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McAfee Reviews

Updated 31 October 2014
Updated 31 October 2014
487 Reviews
3.4
487 Reviews
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McAfee President Michael DeCesare
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116 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good Work Life Balance, good benefits with flexibility to work from home if needed (in 77 reviews)

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


Cons
  • Poor flexibility with respect to work/life balance (in 13 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.  

    Can't go wrong. Great place.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McAfee

    Pros

    The people are the best part of my day. Would recommend.

    Cons

    If you're not on a big project it will be difficult to get noticed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great for cutting your teeth in sales

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Plano, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Plano, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    McAfee is somewhat of a melting pot in the talent pool. Great for breaking into sales and opens doors to move into other companies. GREAT atmosphere, very family like between employees on the sales floor.

    Cons

    If you're not in the buddy system, plan to stay in your position with a small base and aggressive quota

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If management would take more interest in retaining/growing existing sales talent instead of hiring college recruits there would be more stability. It's also a common theme to interview for a position that either you sought out or they approach you for and then go silent. Silence and disconnects are a problem when attempting to advance unless you're apart of the buddy program.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Cares more about making money, than making great security products!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and mostly great people (below Director level). There are a few higher up who "get it", but probably won't stay around long. Intel has finally had enough, and is fully absorbing McAfee.

    Cons

    Buys companies that make good security products instead of developing their own. McAfee leadership is totally out of touch, and are too interested in hearing themselves talk.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Embrace Intel. They understand security. Actually read the comments of your employees. Stop rewarding only those who say yes and kiss the ground you walk on. Slow down and make things secure to safeguard customers instead of rushing to market for a quick sale.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great corporate experience with a lot of upside

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Operations in Reston, VA (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Operations in Reston, VA (US)

    I worked at McAfee part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Very relaxed culture, pay depends on performance (if you are working in sales), upper management is very helpful with entry level positions

    Cons

    Not the highest prestige, personal growth opportunities limited, can get complacent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have more strict policies and increase the brand image of the company to draw in better talent

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Layoffs after being employed less than 5 months?!

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    Former Employee - Administrative in Santa Clara, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Administrative in Santa Clara, CA (US)

    I worked at McAfee full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Nice office environment. Cube farms are neatly arranged.

    Cons

    Too many meetings. Some management very title-oriented and treat people below them like minions in how they communicate with them. Intimidation management. My own boss was on vacation at least 4 times in the 5 months I was there, often times leaving things unattended.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Forecast better to avoid training people up just to let them go!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Satisfying career

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    • 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 (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good place to work. Focus is always on delivering products which are relevant to the customers.
    IDeas from employees get more than fair review. Employees get to enhance their skills by working on projects of thier interest and are also paired up with mentors.

    Cons

    There is a fair bit of political maneuvering, especially in the management layer.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good Company to Work for

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - QA Lead in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - QA Lead in Bangalore (India)

    I worked at McAfee as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Flexibility, healthy fun environment to work.

    Cons

    Very less projects in MIC India. Management should think about expanding it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase MIC India center. Mostly development kinda work is at onsite.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Positive atmosphere, recognize hard work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at McAfee full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great management, always made sure to recognize employees' hard work. The possibilities of new career paths and advancements were encouraged and exemplified by if not your own, but your colleagues' career progression.

    Cons

    Halfway through my tenure there, enforced policies to adhere to lowering budget costs was implemented. At the time it seemed to be negative, but upon quarter close the % saved was nearly impossible to overlook.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Positive experience in regards to high level executives; really respected the fact that they always made a point in promote internally.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    My 3 months Internship experience has been pretty good

    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer

    I have been working at McAfee as an intern

    Pros

    Good Work Life Balance. Office culture is really nice

    Cons

    Wanted better work. As an Intern I expected more job responsibilities than I was given

  11.  

    Would not recommend unless you dont have an option

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at McAfee full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    You get to learn enterprise products and experience the corporate environment

    Cons

    Cronyism and lots of opportunities
    For growth through having outside-of-the-office relationships with decision makers.
    Terrible work environment and sales and techs that buddy up can not meet their quotas and keep their position and get promoted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Join the buddy system and do everything what upper mgmt wants. Dont feel sorry about other people being treated unfairly to be successful.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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