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  1.  

    Best Place to Work

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

    I worked at McAfee full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great work culture
    Work Life balance
    Flexible timings
    Initial pay will be great
    Awesome employee benefits
    Very good leave policy
    Overall - Great place to work.

    Cons

    Not much growth opportunities
    Hike - Depends on your performance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Good company to work for, very collaborative workforce

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McAfee

    Pros

    Inclusive culture, talented peers, interesting job with no micro managing. Believes in empowering employees.

    Cons

    Senior management can be petty...you have to constantly build your network with the right individuals to keep in the running

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a more planful approach to creating a positive company culture

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work!

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

    I have been working at McAfee

    Pros

    They take a good care of the employes!
    Free breakfast every Friday!!!

    Cons

    If you are a "contractor", you don't have the same benefits that Mcafee employes have.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Cronyism

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

    I have been working at McAfee

    Pros

    Had a the opportunity to do well with product

    Cons

    Executive extremely poor, if you were part of the bros club then things went well even if you did not perform. Total abuse by upper management, wasted money on lavish parties etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Great learning opportunity

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Software Development Engineer in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Former Intern - Software Development Engineer in Waterloo, ON (Canada)

    I worked at McAfee as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Experienced co-workers helps with a lot of learning and self-development including a lot of development opportunities like education. There were some perks of free food although could have been more frequent. The company encourages full-timers getting their time-off (PTO) to avoid burnout.

    Cons

    The social demographic is thin. A lot of older employees who have been in the industry for a long time and seem to have lost their drive/interest. The social connection to co-workers is a bit thinner as a result and can be highly team-specific dependent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More recruitment of college grads.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    McAfee

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer

    I have been working at McAfee

    Pros

    Great people and products

    Cons

    Lack of diversity in opportunities, salary inequity and persistent discrimination against women make it a difficult place if you are female.
    If you are looking for work life balance do not come to this company.

  8.  

    Good place, lots of work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources
    Current Employee - Human Resources

    I have been working at McAfee full-time

    Pros

    Very good benefit program, will be moving to Intel entirely in a few months with the integration. They give stock to all employees which is a benefit. Great cause in making the world a safer place. Good flexibility, but a lot of work to do.

    Cons

    Ton of work, always running leaner than we should be. Always facing budget cuts and RIFs happen far too often. Distrust of management ranks in certain functions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pick a direction and stick to it. Mike Decesare had us headed in the right direction as evidence by getting back to growth, but with new leader on board he feels a need to course correct. Cut back on the RIFs, it is horrible for employee morale.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Senior Software Engineer

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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

    Pros

    Good Work Culture, Good Work, Fare Compensation

    Cons

    Sometimes upper management is not transparent enough

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Disjointed, disorganized marketing community

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Santa Clara, CA (US)
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Santa Clara, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    McAfee has the best technology out there in the security industry, there are a lot of talented individuals scattered throughout the organization. Marketing this technology in new and unique ways was an excellent way to begin my career.

    Cons

    As a contractor at McAfee I felt expendable, useless, despite the fact that I was running a team and providing value that stretched all the way across and up the marketing organization and beyond. McAfee does not invest in its lower-level talent and much of the time upper management becomes complacent with the status quo, not willing to financially support new endeavors and hoping for the best from tired old ways. It's a conservative culture, and advancement (especially in the marketing organization) is difficult, if not impossible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest more in your lower-level employees - talent won't stick around incontrovertibly (especially in the valley). Try new things and don't be afraid of failure. Open up opportunities for your lower-level talent that you need to stick around to continue to compete.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Just another product company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    Pros

    Employee friendly policies
    growth opportunities are good

    Cons

    Lot of reorgs
    no job security

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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