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Experienced web developers should look elsewhere

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Web Developer in Santa Clara, CA
Current Employee - Web Developer in Santa Clara, CA

I have been working at McAfee full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

- Overall, nice and friendly people to work with
- Nice building
- Might be a good place for a new developer to get his feet wet, then move on
- Large, well known company, decent products
- Owned by Intel
- Dev teams collaborate well

Cons

- Large, well known company, that is slowly falling behind
- No concept of team building within the dev group. Managers do not interact with the employees much (only to criticize).
- A lot of meetings about meetings
- Below average pay
- Minimal training opportunities. Very stingy on the budgets for training, etc.
- Minimal, if any, recognition for a job well done. They WILL, however, let you know when you screw up.
- Extremely poor project planning
- Antiquated hardware and software for development (interestingly, the spreadsheet-reading managers always have the latest laptops, though)
- Dev managers have no decision making power. They must ask for approval for everything. They seem to just care about their own self with no regards to the people reporting to them. We are all just warm bodies.
- Dev managers do not know the meaning of "how to motivate employees" (nor do they care), nor the meaning of "accountability".

Advice to ManagementAdvice

- You have too many dev managers that seemingly do nothing. In fact, too many managers period.
- You should also do less talking about what you're going to do to improve things, and actually do it!

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Good company, but since Intel acquisition, layoffs every year

    Former Employee - Research Scientist
    Former Employee - Research Scientist

    I worked at McAfee full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very good benefits, better than average.
    For security research positions, compensation beats the market.
    Company is in a good position in the security industry, good portfolio of products.

    Cons

    Layoffs have been occurring every year the past few years. Research jobs are moving overseas.

  2.  

    IT Training Manager

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    Former Employee - IT Training Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - IT Training Manager in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at McAfee (more than an year)

    Pros

    I really enjoyed the people and the commute! The building had a great cafeteria and they did some really fun things for their employees like "bring your kid to work" day.

    Cons

    Many people are in manager level or above postions who aren't effective leaders. There is a lot of politcs and backstabbing and corporate climbing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to lead in a way that inspires your employees rather than makes them fearful of losing their job every day.

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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