McAfee Reviews in Plano, TX

Updated October 24, 2014
Updated October 24, 2014
487 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.  

    Excellent place to work and develop oneself as an Information Technology industry professional.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Plano, TX

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

    Pros

    Pleasant culture and admirable work ethic across the board. Good benefits and overall employee appreciation.

    Cons

    None per se, but as always the security industry can be an ever-changing landscape and what is vital knowledge one day can become obsolete the next.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great for cutting your teeth in sales

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Plano, TX

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

    Pros

    McAfee is somewhat of a melting pot in the talent pool. Great for breaking into sales and opens doors to move into other companies. GREAT atmosphere, very family like between employees on the sales floor.

    Cons

    If you're not in the buddy system, plan to stay in your position with a small base and aggressive quota

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If management would take more interest in retaining/growing existing sales talent instead of hiring college recruits there would be more stability. It's also a common theme to interview for a position that either you sought out or they approach you for and then go silent. Silence and disconnects are a problem when attempting to advance unless you're apart of the buddy program.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Place to get your start... but...

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Plano, TX

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

    Pros

    Free soft drinks, good place for someone to get their start in IT sales. Good health benefits, and PTO (when they let you take it) Lot's of great people stuck there though... Good products

    Cons

    Executive management are some of the worst humans you will ever meet.
    While they stress work life management you WILL be working Christmas eve and the day after
    Can't get promoted without being part of the "bros" club, or a girl with lose morals.
    Very low pay for industry...
    Spends money on stupid things like lavish parties with private concerts with rock stars.
    One of the most bloated top heavy companies I have ever heard of...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire about 90% of upper and middle management, starting with that rat they call a leader.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Glad to have moved on

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    Former Employee - IT in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - IT in Plano, TX

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

    Pros

    Compensation, investment in training, relaxed culture.

    Cons

    Leadership in IT needs serious overhaul. Promotions are not based on merit or accomplishments but rather favoritism and politics. First place to take a closer look are the groups where multiple people leave same manager.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    good contract oppty

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    Former Employee - Recruiter in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Plano, TX

    I worked at McAfee as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    pay above market salaries and good benefits

    Cons

    difficult communicating with managers, some disorganization

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    move more ops to Plano!

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    fast paced bootcamp

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Support Engineer Tier II in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Technical Support Engineer Tier II in Plano, TX

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

    Pros

    donuts on Fridays, training reimbursement, stock options, great health ins

    Cons

    training is superficial, too many products to work if on the LTAM team, no opportunity to specialize if on the LTAM team

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    dont let LTAM handle its own hiring, and dont heavily rely on contractors as managers tend to treat them as disposable specially in tier I

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good place to work for!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Developer in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Systems Developer in Plano, TX

    I worked at McAfee as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Read my Cons

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Restricted funding at Mcafee

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Plano, TX

    I have been working at McAfee full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Access to new technology and innovation

    Cons

    Minimal raises, restricted hiring in US, lots of offshore hiring

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    co-locating engineering teams improve quality and performance

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good and bad aspects of the company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Risk and Compliance in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Risk and Compliance in Plano, TX

    I have been working at McAfee full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    No 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 ManagementAdvice

    Be more technical, you can not couch someone in Chess if you only know Checkers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great Culture / Bad Management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager in Plano, TX

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

    Pros

    Amazing people PTO work life balance

    Cons

    Constant change, Reduced commissions, constant reporting on reports

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a direction and stick with it, Don't change the model if its working just to pad the bottom line, take care fo your performers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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