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McAfee the Land of Middle Management

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Atlanta, GA
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Atlanta, GA

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

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

* Decent pay and benefits
* Flexible schedule
* Good work-life balance

Cons

* No loyalty towards employees
* No career growth
* Will drop top talent at the drop of a hat
* Run by middle management politics
* Poor company culture
* Depressing environment
* Clueless management
* Difficult to move in the company, by promotion or laterally
* At the end of the day a sales and accounting company, not a technology and engineering company

Advice to Management

Focus on engineering, just a tiny bit.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Not a sales driven culture.

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    Former Employee - Global Account Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Global Account Manager in San Jose, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good market penetration, made getting initial traction in accounts easier.

    Cons

    lots of process and bureaucracy for a company of its size. spent as much time selling internally as I did with customers.

    Advice to Management

    focus more on the customer.

  2. OK - but not world class

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly work culture. Quarterly parties.

    Cons

    Company battling to stay relevant. No innovation.

    Advice to Management

    Innovate. Hire better employees. Cut the red tape.

    JUST GET IT DONE ALREADY.

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