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Updated 2 March 2015
Updated 2 March 2015
541 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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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Sydney
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Sydney

    I worked at McAfee full-time (more than a 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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
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  5.  

    Great Infrastructure, Best Minds in Industry, now called Intel Security, Great initial package.

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

    I have been working at McAfee

    Pros

    1. Package offered to you initially will be awesome when you join. and lots of goodies.
    2. Chance to work with one of the best minds in industry.
    3. Amazing office infrastructure.
    4. Good career prospect. It is will be Intel by 2016. So big brand value.
    5. Feel good factor. Feeling of working in a great company can be seen from lot of people.
    6. Chance to internally move across teams/projects.

    Cons

    1. Transparency in Job role.
    2. More innovative and development work should be initiated. More of QA work.
    3. Proper team introduction and absorption into team to be done. People in team don't have time to talk to others.
    4. Heard about very less onsite opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    (same as mentioned in Cons)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Enlightening

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

    I have been working at McAfee

    Pros

    Flexibility and family first although some take it for granted

    Cons

    Too much office politics

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    software develpment engineer

    • Work/Life Balance
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McAfee

    Pros

    very lenient with flexible work hours as long as you are productive.

    Cons

    processes and systems are still pretty wobbly

  8.  

    One of the best place to work

    Former Employee - Technical Analyst in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Technical Analyst in Bangalore (India)

    I worked at McAfee

    Pros

    A wonderful team. Amazing work culture.

    Cons

    Limited personal growth,else don't see any.

  9.  

    Intern Software Developer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Software Development Intern
    Former Intern - Software Development Intern

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

    Pros

    Great work-life balance as an intern.
    Smaller office environment was great.
    Free drinks and breakfast each Friday.

    Cons

    The internship started off slow, so that was a bit difficult to deal with, but it picked up and got fun.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More engaging training for interns.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    McAfee Inside Sales

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Mumbai (India)
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Mumbai (India)

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

    Pros

    Office superb...facilities amazing...work life balance is gud...helpful ppl ...flexible hours...work is professional

    Cons

    Rewards n recognition depends on immediate manager n promotions take atleas 2yrs time...they spoil u completely by keeping u in da comfort zone

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Multiple reporting n huge hierarchy makes system n process complex

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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