McAfee Reviews

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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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  1. Great people, good culture, going through lots of change...

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    Current Employee - Director of Sales in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director of Sales in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Really good people, competitive salaries and benefits, going through major cultural change from a good old boys culture to the more professional culture of Intel (parent company).

    Cons

    Company seems to live and die by its quarter to quarter performance so there are often resource challenges, hiring freezes, travel freezes, etc. based on quarter to quarter performance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do away with the silo'd business units and departments - have a single unified strategy across the company. Don't try to be all things to all types of customers - pick the areas where you are a leader and win in those areas.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Great place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McAfee

    Pros

    Great management, good atmosphere, laid back office

    Cons

    I cant think of any

  3. Great Company to work for

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX

    I worked at McAfee

    Pros

    Great people, competitive salaries, longevity

    Cons

    I don't have anything I would consider a con based on my experience

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management was good at sharing company status and vision

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Good

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McAfee

    Pros

    company is good for freshers

    Cons

    No travel opportunities in this company

  6. This job was great!

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    Current Employee - IT Tech in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - IT Tech in Irving, TX

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

    Pros

    They have awesome benefits and they have flexible schedules! I was very impressed with the organization and skills implemented throughout the company.

    Cons

    Never enough time in the day goes all there is to be done but great teamwork goes a long way. We get plenty of work but I'm living and happy!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees and live in there's shoes for a moment. Pressure on all side but we get diamonds!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Senior Financial Analyst

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    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Plano, TX

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

    Pros

    Very flexible with schedule, great work life balance

    Cons

    The culture is good but if you're not in good with other people you can be left to the side. You have to put on a good act, not cause drama and kiss butt. Communication is poor from upper management so unfortunately there is some guesswork.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better communication, more opportunities for training and advancement.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. Sales at Mcafee

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    Former Employee - Enterprise Sales Representative in Remote, OR
    Former Employee - Enterprise Sales Representative in Remote, OR

    I worked at McAfee

    Pros

    Great name for calling in. Good stock option plan. Work remote, vacation was ok. Nice locations in the bay area.

    Cons

    poor comp plan. too hard to get changes made to material. Takes a long time to get answers to questions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire poor middle managment and compensate sales reps better

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Good to start, glad to leave

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    Former Employee - Contractor in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Contractor in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at McAfee

    Pros

    - Great place to intern or to jumpstart to your career
    - Regularly host company events
    - Well-priced food in the cafeteria
    - Flexible with employee schedules outside of work
    - Thursday free donuts and bagels

    Cons

    - Management tends to throw responsibilities over the wall to agencies, contractors, and interns
    - High demand for clear ROI on marketing campaigns, but little guidance as to goals or measurement
    - Constant firedrill scenarios
    - High competition/low communication between overlapping groups
    - Unclear merge with parent company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More clearly define growth paths for young employees to give incentive to stay longer. Accountability should be a focus, both on the side of the management and those reporting to them. Open dialogue with Intel counterparts and leadership a must.

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

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    Former Intern - Senior Business Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Former Intern - Senior Business Analyst in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    - Pays Fine but not a pay master

    Cons

    - Not organized and should be more organized and strategic

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -should be more innovative and dynamic

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Enlightening

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McAfee

    Pros

    Flexibility and family first although some take it for granted

    Cons

    Too much office politics

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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