McAfee Reviews

Updated October 9, 2014
Updated October 9, 2014
485 Reviews
3.4
485 Reviews
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McAfee President Michael DeCesare
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114 Ratings

Review Highlights

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.  

    Can't go wrong. Great place.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McAfee

    Pros

    The people are the best part of my day. Would recommend.

    Cons

    If you're not on a big project it will be difficult to get noticed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great corporate experience with a lot of upside

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    Former Employee - Sales Operations in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Sales Operations in Reston, VA

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

    Pros

    Very relaxed culture, pay depends on performance (if you are working in sales), upper management is very helpful with entry level positions

    Cons

    Not the highest prestige, personal growth opportunities limited, can get complacent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have more strict policies and increase the brand image of the company to draw in better talent

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Now a wholly owned division of Intel

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

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

    Pros

    Global presence, entrepreneurial environment, broad product line

    Cons

    There are a lot of vivas working there and management enables this behavior

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are too many titles and levels of employees within the company; need to streamine

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Layoffs after being employed less than 5 months?!

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

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

    Pros

    Nice office environment. Cube farms are neatly arranged.

    Cons

    Too many meetings. Some management very title-oriented and treat people below them like minions in how they communicate with them. Intimidation management. My own boss was on vacation at least 4 times in the 5 months I was there, often times leaving things unattended.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Forecast better to avoid training people up just to let them go!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Positive atmosphere, recognize hard work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Great management, always made sure to recognize employees' hard work. The possibilities of new career paths and advancements were encouraged and exemplified by if not your own, but your colleagues' career progression.

    Cons

    Halfway through my tenure there, enforced policies to adhere to lowering budget costs was implemented. At the time it seemed to be negative, but upon quarter close the % saved was nearly impossible to overlook.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Positive experience in regards to high level executives; really respected the fact that they always made a point in promote internally.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    My 3 months Internship experience has been pretty good

    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer

    I have been working at McAfee as an intern

    Pros

    Good Work Life Balance. Office culture is really nice

    Cons

    Wanted better work. As an Intern I expected more job responsibilities than I was given

  8.  

    McAfee has been home to me for the last three years. Looking for quite a few more years here.

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    Current Employee - Enterprise Account Manager
    Current Employee - Enterprise Account Manager

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

    Pros

    Compensation, Intel Stock Options, work life balance (shut down week of thanksgiving for the past three years). Extra days off 4th of July holiday. Great products with an awesome vision. Training bonus (they pay you to invest in yourself) As long as you hit your numbers or your MBO then management will not be riding you. If you don't, well thats another story. (but that is anywhere in sales). Since being acquired by Intel, the push is still there for great quarterly and yearly revenue but there is no more "street" to report quarterly earnings too. Gives great flexibility when it comes to going for the "big sales win"

    Cons

    Would like to have the benefits of Intel and their 100K employees instead of McAfee's benefits. (they are still good but there is better out there) . Had some turn over this year but looks to have settled. This caused some uncertainty inside McAfee but those who stayed continued to focus and help drive solid growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay focused, continue to invest in employees and solutions and strive to be #1

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good Benefits

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at McAfee

    Pros

    Good Culture. Flexible hours. Great Cafe, Gym Onsite, Overall good company

    Cons

    Integration with Intel is not going smooth. No clear strategy for future

  10.  

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

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    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
  11.  

    Would not recommend unless you dont have an option

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    You get to learn enterprise products and experience the corporate environment

    Cons

    Cronyism and lots of opportunities
    For growth through having outside-of-the-office relationships with decision makers.
    Terrible work environment and sales and techs that buddy up can not meet their quotas and keep their position and get promoted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Join the buddy system and do everything what upper mgmt wants. Dont feel sorry about other people being treated unfairly to be successful.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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