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great place to work; substantial opportunity with Intel as parent.

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Current Employee - Director, Communications  in  Plano, TX
Current Employee - Director, Communications in Plano, TX

I have been working at McAfee full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

Smart people, challenging work, passion for customers. Financially conservative as a company. Generous to those who perform. Acquisition by Intel a major win -- deep pockets, long-term view.

Cons

Very lean; tend to overload their best and brightest. Marketing focused on lead-generation over long-term customer advocacy and experience focsu, though with new CMO that may change.

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Positive Outlook
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    focus on sales, not helping customers

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at McAfee full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Engineers are motivated to do the right thing, protect the customers. Pleasant working environment, nice people.

    Cons

    Lack of coordination across the products results in customers paying for a lot of separate features that don't work together and actually provide the promised protection. Focus on short-term profitability makes it impossible to invest in major R&D and deep technology innovation that will help to protect against current or future threats.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bite the bullet and invest in innovation. Right now you're not a security company, you're a commodity product company that builds a security product. To actually provide security in this fast-changing age, you have to change your culture to accept more risk.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    Dedicated Security Company

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

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

    Pros

    1. Dedicated security company if you are from information security this is the place to be in.
    2. Excellent compensation package with benefits
    3. Nice Healthcare plan.
    4. Gym in the building makes it easier for you to exercise

    Cons

    1. Very huge , if you are from startup you might get lost.
    2. Lacks agility and slow to adopt new processes or technology as well as slow to adapt in the changing market.
    3. Innovation is bought.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1. Empower employees and make them feel how they are creating an impact in important initiatives.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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