McAfee Reviews

Updated 29 August 2014
Updated 29 August 2014
477 Reviews

3.4
477 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Promotes work-life balance - Remote work is often encouraged for FTEs (in 67 reviews)

  • You have Flexible Working Hours - can come and go as you wish as long as work gets done (in 16 reviews)


Cons
  • Poor flexibility with respect to work/life balance (in 12 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.  

    Good Benefits

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at McAfee

    Pros

    Good Culture. Flexible hours. Great Cafe, Gym Onsite, Overall good company

    Cons

    Integration with Intel is not going smooth. No clear strategy for future

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  5.  

    Excellent place to work and develop oneself as an Information Technology industry professional.

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales  in  Plano, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Plano, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Pleasant culture and admirable work ethic across the board. Good benefits and overall employee appreciation.

    Cons

    None per se, but as always the security industry can be an ever-changing landscape and what is vital knowledge one day can become obsolete the next.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Getting better, but not quite there

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    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
  7.  

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

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    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
  8.  

    Good Place to work but a little underpaying

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    Current Employee - Associate Software Dev Engineer  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Associate Software Dev Engineer in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    Challenging roles
    work on latest and good technologies
    Great facilities
    Good work/life balance

    Cons

    Underpaying
    Things may go wrong if you are stuck in wrong team(everything depends on team)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay better to high performers and lesser to underperformers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great Company to work with

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    I worked at McAfee full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Employee friendly
    Work life balance
    Skill upgrades

    Cons

    No Cons as such for this amazing company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maintain the pace

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great sales environment, poor salary

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative  in  Cork (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Cork (Ireland)

    I worked at McAfee full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Really great sales environment and co-workers. Good challenging atmosphere and great incentives.

    Cons

    Poor salary, some field sales didn't do the job like I would expect from professionals. Weaker personalities, although great sales persons which are in the 10% best, got their targets adapted (to much higher targets), so the company didn't have to pay the before agreed targets, so not really a fair treatment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Read the cons and act correspondingly to take out this misuse of power.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great company but presently undergoing redundancies

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good Work Life Balance, good benefits with flexibility to work from home if needed

    Cons

    Company leadership is very tactical, running the company from quarter to quarter. Company leadership lacks strategic vision needed to really grow the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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