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Updated Apr 15, 2014
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72% Approve of the CEO

McAfee President Michael DeCesare

Michael DeCesare

(82 ratings)

63% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Work life balance - you know what that means :) Little work and less pay"
    in 59 reviews
  • "You have Flexible Working Hours - can come and go as you wish as long as work gets done"
    in 14 reviews
Cons:
  • "Poor flexibility with respect to work/life balance"
    in 12 reviews
  • "and IDC lost it's mojo with many senior management folks moving away"
    in 14 reviews
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Research Contractor (Former Employee)
Santa Clara, CA (US)

I worked at McAfee as a contractor for less than a year

ProsThe employees, projects, and office

ConsNot always being informed of state of company

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great Company! Great People!

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at McAfee full-time for more than a year

ProsThe company has great culture. People are all friendly and ready to help!

ConsSince the acquisition it has been going through some changes which has been hard on departments but I guess that's what every company has to go through in order to become more successful.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Software Development Manager (Current Employee)

I have been working at McAfee full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGood engineers, good processes, management has realistic expectations, good perks/benefits, management understands the value engineers bring to the company

ConsProduct Management group immature and has little (if any) oversight, no standards, no reviews of their work, no quality, etc... it's quite sad as I think they are really holding back growth.

Advice to Senior ManagementRevamp entire product management group, get more specialized/expert resources into engineering processes and don't rely on software engineers to do everything. Let them code.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good company to work for

Manager (Current Employee)
Bangalore (India)

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

ProsTechnology driven, more process oriented, lot of opportunity to grow

ConsNeed to have good HR policies

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Software Architect (Current Employee)
Santa Clarita, CA (US)

I have been working at McAfee full-time for more than 5 years

ProsChallenging and interesting work. Lots to learn

ConsToo much shuffling because of business realignment

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Nice

Data Analyst (Current Employee)
Bangalore (India)

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

ProsFriendly colleagues nice place to work

ConsContracts employers has less chances to become permanent

Advice to Senior ManagementProvide facilities to contract employers

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good company, but corporate atmosphere

Channel Marketing Manager (Former Employee)
Santa Clara, CA (US)

I worked at McAfee full-time for more than 8 years

Prostraining, office, benefits, work/life balance, team work

Conscorp red-tape to get things approved, long processes, too many meetings to have another meeting.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great

Software Development Engineer (Former Employee)
Bangalore (India)

I worked at McAfee full-time for less than a year

ProsGood work and develop environment is good and proper training

ConsPay scale needs to be little higher

Advice to Senior ManagementGet more projects and have good payscale

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Good space, but fragmented products

Director (Former Employee)
Santa Clara, CA (US)

I worked at McAfee full-time for more than 5 years

ProsReally good cause, "protecting people".
Pays well, if you negotiate hard. Good bonus program, has paid out fairly consistently

ConsHard place to work. A company of acquisitions that run very independently. Getting better, but a long ways to go for all to have the same compass needle pointing in the same direction.
Intel assimilation being accelerated, looking for synergies now.

Advice to Senior ManagementFigure out the brand story, and communicate where/how the company needs to change to meet Intel operating margin goals..it will be tough and require much top line growth, or paring down, or both.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Mixed emotions

Senior Business Analyst (Current Employee)
Bangalore (India)

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

ProsGreat work place
Good benefits
Good place for strong technical professionals.

ConsPathetic Program Management
No long term vision

Advice to Senior ManagementLets set our vision straight and move on to be trend setters

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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