McAfee Reviews

Updated April 24, 2015
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  1. McAfee EMEA ist nicht gut, aufgrund von unangebrachtem Verhalten von dem Chef von EMEA... INTEL-Besitzer sehen weg. McAfee EMEA is not good due to inappropriate behaviour of the EMEA leader...INTEL oweenrs look the other way.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    Sofware und Lösungen sind supergut

    software and soltions are super good

    Cons

    Chef von EMEA verhält sich unangemessen gegenüber einigem Personal und nutzt daher seine Position aus. Das beinhaltet unangebrachte Besuche von Clubs und Dienstleistungen. Das ist kein gutes Vorbild für die Mitarbeiter und insbesondere weibliche Mitarbeiter fühlen sich beleidigt. Personalabteilung in EMEA beschützt den EMEA-Boss.

    EMEA leader does inappropriate behaviour with some staff and thus abuses his position. This includes inapproriate visits to clubs and services. This is not good example to employees adn female empliyees in particualr feel insulted. HR EMEA is proetcting the EMEA leader.

    Advice to Management

    Intel könnte den Boss bei EMEA auswechseln und das Management bereinigen. Anderenfalls scheint es so, als würde INTEL derartiges Verhalten unterstützen.

    Intel should change EMEA leader and clean up the management. Otherwise Intel seems to support such behaviour.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Experienced web developers should look elsewhere

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    Current Employee - Web Developer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Web Developer in Santa Clara, CA

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

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

    Pros

    - Overall, nice and friendly people to work with
    - Nice building
    - Might be a good place for a new developer to get his feet wet, then move on
    - Large, well known company, decent products
    - Owned by Intel
    - Dev teams collaborate well

    Cons

    - Large, well known company, that is slowly falling behind
    - No concept of team building within the dev group. Managers do not interact with the employees much (only to criticize).
    - A lot of meetings about meetings
    - Below average pay
    - Minimal training opportunities. Very stingy on the budgets for training, etc.
    - Minimal, if any, recognition for a job well done. They WILL, however, let you know when you screw up.
    - Extremely poor project planning
    - Antiquated hardware and software for development (interestingly, the spreadsheet-reading managers always have the latest laptops, though)
    - Dev managers have no decision making power. They must ask for approval for everything. They seem to just care about their own self with no regards to the people reporting to them. We are all just warm bodies.
    - Dev managers do not know the meaning of "how to motivate employees" (nor do they care), nor the meaning of "accountability".

    Advice to Management

    - You have too many dev managers that seemingly do nothing. In fact, too many managers period.
    - You should also do less talking about what you're going to do to improve things, and actually do it!

  3. Awful

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    Pros

    Salary was good but just because my ex-boss helped raise it. they didn't even want to allocate a relocation budget before he managed to get one.

    Cons

    Fringe benefits and perks were ridiculous for any1 working outside the UK. The Company culture was only based on sales and all the rest, including HR, Support, Engineering to execute on Sales orders were quite outdated, under staffed or often incompetent or unwilling to support. In general Very jealous of their own domain, back-stabbing was frequent among colleagues.

    Advice to Management

    Get someone better to replace you.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    42% official retention rate....do you really need to hear the rest?

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at McAfee

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

    Pros

    with EMC, Solarwinds, Apple and Quest just around the corner....why would you do this???

    Cons

    just ask around Cork, Ireland about the worst place to work.....

  6. Helpful (3)

    Not great and sometimes "ew"

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    Current Employee - Employee
    Current Employee - Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work life balance
    Some nice perks and programs

    Cons

    Hypocritical messages about employee empowerment (talk a lot but don't walk the talk).
    Underlying sexism in culture - not overt but it's absolutely there
    Can't get anything done
    Way too much top down decision making

    Advice to Management

    If you want the culture and results you say you do, behavior needs to change starting at the top. Employees are smarter than you think

  7. Helpful (2)

    McAfee is not a good place to work

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    Current Contractor - Infrastructure Engineer in Beaverton, OR
    Current Contractor - Infrastructure Engineer in Beaverton, OR

    I have been working at McAfee as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    First Thursday free beer, Fee Muffins on Friday, casual work environment , that's about it.

    Cons

    In 6 months they fires 3 people and two more just walk out in the Labs division alone. McAfee's Virus detection rates are very low, they are loosing money, there clients are leaving Not a good organization to work for. Plus Intel owns them and there is talk of them folding them in and big laying offs

    Advice to Management

    There are too may managers and none of them know anything about enterprise IT operations. You would think a company like McAfee would have world class IT, Not so much

  8. Helpful (2)

    Worst company of my career, worse than any Indian company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bangalore (India)

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

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

    Pros

    Right now nothing, they are doing very bad as a product company.

    Cons

    - Poor management.
    - Fowl cry for revenue and money.
    - Generate money from employee's leave.
    - No salary increment cycle, people have not got hike for last 2 years.
    - Now job safety is not there as they fire very frequently.
    - Tons of politics.
    - Crappy managers, completely waste who knows buttering and politics.
    - Now can go to any extent to save money.
    - No career growth.
    - No learning, so you will be paralyzed from career front after some spending some time here.

    Advice to Management

    Wake up before it gets worse.

  9. sinking ship

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McAfee

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

    Pros

    OK salary. Fine benefits, nice co-workers. Can probably be one of shining spots on your resume.

    Cons

    Tablets & Apple eating away revenue. Win8 will be a nightmare for 3rd party antivirus software vendors like McAfee. Senior Mgmt are clueless and only care about their own jobs, not the company. Clueless & dumb people are being promoted. Annual Christmas layoffs are very discouraging.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your people.

  10. Horrible place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Enterprise Sales in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Enterprise Sales in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England (UK)

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

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

    Pros

    Good technology that sells itself

    Cons

    Bad management, high staff turnover, lack of internal communication

    Advice to Management

    Sort yourselves out, respect your staff, focus on empowering your staff

  11. Helpful (3)

    Learned a few things from my coworkers but it's not a place it create a long career.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Insides Sales Account Manager Corporate in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Insides Sales Account Manager Corporate in Plano, TX

    I have been working at McAfee

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Some cool, friendly and smart co-workers, plus they offer free sodas.

    Cons

    Horrible workplace environment, terrible boiler room like pods with low walls that allow for no privacy or professionalism. People there especially the inside sales managers have no professional etiquette and wil stand over you distracting you trying to get you off the phone so that they can disturb you with something unimportant. That's pretty nifty especially when your job is phone sales. If you have no technology industry experience it's a good place to get your foot in the door. They love to hire the incompetent and then promote them to management. But if you don't get promoted within 2 years get out and go somewhere else for more money because it means you're doing your job too well mad like I said before McAfee likes to promote the incompetent. Compensation is much higher at many McAfee competitors in the area and the workplace environment is more professional. My manager spends most of his days walking around drinking coffee and socializing with the other managers and contributing nothing to his own paycheck.

    Advice to Management

    Fire all the inside sales management in Plano and start over from scratch. They're playing a numbers game to make themselves look good but have no clue on how to really lead.

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