McAfee

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Strong company, pretty good place to work

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
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Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Santa Clara, CA
Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Santa Clara, CA

I have been working at McAfee

Pros

The company is strong, well-managed, and growing. It's basically a strong company in a strong sector (computer security). The executive staff is seasoned, very talented, and they operate with the highest ethical principals. Dave Dewalt (the CEO) is incredibly bright and talented, he's really driving the company forward in a positive way. Having "McAfee" on your resume is fairly positive. Working in the security industry is a good thing to do ... you're keeping the "bad guys" from stealing data or fouling up your mother's computer. The salaries are OK (around 50th percentile), as are the benefits -- medical, 401k, etc.

Cons

The company does not hesitate to lay people off.

The company does not put lots of emphasis on developing its people or managing its people. The emphasis is on task-management, not people-management.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

If you want to go from good to great, you need to invest more resources in people management.

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    McAfee, not a bad place

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Sales in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Sales in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at McAfee

    Pros

    The pay and benefits are among the best in the industry. The company is a recognizable name and is building a very strong brand image outside of the consumer AV space, even though that's still the most recognizable business. Filled with great and competent people at the individual contributor level.

    Cons

    Wondering if you'll have a job tomorrow with the sudden reorgs that occur. The "shark tank" that seems to exist at the VP/SVP if you're not in the "clique" is disappointing. Over the top political correctness is required, what ever happened to being able to speak your mind and point out problems or issues? Constant org changes are distracting and frankly, don't contribute to a great work environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When you say you want feedback from your employees, mean it! Don't just say it. Get rid of the climate where people aren't sure if they'll have a job from one day to the next. I understand hiring people you trust, but give some other folks a chance to advance and take on bigger roles. Understand what your employees' talents are and use those people in roles where they will be challenged and satisfied and they will contribute.

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    A stable leader where effort is rewarded and you don't have to watch your back worrying about the next layoff!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Mission Viejo, CA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Mission Viejo, CA

    I have been working at McAfee

    Pros

    Consistent and positive financial results. Good leadership with vision. Very honest top exec. General culture of reward for effort and caring for employees. Growth every quarter and year means good bonuses.

    Cons

    Distributed workforce means those away from the main office(s) are sometimes marginalized with respect to the larger decisions and initiatives.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing! Keep investing in the company vision and communicating honestly and openly with us.

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