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Updated February 19, 2015
Updated February 19, 2015
151 Reviews
3.0
151 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good Work Life Balance, good benefits with flexibility to work from home if needed (in 81 reviews)

  • Salary, Learning, Flexible working hours (in 17 reviews)


Cons
  • Intel has great programs for work life balance, even including a Sabbatical (in 14 reviews)

  • Some times senior management can be tricky trying to find scapegoats to escape from their mistakes (in 17 reviews)

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  1.  

    I can't complain...

    • 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

    Flexible work from home arrangements. Competitive pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Extremely sales driven. The culture needs improvement- very cliquey.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Favoritism needs to come to an end.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Feels like a startup

    • Work/Life Balance
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McAfee

    Pros

    Some really talented people work there

    Cons

    Bad middle managers exist all through the organization

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of bad managers

  3.  

    my impression of the company

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

    I worked at McAfee

    Pros

    tolerant, diverse workgroup, good pay, good HR programs

    Cons

    not so good for engineering, as it is a marketing driven company, and decisions are made accordingly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    give more emphasis and promotions to engineering.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Engineering Intern

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at McAfee

    Pros

    Cool company to work with as an Intern

    Cons

    Can't think of anything negative

  6.  

    Benefits should be better...

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - UI Developer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - UI Developer in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at McAfee full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    training, learning at workplace, office culture, gym on-site

    Cons

    cafeteria meals are not cheap, 401K match gets worse, health benefits packages cost more for less service, salaries are below national average...

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    not that good

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

    I have been working at McAfee full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    some group members are friendly, easy-going.

    Cons

    some people don't have patience to let you finish you sentence..

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Good benefits, laid back style

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrate Assistant in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Administrate Assistant in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at McAfee full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Relaxed atmosphere, work from home, (very) casual dress code.

    Cons

    Lower-end pay, extremely poor review system. Not motivated to maintain quality employees, several rounds of layoffs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Review salary and raise policies to match with employee performance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Internship in Marketing team

    Former Intern - Intern in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Intern - Intern in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    Good company, diverse team, different events, very open to anyone's ideas and have a great internship program

    Cons

    Do not value the contribution of a certain team members and have their favorites

    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Cares more about making money, than making great security products!

    • 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 (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and mostly great people (below Director level). There are a few higher up who "get it", but probably won't stay around long. Intel has finally had enough, and is fully absorbing McAfee.

    Cons

    Buys companies that make good security products instead of developing their own. McAfee leadership is totally out of touch, and are too interested in hearing themselves talk.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Embrace Intel. They understand security. Actually read the comments of your employees. Stop rewarding only those who say yes and kiss the ground you walk on. Slow down and make things secure to safeguard customers instead of rushing to market for a quick sale.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great for cutting your teeth in sales

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Plano, TX

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

    Pros

    McAfee is somewhat of a melting pot in the talent pool. Great for breaking into sales and opens doors to move into other companies. GREAT atmosphere, very family like between employees on the sales floor.

    Cons

    If you're not in the buddy system, plan to stay in your position with a small base and aggressive quota

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If management would take more interest in retaining/growing existing sales talent instead of hiring college recruits there would be more stability. It's also a common theme to interview for a position that either you sought out or they approach you for and then go silent. Silence and disconnects are a problem when attempting to advance unless you're apart of the buddy program.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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