McAfee Reviews

Updated June 30, 2015
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  1. One of the great places to work

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

    I have been working at McAfee full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent work culture
    Challenging and stimulating technical environment

    Cons

    More stress should be given to innovation.


  2. Satisfying career

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

    I have been working at McAfee full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Good place to work. Focus is always on delivering products which are relevant to the customers.
    IDeas from employees get more than fair review. Employees get to enhance their skills by working on projects of thier interest and are also paired up with mentors.

    Cons

    There is a fair bit of political maneuvering, especially in the management layer.


  3. Positive atmosphere, recognize hard work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

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

    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 Management

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


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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Plano, TX

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

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

    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.


  6. 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


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

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

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

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

    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 Management

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


  8. Helpful (1)

    Great Company to work with

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

    I worked at McAfee full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Employee friendly
    Work life balance
    Skill upgrades

    Cons

    No Cons as such for this amazing company

    Advice to Management

    Maintain the pace


  9. Best job I ever had

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

    I worked at McAfee full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.


  10. McAfee - Part of Intel Security

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Reston, VA

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

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

    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 Management

    Creating more of shared vision for success.


  11. This is a nice company to work with. Great opportunities, and friendly team members. Company is highly competitive.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Santa Clara, CA

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

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

    Pros

    personal growth, brand value, work-life balance.

    Cons

    technical knowledge required for even managerial roles



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