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McAfee is not a good place to work

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Current Employee - Infrastructure Engineer  in  Beaverton, OR (US)
Current Employee - Infrastructure Engineer in Beaverton, OR (US)

I have been working at McAfee as a contractor for less than a year

Pros

First Thursday free beer, Fee Muffins on Friday, casual work environment , that's about it.

Cons

In 6 months they fires 3 people and two more just walk out in the Labs division alone. McAfee's Virus detection rates are very low, they are loosing money, there clients are leaving Not a good organization to work for. Plus Intel owns them and there is talk of them folding them in and big laying offs

Advice to ManagementAdvice

There are too may managers and none of them know anything about enterprise IT operations. You would think a company like McAfee would have world class IT, Not so much

Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Heartless and Inconsiderate

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    Former Employee - Sales Engineer
    Former Employee - Sales Engineer

    I worked at McAfee full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Large company with decent benefits. Several good leaders across all sectors. Backed the legacy of desktop AV and the deep pockets of Intel.

    Cons

    Resources are numerous but difficult to tap. The good leaders are outnumbered by poor managers. Personnel cuts are notoriously done Oct-Dec - Merry Christmas. Severance packages are offered only as non-compete. No place for upward movement if not part of the "good old boy" team.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    old school

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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager  in  Santa Clara, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Santa Clara, CA (US)

    I have been working at McAfee full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Relatively stable, easy place to work

    Cons

    Slow to change, slow to respond to market dynamics
    Obvious "good ole boy" system in effect
    If you're not in sales, you're going no where fast.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get out of the way and allow individual contributors to make decisions.
    Adjust compensation plans to be more equitable across business functions. Product management and marketing and just as critical as sales YET sales is comped at an extraordinarily high level.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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