McAfee Reviews

Updated 12 September 2014
Updated 12 September 2014
479 Reviews
3.4
479 Reviews
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McAfee President Michael DeCesare
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112 Ratings

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.  

    Good place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - QA TECH LEAD  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - QA TECH LEAD in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    Good learning opportunities
    Push for innovation is good for the company in the longer run
    Compensation package

    Cons

    Work-life balance in some teams is non-existent due to aggressive deadlines.
    Politics in some teams.
    Recognition might go to some seniors even if team has played a huge role in success of a project
    Seasonal lay-offs typically during December

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Would be good if team politics can be kept at bay.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - QA Manager  in  Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - QA Manager in Waterloo, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at McAfee full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Flexible Work hours and great place for growth in the career

    Cons

    None as if now. It is good

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Slow in entering in to cutting edge markets

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Bad Managers

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

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

    Pros

    The number of managers is way to many

    Cons

    Don't have any management skills. Looking to blame people or other groups instead of fixing problem. It management is the worst.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Finacial Analyst

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst  in  Miami, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Miami, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    Good balance work - life

    Cons

    Communication is not the best inside the company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Working at McAfee

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at McAfee

    Pros

    Work-life balance, compensation to market standards

    Cons

    favoritism, politics and timely career progression

  7.  

    Work Life

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Santa Clara, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Great Work Life Balance and Benefits..

    Cons

    Slow growth and very little learning unless you end up in a good team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a better vision

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good Place to get your start... but...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative  in  Plano, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Plano, TX (US)

    I worked at McAfee full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Free soft drinks, good place for someone to get their start in IT sales. Good health benefits, and PTO (when they let you take it) Lot's of great people stuck there though... Good products

    Cons

    Executive management are some of the worst humans you will ever meet.
    While they stress work life management you WILL be working Christmas eve and the day after
    Can't get promoted without being part of the "bros" club, or a girl with lose morals.
    Very low pay for industry...
    Spends money on stupid things like lavish parties with private concerts with rock stars.
    One of the most bloated top heavy companies I have ever heard of...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire about 90% of upper and middle management, starting with that rat they call a leader.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Constant frustration

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

    I worked at McAfee full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    There are pockets of really great people, and some cool security technology if you are lucky to land in the right role with the right support from the organization.

    Cons

    Comments are for the B2B/enterprise security business. So many empty promises for change, lackluster leaders, and uncertainty what Intel might abruptly alter, makes for shaky grounds for any career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk is cheap, trust has to be earned. Too many great people left because the organization favors those who plug-away vs. those who want to make positive changes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Glad to have moved on

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT  in  Plano, TX (US)
    Former Employee - IT in Plano, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Compensation, investment in training, relaxed culture.

    Cons

    Leadership in IT needs serious overhaul. Promotions are not based on merit or accomplishments but rather favoritism and politics. First place to take a closer look are the groups where multiple people leave same manager.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not what it used to be

    Former Employee - Marketing Manager
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager

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

    Pros

    Decent office space. Nice cafeteria. Nice little gym.

    Cons

    Talent is leaving this company in droves. Management has changed dramatically to the worse.

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