McAfee
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www.mcafee.com Santa Clara, CA 5000+ Employees

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Updated May 22, 2014
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McAfee President Michael DeCesare

Michael DeCesare

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64% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Good Company but not in LTAM

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood compensation and benefits
    Good office

    ConsMicromanagement
    The management does not care about people

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease give mid level executives coaching about people management
    Build McAfee culture in LTAM

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    Restricted funding at Mcafee

    Principal Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    Plano, TX

    ProsAccess to new technology and innovation

    ConsMinimal raises, restricted hiring in US, lots of offshore hiring

    Advice to Senior Managementco-locating engineering teams improve quality and performance

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    No Leadership Accountability

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat employees who are very smart. Flexibility. Fighting cyber crime is a noble cause. Pay and Benefits are pretty good.

    ConsNo accountability for behaviors of Sr Leadership...including president of company who bullies others. Leaders date employees, hire and promote their friends. Business is not growing and no one is doing anything about it. HR will get rid of people who try to shed light on the bad. HR leaders are just as bad.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop being afraid to do the right thing.

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

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    Serious lack of integrity

    Marketing Manager (Former Employee)
    San Jose, CA

    ProsCompetitive salaries with quarterly bonuses. An Intel company.

    ConsSevere lack on integrity stemming from top level down. It is very hard to trust anyone. 'Good old boys' mentality with blatant favoritism. Management is flat with little room for advancement. Development requests fall into a black hole. It's very difficult to get anything done.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCourses on management should be required for all managers by HR. Only director level managers and above have direct reports. How can mid-level managers learn to manage people if they aren't allowed direct reports?

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

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    Not the best place to work for

    Executive Administrative Assistant (Current Employee)
    Santa Clara, CA

    ProsGreat benefits and culture is ok

    ConsManagement was poor and do not care about their employees

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet feedbacks from employees to see what they can do to improve it

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Learned a lot, but that's about it

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat technology, learning experiences, working with many teams, stable company.

    ConsUnfortunately, there is a laundry list of reasons to not work at McAfee and they all have to do with the people. Management is tyrannical, upper management only sees numbers and wants to ship jobs overseas, there is an unhealthy environment of competition among peers, instead of a healthy environment of working together as a team. The salary for any job is lower than market. At the same time there is a lot of work, which means long hours every day.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake a step back and assess where the talent is, invest in that talent and you will end up with quality products that customers want to buy and keep. Remove the dictators and bring in true leaders who know how to foster positive team environments where employees are excited about their jobs, drive innovation and quality, and enjoy going to work. The effect of this will also be quality products that customers want to keep and buy.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Very drab place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsNice, friendly, helpful co-workers. Nothing else really positive about working here. Good car parking spaces, clean environment, nice cafe

    ConsTerrible management. Were put into a small room, cramped with 20 people, no windows and desks shoulder-to-shoulder length size.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat employees better, change some of your management.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    focus on sales, not helping customers

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsEngineers are motivated to do the right thing, protect the customers. Pleasant working environment, nice people.

    ConsLack of coordination across the products results in customers paying for a lot of separate features that don't work together and actually provide the promised protection. Focus on short-term profitability makes it impossible to invest in major R&D and deep technology innovation that will help to protect against current or future threats.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBite the bullet and invest in innovation. Right now you're not a security company, you're a commodity product company that builds a security product. To actually provide security in this fast-changing age, you have to change your culture to accept more risk.

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

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood company.
    Learn a lot

    ConsLack of growth opportunity, No opportunity to turn in a full-time afterwards

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Not the most wonderful place

    Sales Operations Analyst (Current Employee)
    Plano, TX

    ProsCasual attire and somewhat friendly people

    ConsThere is no passion or encouragement. Morale is low!

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake it a fun place to work.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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