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Archaic organization to be avoided at all costs, unless you're employed :)

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Current Employee - Marketing Manager  in  Santa Clara, CA
Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Santa Clara, CA

Pros

There are some nice people there. Free parking.

Cons

Santa Clara office is in a poor location. Forget about taking a train to the office or a cush shuttle. We don't have those. What we do have is a vacuum at the top level that has liquidated engineering resources to the point that the company can't release a product that is innovative. Marketing is completely hamstrung with archaic systems. The web site doesn't even have a content management system. The company is full of slackers that have sat in their grey cubs for years doing nothing. Pay is awful. Company is going downhill fast.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Reorg
Pay people better
Give employees leeway to innovate

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Most poorly managed company I've ever worked for

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative  in  Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Plano, TX

    Pros

    Free sodas and a ping pong game room. Healthcare benefits are very average, and they cover most of the major holidays with time off.

    Cons

    - Disrespectful and unqualified inside sales management team from management
    - Lazy managers who walk around telling jokes and socializing all day while you do their work for them
    - Low pay in comparison to the local market
    - Very frustrating work environment because most processes are broken so everything has a one off work around that you must get approval for
    - No leadership or guidance from the Inside sales Management team because they don't know how to lead. Most are in over their heads in their role at McAfee.
    - Executive Managers prey upon young girls in Inside Sales and Channels
    - Very lacking in real career opportunities unless you are part of the boys club or one of the pretty girls who catches the eye of the executives
    - Low performers and the most mediocre people are promoted because they are well liked and network well. The spend their time networking instead of actually working.
    - Fluffed and absolutely falsified data is used to sell internal employees on what a great place McAfee is. There is a constant barrage of messaging and spin about McAfee internally that is based on bad data that would get most people arrested for publicizing.
    - They preach about a work life balance however inside sales will be working on Christmas Eve this year and the day after Christmas while all the execs and many Directors will be home with their families.
    - The culture in inside sales is very low class and unprofessional. It reminds me of that movie "Boiler Room" where everyone is tatted up, coked up and dialing for dollars on the phone.
    - The office workplace is horrible. Very low open walls, everyone can hear what everyone else is saying on the phone. There is zero privacy and professionalism there. Its so loud some days that you can't concentrate on your work.
    McAfee is losing market share across all products and Geo's. The previous CEO cut costs to the bone to make McAfee more attractive to a prospective buyer and R&D has really suffered.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management from Intel should come in and clean house and fire all sales management. It's an absolute disaster there.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Very good

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst  in  Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Plano, TX

    Pros

    Open door culture with very challenging work. Good innovations and good work environment.

    Cons

    Too busy. They are understaffed and sometimes overworked.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get more people to share the load.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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