McAfee
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Updated Jun 30, 2014
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McAfee President Michael DeCesare

Michael DeCesare

(92 ratings)

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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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    Negative environment

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Santa Clara, CA

    Prosgood benefits and smart people

    ConsAn "eat your young" environment has gradually taken over since the Intel acquisition. It's become completely non supportive and an aggressively negative place to be. Lots of pressure from Intel on new products has created a constant sense of panic that results in poor behavior at the leadership level. Complete mismanagement of headcount quarter to quarter persists and results in a persistent hire-then fire process.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake care of bullying managers from the top down. They are slowly poisoning the culture. With so much opportunity in high tech A players are unlikely to stick around for the abuse.

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

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    Serious lack of integrity

    Marketing Manager (Former Employee)
    San Jose, CA

    ProsCompetitive salaries with quarterly bonuses. An Intel company.

    ConsSevere lack on integrity stemming from top level down. It is very hard to trust anyone. 'Good old boys' mentality with blatant favoritism. Management is flat with little room for advancement. Development requests fall into a black hole. It's very difficult to get anything done.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCourses on management should be required for all managers by HR. Only director level managers and above have direct reports. How can mid-level managers learn to manage people if they aren't allowed direct reports?

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

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    ProsGreat Compensation & Benefits
    Great People

    ConsProduct direction and focus is always changing
    Senior leadership has had many changes since the acquisition
    Little to no new innovation - grows via acquisition

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore visible roadmap

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Sinking Ship

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Pros-Benefits: ESPP, 401K matching, events, happy hours, great health, dental, and vision insurance.
    -Training is pretty good.
    -Coworkers are fun to be around, and upbeat.
    -Game room and entertainment

    ConsLayoffs, uncertainty with higher ups, seemingly no direction, "old boys club" for management, turnover in the workforce is starting to drastically increase (turning in to a college), pay is much lower than other companies for equivalent work, no room for advancement to other teams unless enduring a process of pulling teeth.

    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 place to work

    Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    Santa Clara, CA

    Prosinnovative , cutting edge tech

    ConsPC sales are going down

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

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    Challenging and never boring

    Sales Director (Former Employee)
    Plano, TX

    ProsBenefits, culture and work life balance

    Consnot enough celebration of success

    Advice to Senior ManagementFeedback is not worth much if no action supports the cause

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

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    Challenging, fast-paced, and highly technical.

    Senior Consultant (Current Employee)
    Plano, TX

    ProsHigh level of technical challenges. Quality co-workers.

    ConsLittle room to develop a career.

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

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    Not a friendly environment to work.

    Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsVery little, Free software protection for 1 year

    ConsThe IT department VERY RACIAL. Don’t like ex-military. Most directors seem to never have managed people before. Micro-managers. You wait for direction then get asked your status. Have no understanding of budgets. Always looking to blame instead of fixing problems. Changes processes, but don’t inform anyone and wonder why you don’t know of the change. Started looking for new position 3 weeks in.

    Advice to Senior ManagementClear out your Directors

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

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    Bleeding edge technology company with a highly biased management

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsTechnology and architecture no doubt one of the best in the industry. Very stable company and provides plenty of opportunity to learn.

    ConsTerrible management. Lack of focus and mentors. Underpaid and very biased.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe upper management needs to replace the mid management folks with competent leaders.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsA lot to learn and people who know their stuff

    ConsHaven't seen any cons in this company so far

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

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