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Helpful (3)

Not great and sometimes "ew"

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Current Employee - Employee
Current Employee - Employee

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

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

Pros

Good work life balance
Some nice perks and programs

Cons

Hypocritical messages about employee empowerment (talk a lot but don't walk the talk).
Underlying sexism in culture - not overt but it's absolutely there
Can't get anything done
Way too much top down decision making

Advice to Management

If you want the culture and results you say you do, behavior needs to change starting at the top. Employees are smarter than you think

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  1. Helpful (2)

    McAfee is not a good place to work

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    Current Contractor - Infrastructure Engineer in Beaverton, OR (US)
    Current Contractor - Infrastructure Engineer in Beaverton, OR (US)

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

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    First Thursday free beer, Fee Muffins on Friday, casual work environment , that's about it.

    Cons

    In 6 months they fires 3 people and two more just walk out in the Labs division alone. McAfee's Virus detection rates are very low, they are loosing money, there clients are leaving Not a good organization to work for. Plus Intel owns them and there is talk of them folding them in and big laying offs

    Advice to Management

    There are too may managers and none of them know anything about enterprise IT operations. You would think a company like McAfee would have world class IT, Not so much

  2. Helpful (2)

    Sleazy snakepit; but I was there before Intel took over, so maybe it's better now

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at McAfee full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The global teams enjoy working together.

    Cons

    The Santa Clara office really looked down on the Plano office.

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