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Helpful (3)

focus on sales, not helping customers

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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 Management

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.

Other Employee Reviews for McAfee

  1. Dedicated Security Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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


  2. Helpful (1)

    The good, the bad, the ugly...

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


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