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Smart and aggressive leaders, solid technology, weak on employee recognition.

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Current Employee - Product Development  in  Beaverton, OR
Current Employee - Product Development in Beaverton, OR

I have been working at McAfee

Pros

Very aggressive and competitive when it comes to marketing and sales. Smart acquisitions and rapidly improving ability to integrate them. Generally an expectation that McAfee should be able to compete with the largest of competitors, and support of proposals that offer a path to get there.

Cons

Lack of internal career paths and professional development, with an old school mentality of seniority rather than meritocracy. There is virtually no discussion of the gaps that people need to overcome in order to achieve the next level. While there is a keen focus on key indicators and metrics, there seems to be a reluctance to walk away from products and business areas that just are not executing to plan. Salary and bonus start competitive, but raises seem to be weak.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Challenge people managers to set promotion goals for their staff and measure them on this. There seems to be no expectation that, once hired, people will or should develop and grow.

No opinion of CEO

Other Reviews for McAfee

  1.  

    The pay is good, but at what price?

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    Current Employee - Account Executive
    Current Employee - Account Executive

    I have been working at McAfee

    Pros

    The pay is great, with spiffs that can earn you hefty bonuses. I have seen people earn spiffs of up to $20K if they made their number 2 quarters in a row.

    Cons

    Extreme pressure to perform. They really don't care about you as a person; just about your numbers. I know this is true of most sales jobs, but it got to a point where the job just wasn't fun anymore.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maybe if your employees felt like they mattered, they would be more inclined to give 120%. Calling employees on Sunday mornings is also a big no-no.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Mcafee not employee friendly

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    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager  in  Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager in Plano, TX

    I worked at McAfee

    Pros

    Mcafee has very good products and a great set of internal Support Engineers. Mcafee has a great benefits package. The employees there are a close knit family. Senior Management very competent but dealing with huge changes due to upper Executive changes that were made end of 07. Did I say they have great benefits?

    Cons

    Employees not given carrer path for advancement. They don't look within for promotions. Knee Jerk Changes with no regards to how it impacts employees mentally nor monetarily. The systems at Mcafee are lacking in making sure employees are paid correctly. Finance unaccountable for communicating wages expected and when people will get paid.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do a better job taking care of current employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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