McAfee Reviews

Updated June 30, 2015
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McAfee General Manager Christopher Young
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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. Vice President - FP&A

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Large enough for resources but small enough to still be agile and innovative

    Cons

    Acquired by Intel in June 2010. Will be integrating in 2015

    Advice to Management

    Try your best to stay independent from intel


  2. Project Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McAfee

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

    Pros

    Autonomy to make informed decisions and network across Business Units

    Cons

    Slow growth, rapidly changing organizational setting


  3. Data Analyst

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    Current Employee - Sales Ops Data Management Analyst in Midlothian, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Ops Data Management Analyst in Midlothian, TX

    I have been working at McAfee (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great Pay and flexible hours

    Cons

    No Cons, you complete your assigned projects and everyone is happy


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  5. Helpful (4)

    Pretty Good - Depending on Which Department

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Now that Intel is absorbing McAfee into their company culture, many things may change, but when I was there:
    - Benefits were great.
    - Company culture was fantastic. Everybody was professional.
    - Amazing food at the cafeteria.
    - Great focus on helping employees grow professionally.
    - I also happen to have one of the best managers I've ever worked for.
    - In my case, fantastic work/life balance.
    - You feel like your opinion counts and that your leadership is listening.

    Cons

    - Insane corruption at the middle and upper management levels. It's not that individual contributors were treated poorly, it's that there were 3 managers per every individual contributor. Basically, imagine a reverse pyramid. Some departments might have a tree that looks like this: Senior Director, Director, 2 Managers, 2 Project Manager, 1 low level employee.
    - The weather of your department changes with every new VP. The company could spend millions working on developing a system. VP would get replaced, and the system would be thrown out the window, with another multi-million dollar project on the way. Then, before that project would be finished, the VP would get replaced again, and the dance would start all over again.
    - I am going to get labeled as a prejudiced person here, but here goes: Many individuals who work at McAfee are clearly still following the old caste system and the belief that men are superior to women. This is what I saw and it was disgusting to watch. If you are a woman and you find yourself in a department with a certain population that has a long history of having a caste system, you will probably have a very difficult time succeeding or getting recognized for your efforts. The discrimination isn't everywhere, but it sure is rampant. Call me a racist all you want. This is what I witnessed.
    - Emails, emails, emails. 50 emails on a slow day. Hundreds of emails on a busy day.
    - All the cars bake in the sun, but that's a minor complaint.


  6. Good Products and People

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McAfee full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good career opportunities. Good compensation packages. Good learning environment. Fantastic product set and excellent brand recognition in the market. Exceeded revenues last several years.

    Cons

    Can get political. Company runs extremely lean. Sales model changes often from direct to channel to indirect and focus shifts to the emphasized area often.

    Advice to Management

    Keep a clear vision and keep employees informed. Help all business units function as one entity with standard processes, tools, and methodologies.


  7. Enterprise Account Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Strong sales management before being acquired by Intel. Devolping strong networks products, IDS, FW.

    Cons

    Too many niche products to sell. Unfocused direction by upper management.

    Advice to Management

    Fewer products.


  8. Intern

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    Former Employee - Intern
    Former Employee - Intern

    I worked at McAfee

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great learning experience for a Novice

    Cons

    Not many opportunities to convert to Full-Time


  9. Helpful (1)

    Just OK

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    Former Employee - Senior Architect in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Architect in Plano, TX

    I worked at McAfee full-time

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

    Pros

    No longer good place to work

    Cons

    Too much nepotism and no values for fair work

    Advice to Management

    Do not let hardworking employees go.


  10. 5 1/2 years

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    Former Employee - Sales Operations Analyst in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Operations Analyst in Plano, TX

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    World's largest dedicated security technology company so opportunities are available depending on one's experience and background. Able to build great relationships across teams. Solid benefits. I truly enjoyed my work in Sales Operations.

    Cons

    Purchased by Intel Corporation several years ago McAfee name going away as the McAfee "integration into Intel" process will be complete by July 1. I was one of approximately 400 McAfee employees not making the cut which was disappointing to say the least. Only reason given was "budget and not your performance." My manager had previously been told that our team would go forward intact so which management made the decision and how was it determined .. McAfee or Intel?

    Advice to Management

    Always be as honest and upfront with your employees as possible. Make the time to check on your teams no matter how high up the chain you are ... it will show you at least seem to care about them. Encourage their growth but also be their advocate.


  11. Senior Software Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN

    I worked at McAfee

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Free drinks at workplace, nice co-workers.

    Cons

    Management is really bad. Software engineer manager doesn't know anything about software design and rely heavily on his staff to understand the design.
    Software director plays too many roles in the group, i.e. director + architecture + manager.

    Advice to Management

    Split the work to appropriate people and provide opportunities for employees to learn and grow.



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