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Updated 27 January, 2015
Updated 27 January, 2015
527 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.  

    Apac management team are self centred and arrogant.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Apac (Uganda)
    Current Employee - Director in Apac (Uganda)

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

    Pros

    None to think of. Although they say its a great place to work. The reality is if you dont fit into the mold then you are ostracized.

    Cons

    Male management team are very arrogant and elitist. Most of the sales staff are scared of speaking up in fear of losing their job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Real tranperancy would be good. It's in the action not in the words.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Good company to work with avg challenging in technology, Great work life balance and employee friendly atmosphere

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

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

    Pros

    Company is having good growth in 2014 and giving good amount of bonus
    Great place to work in case of work life balance
    Less work and more fun
    Good atmosphere for growth and less politics in my team
    Manager is keeping information update and keeping nice relationship
    Strong market growth for at;east 5 quarters and doing good
    Great technical team working for next 5 year timeline of the products available

    Cons

    Less new learning experience
    Salary is avg
    Annual layoff

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep going

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    not that good

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer

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

    Pros

    some group members are friendly, easy-going.

    Cons

    some people don't have patience to let you finish you sentence..

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good benefits, laid back style

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

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

    Pros

    Relaxed atmosphere, work from home, (very) casual dress code.

    Cons

    Lower-end pay, extremely poor review system. Not motivated to maintain quality employees, several rounds of layoffs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Review salary and raise policies to match with employee performance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Lack of consistent vision in upper management tied with inability to execute.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at McAfee

    Pros

    Comparable compensation.
    Positive work/life balance.
    Friendly atmosphere and people.

    Cons

    Utter lack of ownership allowed to development. Everyone is treated as interchangeable parts.
    Easy to be pigeon-holed for life. Very little done to promote career growth or highlight opportunities within organization.
    Lack of consistent vision means products fail due to mismanagement of resources and changing product course. That's OK... we'll just acquire a new company that has what we want...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop following the trends. Set your own.
    Stop acquiring companies to try to catch up. Acquisition history should have shown this is not a long-term successful strategy.
    Stop annual layoffs. If you need to shift where the money goes, shift your people. Instead of just saying "people are our most important asset", show it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    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 a 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
  8.  

    Sales Executive

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Great family. Great company. Has a vision for the future of security. The Intel purchase has lead to a more strategic vision.

    Cons

    Intel integration still working through issues. Intel has great programs for work life balance, even including a Sabbatical. Good pay, perks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus efforts on helping McAfee, and other purchased corporations, to become Intel.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    Can't go wrong. Great place.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  11.  

    Very high staff fluctuation

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 a 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

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