McAfee Reviews

Updated 29 August, 2014
Updated 29 August, 2014
477 Reviews

3.4
477 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.  

    Work Life

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Santa Clara, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Great Work Life Balance and Benefits..

    Cons

    Slow growth and very little learning unless you end up in a good team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a better vision

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good Place to get your start... but...

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative  in  Plano, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Plano, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Free soft drinks, good place for someone to get their start in IT sales. Good health benefits, and PTO (when they let you take it) Lot's of great people stuck there though... Good products

    Cons

    Executive management are some of the worst humans you will ever meet.
    While they stress work life management you WILL be working Christmas eve and the day after
    Can't get promoted without being part of the "bros" club, or a girl with lose morals.
    Very low pay for industry...
    Spends money on stupid things like lavish parties with private concerts with rock stars.
    One of the most bloated top heavy companies I have ever heard of...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire about 90% of upper and middle management, starting with that rat they call a leader.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Constant frustration

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    Former Employee - Director Product Marketing
    Former Employee - Director Product Marketing

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

    Pros

    There are pockets of really great people, and some cool security technology if you are lucky to land in the right role with the right support from the organization.

    Cons

    Comments are for the B2B/enterprise security business. So many empty promises for change, lackluster leaders, and uncertainty what Intel might abruptly alter, makes for shaky grounds for any career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk is cheap, trust has to be earned. Too many great people left because the organization favors those who plug-away vs. those who want to make positive changes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Glad to have moved on

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

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

    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
  6.  

    Best job I ever had

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    Former Employee - Senior Database Administrator
    Former Employee - Senior Database Administrator

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

    Pros

    The pay was great, the work was interesting, the managers actually managed people not just projects, the culture was geared towards a good work life balance.

    Cons

    The hours could be long when called for, but they were very good about making up for it with relaxed hours and/or comp time afterwards.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    McAfee - Part of Intel Security

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    Current Employee - Senior Director  in  Reston, VA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Reston, VA (US)

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

    Pros

    In terms of satisfaction, McAfee is by far the best company that I have worked for. I have worked for other security companies as well as contracting organizations and McAfee's culture, work-life balance and personnel are some of the best in North America.

    Cons

    Promotions have come based on the effort that I have put into the job and I have received much personal growth as a result of my effort. I have no CONS to consider at this time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Creating more of shared vision for success.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - QA TECH LEAD  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - QA TECH LEAD in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    Good learning opportunities
    Push for innovation is good for the company in the longer run
    Compensation package

    Cons

    Work-life balance in some teams is non-existent due to aggressive deadlines.
    Politics in some teams.
    Recognition might go to some seniors even if team has played a huge role in success of a project
    Seasonal lay-offs typically during December

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Would be good if team politics can be kept at bay.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 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

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

    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
  10.  

    good contract oppty

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

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

    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
  11.  

    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)

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

    Pros

    personal growth, brand value, work-life balance.

    Cons

    technical knowledge required for even managerial roles

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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