McAfee Reviews

Updated August 23, 2014
Updated August 23, 2014
475 Reviews

3.4
475 Reviews
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McAfee President Michael DeCesare
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Promotes work-life balance - Remote work is often encouraged for FTEs (in 67 reviews)

  • You have Flexible Working Hours - can come and go as you wish as long as work gets done (in 16 reviews)


Cons
  • Poor flexibility with respect to work/life balance (in 12 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.  

    Glad to have moved on

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    Former Employee - IT  in  Plano, TX
    Former Employee - IT in Plano, TX

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

    Pros

    Compensation, investment in training, relaxed culture.

    Cons

    Leadership in IT needs serious overhaul. Promotions are not based on merit or accomplishments but rather favoritism and politics. First place to take a closer look are the groups where multiple people leave same manager.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Avoid like the plague

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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    There's a gym on-site and a decent cafeteria. They have really fast internet access in the office.

    Cons

    Systems are just archaic: BI and data are a joke: wireless internet access is a mess inside building; dunces are in mid-level mgmt and up positions. No one is empowered to make decisions that are new and breakthrough. It's just an awful place to be. Don't do it. This is a declining business. Security might be "hot" but not this company. If you're interviewing ask the hiring mgrs how much has the company invested in innovation and research? All the profits go into sales. The "president" is a geriatric man that's completely out of touch with accounts, industry, technology. He thinks he can BS his way in anything. Hey, it's worked so far--only thing is the market has changed. No women in any meaningful positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire 50%+ of your directors, senior directors, VPs and C-staff.
    Hire new talent external to the company.
    Hire some executive women--no not executive admins.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Great company but presently undergoing redundancies

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good Work Life Balance, good benefits with flexibility to work from home if needed

    Cons

    Company leadership is very tactical, running the company from quarter to quarter. Company leadership lacks strategic vision needed to really grow the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Constant frustration

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    Former Employee - Director Product Marketing
    Former Employee - Director Product Marketing

    I worked at McAfee full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    There are pockets of really great people, and some cool security technology if you are lucky to land in the right role with the right support from the organization.

    Cons

    Comments are for the B2B/enterprise security business. So many empty promises for change, lackluster leaders, and uncertainty what Intel might abruptly alter, makes for shaky grounds for any career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk is cheap, trust has to be earned. Too many great people left because the organization favors those who plug-away vs. those who want to make positive changes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not what it used to be

    Former Employee - Marketing Manager
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager

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

    Pros

    Decent office space. Nice cafeteria. Nice little gym.

    Cons

    Talent is leaving this company in droves. Management has changed dramatically to the worse.

  7.  

    Best job I ever had

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    Former Employee - Senior Database Administrator
    Former Employee - Senior Database Administrator

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

    Pros

    The pay was great, the work was interesting, the managers actually managed people not just projects, the culture was geared towards a good work life balance.

    Cons

    The hours could be long when called for, but they were very good about making up for it with relaxed hours and/or comp time afterwards.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good place to work

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    Current Employee - QA TECH LEAD  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - QA TECH LEAD in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    Good learning opportunities
    Push for innovation is good for the company in the longer run
    Compensation package

    Cons

    Work-life balance in some teams is non-existent due to aggressive deadlines.
    Politics in some teams.
    Recognition might go to some seniors even if team has played a huge role in success of a project
    Seasonal lay-offs typically during December

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Would be good if team politics can be kept at bay.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    McAfee - Part of Intel Security

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    Current Employee - Senior Director  in  Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Reston, VA

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

    Pros

    In terms of satisfaction, McAfee is by far the best company that I have worked for. I have worked for other security companies as well as contracting organizations and McAfee's culture, work-life balance and personnel are some of the best in North America.

    Cons

    Promotions have come based on the effort that I have put into the job and I have received much personal growth as a result of my effort. I have no CONS to consider at this time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Creating more of shared vision for success.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Place to work

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    Current Employee - QA Manager  in  Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - QA Manager in Waterloo, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at McAfee full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Flexible Work hours and great place for growth in the career

    Cons

    None as if now. It is good

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Slow in entering in to cutting edge markets

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ok to Work

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    Current Employee - Business Intelligence Intern  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Business Intelligence Intern in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at McAfee as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexible atmosphere. Lots to learn and enjoy.

    Cons

    Pay is OK, Not much employee benefits

    Recommends

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