intel is not going smooth. No clear strategy for future

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