McAfee Reviews

Updated 24 October 2014
Updated 24 October 2014
487 Reviews
3.4
487 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    This is a nice company to work with. Great opportunities, and friendly team members. Company is highly competitive.

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    Current Employee - Manager in Santa Clara, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Manager in Santa Clara, CA (US)

    I have been working at McAfee full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    personal growth, brand value, work-life balance.

    Cons

    technical knowledge required for even managerial roles

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Too many changes going on.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Nice facilities (gym, cafe, game room). Small enough of a company to know many people by name. Large enough that you're always meeting someone new. Lots of employee events are organized for their enjoyment and team building.

    Cons

    Too many org changes recently have left people unsettled.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Technical Support Engineer

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    Former Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Chandigarh (India)
    Former Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Chandigarh (India)

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

    Pros

    Best in technology, excellent work culture,

    Cons

    only self learning, less compensation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Avoid like the plague

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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Santa Clara, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Santa Clara, CA (US)

    I have been working at McAfee full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    There's a gym on-site and a decent cafeteria. They have really fast internet access in the office.

    Cons

    Systems are just archaic: BI and data are a joke: wireless internet access is a mess inside building; dunces are in mid-level mgmt and up positions. No one is empowered to make decisions that are new and breakthrough. It's just an awful place to be. Don't do it. This is a declining business. Security might be "hot" but not this company. If you're interviewing ask the hiring mgrs how much has the company invested in innovation and research? All the profits go into sales. The "president" is a geriatric man that's completely out of touch with accounts, industry, technology. He thinks he can BS his way in anything. Hey, it's worked so far--only thing is the market has changed. No women in any meaningful positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire 50%+ of your directors, senior directors, VPs and C-staff.
    Hire new talent external to the company.
    Hire some executive women--no not executive admins.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ok to Work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Intelligence Intern in Santa Clara, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Business Intelligence Intern in Santa Clara, CA (US)

    I have been working at McAfee as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible atmosphere. Lots to learn and enjoy.

    Cons

    Pay is OK, Not much employee benefits

    Recommends
  7.  

    good place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Data Analyst in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Data Analyst in Bangalore (India)

    I worked at McAfee as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    freedom and nice place for starting career

    Cons

    if you are a contract employee less chances of becoming permanent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    support contract employees

  8.  

    Some great people, terrible leadership

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Great people, flexible working, good physical environment. Some good ideas coming if only they will get the chance to develop before being managed into oblivion.

    Cons

    Incessant pointless reorganisation means you're always unsure whether you'll still be there next month. Anticipating the annual arbitrary staff reduction doesn't fill you with enthusiasm.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Prune out the huge number of VPs SVPs Directors Managers that have no useful purpose and then stop reorganising.

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Great Experience... Depending On Your Business Unit

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA (US)

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

    Pros

    Great experience
    Awesome name on a resume
    Amazing connections
    Rewarding work

    Cons

    Warring managers
    Sometimes felt like a cog
    Work goes unused/unnoticed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sharing of resources and speaking between business units should be encouraged... not threatened with death.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Recognized as one of the Best Work Places in Dallas - 3 years running

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McAfee as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good work-life balance. Collaborative environment offering lots of growth opportunities. Free coffee, soda and donuts on Friday.

    Cons

    Donut Friday's - watch those carbs!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at McAfee full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good exposure to work. Good company over all.

    Cons

    Process looks to be big. Need to speed up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

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