McAfee Reviews

Updated March 19, 2015
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  1. Excellent place to work and develop oneself as an Information Technology industry professional.

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Plano, TX

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

    Pros

    Pleasant culture and admirable work ethic across the board. Good benefits and overall employee appreciation.

    Cons

    None per se, but as always the security industry can be an ever-changing landscape and what is vital knowledge one day can become obsolete the next.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. McAfee has been home to me for the last three years. Looking for quite a few more years here.

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    Current Employee - Enterprise Account Manager
    Current Employee - Enterprise Account Manager

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

    Pros

    Compensation, Intel Stock Options, work life balance (shut down week of thanksgiving for the past three years). Extra days off 4th of July holiday. Great products with an awesome vision. Training bonus (they pay you to invest in yourself) As long as you hit your numbers or your MBO then management will not be riding you. If you don't, well thats another story. (but that is anywhere in sales). Since being acquired by Intel, the push is still there for great quarterly and yearly revenue but there is no more "street" to report quarterly earnings too. Gives great flexibility when it comes to going for the "big sales win"

    Cons

    Would like to have the benefits of Intel and their 100K employees instead of McAfee's benefits. (they are still good but there is better out there) . Had some turn over this year but looks to have settled. This caused some uncertainty inside McAfee but those who stayed continued to focus and help drive solid growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay focused, continue to invest in employees and solutions and strive to be #1

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Best job I ever had

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    Former Employee - Senior Database Administrator
    Former Employee - Senior Database Administrator

    I worked at McAfee full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The pay was great, the work was interesting, the managers actually managed people not just projects, the culture was geared towards a good work life balance.

    Cons

    The hours could be long when called for, but they were very good about making up for it with relaxed hours and/or comp time afterwards.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. McAfee - Part of Intel Security

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    Current Employee - Senior Director in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Reston, VA

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

    Pros

    In terms of satisfaction, McAfee is by far the best company that I have worked for. I have worked for other security companies as well as contracting organizations and McAfee's culture, work-life balance and personnel are some of the best in North America.

    Cons

    Promotions have come based on the effort that I have put into the job and I have received much personal growth as a result of my effort. I have no CONS to consider at this time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Creating more of shared vision for success.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. This is a nice company to work with. Great opportunities, and friendly team members. Company is highly competitive.

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    Current Employee - Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    personal growth, brand value, work-life balance.

    Cons

    technical knowledge required for even managerial roles

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. Amazing so far

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Very relaxed yet professional atmosphere. They actually give you time to do your work the right way and don't overload you. My manager is great so far - pretty much hands off but is serious about keeping on schedule/track. Plenty to do, days fly by fast.

    Free coke machine.

    Cons

    Donut Fridays... needs to be healthier.

    Free coke machine.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's working good so far.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great company with excellent technical core

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Portland, OR

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    there 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Sr.Software Engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at McAfee full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    1. Never get an update from management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. Research Consultant

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    Former Contractor - Research Contractor in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Contractor - Research Contractor in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at McAfee as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    The employees, projects, and office

    Cons

    Not always being informed of state of company

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. Software Engineering Perspective

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Development Manager
    Current Employee - Software Development Manager

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Product 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 ManagementAdvice

    Revamp 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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