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McAfee Reviews

Updated 11 December, 2014
Updated 11 December, 2014
501 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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.  

    Internship in Marketing team

    Former Employee - Intern in Santa Clara, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Intern in Santa Clara, CA (US)

    I worked at McAfee as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good company, diverse team, different events, very open to anyone's ideas and have a great internship program

    Cons

    Do not value the contribution of a certain team members and have their favorites

    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Cares more about making money, than making great security products!

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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 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and mostly great people (below Director level). There are a few higher up who "get it", but probably won't stay around long. Intel has finally had enough, and is fully absorbing McAfee.

    Cons

    Buys companies that make good security products instead of developing their own. McAfee leadership is totally out of touch, and are too interested in hearing themselves talk.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Embrace Intel. They understand security. Actually read the comments of your employees. Stop rewarding only those who say yes and kiss the ground you walk on. Slow down and make things secure to safeguard customers instead of rushing to market for a quick sale.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great for cutting your teeth in sales

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Plano, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Plano, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    McAfee is somewhat of a melting pot in the talent pool. Great for breaking into sales and opens doors to move into other companies. GREAT atmosphere, very family like between employees on the sales floor.

    Cons

    If you're not in the buddy system, plan to stay in your position with a small base and aggressive quota

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If management would take more interest in retaining/growing existing sales talent instead of hiring college recruits there would be more stability. It's also a common theme to interview for a position that either you sought out or they approach you for and then go silent. Silence and disconnects are a problem when attempting to advance unless you're apart of the buddy program.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good company to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    - Office culture is very good.
    - Good work life balance
    - Some projects have really good work, good opportunity to learn

    Cons

    - Leadership is not good, they keep on buying useless companies and then end up firing people.
    - Company is not growing that much, so salary of employees are also not that great.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Doing right investments in acquisitions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Can't go wrong. Great place.

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McAfee

    Pros

    The people are the best part of my day. Would recommend.

    Cons

    If you're not on a big project it will be difficult to get noticed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Very high staff fluctuation

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Internal Sales Representative in Cork (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Internal Sales Representative in Cork (Ireland)

    I have been working at McAfee full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Decent company to start your IT career if you are a graduate but don't stay too long.

    Cons

    The fluctuation of staff is extremelly high, sometimes people are dissapearing from the floor after just 1-2 months in the company. Everyone just stops making the effort to learn the names of their new collegues or say hello to each other. Professionalism and politeness are optional in McAfee Cork. There is low investment in people, poor salary, no career progession plan, salaries are not reviewed every year. People working for 3 years whith the exact amount offered to them in the fist work day. There are no team events.

    Because the recruitment process takes longer than the usual norm, there's a big period between a person leaving and finding a replacement. For the new comer the start is sharp to say the least, with no help from the manager or team members. I would suggest you ask at interview for how long your position has been with no incumbent to give you an idea of the backlog. Expect to be given a sales quote in day one, with no pipe line created. Expect afterwards to be requested to make up for the sales missing during the year while your job position was empty.

    You are hoping to join a cool IT company and what you find coming to Cork it's this outdated call center with 1990 management style and TV screens mounted on the wall monitoring your calls. Absolutely all jobs in Cork are telesales whether called ISR, iCAM, LDR, you will have a telesales job and be treated like a telesales. Because of the unfriendly and unsupportive environment that is evident througout McAfee in Cork, the change of location and culture makes is relatively stressful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some so called loyal employees who have been working in Cork for 2-3 years are there because they've developed the art of not working at work, amounting cigarette breaks longer than their working hours.

    Maybe you should review everyones jobs and distribute workload equally, it's not fair to increase sales quota for new employees constantly, but accept with no problem the underporming explanations, blaming the market and economic crise, from older employees who have just learnt to sweet talk to the management.

    Top management should check why lots of middle managers reward through preference and not merit. Maybe then people will not be running out of McAfee with the high speed they do now.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Layoffs after being employed less than 5 months?!

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    Former Employee - Administrative in Santa Clara, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Administrative in Santa Clara, CA (US)

    I worked at McAfee full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Nice office environment. Cube farms are neatly arranged.

    Cons

    Too many meetings. Some management very title-oriented and treat people below them like minions in how they communicate with them. Intimidation management. My own boss was on vacation at least 4 times in the 5 months I was there, often times leaving things unattended.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Forecast better to avoid training people up just to let them go!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great corporate experience with a lot of upside

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Operations in Reston, VA (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Operations in Reston, VA (US)

    I worked at McAfee part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Very relaxed culture, pay depends on performance (if you are working in sales), upper management is very helpful with entry level positions

    Cons

    Not the highest prestige, personal growth opportunities limited, can get complacent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have more strict policies and increase the brand image of the company to draw in better talent

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Now a wholly owned division of Intel

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Global presence, entrepreneurial environment, broad product line

    Cons

    There are a lot of vivas working there and management enables this behavior

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are too many titles and levels of employees within the company; need to streamine

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Satisfying career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

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