McAfee
3.3 of 5 409 reviews
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Updated Apr 15, 2014
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3.3 409 reviews

                             

72% Approve of the CEO

McAfee President Michael DeCesare

Michael DeCesare

(82 ratings)

63% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Work life balance - you know what that means :) Little work and less pay"
    in 59 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
  • "and IDC lost it's mojo with many senior management folks moving away"
    in 14 reviews
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Great company with excellent technical core

Senior Manager (Former Employee)
Portland, OR

I worked at McAfee full-time for more than 3 years

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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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at McAfee full-time for less than a year

Pros1. Best Place to work .
2. People are friendly
3. Best Work / Life balance.
4. Free breakfast on thursday

Cons1. Never get an update from management.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Principal Software Engineer (Current Employee)

I have been working at McAfee full-time for more than 8 years

ProsPeople are friendly and ready to help; good engineers and good benefits.

ConsToo many products. Strategy and decision making process questionable or unclear.

Advice to Senior ManagementConsolidate the products.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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No Leadership Accountability

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

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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A "meh" company

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Minneapolis, MN

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

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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Good and bad aspects of the company

Risk and Compliance (Current Employee)
Plano, TX

I have been working at McAfee full-time for more than a year

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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It is an OK place to work, has some flexibility

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at McAfee full-time

ProsI am able to balance work-life. There is flexibility. decent facilities like gym/cafe

Consno opportunities for advancement..lot of politics. There is not much communication between upper management and team.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great Culture / Bad Management

Senior Account Manager (Former Employee)
Plano, TX

I worked at McAfee full-time for less than a year

ProsAmazing people PTO work life balance

ConsConstant change, Reduced commissions, constant reporting on reports

Advice to Senior ManagementFind 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

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great Company! Great People!

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at McAfee full-time for more than a year

ProsThe company has great culture. People are all friendly and ready to help!

ConsSince the acquisition it has been going through some changes which has been hard on departments but I guess that's what every company has to go through in order to become more successful.

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

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Research Contractor (Former Employee)
Santa Clara, CA

I worked at McAfee as a contractor for less than a year

ProsThe employees, projects, and office

ConsNot always being informed of state of company

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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