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McAfee Reviews

Updated Jul 30, 2014
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3.3 456 reviews

70% Approve of the CEO

McAfee President Michael DeCesare

Michael DeCesare

(97 ratings)

65% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    Great place to work but again depends in which team you are!

    Operations (Current Employee) Bangalore (India)

    ProsBunch of amazing, motivated and pumped up people. Security is the word in each one's mind!

    ConsThe compensation and other employee benefits

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou guys are doing really great.

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

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    Generally No Worse Than Any Other Large Company But Realize It Is A Large Company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Santa Clara, CA (US)

    ProsWork At Home Flexibility In Some Business Units Depending On Role & Manager
    Always Something Going On & Changing Your Day Will Feel Like 10 Minutes Long
    Fair Pay, Good Benefits etc
    Great people to work with.

    ConsCan be a bit bureaucratic when trying to get something done.
    Like other companies constantly doing more with less leaving staff strained feeling unsuccessful.
    Upper management seems to not know what really is happening in the trenches.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf you want to do something, plan it and provide the resources to ensure it is successful.
    While our colleagues in India are an enormous asset, you rely too much on overseas labor resulting in timezone issues. A better mix globally would be appreciated.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Senior Financial Analyst

    Senior Financial Analyst (Current Employee) Bangalore (India)

    ProsGood exposure, flexible timings, great facilities in office, great policies

    Conslimited growth in skill set

    Advice to Senior ManagementAlthough there is a policy on internal job transfers, India centre needs to make it easier for people to switch jobs

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Nice place to work

    Senior Tech Lead (Current Employee) Bangalore (India)

    ProsWork load is not much, and having good work life balance

    ConsMore stress need to be given on communication

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

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    Overall a good company

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosflexible working time.
    good work culture.

    Consbad mid-level management.
    anytime layoff can happen to you

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good prospect for full timers

    Project Manager (Former Employee) Santa Clara, CA (US)

    ProsPromotes work-life balance - Remote work is often encouraged for FTEs.

    ConsCost Cutting measures often lead to reorganizations among vendors whereas FTEs are more secure.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Disaligned management make McAfee a tough sell right now

    Senior Marketing Manager (Current Employee) Santa Clara, CA (US)

    ProsThere is some work life balance but that really depends on the team and dept you are in. The cafe has decent food, they have seemed to attract SOME very smart people. Their benefits are competitive, the workspace nice and great parking!

    ConsSerious lack of growth within the company, relatively no opportunity for upward mobility which can wreak havoc on one's career. The leadership team has serious issues and overall is very weak and not aligned, some recent changes may change that but nothing yet. Some old bad management ways are still in effect and overall morale is low. Compensation package overall is NOT competitive with the valley but even that seems to change depending on what dept you are in and who your supervisor is. If I could rate a 2.5 I would

    Advice to Senior ManagementSome major change needs to happen to prevent the wheels from falling off the cart, and this is not happening fast enough. Execs need to agree on the direction and focus of the company

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Nice

    Lead Development Representative (Current Employee) São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)

    ProsGood visibility in the Market

    ConsHard to build a career

    Advice to Senior ManagementUse the internal team

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Depends on your team

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsLike all jobs, your happiness will depend on your team.

    - Most people are friendly and nice.
    - Process here is pretty straight forward.
    - Depending on your organizational leadership, some care more about people well-being than others.

    Cons- Lack of direction from overall organization.
    - Fragmented strategies.
    - Different players were out to get each other.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou need to lead your team and grasp on what the business needs. To service other teams you have to push your players and not make excuses.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Decent place to work

    Software Development Engineer (Former Employee) Santa Clara, CA (US)

    ProsMcAfee offers benefits which are at par with some of the well known companies in valley. Very good company culture. There are some talented folks.

    ConsToo much of bureaucracy and vastly distributed teams in some groups.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease hire people with fresh perspective and affinity towards products.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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