McAfee
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www.mcafee.com Santa Clara, CA 5000+ Employees

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Strong company, pretty good place to work

Marketing Manager (Current Employee)
Santa Clara, CA

ProsThe 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.

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    McAfee, not a bad place

    Sales (Current Employee)
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    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… 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… Advice to Senior Management: 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… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    Typical large software company with smart senior management but crumbling middle management

    Anonymous Member of Technical Team (Current Employee)
    San Jose, CA

    I have been working at McAfee


    Pros: Stable 9-5 job Not a highly political environment (but this depends on your team) Senior management is sharp and so the overall direction of the company seems… Cons: Very middle management heavy Middle managers are "managing up" in several instances The "innovation" group is almost divorced from the "engineering" group and there seems to be… Advice to Senior Management: - Build closer ties between innovation group and all engineering groups so "innovation" can be translated into features for all products - Let managers who can't… More
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