McAfee Reviews

Updated 7 October 2014
Updated 7 October 2014
485 Reviews
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485 Reviews
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McAfee President Michael DeCesare
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good Work Life Balance, good benefits with flexibility to work from home if needed (in 77 reviews)

  • Salary, Learning, Flexible working hours (in 17 reviews)


Cons
  • Poor flexibility with respect to work/life balance (in 13 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.  

    Horrible place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Enterprise Sales in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England
    Former Employee - Enterprise Sales in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England

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

    Pros

    Good technology that sells itself

    Cons

    Bad management, high staff turnover, lack of internal communication

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sort yourselves out, respect your staff, focus on empowering your staff

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good people, bad management

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aylesbury, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aylesbury, England

    I have been working at McAfee

    Pros

    Flexible working hours
    Working with smart people and good technologies

    Cons

    Once you join don't expect your salary to rise by much no matter how good you are. After a couple of years other companies are more competitive which makes it very tempting to leave.
    Very inexperienced people managers don't know how to treat employees and keep moral high.
    Constant fire fighting and a short term view on everything.
    Constant reorgs make people less productive.
    Experience is not valued.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Long term decisions about structure of teams and policy need to be taken and stuck to. Constant changes make people want to give up. It takes time for an organisation to settle and become fully productive. If you keep changing and moving it will never get there.
    Pay your employees what they are worth. How much will it cost to hire and train a replacement? Again a longer term view needed!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Dont expect any career path or training

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aylesbury, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aylesbury, England

    I have been working at McAfee

    Pros

    Flexi-hours very useful
    Causal dress makes a more relaxed atmosphere

    Cons

    - Very little in the way of training
    - Very little in the way of career development
    - No structured grading system used for jobs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Set clear grading levels for different fields so people know how to move ahead in their career

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Would not recommend unless you dont have an option

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    You get to learn enterprise products and experience the corporate environment

    Cons

    Cronyism and lots of opportunities
    For growth through having outside-of-the-office relationships with decision makers.
    Terrible work environment and sales and techs that buddy up can not meet their quotas and keep their position and get promoted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Join the buddy system and do everything what upper mgmt wants. Dont feel sorry about other people being treated unfairly to be successful.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Bad Managers

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Englewood, CO (US)
    Current Employee - Manager in Englewood, CO (US)

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

    Pros

    The number of managers is way to many

    Cons

    Don't have any management skills. Looking to blame people or other groups instead of fixing problem. It management is the worst.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Avoid like the plague

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (more than an 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
  8.  

    Was once great is now not

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Sydney (Australia)

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

    Pros

    Great health benefits and some social activities Non management is great very nice people who stick together.

    Cons

    Health Benefits and social activities cover the fact that their management structure is terrible. They are a fight or flight company if you are not doing well get out training may help but human understanding is thrown out the window.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to stop micro managing your employees and start seeing them as people not numbers.

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

    tech lead

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    flexible timing, brand value, work life balance

    Cons

    salary not good comparatively, single digit or no hikes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    value the employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Wasted too much of my career here

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Account Manager in Plano, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Account Manager in Plano, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    McAfee will hire anyone for inside sales positions even if you have no experience. You can come here, get experience and then leave for one of the competitors nearby and make a lot more money. If you do a really average to poor job at McAfee they'll promote you to management.

    Cons

    Terrible inside sales management team. They are just a joke and most sit around a better part of the day joking around with each other, not working, not helping and being another obstacle to hurdle while you try to make your unrealistic quota. We have people hired to be sales mentors and coaches and all they do is talk about football and rock bands all day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Intel you should take a hard look at what's going on in Plano with your inside sales teams. It's crazy to me that it has been allowed to go on like this for so long, even with so many poor reviews posted. There is a reason McAfee has become a people machine with high turnover.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Don't believe what you hear!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Cork (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Cork (Ireland)

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

    Pros

    Good Vision and companies future is bright.

    Cons

    Poor Sales Leadership. I've been in the company for a year and the management team of the sales organisation is extremely poor and lack respect. They forget we people are human and not robot number crunching spare parts. I believe some leadership training will help with this.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Attend people management and effective leadership courses.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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