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McAfee Reviews

Updated January 27, 2015
Updated January 27, 2015
527 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Amazing place to work

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Group Product Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Group Product Manager in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at McAfee full-time

    Pros

    Great culture. Friendly HR and policies. Lot of opportunities to learn and interact with customers & events. New dynamic leadership.

    Cons

    Every large organization comes with its own baggage of internal politics.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Manager

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McAfee

    Pros

    work life balance and pay

    Cons

    nothing specific. can have a transparent career path

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nothing specific

    Recommends
  3.  

    Sales driven environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Director in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    Decent working level teams, lots of opportunities for sales

    Cons

    Very sales driven, product and strategy are secondary to Q now.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    McAfee LAT: God job, not the best working environment, god compensation

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at McAfee

    Pros

    God level of Compensation
    Company values
    God facilities
    Continuos Training

    Cons

    Promotions are based in relationship and not in performance
    Difficult working environment

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

    Cronyism

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at McAfee

    Pros

    Had a the opportunity to do well with product

    Cons

    Executive extremely poor, if you were part of the bros club then things went well even if you did not perform. Total abuse by upper management, wasted money on lavish parties etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    it was fun to work with

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McAfee

    Pros

    good place to learn a lot of stuff

    Cons

    when it comes to money, very less increments

  8.  

    McAfee

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer

    I have been working at McAfee

    Pros

    Great people and products

    Cons

    Lack of diversity in opportunities, salary inequity and persistent discrimination against women make it a difficult place if you are female.
    If you are looking for work life balance do not come to this company.

  9.  

    Fantastic workplace where visionary leaders inspire and educate you, to become the best in the business

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bangalore (India)

    I worked at McAfee

    Pros

    * Leaders are distributed over Geo's; so regular face-time is possible leading to strong personal relationships\\
    * Industry standard and better pay
    * Program Management Organisation is powerful and it's value well understood

    Cons

    * Personal growth may not happen automatically, one needs to perform well and then follow it up
    * Aquired by Intel. So repercussions are still coming to light

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    * The impact that a company like McAfee has on the world, and the lives of millions does not come across strongly. Motivation and performance will improve automatically, if this message is re-inforved periodically, and visible at all times

    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Good place to start

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Job stability
    Decent Salary
    Great Benefits
    No stressful

    Cons

    Not many opportunities to grow
    Not very flexible in working from home once in a while

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    McAfee provides growth opportunity with challenge and guidance.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Director in Plano, TX

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

    Pros

    There is always something new due to growth, M&A or market. Company invests in its people with training, mentorship and proper feedback. Compensation was excellent with really good benefits.

    Cons

    The M&A schedules can be ridiculously short and the under/over hiring plan flexes every year. Unfortunately due to M&A positions are eliminated every year. If your on the technology side the resources are mainly in India.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better hiring plan by Sales and Engineering would help with the annual RIF due to bad planning.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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