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McAfee Reviews in Beaverton, OR

Updated November 5, 2014
Updated November 5, 2014
497 Reviews
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Pros
  • Good Work Life Balance, good benefits with flexibility to work from home if needed (in 77 reviews)

  • Salary, Learning, Flexible working hours (in 17 reviews)


Cons
  • Poor flexibility with respect to work/life balance (in 13 reviews)

  • Some times senior management can be tricky trying to find scapegoats to escape from their mistakes (in 17 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beaverton, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beaverton, OR

    I worked at McAfee full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible working hours, decent benefits, friendly coworkers.

    Cons

    Raises are not always commensurate with performance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay close attention to the contributions of individual employees so that raises/promotions are granted in a fair manner.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    A great place to work!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Interaction Designer in Beaverton, OR
    Former Employee - Interaction Designer in Beaverton, OR

    I worked at McAfee full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Intelligent and respectful colleagues. Quarterly bonuses. Health, wellness, education reimbursement. Employee stock purchase plan.

    Cons

    Too many product offerings is going to hurt the company. Some product managers are clueless.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider implementing Intel sabbatical plan.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Beaverton, OR
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Beaverton, OR

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

    Pros

    Great place to work. Open culture

    Cons

    Not agressive in upcoming technologies

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    McAfee is not a good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Infrastructure Engineer in Beaverton, OR
    Current Employee - Infrastructure Engineer in Beaverton, OR

    I have been working at McAfee as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    First Thursday free beer, Fee Muffins on Friday, casual work environment , that's about it.

    Cons

    In 6 months they fires 3 people and two more just walk out in the Labs division alone. McAfee's Virus detection rates are very low, they are loosing money, there clients are leaving Not a good organization to work for. Plus Intel owns them and there is talk of them folding them in and big laying offs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are too may managers and none of them know anything about enterprise IT operations. You would think a company like McAfee would have world class IT, Not so much

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    Pretty flexible work environment but poor senior leadership.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beaverton, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beaverton, OR

    I have been working at McAfee

    Pros

    Flexible work environment and decent work hours

    Cons

    Old boys club. Difficult to move up and flat struvture

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to provide resources where needed and make the tough decisions to kill projects.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good place to work overall

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beaverton, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beaverton, OR

    I have been working at McAfee

    Pros

    People are professional
    Pay/benefits are good
    Overall a good place to work

    Cons

    With big compaines come big challenges - especially communication between global sites
    Many positions are sent to countries where the pay is lower, and the quality of work is sometimes overlooked.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Overall they are leading the company in a good direction. I'm sure the McAfee shareholders would agree. While sending jobs to developing countries does save money just keep in mind that often in life you get what you pay for, for both business and personal.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Smart and aggressive leaders, solid technology, weak on employee recognition.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Development in Beaverton, OR
    Current Employee - Product Development in Beaverton, OR

    I have been working at McAfee

    Pros

    Very aggressive and competitive when it comes to marketing and sales. Smart acquisitions and rapidly improving ability to integrate them. Generally an expectation that McAfee should be able to compete with the largest of competitors, and support of proposals that offer a path to get there.

    Cons

    Lack of internal career paths and professional development, with an old school mentality of seniority rather than meritocracy. There is virtually no discussion of the gaps that people need to overcome in order to achieve the next level. While there is a keen focus on key indicators and metrics, there seems to be a reluctance to walk away from products and business areas that just are not executing to plan. Salary and bonus start competitive, but raises seem to be weak.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Challenge people managers to set promotion goals for their staff and measure them on this. There seems to be no expectation that, once hired, people will or should develop and grow.

    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    McAfee research and content side is top.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Security Researcher in Beaverton, OR
    Current Employee - Security Researcher in Beaverton, OR

    I have been working at McAfee

    Pros

    The free drinks. The level of knowledge in the research side of the organization is bar none. The company is profitable and future projections are very strong.

    Cons

    The research side could use work in integrating the various companies that McAfee buys. Also, it seems like Product Management has a clear idea of where they are going and are constantly changing directions. These changes have a big impact and usually lead to wasted cycles in the organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more involved in your organization. Support more company functions.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fake company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Beaverton, OR
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Beaverton, OR

    I have been working at McAfee

    Pros

    Benefits (insurance, 401K, etc...), location, brand, industry

    Cons

    Bad products, bad client support

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be real! Be communicatif with your employees and don't treat them like they are just employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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