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McAfee Reviews

Updated Jul 21, 2014
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3.3 451 reviews

69% Approve of the CEO

McAfee President Michael DeCesare

Michael DeCesare

(94 ratings)

64% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Promotes work-life balance - Remote work is often encouraged for FTEs(in 66 reviews)

  • You have Flexible Working Hours - can come and go as you wish as long as work gets done(in 16 reviews)


Cons
  • Poor flexibility with respect to work/life balance(in 12 reviews)

  • Some times senior management can be tricky trying to find scapegoats to escape from their mistakes(in 17 reviews)

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    Nice

    Lead Development Representative (Current Employee) São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)

    ProsGood visibility in the Market

    ConsHard to build a career

    Advice to Senior ManagementUse the internal team

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    Open culture and a wonderful place to work at.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat Place. Plenty of challenging and learning opportunities.

    ConsNeed to come out with more innovative products. Change in direction very frequent.

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    Good company

    Software Engineer (Current Employee) Bangalore (India)

    Prosu get whatever u want in terms of work life balance

    Consno hikes in terms of salary

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

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    take a job here if you are Unemployed!

    Marketing Manager (Current Employee) Santa Clara, CA (US)

    ProsMcAfee is a company that offers free parking and free sodas to employees.

    ConsMcAfee is a place to go to die or to go if you're unemployed--that was my excuse. The company is filled with "lifers" who have put in years and years. Quite uncommon in the valley so you should take this as a red flag! People managers have $0 budgets for development. In the entire time I have been here, not once have I attended a meeting (staff, extended staff, all-hands, etc.) that included a speaker from outside of McAfee or Intel. This is called inbreeding. This is what's going to kill McAfee.

    Least capable get promoted. Remember that when you see someone's resume who was a director or a VP. The people who are changing things who are creative and paradigm-shattering come in and leave jaded usually under 3 years.

    Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in your people
    Allow your people more latitude to complete their jobs
    Change meeting structures from status reports and top-down communications to more creative, problem solving and down-to-top communications

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    Well established company, but slow to make real change.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood job security. Integrating with Intel, the parent company.

    ConsLarge company, hard to get things done and be creative. Long work hours.

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    Good Company but not in LTAM

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood compensation and benefits
    Good office

    ConsMicromanagement
    The management does not care about people

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease give mid level executives coaching about people management
    Build McAfee culture in LTAM

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    good for a stepping jump in the career - a good brand name

    Senior Software Development Engineer (Current Employee) Bangalore (India)

    ProsFlexibility only in some teams

    ConsPoor Salary hikes
    Monopoly decisions in some teams, others just need to follow

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore flexibility to take decisions for the team manager and the team members
    equanimity in salaries

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Started with good

    Software Development Engineer (Current Employee) Bangalore (India)

    ProsThis is all about my BU...
    - OK

    ConsNeed to give laptop
    Good process to be implemented

    Advice to Senior ManagementHave to clear roadmap

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Not so good

    Technical Lead (Former Employee) Bangalore (India)

    Pros1. Friendly people
    2. Some team get to work on good development projects

    Cons1. Work on weekends
    2. Management does not understand the true potential of employee. Lots of politics
    3. Credit stealing
    4. Micro management
    5. Working on age old technology

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry to increase the compensation

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    Contract

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsSupport good work / life balance.

    ConsHave an ambiguous career trajectory.

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