McAfee
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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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Inside Sales (Current Employee)
Cork (Ireland)

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

Prosthe company has Friendly environment. They adopt a flex starting and finish working hours. The management has an human attitude.

ConsSalary, commissions, targets, the way to execute change every years.

Advice to Senior ManagementCheck out the turn over in the company and ask to yourself why.

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

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McAfee

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at McAfee

Proscomprehensive set of products
good acquisition strategy

Consnot much innovation
lacking focus on areas to sell

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Great Work Culture, Salary well Below Market Average :(

Manager (Current Employee)
Bangalore (India)

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

ProsWork Culture is Amazing and have seen very less politics in my team but again this might differ from team to team.
Flexi-timing and Work from home option is offered which is very useful for those having young families.
Work Life Balance is also well maintained.
Management is spending on team bonding activities

ConsBiggest drawback is that current Salaries are almost 20% less compared to what batch-mates are earning at other places. Doesn't make sense to continue for tenured employees especially after recent hikes given

Advice to Senior ManagementMarket correction badly needed on salary front.

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

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For Security folks, remains a marquee company

Group Product Manager (Current Employee)
Santa Clara, CA (US)

I have been working at McAfee full-time

ProsBrand name, Security space, product management role is very powerful

ConsSales oriented, Not the best paying employer

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep chugging along

– I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Enjoyed my stint of two years

Senior Software Engineer (Former Employee)
Bangalore (India)

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

ProsIn retrospective, i felt McAfee was better than the companies where i worked later.
It provides:
Good Work-life balance;
Employee friendly policies;
Approachable HR and Finance team;
Will get to learn security domain and various security products;
Great career prospects, if you are a tester;
Decent pay;
Will depend on how you utilize the opportunities you get here;

ConsIn-house framework;
Yearly lay-off;
Mostly a testing factory;
Stagnant growth;
Pay cycle is messed up;
Favoritism and politics are there just like any other place;
Slowly but surely is being a service company;
You will see some people climb the ladder pretty fast while others languish;

Advice to Senior ManagementImprove the pay cycle
Improve the work place
Travel opportunities and incentives will motivate employees when pay is stagnant

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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started career in this and is good place to work for.

Software Development Engineer (Current Employee)
Bangalore (India)

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

ProsWill get a chance to learn and work with new technologies.
Work culture is good and flexible timings

ConsDon't expect much from compensation & benefits.
Team politics will be there like in any other company.

Advice to Senior Managementmanagement should take necessary actions based on the feedback given from employees.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great place to work.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsHighly competitive and exciting work. Great benefits. Excellent compensations. Performance and career growths are given a great importance.

ConsToo many reorganizations makes it difficult to gain trust on the products sustainability.

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

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Biggest startup in the world

Senior Product Manager (Former Employee)
Santa Clara, CA (US)

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

ProsHuge opportunity to make a difference, travel the world, contribute on a variety of teams

ConsFrequent reorgs, management changes, executive changes

Advice to Senior ManagementNone

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good place

QA Lead (Current Employee)
Bangalore (India)

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

ProsGood work.
Good work life balance.
No micro management, flexible timings.

ConsSince intel acquired, McAfee is not able to spend money on its employees.

Advice to Senior ManagementMarket is not so bad, always in the name of market, dont cut peoples hikes.

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

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Wasted too much of my career here

Inside Sales Account Manager (Current Employee)
Plano, TX (US)

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

ProsMcAfee will hire anyone for inside sales positions even if you have no experience. You can come here, get experience and then leave for one of the competitors nearby and make a lot more money. If you do a really average to poor job at McAfee they'll promote you to management.

ConsTerrible inside sales management team. They are just a joke and most sit around a better part of the day joking around with each other, not working, not helping and being another obstacle to hurdle while you try to make your unrealistic quota. We have people hired to be sales mentors and coaches and all they do is talk about football and rock bands all day.

Advice to Senior ManagementIntel you should take a hard look at what's going on in Plano with your inside sales teams. It's crazy to me that it has been allowed to go on like this for so long, even with so many poor reviews posted. There is a reason McAfee has become a people machine with high turnover.

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

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