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McAfee President Michael DeCesare

Michael DeCesare

(92 ratings)

64% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Don't believe what you hear!

    Inside Sales Representative (Current Employee)
    Cork (Ireland)

    ProsGood Vision and companies future is bright.

    ConsPoor Sales Leadership. I've been in the company for a year and the management team of the sales organisation is extremely poor and lack respect. They forget we people are human and not robot number crunching spare parts. I believe some leadership training will help with this.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAttend people management and effective leadership courses.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    pathetic company to work for

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosgood work life balance

    Cons1. Hike cycle gets delayed every time.
    2. Management doesn't communicate clearly about anything
    3. Environment is frustrating. people are shuffled here and there for no reason
    4. You don't know the value of your work
    5. Very conservative

    Advice to Senior ManagementEncourage the junior employee and communicate the things clearly.

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    This would almost be the last company you might join, you can not change after

    Senior Software QA Engineer (Current Employee)
    Bangalore (India)

    ProsSalary paid on 25th of every month

    Cons1. Worst HR/Finance Dept, No help can be expected. Its like you are talking to Government employees if you go to them.
    2. No work life balance
    3. Every achievement of yours will have more negative comments than positives. you would be made to feel its not achievement but a home-excersise
    4. Full of politics with players inter dependent on each others, so no way a change can be expected.
    5. This review specific to Mac Linux Team
    6. Title is to tell you that, you would become dumb and can never be able to change job.
    7. More problems you have out side, more they would utilise opportunity to get extra work from you.
    8. Team satisfaction ratings always below normal in annual survey

    Advice to Senior Managementtake my voice survey results seriously

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    McAfee EMEA is not good due to inappropriate behaviour of the EMEA leader...INTEL oweenrs look the other way.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prossoftware and soltions are super good

    ConsEMEA leader does inappropriate behaviour with some staff and thus abuses his position. This includes inapproriate visits to clubs and services. This is not good example to employees adn female empliyees in particualr feel insulted. HR EMEA is proetcting the EMEA leader.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIntel should change EMEA leader and clean up the management. Otherwise Intel seems to support such behaviour.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Awful

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsSalary was good but just because my ex-boss helped raise it. they didn't even want to allocate a relocation budget before he managed to get one.

    ConsFringe benefits and perks were ridiculous for any1 working outside the UK. The Company culture was only based on sales and all the rest, including HR, Support, Engineering to execute on Sales orders were quite outdated, under staffed or often incompetent or unwilling to support. In general Very jealous of their own domain, back-stabbing was frequent among colleagues.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet someone better to replace you.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    42% official retention rate....do you really need to hear the rest?

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Proswith EMC, Solarwinds, Apple and Quest just around the corner....why would you do this???

    Consjust ask around Cork, Ireland about the worst place to work.....

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Worst company of my career, worse than any Indian company

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Bangalore (India)

    ProsRight now nothing, they are doing very bad as a product company.

    Cons- Poor management.
    - Fowl cry for revenue and money.
    - Generate money from employee's leave.
    - No salary increment cycle, people have not got hike for last 2 years.
    - Now job safety is not there as they fire very frequently.
    - Tons of politics.
    - Crappy managers, completely waste who knows buttering and politics.
    - Now can go to any extent to save money.
    - No career growth.
    - No learning, so you will be paralyzed from career front after some spending some time here.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWake up before it gets worse.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    sinking ship

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsOK salary. Fine benefits, nice co-workers. Can probably be one of shining spots on your resume.

    ConsTablets & Apple eating away revenue. Win8 will be a nightmare for 3rd party antivirus software vendors like McAfee. Senior Mgmt are clueless and only care about their own jobs, not the company. Clueless & dumb people are being promoted. Annual Christmas layoffs are very discouraging.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your people.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Horrible place to work

    Enterprise Sales (Former Employee)
    Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England (UK)

    ProsGood technology that sells itself

    ConsBad management, high staff turnover, lack of internal communication

    Advice to Senior ManagementSort yourselves out, respect your staff, focus on empowering your staff

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    McAfee hires you... and takes your soul

    Program Manager (Former Employee)

    Pros*market competitive salary
    *good benefits
    *global team

    Cons*Extremely political within the organization, lots of drama between management all the way up and also within departments.
    *Work life balance is horrible with some divisions - employees work 12-15 hour days, 7 days a week. It's a sweat shop for those who love to work. This is from an Engineering organization perspective.
    *Team does not communicate when there are changes implemented to virtual team and then when errors are made, that group is reprimanded.
    *There is a lack of team collaboration and cooperativeness. Everyone is fending for themselves to survive.
    *Very poor management. Some managers are inflexible, back-stabbing, and out-right condescending towards employees and individual contributors.
    *Mid-level managers micro-manages or likes to mis-manage employees.
    *I've seen incidents where they would fire people or force them out for really no apparent reason. Most of the time, it's a political game and challenge.

    Overall; it was a horrible experience. I would not recommend this company to anyone looking for a job.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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