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McAfee Reviews

Updated 9 April 2015
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  1. Horrible place to work

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    • 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 a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good technology that sells itself

    Cons

    Bad management, high staff turnover, lack of internal communication

    Advice to Management

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

  2. Helpful (3)

    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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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!!

  3. Helpful (2)

    Dont expect any career path or training

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aylesbury, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aylesbury, England

    I have been working at McAfee

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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

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  5. Senior Software QA Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software QA Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Software QA Engineer in Bangalore (India)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible timing
    Big name in industry

    Cons

    Too much politics.
    Too much manual testing in QA side
    No trainings
    Old people in team involved in too much politics

    Advice to Management

    McAfee should reshuffle old people in team who are more than 5 years in same team. They have made his own group and not giving any chance to grow new people. Also some people are very poor in technical.

  6. High end polticis ,thats why intel acquired it. So it became intel security.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Plano, IA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Plano, IA (US)

    I worked at McAfee full-time (more than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Time flexibilty. Good offsite managers

    Cons

    Hiring wrong canditates for right profiles, who just use company benfits and extract companies assests but no returns to the company.

    Advice to Management

    Hire the right candidates who believe in contributing to the company rather creating a polticis inside the company and hampering the company image esp with the client.

  7. Review For Technical support Engineer Network Security Team

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    There is not best Reason after joining this team

    Cons

    -Team Work Sucks
    -Senior People sitting for 15 years doing nothing
    -Technical Training 0%
    -Single Engineer is mapped to 10 Products
    - Work Pressure Very High
    -Its not the same at different location
    -Management says its TAC -But its Customer Service and not Technical Support
    -For Break you need Permission and if its break they ask you to pick calls .
    -In my span of 2years till now (about to end soon) Out of team of 25 people 20 are new , Everybody leaves in one year .

    - Your life and career will be pathetic .

    NOTE:PLEASE JOIN HERE TO SCREW YOUR CAREER

    Advice to Management

    PLEASE UNDERSTAND EMPLOYEE NEEDS!!!!!!!!!!

  8. Inside sales management doesn't help

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Plano, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Plano, TX (US)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice selection of holidays to take time off

    Cons

    Managers don't help. They sit around with each other screwing around a lot, telling jokes and making a stressful workplace even worse.

    Advice to Management

    Intel should lay off most of the existing inside sales management and promote people who really want to work and contribute to the company and their paycheck

  9. Cronyism

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Santa Clara, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Santa Clara, CA (US)

    I have been working at McAfee

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Had a the opportunity to do well with product

    Cons

    Executive extremely poor, if you were part of the bros club then things went well even if you did not perform. Total abuse by upper management, wasted money on lavish parties etc.

    Advice to Management

    Go

  10. McAfee

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer

    I have been working at McAfee

    Pros

    Great people and products

    Cons

    Lack of diversity in opportunities, salary inequity and persistent discrimination against women make it a difficult place if you are female.
    If you are looking for work life balance do not come to this company.

  11. Great place to work? HA!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - APAC Support in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - APAC Support in Sydney (Australia)

    I worked at McAfee

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Snacks provided in the office, a lot of friendly staff and colleagues.

    Cons

    It's a very Sales Oriented place - we all know how the sales types are. Pay was disappointing - for McAfee to be considered a 'Great place to work' you'd expect them to pay better than the national standards. The culture at McAfee is a unique one. They want you to be how you are at home, at work - it can get uncomfortable, especially when every second word is the F word and/or C word. The culture is very relaxed and not really corporate at all - a lot of the APAC directors are self entitled because of McAfee's position in the 'Great Place To Work' classification. This blinds them to a lot of flaws. Being an outsider coming into the business, you'll realise that these people are always on such a high because of this and depending on their position and/or years of service to the company , McAfee has a lot of staff who demand respect without giving it - it's disgusting. Don't expect new ideas or suggestion to be taken into consideration, not until you've earned your right to talk at the round table. - rolls eyes
    Expect this if you think of joining them.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on REAL Employee engagement - you have this confused with giving too much freedom to staff - you don't see how a lot of staff take advantage of this. HR team needs a re-boot. Start focusing on your flaws. Stop ignoring them because of all the industry awards given to McAfee. People are too afraid to tell you guys what they really think .

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