McAfee
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Updated Apr 13, 2014
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McAfee President Michael DeCesare

Michael DeCesare

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Pros:
  • "Work Life Balance is also well maintained"
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  • "Mcafee is great if you are looking for a flexible work environment"
    in 27 reviews
Cons:
  • "Poor flexibility with respect to work/life balance"
    in 12 reviews
  • "and IDC lost it's mojo with many senior management folks moving away"
    in 14 reviews
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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at McAfee full-time for less than a year

Pros1. Best Place to work .
2. People are friendly
3. Best Work / Life balance.
4. Free breakfast on thursday

Cons1. Never get an update from management.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Principal Software Engineer (Current Employee)

I have been working at McAfee full-time for more than 8 years

ProsPeople are friendly and ready to help; good engineers and good benefits.

ConsToo many products. Strategy and decision making process questionable or unclear.

Advice to Senior ManagementConsolidate the products.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Have been good so far

Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Bangalore (India)

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

ProsWork Life balance is good.
Work is good in some of the teams.

ConsHigher management fails to express long term roadmap sometimes.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great Company! Great People!

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at McAfee full-time for more than a year

ProsThe company has great culture. People are all friendly and ready to help!

ConsSince the acquisition it has been going through some changes which has been hard on departments but I guess that's what every company has to go through in order to become more successful.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Research Contractor (Former Employee)
Santa Clara, CA (US)

I worked at McAfee as a contractor for less than a year

ProsThe employees, projects, and office

ConsNot always being informed of state of company

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good and bad aspects of the company

Risk and Compliance (Current Employee)
Plano, TX (US)

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

ProsDepending on the project you work on it has very little supervision and you can do what you want to get things done

ConsNo management has huge downfalls as well, they will you a project fall flat on its face until the world blows up, then they care.

That is super frustrating

Advice to Senior ManagementBe more technical, you can not couch someone in Chess if you only know Checkers

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good Place to Work

Software QA Engineer (Current Employee)
Bangalore (India)

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

ProsGreat people.
Great Work Culture.
Great Managers.
Great Educational Support.

ConsAggressive Cost cuttings
Lack of decisive leadership
Lack of cutting edge technical innovation

Advice to Senior ManagementPls dont change technical road maps often

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good technology but poor management

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Bangalore (India)

I have been working at McAfee full-time

Pros1. The products are best in the market.
2. Talented pool of people around to work with

ConsWhere do I begin with.. The company seems to be directionless these days.. Management is only concerned on how to push quarter after quarter.. some times appears whether it has any vision?

I think overall the motivation of the employees dipped. and then aggressive cost cutting..

May be thats what happen when the company is given with almost impossible target by a parent company.

Advice to Senior ManagementGuys, you have great bunch of people.. please offer something better than MBO goals to motivate them with

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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It is an OK place to work, has some flexibility

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at McAfee full-time

ProsI am able to balance work-life. There is flexibility. decent facilities like gym/cafe

Consno opportunities for advancement..lot of politics. There is not much communication between upper management and team.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great Culture / Bad Management

Senior Account Manager (Former Employee)
Plano, TX (US)

I worked at McAfee full-time for less than a year

ProsAmazing people PTO work life balance

ConsConstant change, Reduced commissions, constant reporting on reports

Advice to Senior ManagementFind a direction and stick with it, Don't change the model if its working just to pad the bottom line, take care fo your performers

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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