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McAfee Reviews

Updated 27 January 2015
Updated 27 January 2015
527 Reviews
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527 Reviews
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McAfee President Michael DeCesare
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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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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work!

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

    I have been working at McAfee

    Pros

    They take a good care of the employes!
    Free breakfast every Friday!!!

    Cons

    If you are a "contractor", you don't have the same benefits that Mcafee employes have.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Cronyism

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Santa Clara, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Santa Clara, CA (US)

    I have been working at McAfee

    Pros

    Had a the opportunity to do well with product

    Cons

    Executive extremely poor, if you were part of the bros club then things went well even if you did not perform. Total abuse by upper management, wasted money on lavish parties etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    McAfee

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer

    I have been working at McAfee

    Pros

    Great people and products

    Cons

    Lack of diversity in opportunities, salary inequity and persistent discrimination against women make it a difficult place if you are female.
    If you are looking for work life balance do not come to this company.

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  5.  

    Great learning opportunity

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Waterloo, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Experienced co-workers helps with a lot of learning and self-development including a lot of development opportunities like education. There were some perks of free food although could have been more frequent. The company encourages full-timers getting their time-off (PTO) to avoid burnout.

    Cons

    The social demographic is thin. A lot of older employees who have been in the industry for a long time and seem to have lost their drive/interest. The social connection to co-workers is a bit thinner as a result and can be highly team-specific dependent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More recruitment of college grads.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good place, lots of work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources
    Current Employee - Human Resources

    I have been working at McAfee full-time

    Pros

    Very good benefit program, will be moving to Intel entirely in a few months with the integration. They give stock to all employees which is a benefit. Great cause in making the world a safer place. Good flexibility, but a lot of work to do.

    Cons

    Ton of work, always running leaner than we should be. Always facing budget cuts and RIFs happen far too often. Distrust of management ranks in certain functions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pick a direction and stick to it. Mike Decesare had us headed in the right direction as evidence by getting back to growth, but with new leader on board he feels a need to course correct. Cut back on the RIFs, it is horrible for employee morale.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Disjointed, disorganized marketing community

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA (US)

    I worked at McAfee as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    McAfee has the best technology out there in the security industry, there are a lot of talented individuals scattered throughout the organization. Marketing this technology in new and unique ways was an excellent way to begin my career.

    Cons

    As a contractor at McAfee I felt expendable, useless, despite the fact that I was running a team and providing value that stretched all the way across and up the marketing organization and beyond. McAfee does not invest in its lower-level talent and much of the time upper management becomes complacent with the status quo, not willing to financially support new endeavors and hoping for the best from tired old ways. It's a conservative culture, and advancement (especially in the marketing organization) is difficult, if not impossible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest more in your lower-level employees - talent won't stick around incontrovertibly (especially in the valley). Try new things and don't be afraid of failure. Open up opportunities for your lower-level talent that you need to stick around to continue to compete.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Just another product company

    • Comp & Benefits
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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

    Pros

    Employee friendly policies
    growth opportunities are good

    Cons

    Lot of reorgs
    no job security

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to work? HA!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - APAC Support in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - APAC Support in Sydney (Australia)

    I worked at McAfee

    Pros

    Snacks provided in the office, a lot of friendly staff and colleagues.

    Cons

    It's a very Sales Oriented place - we all know how the sales types are. Pay was disappointing - for McAfee to be considered a 'Great place to work' you'd expect them to pay better than the national standards. The culture at McAfee is a unique one. They want you to be how you are at home, at work - it can get uncomfortable, especially when every second word is the F word and/or C word. The culture is very relaxed and not really corporate at all - a lot of the APAC directors are self entitled because of McAfee's position in the 'Great Place To Work' classification. This blinds them to a lot of flaws. Being an outsider coming into the business, you'll realise that these people are always on such a high because of this and depending on their position and/or years of service to the company , McAfee has a lot of staff who demand respect without giving it - it's disgusting. Don't expect new ideas or suggestion to be taken into consideration, not until you've earned your right to talk at the round table. - rolls eyes
    Expect this if you think of joining them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on REAL Employee engagement - you have this confused with giving too much freedom to staff - you don't see how a lot of staff take advantage of this. HR team needs a re-boot. Start focusing on your flaws. Stop ignoring them because of all the industry awards given to McAfee. People are too afraid to tell you guys what they really think .

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    McAfee Idaho Falls is great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Idaho Falls, ID (US)
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Idaho Falls, ID (US)

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

    Pros

    It has small company environment, but has benefit of big comapny. Work hour is felxible and you can keep work-life balance easily.

    Cons

    Processes and mangements are in middle of change. Work is hard and constant debuging due to the character of security industry. Idaho falls is quite small city with nothing really fun to do around.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    One of the best culture i seen in any company.

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

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

    Pros

    work life balance
    good pay
    excellent work culture. Its more like family

    Cons

    Lot of changes recently due to acquisition.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep going the right way

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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