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McAfee Reviews

Updated 22 January 2015
Updated 22 January 2015
522 Reviews
3.4
522 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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.  

    Great place to work? HA!

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    Former Employee - APAC Support in Sydney
    Former Employee - APAC Support in Sydney

    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
  2.  

    Was once great is now not

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Sydney
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Sydney

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

    Pros

    Great health benefits and some social activities Non management is great very nice people who stick together.

    Cons

    Health Benefits and social activities cover the fact that their management structure is terrible. They are a fight or flight company if you are not doing well get out training may help but human understanding is thrown out the window.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to stop micro managing your employees and start seeing them as people not numbers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    n/a

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    Current Employee - Channel Account Manager in North Sydney
    Current Employee - Channel Account Manager in North Sydney

    I have been working at McAfee

    Pros

    medical insurance, good employees, strong solution set

    Cons

    poor processes and systems, underpaid staff and overpaid senior managemenrt

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    CEO is fantastic, but many of the management team are not strong leaders and encourage bad behaviour amongst senior management.

    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    McAfee provides growth opportunity with challenge and guidance.

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    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
  6.  

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

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    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
  7.  

    Good place to start

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

    I have been working at McAfee full-time (more than an 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
  8.  

    Joined as fresher and after 7 yrs still working for it

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    • 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
  9.  

    Good company but sometimes not the best environtment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McAfee full-time (more than an 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
  10.  

    McAfee: A great place to work!

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    • 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

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