McAfee Reviews

Updated 12 September 2014
Updated 12 September 2014
479 Reviews
3.4
479 Reviews
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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.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Santa Clara, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Work 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.

    Cons

    Can 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 ManagementAdvice

    If 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Experience... Depending On Your Business Unit

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Alpharetta, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA (US)

    I worked at McAfee full-time for more than a 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
  3.  

    Good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 for less than a 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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  5.  

    Great potentials

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer

    I have been working at McAfee full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Intel acquisition give McAfee greater Intel resource, knowledge and client base.
    There are always new things (and challenges) to do if you put your heart to it (i.e.: go beyond and above)

    Cons

    The big company syndrome - things move slowly riddled with politics. It stayed on a conservative road map for very long time until three years after Intel acquisition (improving). pressure is on McAfee since it is part of Intel Software division and a lot of things could be on chopping board.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great Company - Prior to Intel

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

    I worked at McAfee

    Pros

    Good people, products, and direction

    Cons

    Felt a little lacking after the acquisition by Intel

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    fast paced bootcamp

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Support Engineer Tier II  in  Plano, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Technical Support Engineer Tier II in Plano, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    donuts on Fridays, training reimbursement, stock options, great health ins

    Cons

    training is superficial, too many products to work if on the LTAM team, no opportunity to specialize if on the LTAM team

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    dont let LTAM handle its own hiring, and dont heavily rely on contractors as managers tend to treat them as disposable specially in tier I

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Smart people focused on next gen high tech security, strong organizational leadership.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at McAfee as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Smart people focused on driving high tech security to the next level with innovative new products. Depth of resources and experience combined with nimble corporate culture. Management invests in and values workforce.

    Cons

    Challenging landscape as security threats increase up and down the HW & Software Stack. Complexity of delivering solution sets and balancing product investments across a spectrum of opportunities may slow decision making.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

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

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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    The compensation and other employee benefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You guys are doing really great.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Depends on your team

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

    I worked at McAfee full-time

    Pros

    Like 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 ManagementAdvice

    You 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Decent place to work

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

    I worked at McAfee full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please hire people with fresh perspective and affinity towards products.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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