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good company, but corporate atmosphere

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Former Employee - Channel Marketing Manager in Santa Clara, CA
Former Employee - Channel Marketing Manager in Santa Clara, CA

I worked at McAfee full-time (More than 8 years)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

training, office, benefits, work/life balance, team work

Cons

corp red-tape to get things approved, long processes, too many meetings to have another meeting.

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  1. Good space, but fragmented products

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Really good cause, "protecting people". Pays well, if you negotiate hard. Good bonus program, has paid out fairly consistently

    Cons

    Hard place to work. A company of acquisitions that run very independently. Getting better, but a long ways to go for all to have the same compass needle pointing in the same direction. Intel assimilation being accelerated, looking for synergies now.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out the brand story, and communicate where/how the company needs to change to meet Intel operating margin goals..it will be tough and require much top line growth, or paring down, or both.


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    Good company yet tend to overestimate themselves

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McAfee full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    solid vision and execution towards the vision: MFE has reinvented themselves several years back in becoming THE integrated security solutions one stop shop and all decisions and actions are clearly directed towards this target. In areas where MFE is not exactly there yet, a clear path is being defined and it's amazing to watch this grow. Obviously, strong product performance is a huge benefit to getting there and the tie in of the various Product BUs into this larger vision is great. Lastly, the great folks work at this company. Generally, talent is nurtured and appreciated. I have had the honor to work with lots of amazing people so far!

    Cons

    If there's so much good, there also usually comes a 'but, ..' - in this case the above mentioned Pros account for most of the company, but there's pockets where leadership, strategy and decision making process questionable or unclear. Maybe this is growing pain, being too successful at times so that not all parts of the organization grow at the same pace. What is surprising is that the growth strategy (as communicated and executed) at times seems to imply 'nobody can do without us' - lack of humbleness is an issue. Sadly.

    Advice to Management

    be more grounded, humble, open. management tends to be overworked with too little time to understand backgrounds. my comment towards 'lack of humbleness' may simply be a wrong perception based on 'not enough time' ...


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