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McAfee Reviews

Updated 27 January 2015
Updated 27 January 2015
527 Reviews
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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.  

    McAfee provides growth opportunity with challenge and guidance.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director in Plano, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Director in Plano, TX (US)

    I worked at McAfee full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    There is always something new due to growth, M&A or market. Company invests in its people with training, mentorship and proper feedback. Compensation was excellent with really good benefits.

    Cons

    The M&A schedules can be ridiculously short and the under/over hiring plan flexes every year. Unfortunately due to M&A positions are eliminated every year. If your on the technology side the resources are mainly in India.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better hiring plan by Sales and Engineering would help with the annual RIF due to bad planning.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Fantastic workplace where visionary leaders inspire and educate you, to become the best in the business

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bangalore (India)

    I worked at McAfee

    Pros

    * Leaders are distributed over Geo's; so regular face-time is possible leading to strong personal relationships\\
    * Industry standard and better pay
    * Program Management Organisation is powerful and it's value well understood

    Cons

    * Personal growth may not happen automatically, one needs to perform well and then follow it up
    * Aquired by Intel. So repercussions are still coming to light

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    * The impact that a company like McAfee has on the world, and the lives of millions does not come across strongly. Motivation and performance will improve automatically, if this message is re-inforved periodically, and visible at all times

    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Good place to start

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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 a year)

    Pros

    Job stability
    Decent Salary
    Great Benefits
    No stressful

    Cons

    Not many opportunities to grow
    Not very flexible in working from home once in a while

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Joined as fresher and after 7 yrs still working for it

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior QA Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Senior QA Engineer in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    Open door policy is good

    Cons

    Packages for existing employees are extremely less and too good for new joinees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give same salary to existing employees as new joinees. they will work best if paid good

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good company but sometimes not the best environtment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    McAfee is now part of Intel, what makes the experience much more interesting in terms of career development and also resume purposes

    Cons

    Depending on which department you work on, sometimes carrer development within the company is not that easy as they claim to be.
    Salaries are lower than similar companies, and promotions won't give you much more earnings

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should provide more support to their team members in terms of training to help them grow as professionals.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    McAfee: A great place to work!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Writer in Plano, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Technical Writer in Plano, TX (US)

    I have been working at McAfee

    Pros

    Outstanding benefits, great culture, exciting technology!

    Cons

    Typical corporate stuff, but nothing unusual or systematic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maybe loosen the reins a little on the spending. We work pretty hard here, and mostly for love of the business itself. Cost controls are important, but maybe try to have a little more of a buffer.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Overall Good Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Security Research Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Security Research Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    I worked at McAfee full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    -Work life balance ,work from home flexibility.
    -Hardware of your choice.
    -Respectable name in industry.

    Cons

    -No really innovative as they claim

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on research

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    One of the best places to work in India.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - SAP Basis Consultant in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - SAP Basis Consultant in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at McAfee as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    A lot to learn because of the challenging environment.

    Cons

    A lot of micro management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No comment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    One of the great places to work

    • 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 (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Excellent work culture
    Challenging and stimulating technical environment

    Cons

    More stress should be given to innovation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Best Place to Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software QA Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Software QA Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    I worked at McAfee full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great work culture
    Work Life balance
    Flexible timings
    Initial pay will be great
    Awesome employee benefits
    Very good leave policy
    Overall - Great place to work.

    Cons

    Not much growth opportunities
    Hike - Depends on your performance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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