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McAfee Reviews

Updated 11 December 2014
Updated 11 December 2014
501 Reviews
3.4
501 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good Work Life Balance, good benefits with flexibility to work from home if needed (in 81 reviews)

  • Salary, Learning, Flexible working hours (in 17 reviews)


Cons
  • Intel has great programs for work life balance, even including a Sabbatical (in 14 reviews)

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

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Challenging and collaborative software development environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Aylesbury, England
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Aylesbury, England

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

    Pros

    As 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.

    Cons

    There 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 ManagementAdvice

    Accelerate the integration of McAfee into the wider Intel development work force.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Some great people, terrible leadership

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in London, England

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Incessant 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 ManagementAdvice

    Prune out the huge number of VPs SVPs Directors Managers that have no useful purpose and then stop reorganising.

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in London, England
    Current Employee - Director in London, England

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

    Pros

    solid 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

    Cons

    requires 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 ManagementAdvice

    should 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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Steer Clear

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Engineering Director in Usselby, England
    Current Employee - Senior Engineering Director in Usselby, England

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

    Pros

    Still a few good engineers left

    Cons

    Short 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 ManagementAdvice

    Intel 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    McAfee Aylesbury - New site, new optimism!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aylesbury, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aylesbury, England

    I have been working at McAfee full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Career progression could be improved.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    McAfee Professional Services

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McAfee full-time

    Pros

    Large number of opportunities within the company. Very supportive staff

    Cons

    Lack of planning, focus on meeting quarterly targets

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase inhouse training for the professional service teams

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Jack of All Trades

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

    I worked at McAfee (more than 3 years)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Reign 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    was good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Software Engineer in London, England
    Current Employee - Associate Software Engineer in London, England

    I have been working at McAfee part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    nice people make it a good work place

    Cons

    low pay is a bit of a problem

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep it the way it is

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Poor Engineering Leadership

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering Leader in Aylesbury, England
    Current Employee - Engineering Leader in Aylesbury, England

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Lacking 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 ManagementAdvice

    Break the company up and get some strategy together - it's sinking slowly but surely.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Horrible place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 an year)

    Pros

    Good technology that sells itself

    Cons

    Bad management, high staff turnover, lack of internal communication

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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