McAfee Reviews

Updated 12 September 2014
Updated 12 September 2014
479 Reviews
3.4
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McAfee President Michael DeCesare
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good Work Life Balance, good benefits with flexibility to work from home if needed (in 76 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)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    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 for 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
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    Satisfying career

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    • 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 for 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
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  5.  

    Good Company to Work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - QA Lead  in  Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - QA Lead in Bangalore (India)

    I worked at McAfee as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexibility, healthy fun environment to work.

    Cons

    Very less projects in MIC India. Management should think about expanding it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase MIC India center. Mostly development kinda work is at onsite.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Positive atmosphere, recognize hard work

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at McAfee full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great management, always made sure to recognize employees' hard work. The possibilities of new career paths and advancements were encouraged and exemplified by if not your own, but your colleagues' career progression.

    Cons

    Halfway through my tenure there, enforced policies to adhere to lowering budget costs was implemented. At the time it seemed to be negative, but upon quarter close the % saved was nearly impossible to overlook.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Positive experience in regards to high level executives; really respected the fact that they always made a point in promote internally.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    My 3 months Internship experience has been pretty good

    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer

    I have been working at McAfee as an intern

    Pros

    Good Work Life Balance. Office culture is really nice

    Cons

    Wanted better work. As an Intern I expected more job responsibilities than I was given

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    Family oriented, professional and down-to-earth people

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Program Manager  in  Santa Clara, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Marketing Program Manager in Santa Clara, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    The pay is decent, but definitely depends on your hiring manager. The facility is very nice and has a nice cafe The computer provided was a dell and the IT dept. helps very quickly with any technical issues. The culture depends on the organization and the managing executive for that particular org. Overall people leave work at 5, and that's expected.

    Cons

    Executive leadership is really bad. It's a good ole' boys' club which disgusts many of the employees. Upper management is viewed as being less than sincere and it's hurting morale across the board. Intel has now accelerated the process of swallowing the wholly owned subsidiary and there is so much change going on, the instability is demotivating. At least 2 rounds of layoffs a year and raises are slim to none.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop being sexist, stop promoting unqualified people for personal reasons (i.e. giving jobs to people that kiss up to you or happen to look a certain way) and realize that the people are what make the company ...so worry about morale and take the employee survey seriously. Stop spending outrageous amounts of money on executive entertainment and compensate your people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Bad Management

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager  in  Denver, CO (US)
    Current Employee - Manager in Denver, CO (US)

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

    Pros

    If you need a job it pays the bills

    Cons

    IT management has no direction. Instead of fixing problems they look for people to blame. Will work you till you drop and don't care.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Getting better, but not quite there

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer  in  Santiago (Chile)
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Santiago (Chile)

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

    Pros

    Very flexible with work schedule as long as you contribute. Good teams and very open environment: you can send an email to anyone and get answers without lots of unnecessary red-tape. Inside your team your input is valued. There has been tremendous work in defining better processes and to improve product development cycles. Nice people work there, so working in the office is comfortable. Compensation is fair.

    Cons

    Very reduced possibilities to grow professionally. Moving to different teams is overly complicated and not really encouraged. Few opportunities to learn: It is more of a "apply what you know" type of work. Not much job security as there is a constant round of layoffs and people being shuffled around to the project that is "hot right now".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promotions are really hard to earn. There is a "carrer path", but it is really difficult to see it happen outside of the India office. Wage increments are below inflation, so we are earning less than we did the previous year.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    McAfee has been home to me for the last three years. Looking for quite a few more years here.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Enterprise Account Manager
    Current Employee - Enterprise Account Manager

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

    Pros

    Compensation, Intel Stock Options, work life balance (shut down week of thanksgiving for the past three years). Extra days off 4th of July holiday. Great products with an awesome vision. Training bonus (they pay you to invest in yourself) As long as you hit your numbers or your MBO then management will not be riding you. If you don't, well thats another story. (but that is anywhere in sales). Since being acquired by Intel, the push is still there for great quarterly and yearly revenue but there is no more "street" to report quarterly earnings too. Gives great flexibility when it comes to going for the "big sales win"

    Cons

    Would like to have the benefits of Intel and their 100K employees instead of McAfee's benefits. (they are still good but there is better out there) . Had some turn over this year but looks to have settled. This caused some uncertainty inside McAfee but those who stayed continued to focus and help drive solid growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay focused, continue to invest in employees and solutions and strive to be #1

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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