McAfee Reviews

Updated August 30, 2015
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Brian Krzanich
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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. Great writing team

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Even though there is one writer per team of developers (or a couple of small teams), writers are part of a Technical Publications group. Very good collaboration within the group. Professional attitude.

    Cons

    No major negatives about company or co-workers.


  2. It's okay

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good salary, decent benefits for a tech company and some decent perks.

    Cons

    It was a boys club where if you weren't part of it, expect to have someone stick a knife in you every once in a while. Sales rules the company and products are not up to par with the rest of the industry.

    Advice to Management

    Rebuild this company from the ground up with a solid management team that runs the company in an ethical manner.


  3. Great Place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People and teams are great to work with. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Work life balance can get challenging.


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  5. Mcafee

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    Former Employee - Accounts Payable Analyst in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Accounts Payable Analyst in Plano, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Casual work environment. Good pay and great benefits. Lots of vacation and holidays off. Free software. Many employee perks.

    Cons

    No room for growth. Not enough pay increases. Didn't match 401k for over three years.

    Advice to Management

    No room for growth. Not enough pay increases. Didn't match 401k for over three years. Casual work environment. Good pay and great benefits. Lots of vacation and holidays off.


  6. CAM Review

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They are very good at promoting internally as long as you are excelling in your current role.

    Cons

    The executive staff is notorious for hitting on the female staff and having extramarital affairs when they travel.


  7. Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great team and great organization

    Cons

    Limited growth opportunities for strong performers

    Advice to Management

    Look to promote your strong performers


  8. Database Administrator

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    Former Employee - Database Administrator in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Database Administrator in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Good work environment - Learn new technologies

    Cons

    - Growth is kind of slow - Pay is not that great


  9. Used to be a great company to work for

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at McAfee full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great work/life balance, doesn't restrict you to your job description, allows you to expand your skill sets and do different things, good career progression

    Cons

    Things have gone downhill after the merger with Intel.

    Advice to Management

    Don't lose the flexibility and 'can do' approach that made McAfee successful


  10. global operations center

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    Former Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Plano, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Pay, Great bonuses

    Cons

    Sorry management, no communication between teams. No repercussions for screwing things up. Little or no supervision on jobs being done which lead to failures from exceptions

    Advice to Management

    restructure to a CORP environment. enforce your own rules


  11. Paralyzed by uncertainty

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great benefits and good work and life balance.

    Cons

    Bloated product portfolio. Trying hard to stay relevant under Intel (parent company) as well emerging security vendors. Many lifers.

    Advice to Management

    Don't become another CA.



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