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McAfee Reviews

Updated Jul 22, 2014
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3.3 452 reviews

69% Approve of the CEO

McAfee President Michael DeCesare

Michael DeCesare

(94 ratings)

65% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Promotes work-life balance - Remote work is often encouraged for FTEs(in 67 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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    Challenging and collaborative software development environment

    Software Development Engineer (Current Employee) Aylesbury, England

    ProsAs long as you land in a decent team, you get to work on some cool projects and gain a lot of experience very quickly in a range of marketable technologies.
    Their agile development model works very well. There is a massive focus on software quality, peer reviews, unit test suites, code coverage and some decent tools to support that.

    ConsThere are some really bright and knowledgeable development guys here and certainly my immediate senior management superiors are very technical and incredibly receptive, supportive and encouraging of new ideas. But I get the impression that in other groups not everyone is as passionate and I was initially staggered at the ratio of directors, managers, product managers and architects to developers.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAccelerate the integration of McAfee into the wider Intel development work force.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Some great people, terrible leadership

    Senior Manager (Current Employee) London, England

    ProsGreat people, flexible working, good physical environment. Some good ideas coming if only they will get the chance to develop before being managed into oblivion.

    ConsIncessant pointless reorganisation means you're always unsure whether you'll still be there next month. Anticipating the annual arbitrary staff reduction doesn't fill you with enthusiasm.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPrune out the huge number of VPs SVPs Directors Managers that have no useful purpose and then stop reorganising.

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    Great place to work

    Director (Current Employee) London, England

    Prossolid company with constant growth and extremely professional and dedicated management and executive team - well positioned in the market thanks to strong partnerships - results driven, rewards great performers, transparent culture and decision making

    Consrequires a lot of dedication and personal investment in order to achieve company results and personal/professional growth, which may result in poor work/life balance - minimal salary increases once you are in

    Advice to Senior Managementshould reward better the best performers and the people who have been with McAfee for a long time, or they will have to look elsewhere for significant salary increases

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

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    Steer Clear

    Senior Engineering Director (Current Employee) Usselby, England

    ProsStill a few good engineers left

    ConsShort termism
    Lack of sustained strategy
    Management at VP a mix of guys who have been there so long, have been promoted by default. New SVP hires been very poor leaders and joined for title rather than their ability.
    The good guys leave - the dead wood stay and add to the general complacency
    Network group has good products in Firewall etc. but the rest limps along. Senior management still investing in areas such as network that are lost leaders due to weak strategy

    Advice to Senior ManagementIntel needs to get a grip and shake strongly before all the remaining few good engineers leave completely
    Look carefully at the VP/SVP competencies
    Note - review option does not allow my actual location to be set. UK/US responsibilities.

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

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    McAfee Aylesbury - New site, new optimism!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Aylesbury, England

    ProsGreat new office, close teamwork within R&D across the globe.

    ConsCareer progression could be improved.

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

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    McAfee Professional Services

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsLarge number of opportunities within the company. Very supportive staff

    ConsLack of planning, focus on meeting quarterly targets

    Advice to Senior ManagementIncrease inhouse training for the professional service teams

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

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    Jack of All Trades

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) London, England

    Pros- People are genuinely collaborative and caring
    - Some great products
    - A clear technical strategy

    Cons- The clear technical strategy is unreachable without a significant investment in additional technical staff
    - Little consideration given for work/life balance
    - Very low morale

    Advice to Senior ManagementReign in the strategy of acquisition, or factor into it the need to increase the sales + technical resources needed turn acquisitions into successful revenue generators without neglecting the existing portfolio of products.

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

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    was good

    Associate Software Engineer (Current Employee) London, England

    Prosnice people make it a good work place

    Conslow pay is a bit of a problem

    Advice to Senior Managementkeep it the way it is

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

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    Poor Engineering Leadership

    Engineering Leader (Current Employee) Aylesbury, England

    ProsAbove average salary.
    Fairly good working conditions
    Pension on par with other large corporate companies

    ConsLacking in direction - become 'me too' players, follow the crowd
    Do what Intel tell us to do with no pushback
    HR pathetic - not HR at all, purely yes/no sir folk to leadership team

    Advice to Senior ManagementBreak the company up and get some strategy together - it's sinking slowly but surely.

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

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    Horrible place to work

    Enterprise Sales (Former Employee) Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England

    ProsGood technology that sells itself

    ConsBad management, high staff turnover, lack of internal communication

    Advice to Senior ManagementSort yourselves out, respect your staff, focus on empowering your staff

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

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