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McAfee Reviews

Updated 20 August, 2014
Updated 20 August, 2014
471 Reviews

3.4
471 Reviews
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McAfee President Michael DeCesare
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Promotes work-life balance - Remote work is often encouraged for FTEs (in 67 reviews)

  • You have Flexible Working Hours - can come and go as you wish as long as work gets done (in 16 reviews)


Cons
  • Poor flexibility with respect to work/life balance (in 12 reviews)

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

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Glad to have moved on

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    Former Employee - IT  in  Plano, TX (US)
    Former Employee - IT in Plano, TX (US)

    Pros

    Compensation, investment in training, relaxed culture.

    Cons

    Leadership in IT needs serious overhaul. Promotions are not based on merit or accomplishments but rather favoritism and politics. First place to take a closer look are the groups where multiple people leave same manager.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not what it used to be

    Former Employee - Marketing Manager
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager

    Pros

    Decent office space. Nice cafeteria. Nice little gym.

    Cons

    Talent is leaving this company in droves. Management has changed dramatically to the worse.

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ok to Work

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    Current Employee - Business Intelligence Intern  in  Santa Clara, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Business Intelligence Intern in Santa Clara, CA (US)

    Pros

    Flexible atmosphere. Lots to learn and enjoy.

    Cons

    Pay is OK, Not much employee benefits

    Recommends
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great opportunities for advancement. Senior management more focused on bookings targets than profitability.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Excellent compensation and benefits. Great opportunities for advancement. Poised to capture additional market share.

    Cons

    Some antiquated back office systems make it very difficult to gain insight into the business. Surprising lack of focus on profitability and cash flow (bookings oriented). Matrix management causes lack of accountability and an inability for senior management to make decisions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    This is a nice company to work with. Great opportunities, and friendly team members. Company is highly competitive.

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

    Pros

    personal growth, brand value, work-life balance.

    Cons

    technical knowledge required for even managerial roles

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Too many changes going on.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Nice facilities (gym, cafe, game room). Small enough of a company to know many people by name. Large enough that you're always meeting someone new. Lots of employee events are organized for their enjoyment and team building.

    Cons

    Too many org changes recently have left people unsettled.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    good contract oppty

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    Former Employee - Recruiter  in  Plano, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Plano, TX (US)

    Pros

    pay above market salaries and good benefits

    Cons

    difficult communicating with managers, some disorganization

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    move more ops to Plano!

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Technical Support Engineer

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    Former Employee - Technical Support Engineer  in  Chandigarh (India)
    Former Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Chandigarh (India)

    Pros

    Best in technology, excellent work culture,

    Cons

    only self learning, less compensation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Great Experience... Depending On Your Business Unit

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Alpharetta, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA (US)

    Pros

    Great experience
    Awesome name on a resume
    Amazing connections
    Rewarding work

    Cons

    Warring managers
    Sometimes felt like a cog
    Work goes unused/unnoticed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sharing of resources and speaking between business units should be encouraged... not threatened with death.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Avoid like the plague

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

    Pros

    There's a gym on-site and a decent cafeteria. They have really fast internet access in the office.

    Cons

    Systems are just archaic: BI and data are a joke: wireless internet access is a mess inside building; dunces are in mid-level mgmt and up positions. No one is empowered to make decisions that are new and breakthrough. It's just an awful place to be. Don't do it. This is a declining business. Security might be "hot" but not this company. If you're interviewing ask the hiring mgrs how much has the company invested in innovation and research? All the profits go into sales. The "president" is a geriatric man that's completely out of touch with accounts, industry, technology. He thinks he can BS his way in anything. Hey, it's worked so far--only thing is the market has changed. No women in any meaningful positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire 50%+ of your directors, senior directors, VPs and C-staff.
    Hire new talent external to the company.
    Hire some executive women--no not executive admins.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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