McAfee Reviews

Updated 24 April 2015
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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. 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

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    medical insurance, good employees, strong solution set

    Cons

    poor processes and systems, underpaid staff and overpaid senior managemenrt

    Advice to Management

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

  2. Toxic culture

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney

    I worked at McAfee full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Coworkers, like many place are excellent. Middle management is good too. Pay is good if you're a good negotiator.

    Cons

    It's hard to know where to start. Verbal abuse is standard, as is the total disregard for compliance or other rules of there is no danger of getting caught.

    Advice to Management

    Walk the walk if you talk the talk. Don't say that's it's "all about your people" when it's clearly not.

  3. 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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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 .

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  5. 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 a year)

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

    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 Management

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

  6. Got too big and slow

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer

    I worked at McAfee full-time (More than 8 years)

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    decent salary and benefits, good people, good office environment for our team. there are lots of smart and talented people there.

    Cons

    mcafee was a sales and marketing company that happened to produce software. quality of software took a back seat to marketability and sales. this isn't uncommon, but seemed worse than normal.

    Advice to Management

    put more care into the quality of the product. value the engineers more. living quarter to quarter is not the only way to go.

  7. intern

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    Former Employee - Intern in Santa Clara, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Intern in Santa Clara, CA (US)

    I worked at McAfee

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Every one is very helpful, smart, and open to questions at all times. The program is set up super well.

    Cons

    Could have more programs to bring interns closer

    Advice to Management

    Be a bit more organized

  8. SDET

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McAfee full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Very good work life balance. Lot to learn

    Cons

    Nothing as such. Salary might pinch compared to other big players.

  9. Sr F & A Specalist

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at McAfee full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good place to work, equal opportunity, good work environment, nice place to work

    Cons

    Anxious due to Intel merger, No open communications,

  10. intern

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at McAfee

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    friendly coworker managers, flexible time, good environment

    Cons

    none it was really good, i liked it

    Advice to Management

    none

  11. Senior Engineer

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

    I have been working at McAfee (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    awesome company with innovation
    and now in the hands of Intel

    Cons

    middle management is a bit problem
    Senior management has vision

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