McAfee Reviews

Updated 24 October 2014
Updated 24 October 2014
486 Reviews
3.4
486 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
McAfee President Michael DeCesare
Michael DeCesare
115 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good Work Life Balance, good benefits with flexibility to work from home if needed (in 77 reviews)

  • Salary, Learning, Flexible working hours (in 17 reviews)


Cons
  • Poor flexibility with respect to work/life balance (in 13 reviews)

  • Some times senior management can be tricky trying to find scapegoats to escape from their mistakes (in 17 reviews)

More Highlights

Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1.  

    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 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

    • 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
  3.  

    Good company to work

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

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

    Pros

    - Office culture is very good.
    - Good work life balance
    - Some projects have really good work, good opportunity to learn

    Cons

    - Leadership is not good, they keep on buying useless companies and then end up firing people.
    - Company is not growing that much, so salary of employees are also not that great.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Doing right investments in acquisitions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review
  5.  

    Can't go wrong. Great place.

    • 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

    The people are the best part of my day. Would recommend.

    Cons

    If you're not on a big project it will be difficult to get noticed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great for cutting your teeth in sales

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Plano, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Plano, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    McAfee is somewhat of a melting pot in the talent pool. Great for breaking into sales and opens doors to move into other companies. GREAT atmosphere, very family like between employees on the sales floor.

    Cons

    If you're not in the buddy system, plan to stay in your position with a small base and aggressive quota

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If management would take more interest in retaining/growing existing sales talent instead of hiring college recruits there would be more stability. It's also a common theme to interview for a position that either you sought out or they approach you for and then go silent. Silence and disconnects are a problem when attempting to advance unless you're apart of the buddy program.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Cares more about making money, than making great security products!

    • 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 full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and mostly great people (below Director level). There are a few higher up who "get it", but probably won't stay around long. Intel has finally had enough, and is fully absorbing McAfee.

    Cons

    Buys companies that make good security products instead of developing their own. McAfee leadership is totally out of touch, and are too interested in hearing themselves talk.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Embrace Intel. They understand security. Actually read the comments of your employees. Stop rewarding only those who say yes and kiss the ground you walk on. Slow down and make things secure to safeguard customers instead of rushing to market for a quick sale.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Great corporate experience with a lot of upside

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

    I worked at McAfee part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Very relaxed culture, pay depends on performance (if you are working in sales), upper management is very helpful with entry level positions

    Cons

    Not the highest prestige, personal growth opportunities limited, can get complacent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have more strict policies and increase the brand image of the company to draw in better talent

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Now a wholly owned division of Intel

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

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

    Pros

    Global presence, entrepreneurial environment, broad product line

    Cons

    There are a lot of vivas working there and management enables this behavior

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are too many titles and levels of employees within the company; need to streamine

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Layoffs after being employed less than 5 months?!

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

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

    Pros

    Nice office environment. Cube farms are neatly arranged.

    Cons

    Too many meetings. Some management very title-oriented and treat people below them like minions in how they communicate with them. Intimidation management. My own boss was on vacation at least 4 times in the 5 months I was there, often times leaving things unattended.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Forecast better to avoid training people up just to let them go!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Satisfying career

    • 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 full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good place to work. Focus is always on delivering products which are relevant to the customers.
    IDeas from employees get more than fair review. Employees get to enhance their skills by working on projects of thier interest and are also paired up with mentors.

    Cons

    There is a fair bit of political maneuvering, especially in the management layer.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

Work at McAfee? Share Your Experiences

McAfee

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.