McAfee Reviews

Updated 12 September, 2014
Updated 12 September, 2014
479 Reviews
3.4
479 Reviews
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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.  

    Technical Support Engineer

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

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

    Pros

    Best in technology, excellent work culture,

    Cons

    only self learning, less compensation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Avoid like the plague

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

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

    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
  3.  

    Recognized as one of the Best Work Places in Dallas - 3 years running

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McAfee as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Good work-life balance. Collaborative environment offering lots of growth opportunities. Free coffee, soda and donuts on Friday.

    Cons

    Donut Friday's - watch those carbs!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    good place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Data Analyst  in  Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Data Analyst in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    freedom and nice place for starting career

    Cons

    if you are a contract employee less chances of becoming permanent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    support contract employees

  6.  

    Some great people, terrible leadership

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Great people, flexible working, good physical environment. Some good ideas coming if only they will get the chance to develop before being managed into oblivion.

    Cons

    Incessant pointless reorganisation means you're always unsure whether you'll still be there next month. Anticipating the annual arbitrary staff reduction doesn't fill you with enthusiasm.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Prune out the huge number of VPs SVPs Directors Managers that have no useful purpose and then stop reorganising.

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Generally No Worse Than Any Other Large Company But Realize It Is A Large Company

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

    I have been working at McAfee full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Work At Home Flexibility In Some Business Units Depending On Role & Manager
    Always Something Going On & Changing Your Day Will Feel Like 10 Minutes Long
    Fair Pay, Good Benefits etc
    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Can be a bit bureaucratic when trying to get something done.
    Like other companies constantly doing more with less leaving staff strained feeling unsuccessful.
    Upper management seems to not know what really is happening in the trenches.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want to do something, plan it and provide the resources to ensure it is successful.
    While our colleagues in India are an enormous asset, you rely too much on overseas labor resulting in timezone issues. A better mix globally would be appreciated.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Experience... Depending On Your Business Unit

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Alpharetta, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA (US)

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

    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
  9.  

    Good company

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    Good exposure to work. Good company over all.

    Cons

    Process looks to be big. Need to speed up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

  10.  

    fast paced bootcamp

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    Former Employee - Technical Support Engineer Tier II  in  Plano, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Technical Support Engineer Tier II in Plano, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    donuts on Fridays, training reimbursement, stock options, great health ins

    Cons

    training is superficial, too many products to work if on the LTAM team, no opportunity to specialize if on the LTAM team

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    dont let LTAM handle its own hiring, and dont heavily rely on contractors as managers tend to treat them as disposable specially in tier I

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great Company - Prior to Intel

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at McAfee

    Pros

    Good people, products, and direction

    Cons

    Felt a little lacking after the acquisition by Intel

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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