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McAfee Reviews

Updated Jul 19, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.3 452 reviews

69% Approve of the CEO

McAfee President Michael DeCesare

Michael DeCesare

(94 ratings)

65% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Promotes work-life balance - Remote work is often encouraged for FTEs(in 66 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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    This is a nice company to work with. Great opportunities, and friendly team members. Company is highly competitive.

    Manager (Current Employee) Santa Clara, CA

    Prospersonal growth, brand value, work-life balance.

    Constechnical knowledge required for even managerial roles

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company with excellent technical core

    Senior Manager (Former Employee) Portland, OR

    ProsCutting edge of security technologies and people that worked in engineering to deliver for both the customers and shareholders.

    Consthere were some players in support management that practiced cronyism. This management was unseated by the executive team within six months of my departure and the relationships seem to be much better between support and engineering.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Sr.Software Engineer

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Pros1. Best Place to work .
    2. People are friendly
    3. Best Work / Life balance.
    4. Free breakfast on thursday

    Cons1. Never get an update from management.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Research Consultant

    Research Contractor (Former Employee) Santa Clara, CA

    ProsThe employees, projects, and office

    ConsNot always being informed of state of company

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Software Engineering Perspective

    Software Development Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsGood engineers, good processes, management has realistic expectations, good perks/benefits, management understands the value engineers bring to the company

    ConsProduct Management group immature and has little (if any) oversight, no standards, no reviews of their work, no quality, etc... it's quite sad as I think they are really holding back growth.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRevamp entire product management group, get more specialized/expert resources into engineering processes and don't rely on software engineers to do everything. Let them code.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Software Architect

    Software Architect (Current Employee) Santa Clarita, CA

    ProsChallenging and interesting work. Lots to learn

    ConsToo much shuffling because of business realignment

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A great company that works hard to provide good benefits. Needs to weather the current storm and market trends.

    Software Developer (Current Employee) Mission Viejo, CA

    ProsGreat benefits package, like health insurance, IRA, training
    Conscientious and considerate managers
    Challenging and rewarding work

    ConsUncertainty as many of the markets they lead in are starting to slow down. The company can buy companies to boost its lineup, however the outlook may not be bright for teams working on products in segments that are experiencing little or no growth.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsA lot to learn and people who know their stuff

    ConsHaven't seen any cons in this company so far

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Tier II

    Tier II (Current Employee) Denver, CO

    Prosmore in-depth look into cases, more exposure to new products, less time taking calls

    Conshave to manage your time very well as you will be constantly working between T1, T3, etc

    Advice to Senior ManagementNA

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    IT Analyst

    IT Analyst (Current Employee) Santa Clara, CA

    ProsGreat culture, great people, great work ethic

    Consnone cons at the moment

    Advice to Senior Managementnone at the moment

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