McAfee Reviews

Updated Aug 6, 2020

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3.6
69%
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  • "Stressful due to high workloads, bad work/life balance(in 34 reviews)

  • "Your first line manager doesn't have much visibility into upper management(in 27 reviews)

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  1. "Cool McAfee"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at McAfee full-time

    Pros

    Nice place to work. Cool technical

    Cons

    Nothing that I can think of.

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  2. "Terrible raises, upper management treats employees like children"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    - Decent starting salary - Essentially guaranteed bonus program - RRSP matching - Work/life balance is generally quite good

    Cons

    - Huge amounts of bureaucracy - Management consistently pretends bad news is good news - "Values" are for show and not actually practiced, especially by management (inclusive candour and transparency especially) - Compensation increases are horrible and barely match inflation, large raises are usually only provided when threatening to leave - Bonus structure incentivizes joining the worst-performing team as bonus structure is given on a per-team basis, so in order to get a bigger bonus you need to perform better relative to your peers - Zero consultation of rank-and-file employees when large policy changes regarding benefits are made

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  3. "Fine place to work"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Affiliate Manager 

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

    Pros

    Large company with a giant pool of resources

    Cons

    Large company with many bureaucratic inefficencies

  4. "work at McAfee"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer 

    I worked at McAfee full-time

    Pros

    Good multicultural environment. Depending on Team, one can work on various technologies.

    Cons

    none i can think of

  5. Helpful (2)

    "Horrible...."

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at McAfee full-time

    Pros

    They pay you a salary...

    Cons

    Used to be a good workplace, but when private equity took over many new execs were brought in and many into roles they aren’t qualified for... VPs of engineering that were product managers. Many Long term solid employees were fired over time and some in horrible manner. Some because the new people were threatened by the core people that were with mcafee for the entire journey. Super sad situation.. . I’m glad to be gone and I know many others are also. Toxic environment and it’s painful to watch the new people play politics and pretend they have a clue

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  6. Helpful (1)

    "Does not pay competitively"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software QA Engineer in Waterloo, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company to learn new technologies.

    Cons

    Does not let to progress or pay competitively.

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  7. "Consultant"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at McAfee full-time

    Pros

    Great company and team Great benefits Leader in the IT security space

    Cons

    Only con would be the travel requirements

  8. "Better than before"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Waterloo, QC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Finally start to develop something rather than maintaining ages old legacy software

    Cons

    Still no clear career path

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  9. "None"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at McAfee full-time

    Pros

    Employee friendly policies. Employee friendly policies.

    Cons

    Road map not clear. Road map not clear.

  10. "good"

    4.0
     

    I have been working at McAfee

    Pros

    there was a fun work environment, with foosball, pingpong, scooters

    Cons

    not as much support as wanted

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