McAfee
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Updated Apr 10, 2014
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3.3 410 reviews

                             

72% Approve of the CEO

McAfee President Michael DeCesare

Michael DeCesare

(82 ratings)

63% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Great company with excellent technical core

Senior Manager (Former Employee)
Portland, OR

I worked at McAfee full-time for more than 3 years

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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Good place to learn and grow

Marketing Operations (Current Employee)
Singapore (Singapore)

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

ProsExcellent culture and professional people, superior flex--benefits, open communication from senior management.

ConsRetrenchments in the name of cost-cutting, which not only affects those who are forced to leave, but also de-motivates the others who stay back in the organization

Advice to Senior ManagementPlease be mindful of cost-cutting measures

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

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at McAfee full-time for less than a year

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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Great place to work

Software QA Lead (Former Employee)
Bangalore (India)

I worked at McAfee full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGreat products, Great vision, you get to innovate!! Good growth opportunities. Benefits are great

ConsNot much. Salary hikes are not much

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Research Contractor (Former Employee)
Santa Clara, CA

I worked at McAfee as a contractor for less than a year

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 Development Manager (Current Employee)

I have been working at McAfee full-time for more than 5 years

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 (Current Employee)
Santa Clarita, CA

I have been working at McAfee full-time for more than 5 years

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

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

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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Formative, great environment

Inside Sales Representative (Current Employee)
Cork (Ireland)

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

ProsPeople: the environment is something special.
Technology: a lot to learn for a sales professional
Career: career development plan in place and consistently implemented

ConsToo much attention on call stats sometimes can lead to lower quality activity planning.

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Brilliant

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at McAfee full-time for more than a year

ProsGood Culture
Opportunity
Moderate Pay

ConsMay get boring
Depends on team

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

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