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Updated 11 August 2014
Updated 11 August 2014
470 Reviews

3.4
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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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63 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews

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  1.  

    Great Company to work with

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

    Pros

    Employee friendly
    Work life balance
    Skill upgrades

    Cons

    No Cons as such for this amazing company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maintain the pace

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Best job I ever had

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Database Administrator
    Former Employee - Senior Database Administrator

    Pros

    The pay was great, the work was interesting, the managers actually managed people not just projects, the culture was geared towards a good work life balance.

    Cons

    The hours could be long when called for, but they were very good about making up for it with relaxed hours and/or comp time afterwards.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    McAfee - Part of Intel Security

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Director  in  Reston, VA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Reston, VA (US)

    Pros

    In terms of satisfaction, McAfee is by far the best company that I have worked for. I have worked for other security companies as well as contracting organizations and McAfee's culture, work-life balance and personnel are some of the best in North America.

    Cons

    Promotions have come based on the effort that I have put into the job and I have received much personal growth as a result of my effort. I have no CONS to consider at this time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Creating more of shared vision for success.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager  in  Santa Clara, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Manager in Santa Clara, CA (US)

    Pros

    personal growth, brand value, work-life balance.

    Cons

    technical knowledge required for even managerial roles

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company with excellent technical core

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Manager  in  Portland, OR (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Portland, OR (US)

    Pros

    Cutting edge of security technologies and people that worked in engineering to deliver for both the customers and shareholders.

    Cons

    there were some players in support management that practiced cronyism. This management was unseated by the executive team within six months of my departure and the relationships seem to be much better between support and engineering.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good place to learn and grow

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Operations  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Marketing Operations in Singapore (Singapore)

    Pros

    Excellent culture and professional people, superior flex--benefits, open communication from senior management.

    Cons

    Retrenchments in the name of cost-cutting, which not only affects those who are forced to leave, but also de-motivates the others who stay back in the organization

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please be mindful of cost-cutting measures

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to work

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

    Pros

    Great products, Great vision, you get to innovate!! Good growth opportunities. Benefits are great

    Cons

    Not much. Salary hikes are not much

    Recommends
  9.  

    Sr.Software Engineer

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

    Pros

    1. Best Place to work .
    2. People are friendly
    3. Best Work / Life balance.
    4. Free breakfast on thursday

    Cons

    1. Never get an update from management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Research Consultant

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Research Contractor  in  Santa Clara, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Research Contractor in Santa Clara, CA (US)

    Pros

    The employees, projects, and office

    Cons

    Not always being informed of state of company

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Software Engineering Perspective

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

    Pros

    Good engineers, good processes, management has realistic expectations, good perks/benefits, management understands the value engineers bring to the company

    Cons

    Product Management group immature and has little (if any) oversight, no standards, no reviews of their work, no quality, etc... it's quite sad as I think they are really holding back growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Revamp entire product management group, get more specialized/expert resources into engineering processes and don't rely on software engineers to do everything. Let them code.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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