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Current Employee - Director in Santa Clara, CA
Current Employee - Director in Santa Clara, CA

I have been working at McAfee full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

Good people; good atmosphere; good work/life balance

Cons

Less innovation; less excitement when compared to a startup or a public company

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Need to improve morale - get people excited.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    The good, the bad, the ugly...

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Interesting problems.
    Good pay.
    Great benefits.
    Good people

    Cons

    Over-metricized, everything is a number - you, too!
    Leadership is spotty, product management is abysmal.
    Takes forever to get anything done.
    Very top-down driven.
    Periodic layoffs based on arbitrary numbers pushed down from Intel.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just because something is made a web-app doesn't mean it's an improvement over the old process.
    Let process improvement flow from the bottom up.
    Make decisions more quickly, because it doesn't appear that taking much time is letting you make better ones.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company, outdated and poor management practices

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at McAfee full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Global and well recognized brand
    Free coffee/tea/drinks everyday and breakfast on Thursdays
    Nice cafeteria, office space, and cubicles
    Big budget to create with
    CEO's are wonderful, personable, and easy to talk to

    Cons

    Management is very old school, the complete opposite of a flat organization
    A lot of politics, red tape, and the company doesn't feel like it's innovating
    You will have meetings about meetings, and projects and decisions happen very slowly
    Difficult to work cross-functionally

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more open to the ideas of those below you. Managers should be required to take leadership courses. Stay up to date with emerging trends. Need better information flow across departments.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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