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McAfee Reviews

Updated 27 January 2015
Updated 27 January 2015
523 Reviews
3.4
523 Reviews
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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 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.  

    McAfee Consumer

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    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    Benefits are awesome. Like medical, even parent are covered and term insurance four times for CTC.

    Cons

    Quality of work is very basic. Mostly looks like QA site. Developers are many times idle and many managers useless.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please get more quality of work here.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Engineering Intern

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at McAfee

    Pros

    Cool company to work with as an Intern

    Cons

    Can't think of anything negative

  3.  

    Benefits should be better...

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - UI Developer in Santa Clara, CA (US)
    Former Employee - UI Developer in Santa Clara, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    training, learning at workplace, office culture, gym on-site

    Cons

    cafeteria meals are not cheap, 401K match gets worse, health benefits packages cost more for less service, salaries are below national average...

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to work for with a good work life balance

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McAfee

    Pros

    Good pay, supportive management , work culture

    Cons

    With a large number of talented people in the organisation, its difficult to make a mark

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep Up the good work

  6.  

    Senior Software Engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at McAfee

    Pros

    Good Work Culture, Good Work, Fare Compensation

    Cons

    Sometimes upper management is not transparent enough

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good company to work for, very collaborative workforce

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McAfee

    Pros

    Inclusive culture, talented peers, interesting job with no micro managing. Believes in empowering employees.

    Cons

    Senior management can be petty...you have to constantly build your network with the right individuals to keep in the running

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a more planful approach to creating a positive company culture

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McAfee

    Pros

    They take a good care of the employes!
    Free breakfast every Friday!!!

    Cons

    If you are a "contractor", you don't have the same benefits that Mcafee employes have.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great learning opportunity

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Waterloo, ON (Canada)

    I worked at McAfee as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Experienced co-workers helps with a lot of learning and self-development including a lot of development opportunities like education. There were some perks of free food although could have been more frequent. The company encourages full-timers getting their time-off (PTO) to avoid burnout.

    Cons

    The social demographic is thin. A lot of older employees who have been in the industry for a long time and seem to have lost their drive/interest. The social connection to co-workers is a bit thinner as a result and can be highly team-specific dependent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More recruitment of college grads.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    McAfee

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer

    I have been working at McAfee

    Pros

    Great people and products

    Cons

    Lack of diversity in opportunities, salary inequity and persistent discrimination against women make it a difficult place if you are female.
    If you are looking for work life balance do not come to this company.

  11.  

    Good place, lots of work

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources
    Current Employee - Human Resources

    I have been working at McAfee full-time

    Pros

    Very good benefit program, will be moving to Intel entirely in a few months with the integration. They give stock to all employees which is a benefit. Great cause in making the world a safer place. Good flexibility, but a lot of work to do.

    Cons

    Ton of work, always running leaner than we should be. Always facing budget cuts and RIFs happen far too often. Distrust of management ranks in certain functions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pick a direction and stick to it. Mike Decesare had us headed in the right direction as evidence by getting back to growth, but with new leader on board he feels a need to course correct. Cut back on the RIFs, it is horrible for employee morale.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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