McAfee Reviews

Updated 12 September 2014
Updated 12 September 2014
478 Reviews
3.4
478 Reviews
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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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    good contract oppty

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    Former Employee - Recruiter  in  Plano, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Plano, TX (US)

    I worked at McAfee as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    pay above market salaries and good benefits

    Cons

    difficult communicating with managers, some disorganization

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    move more ops to Plano!

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Bad Managers

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    Current Employee - Manager  in  Englewood, CO (US)
    Current Employee - Manager in Englewood, CO (US)

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

    Pros

    The number of managers is way to many

    Cons

    Don't have any management skills. Looking to blame people or other groups instead of fixing problem. It management is the worst.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    This is a nice company to work with. Great opportunities, and friendly team members. Company is highly competitive.

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    Current Employee - Manager  in  Santa Clara, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Manager in Santa Clara, CA (US)

    I have been working at McAfee full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    personal growth, brand value, work-life balance.

    Cons

    technical knowledge required for even managerial roles

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Too many changes going on.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Nice facilities (gym, cafe, game room). Small enough of a company to know many people by name. Large enough that you're always meeting someone new. Lots of employee events are organized for their enjoyment and team building.

    Cons

    Too many org changes recently have left people unsettled.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Work Life

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Santa Clara, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA (US)

    I worked at McAfee full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great Work Life Balance and Benefits..

    Cons

    Slow growth and very little learning unless you end up in a good team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a better vision

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good Place to get your start... but...

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative  in  Plano, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Plano, TX (US)

    I worked at McAfee full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Free soft drinks, good place for someone to get their start in IT sales. Good health benefits, and PTO (when they let you take it) Lot's of great people stuck there though... Good products

    Cons

    Executive management are some of the worst humans you will ever meet.
    While they stress work life management you WILL be working Christmas eve and the day after
    Can't get promoted without being part of the "bros" club, or a girl with lose morals.
    Very low pay for industry...
    Spends money on stupid things like lavish parties with private concerts with rock stars.
    One of the most bloated top heavy companies I have ever heard of...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire about 90% of upper and middle management, starting with that rat they call a leader.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Constant frustration

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    Former Employee - Director Product Marketing
    Former Employee - Director Product Marketing

    I worked at McAfee full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    There are pockets of really great people, and some cool security technology if you are lucky to land in the right role with the right support from the organization.

    Cons

    Comments are for the B2B/enterprise security business. So many empty promises for change, lackluster leaders, and uncertainty what Intel might abruptly alter, makes for shaky grounds for any career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk is cheap, trust has to be earned. Too many great people left because the organization favors those who plug-away vs. those who want to make positive changes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Glad to have moved on

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    Former Employee - IT  in  Plano, TX (US)
    Former Employee - IT in Plano, TX (US)

    I worked at McAfee full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Compensation, investment in training, relaxed culture.

    Cons

    Leadership in IT needs serious overhaul. Promotions are not based on merit or accomplishments but rather favoritism and politics. First place to take a closer look are the groups where multiple people leave same manager.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not what it used to be

    Former Employee - Marketing Manager
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager

    I worked at McAfee full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Decent office space. Nice cafeteria. Nice little gym.

    Cons

    Talent is leaving this company in droves. Management has changed dramatically to the worse.

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ok to Work

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    Current Employee - Business Intelligence Intern  in  Santa Clara, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Business Intelligence Intern in Santa Clara, CA (US)

    I have been working at McAfee as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexible atmosphere. Lots to learn and enjoy.

    Cons

    Pay is OK, Not much employee benefits

    Recommends

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