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McAfee Reviews

Updated 11 December 2014
Updated 11 December 2014
501 Reviews
3.4
501 Reviews
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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.  

    Was once great is now not

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  2.  

    n/a

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  3.  

    Great learning opportunity

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 an 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
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  5.  

    Good place, lots of work

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    • 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
  6.  

    Great place to work!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  7.  

    Good company to work with avg challenging in technology, Great work life balance and employee friendly atmosphere

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    Company is having good growth in 2014 and giving good amount of bonus
    Great place to work in case of work life balance
    Less work and more fun
    Good atmosphere for growth and less politics in my team
    Manager is keeping information update and keeping nice relationship
    Strong market growth for at;east 5 quarters and doing good
    Great technical team working for next 5 year timeline of the products available

    Cons

    Less new learning experience
    Salary is avg
    Annual layoff

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep going

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    not that good

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

    I have been working at McAfee full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    some group members are friendly, easy-going.

    Cons

    some people don't have patience to let you finish you sentence..

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Good benefits, laid back style

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrate Assistant in Santa Clara, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Administrate Assistant in Santa Clara, CA (US)

    I worked at McAfee full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Relaxed atmosphere, work from home, (very) casual dress code.

    Cons

    Lower-end pay, extremely poor review system. Not motivated to maintain quality employees, several rounds of layoffs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Review salary and raise policies to match with employee performance.

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

    Just another product company

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • 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
  11.  

    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 an 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

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