McAfee Reviews

Updated 9 October 2014
Updated 9 October 2014
485 Reviews
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485 Reviews
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McAfee President Michael DeCesare
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Pros
  • Good Work Life Balance, good benefits with flexibility to work from home if needed (in 77 reviews)

  • Salary, Learning, Flexible working hours (in 17 reviews)


Cons
  • Poor flexibility with respect to work/life balance (in 13 reviews)

  • Some times senior management can be tricky trying to find scapegoats to escape from their mistakes (in 17 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great sales environment, poor salary

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    • 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
  2.  

    Good Place to work but a little underpaying

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (less than an 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
  3.  

    Great Company to work with

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    I worked at McAfee full-time (more than an 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
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    Great company but presently undergoing redundancies

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    • 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 (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
  6.  

    Best job I ever had

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

    I worked at McAfee full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The pay was great, the work was interesting, the managers actually managed people not just projects, the culture was geared towards a good work life balance.

    Cons

    The hours could be long when called for, but they were very good about making up for it with relaxed hours and/or comp time afterwards.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    McAfee - Part of Intel Security

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Reston, VA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Reston, VA (US)

    I have been working at McAfee full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    In terms of satisfaction, McAfee is by far the best company that I have worked for. I have worked for other security companies as well as contracting organizations and McAfee's culture, work-life balance and personnel are some of the best in North America.

    Cons

    Promotions have come based on the effort that I have put into the job and I have received much personal growth as a result of my effort. I have no CONS to consider at this time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Creating more of shared vision for success.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (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
  9.  

    Great Place to work

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    • 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 (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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Bad Managers

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    • 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 (more than an 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
  11.  

    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

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