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McAfee Reviews

Updated Jul 30, 2014
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3.3 456 reviews

70% Approve of the CEO

McAfee President Michael DeCesare

Michael DeCesare

(97 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 67 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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    take a job here if you are Unemployed!

    Marketing Manager (Current Employee) Santa Clara, CA

    ProsMcAfee is a company that offers free parking and free sodas to employees.

    ConsMcAfee is a place to go to die or to go if you're unemployed--that was my excuse. The company is filled with "lifers" who have put in years and years. Quite uncommon in the valley so you should take this as a red flag! People managers have $0 budgets for development. In the entire time I have been here, not once have I attended a meeting (staff, extended staff, all-hands, etc.) that included a speaker from outside of McAfee or Intel. This is called inbreeding. This is what's going to kill McAfee.

    Least capable get promoted. Remember that when you see someone's resume who was a director or a VP. The people who are changing things who are creative and paradigm-shattering come in and leave jaded usually under 3 years.

    Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in your people
    Allow your people more latitude to complete their jobs
    Change meeting structures from status reports and top-down communications to more creative, problem solving and down-to-top communications

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

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    tech lead

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Bangalore (India)

    Prosflexible timing, brand value, work life balance

    Conssalary not good comparatively, single digit or no hikes

    Advice to Senior Managementvalue the employees

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

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    Wasted too much of my career here

    Inside Sales Account Manager (Current Employee) Plano, TX

    ProsMcAfee will hire anyone for inside sales positions even if you have no experience. You can come here, get experience and then leave for one of the competitors nearby and make a lot more money. If you do a really average to poor job at McAfee they'll promote you to management.

    ConsTerrible inside sales management team. They are just a joke and most sit around a better part of the day joking around with each other, not working, not helping and being another obstacle to hurdle while you try to make your unrealistic quota. We have people hired to be sales mentors and coaches and all they do is talk about football and rock bands all day.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIntel you should take a hard look at what's going on in Plano with your inside sales teams. It's crazy to me that it has been allowed to go on like this for so long, even with so many poor reviews posted. There is a reason McAfee has become a people machine with high turnover.

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

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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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    Not a friendly environment to work.

    Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsVery little, Free software protection for 1 year

    ConsThe IT department VERY RACIAL. Don’t like ex-military. Most directors seem to never have managed people before. Micro-managers. You wait for direction then get asked your status. Have no understanding of budgets. Always looking to blame instead of fixing problems. Changes processes, but don’t inform anyone and wonder why you don’t know of the change. Started looking for new position 3 weeks in.

    Advice to Senior ManagementClear out your Directors

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not 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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    Archaic organization to be avoided at all costs, unless you're employed :)

    Marketing Manager (Current Employee) Santa Clara, CA

    ProsThere are some nice people there. Free parking.

    ConsSanta Clara office is in a poor location. Forget about taking a train to the office or a cush shuttle. We don't have those. What we do have is a vacuum at the top level that has liquidated engineering resources to the point that the company can't release a product that is innovative. Marketing is completely hamstrung with archaic systems. The web site doesn't even have a content management system. The company is full of slackers that have sat in their grey cubs for years doing nothing. Pay is awful. Company is going downhill fast.

    Advice to Senior ManagementReorg
    Pay people better
    Give employees leeway to innovate

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

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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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    Experienced web developers should look elsewhere

    Web Developer (Current Employee) Santa Clara, CA

    Pros- Overall, nice and friendly people to work with
    - Nice building
    - Might be a good place for a new developer to get his feet wet, then move on
    - Large, well known company, decent products
    - Owned by Intel
    - Dev teams collaborate well

    Cons- Large, well known company, that is slowly falling behind
    - No concept of team building within the dev group. Managers do not interact with the employees much (only to criticize).
    - A lot of meetings about meetings
    - Below average pay
    - Minimal training opportunities. Very stingy on the budgets for training, etc.
    - Minimal, if any, recognition for a job well done. They WILL, however, let you know when you screw up.
    - Extremely poor project planning
    - Antiquated hardware and software for development (interestingly, the spreadsheet-reading managers always have the latest laptops, though)
    - Dev managers have no decision making power. They must ask for approval for everything. They seem to just care about their own self with no regards to the people reporting to them. We are all just warm bodies.
    - Dev managers do not know the meaning of "how to motivate employees" (nor do they care), nor the meaning of "accountability".

    Advice to Senior Management- You have too many dev managers that seemingly do nothing. In fact, too many managers period.
    - You should also do less talking about what you're going to do to improve things, and actually do it!

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

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