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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 (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
Disapproves of CEO

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  1.  

    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 (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
  2.  

    Well run, good communication from the top, strong managers within product development

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McAfee full-time

    Pros

    Pay is excellent, treats strong players very well, good at getting rid of non-performers, low-drama

    Cons

    Product management lacks real leadership and shows little expertise in managing a portfolio and driving business results. Good company to work for and has matured quite a bit in the last 5 years.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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