McAfee
3.3 of 5 445 reviews
www.mcafee.com Santa Clara, CA 5000+ Employees

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Updated Jun 30, 2014
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3.3 445 reviews

                             

71% Approve of the CEO

McAfee President Michael DeCesare

Michael DeCesare

(92 ratings)

64% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Work life balance - you know what that means :) Little work and less pay"
    in 62 reviews
  • "You have Flexible Working Hours - can come and go as you wish as long as work gets done"
    in 14 reviews
Cons:
  • "Poor flexibility with respect to work/life balance"
    in 12 reviews
  • "Some times senior management can be tricky trying to find scapegoats to escape from their mistakes"
    in 16 reviews
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    Good company. Good benefits.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat people and benefits at McAfee.

    ConsThe politics can be frustrating.

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    A great place to work!

    Interaction Designer (Former Employee)
    Beaverton, OR

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementConsider implementing Intel sabbatical plan.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Experience

    Marketing Intern (Former Employee)
    Santa Clara, CA

    ProsYour weaknesses become your strengths. I became very competent at the tasks I was assigned.

    ConsThere are cliques within the office, I had a creepy boss, and the work can be very repetitive. The intern program is not built out as it should be.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore training for interns, and get up to speed with what's popular in the Silicon Valley. That will attract the right set of employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat work, great team and culture

    ConsNormal senior management
    Not so great office

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place to work for!

    Systems Developer (Former Employee)
    Plano, TX

    ProsVery Good work atmosphere/culture. Good management. People in all the software departments are mostly friendly professionals.

    ConsSome times senior management can be tricky trying to find scapegoats to escape from their mistakes.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRead my Cons

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A "meh" company

    Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    Minneapolis, MN

    ProsImmediate colleagues are great and well as immediate managers. Benefits are pretty standard (2 weeks for new employees, 401k match, etc...). There is opportunity to move around within the company if you're interested in different positions that are open. A decent place to start a career.

    ConsLack of communication within the company. A lot of "left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing" and very little coordination which can make projects difficult. Very frequent to sudden changes in policy and projects with very little forewarning.

    Company politics and a very "silo'd" feeling within the organization. There is also a lack of employee appreciate events/awards and not very competitive raises.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCommunicate better with employees and make them feel valuable through more reward programs.
    Offer competitive pay for current employees to keep good talent.
    Trim down upper management and number of VPs to better avoid internal company politics.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    No Leadership Accountability

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat employees who are very smart. Flexibility. Fighting cyber crime is a noble cause. Pay and Benefits are pretty good.

    ConsNo accountability for behaviors of Sr Leadership...including president of company who bullies others. Leaders date employees, hire and promote their friends. Business is not growing and no one is doing anything about it. HR will get rid of people who try to shed light on the bad. HR leaders are just as bad.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop being afraid to do the right thing.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good and bad aspects of the company

    Risk and Compliance (Current Employee)
    Plano, TX

    ProsDepending on the project you work on it has very little supervision and you can do what you want to get things done

    ConsNo management has huge downfalls as well, they will you a project fall flat on its face until the world blows up, then they care.

    That is super frustrating

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe more technical, you can not couch someone in Chess if you only know Checkers

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good Place to Work

    Software QA Engineer (Current Employee)
    Bangalore (India)

    ProsGreat people.
    Great Work Culture.
    Great Managers.
    Great Educational Support.

    ConsAggressive Cost cuttings
    Lack of decisive leadership
    Lack of cutting edge technical innovation

    Advice to Senior ManagementPls dont change technical road maps often

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company with excellent technical core

    Senior Manager (Former Employee)
    Portland, OR

    ProsCutting edge of security technologies and people that worked in engineering to deliver for both the customers and shareholders.

    Consthere were some players in support management that practiced cronyism. This management was unseated by the executive team within six months of my departure and the relationships seem to be much better between support and engineering.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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