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Pros
  • Amazing people PTO work life balance (in 81 reviews)

  • Work environment and work culture are pretty good (in 30 reviews)

Cons
  • Intel has great programs for work life balance, even including a Sabbatical (in 14 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. Helpful (1)

    A great place to work!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Interaction Designer in Beaverton, OR
    Former Employee - Interaction Designer in Beaverton, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at McAfee full-time (More than a 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 Management

    Consider implementing Intel sabbatical plan.


  2. Good

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

    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


  3. Helpful (2)

    McAfee is not a good place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Infrastructure Engineer in Beaverton, OR
    Current Contractor - Infrastructure Engineer in Beaverton, OR
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at McAfee as a contractor (Less than a 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 Management

    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


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  5. Helpful (4)

    Pretty flexible work environment but poor senior leadership.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beaverton, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beaverton, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible work environment and decent work hours

    Cons

    Old boys club. Difficult to move up and flat struvture

    Advice to Management

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


  6. Good place to work overall

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beaverton, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beaverton, OR
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


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

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Development in Beaverton, OR
    Current Employee - Product Development in Beaverton, OR
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  8. Helpful (1)

    McAfee research and content side is top.

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

    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 Management

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


  9. Helpful (1)

    Fake company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Beaverton, OR
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Beaverton, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Bad products, bad client support

    Advice to Management

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



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