McAfee Reviews

Updated 27 August 2014
Updated 27 August 2014
475 Reviews

3.4
475 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.  

    Senior Financial Analyst

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    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    limited growth in skill set

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Nice place to work

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Tech Lead  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Tech Lead in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    More stress need to be given on communication

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Overall a good company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at McAfee full-time

    Pros

    flexible working time.
    good work culture.

    Cons

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

    Recommends
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  5.  

    Good prospect for full timers

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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Disaligned management make McAfee a tough sell right now

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager  in  Santa Clara, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Santa Clara, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    There 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!

    Cons

    Serious 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 ManagementAdvice

    Some 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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Nice

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Development Representative  in  São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Lead Development Representative in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)

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

    Pros

    Good visibility in the Market

    Cons

    Hard to build a career

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Use the internal team

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Decent place to work

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    • 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
  9.  

    Depends on your team

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    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
  10.  

    Open culture and a wonderful place to work at.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McAfee

    Pros

    Great Place. Plenty of challenging and learning opportunities.

    Cons

    Need to come out with more innovative products. Change in direction very frequent.

  11.  

    Well established company, but slow to make real change.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McAfee

    Pros

    Good job security. Integrating with Intel, the parent company.

    Cons

    Large company, hard to get things done and be creative. Long work hours.

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