McAfee
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Updated Apr 17, 2014
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3.3 411 reviews

                             

72% Approve of the CEO

McAfee President Michael DeCesare

Michael DeCesare

(82 ratings)

63% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Work life balance - you know what that means :) Little work and less pay"
    in 59 reviews
  • "You have Flexible Working Hours - can come and go as you wish as long as work gets done"
    in 14 reviews
Cons:
  • "Poor flexibility with respect to work/life balance"
    in 12 reviews
  • "and IDC lost it's mojo with many senior management folks moving away"
    in 14 reviews
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Channel Account Manager (Current Employee)
North Sydney

I have been working at McAfee

Prosmedical insurance, good employees, strong solution set

Conspoor processes and systems, underpaid staff and overpaid senior managemenrt

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

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Good place to work for!

Systems Developer (Former Employee)
Plano, TX (US)

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

ProsVery Good work atmosphere/culture. Good management. People in all the software departments are mostly friendly professionals.

ConsSome times senior management can be tricky trying to find scapegoats to escape from their mistakes.

Advice to Senior ManagementRead my Cons

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at McAfee

ProsGreat work, great team and culture

ConsNormal senior management
Not so great office

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great company with excellent technical core

Senior Manager (Former Employee)
Portland, OR (US)

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

ProsCutting edge of security technologies and people that worked in engineering to deliver for both the customers and shareholders.

Consthere were some players in support management that practiced cronyism. This management was unseated by the executive team within six months of my departure and the relationships seem to be much better between support and engineering.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good place to learn and grow

Marketing Operations (Current Employee)
Singapore (Singapore)

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

ProsExcellent culture and professional people, superior flex--benefits, open communication from senior management.

ConsRetrenchments in the name of cost-cutting, which not only affects those who are forced to leave, but also de-motivates the others who stay back in the organization

Advice to Senior ManagementPlease be mindful of cost-cutting measures

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great place to work !!

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at McAfee full-time

ProsGreat Work-personal life balance , learning opportunities, up to date technologies, awesome work culture, freedom to express yourself

ConsMinimal compensation hikes, too much of cost-cutting nowdays

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Principal Software Engineer (Current Employee)

I have been working at McAfee full-time for more than 8 years

ProsPeople are friendly and ready to help; good engineers and good benefits.

ConsToo many products. Strategy and decision making process questionable or unclear.

Advice to Senior ManagementConsolidate the products.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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No Leadership Accountability

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at McAfee full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGreat employees who are very smart. Flexibility. Fighting cyber crime is a noble cause. Pay and Benefits are pretty good.

ConsNo accountability for behaviors of Sr Leadership...including president of company who bullies others. Leaders date employees, hire and promote their friends. Business is not growing and no one is doing anything about it. HR will get rid of people who try to shed light on the bad. HR leaders are just as bad.

Advice to Senior ManagementStop being afraid to do the right thing.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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A "meh" company

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Minneapolis, MN (US)

I have been working at McAfee full-time for more than 5 years

ProsImmediate colleagues are great and well as immediate managers. Benefits are pretty standard (2 weeks for new employees, 401k match, etc...). There is opportunity to move around within the company if you're interested in different positions that are open. A decent place to start a career.

ConsLack of communication within the company. A lot of "left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing" and very little coordination which can make projects difficult. Very frequent to sudden changes in policy and projects with very little forewarning.

Company politics and a very "silo'd" feeling within the organization. There is also a lack of employee appreciate events/awards and not very competitive raises.

Advice to Senior ManagementCommunicate better with employees and make them feel valuable through more reward programs.
Offer competitive pay for current employees to keep good talent.
Trim down upper management and number of VPs to better avoid internal company politics.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Risk and Compliance (Current Employee)
Plano, TX (US)

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

ProsDepending on the project you work on it has very little supervision and you can do what you want to get things done

ConsNo management has huge downfalls as well, they will you a project fall flat on its face until the world blows up, then they care.

That is super frustrating

Advice to Senior ManagementBe more technical, you can not couch someone in Chess if you only know Checkers

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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