McAfee
3.3 of 5 409 reviews
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Updated Apr 15, 2014
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72% Approve of the CEO

McAfee President Michael DeCesare

Michael DeCesare

(82 ratings)

63% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Work life balance - you know what that means :) Little work and less pay"
    in 59 reviews
  • "You have Flexible Working Hours - can come and go as you wish as long as work gets done"
    in 14 reviews
Cons:
  • "Poor flexibility with respect to work/life balance"
    in 12 reviews
  • "and IDC lost it's mojo with many senior management folks moving away"
    in 14 reviews
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Enjoyed my stint of two years

Senior Software Engineer (Former Employee)
Bangalore (India)

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

ProsIn retrospective, i felt McAfee was better than the companies where i worked later.
It provides:
Good Work-life balance;
Employee friendly policies;
Approachable HR and Finance team;
Will get to learn security domain and various security products;
Great career prospects, if you are a tester;
Decent pay;
Will depend on how you utilize the opportunities you get here;

ConsIn-house framework;
Yearly lay-off;
Mostly a testing factory;
Stagnant growth;
Pay cycle is messed up;
Favoritism and politics are there just like any other place;
Slowly but surely is being a service company;
You will see some people climb the ladder pretty fast while others languish;

Advice to Senior ManagementImprove the pay cycle
Improve the work place
Travel opportunities and incentives will motivate employees when pay is stagnant

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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started career in this and is good place to work for.

Software Development Engineer (Current Employee)
Bangalore (India)

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

ProsWill get a chance to learn and work with new technologies.
Work culture is good and flexible timings

ConsDon't expect much from compensation & benefits.
Team politics will be there like in any other company.

Advice to Senior Managementmanagement should take necessary actions based on the feedback given from employees.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great place to work.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsHighly competitive and exciting work. Great benefits. Excellent compensations. Performance and career growths are given a great importance.

ConsToo many reorganizations makes it difficult to gain trust on the products sustainability.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Senior Product Manager (Former Employee)
Santa Clara, CA (US)

I worked at McAfee full-time for more than 8 years

ProsHuge opportunity to make a difference, travel the world, contribute on a variety of teams

ConsFrequent reorgs, management changes, executive changes

Advice to Senior ManagementNone

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Wasted too much of my career here

Inside Sales Account Manager (Current Employee)
Plano, TX (US)

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

ProsMcAfee will hire anyone for inside sales positions even if you have no experience. You can come here, get experience and then leave for one of the competitors nearby and make a lot more money. If you do a really average to poor job at McAfee they'll promote you to management.

ConsTerrible inside sales management team. They are just a joke and most sit around a better part of the day joking around with each other, not working, not helping and being another obstacle to hurdle while you try to make your unrealistic quota. We have people hired to be sales mentors and coaches and all they do is talk about football and rock bands all day.

Advice to Senior ManagementIntel you should take a hard look at what's going on in Plano with your inside sales teams. It's crazy to me that it has been allowed to go on like this for so long, even with so many poor reviews posted. There is a reason McAfee has become a people machine with high turnover.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good place

QA Lead (Current Employee)
Bangalore (India)

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

ProsGood work.
Good work life balance.
No micro management, flexible timings.

ConsSince intel acquired, McAfee is not able to spend money on its employees.

Advice to Senior ManagementMarket is not so bad, always in the name of market, dont cut peoples hikes.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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A great company that works hard to provide good benefits. Needs to weather the current storm and market trends.

Software Developer (Current Employee)
Mission Viejo, CA (US)

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

ProsGreat benefits package, like health insurance, IRA, training
Conscientious and considerate managers
Challenging and rewarding work

ConsUncertainty as many of the markets they lead in are starting to slow down. The company can buy companies to boost its lineup, however the outlook may not be bright for teams working on products in segments that are experiencing little or no growth.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great company for flexible work life. Must be adaptable to change.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at McAfee full-time for more than 8 years

ProsMcafee is great if you are looking for a flexible work environment.

ConsOpportunities for advancement are not always there for everyone. You may have to move departments in some cases.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Don't believe what you hear!

Inside Sales Representative (Current Employee)
Cork (Ireland)

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

ProsGood Vision and companies future is bright.

ConsPoor Sales Leadership. I've been in the company for a year and the management team of the sales organisation is extremely poor and lack respect. They forget we people are human and not robot number crunching spare parts. I believe some leadership training will help with this.

Advice to Senior ManagementAttend people management and effective leadership courses.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Senior Development Manager (Current Employee)

I have been working at McAfee full-time for more than 8 years

ProsGreat Compensation & Benefits
Great People

ConsProduct direction and focus is always changing
Senior leadership has had many changes since the acquisition
Little to no new innovation - grows via acquisition

Advice to Senior ManagementMore visible roadmap

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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