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McAfee Reviews

Updated 21 November 2014
Updated 21 November 2014
497 Reviews
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497 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good Company to Work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - QA Lead in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - QA Lead in Bangalore (India)

    I worked at McAfee as a contractor (less than an 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
  2.  

    Positive atmosphere, recognize hard work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (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
  3.  

    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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  5.  

    Would not recommend unless you dont have an option

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    You get to learn enterprise products and experience the corporate environment

    Cons

    Cronyism and lots of opportunities
    For growth through having outside-of-the-office relationships with decision makers.
    Terrible work environment and sales and techs that buddy up can not meet their quotas and keep their position and get promoted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Join the buddy system and do everything what upper mgmt wants. Dont feel sorry about other people being treated unfairly to be successful.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Family oriented, professional and down-to-earth people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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 (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
  7.  

    Bad Management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Denver, CO (US)
    Current Employee - Manager in Denver, CO (US)

    I have been working at McAfee full-time (more than an 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
  8.  

    Sometimes good sometimes bad, company is a bit chaotic.

    • 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

    Pros

    Lots of technologies
    Company is everywhere
    Some parts of strategy make a lot of sense.
    Many clever people working for Mcafee

    Cons

    Not always good at executing.
    People seem to come and leave all the time
    Tend to buy technology instead of building it themselves
    Bad at account management

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Getting better, but not quite there

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (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
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great sales environment, poor salary

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Cork (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Cork (Ireland)

    I worked at McAfee full-time (less than an 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.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Enterprise Account Manager
    Current Employee - Enterprise Account Manager

    I have been working at McAfee full-time (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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