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McAfee Reviews

Updated February 25, 2015
Updated February 25, 2015
539 Reviews
3.5
539 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good Work Life Balance, good benefits with flexibility to work from home if needed (in 81 reviews)

  • Salary, Learning, Flexible working hours (in 17 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    software develpment engineer

    • Work/Life Balance
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McAfee

    Pros

    very lenient with flexible work hours as long as you are productive.

    Cons

    processes and systems are still pretty wobbly

  2.  

    Intern Software Developer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Software Development Intern
    Former Intern - Software Development Intern

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

    Pros

    Great work-life balance as an intern.
    Smaller office environment was great.
    Free drinks and breakfast each Friday.

    Cons

    The internship started off slow, so that was a bit difficult to deal with, but it picked up and got fun.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More engaging training for interns.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Wish I was still there

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at McAfee

    Pros

    Generous compensation
    Great working environment
    Great facilities

    Cons

    High stress
    Got laid off by Intel.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Very satisfied employee of more than 9 years

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McAfee

    Pros

    Clear direction from upper management, excellent work-life balance.

    Cons

    Could have better dental insurance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Great Culture and People.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Summer Intern in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Intern - Summer Intern in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    This company has great culture and people. I have worked on 3 end to end project as an intern. Great place to learn and contribute.

    Cons

    Hard to convert full time. In my case they said some budget issue.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    I can't complain...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McAfee full-time

    Pros

    Flexible work from home arrangements. Competitive pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Extremely sales driven. The culture needs improvement- very cliquey.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Favoritism needs to come to an end.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    my impression of the company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at McAfee

    Pros

    tolerant, diverse workgroup, good pay, good HR programs

    Cons

    not so good for engineering, as it is a marketing driven company, and decisions are made accordingly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    give more emphasis and promotions to engineering.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Feels like a startup

    • Work/Life Balance
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McAfee

    Pros

    Some really talented people work there

    Cons

    Bad middle managers exist all through the organization

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of bad managers

  10.  

    Amazing place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Group Product Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Group Product Manager in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at McAfee full-time

    Pros

    Great culture. Friendly HR and policies. Lot of opportunities to learn and interact with customers & events. New dynamic leadership.

    Cons

    Every large organization comes with its own baggage of internal politics.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    McAfee provides growth opportunity with challenge and guidance.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Director in Plano, TX

    I worked at McAfee full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    There is always something new due to growth, M&A or market. Company invests in its people with training, mentorship and proper feedback. Compensation was excellent with really good benefits.

    Cons

    The M&A schedules can be ridiculously short and the under/over hiring plan flexes every year. Unfortunately due to M&A positions are eliminated every year. If your on the technology side the resources are mainly in India.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better hiring plan by Sales and Engineering would help with the annual RIF due to bad planning.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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