McAfee Reviews

Updated October 9, 2014
Updated October 9, 2014
485 Reviews
3.4
485 Reviews
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McAfee President Michael DeCesare
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good Work Life Balance, good benefits with flexibility to work from home if needed (in 77 reviews)

  • Salary, Learning, Flexible working hours (in 17 reviews)


Cons
  • Poor flexibility with respect to work/life balance (in 13 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.  

    Recognized as one of the Best Work Places in Dallas - 3 years running

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good work-life balance. Collaborative environment offering lots of growth opportunities. Free coffee, soda and donuts on Friday.

    Cons

    Donut Friday's - watch those carbs!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Generally No Worse Than Any Other Large Company But Realize It Is A Large Company

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    • Senior Management
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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 10 years)

    Pros

    Work At Home Flexibility In Some Business Units Depending On Role & Manager
    Always Something Going On & Changing Your Day Will Feel Like 10 Minutes Long
    Fair Pay, Good Benefits etc
    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Can be a bit bureaucratic when trying to get something done.
    Like other companies constantly doing more with less leaving staff strained feeling unsuccessful.
    Upper management seems to not know what really is happening in the trenches.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want to do something, plan it and provide the resources to ensure it is successful.
    While our colleagues in India are an enormous asset, you rely too much on overseas labor resulting in timezone issues. A better mix globally would be appreciated.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Experience... Depending On Your Business Unit

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA

    I worked at McAfee full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great experience
    Awesome name on a resume
    Amazing connections
    Rewarding work

    Cons

    Warring managers
    Sometimes felt like a cog
    Work goes unused/unnoticed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sharing of resources and speaking between business units should be encouraged... not threatened with death.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    fast paced bootcamp

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    Former Employee - Technical Support Engineer Tier II in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Technical Support Engineer Tier II in Plano, TX

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

    Pros

    donuts on Fridays, training reimbursement, stock options, great health ins

    Cons

    training is superficial, too many products to work if on the LTAM team, no opportunity to specialize if on the LTAM team

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    dont let LTAM handle its own hiring, and dont heavily rely on contractors as managers tend to treat them as disposable specially in tier I

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great Company - Prior to Intel

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at McAfee

    Pros

    Good people, products, and direction

    Cons

    Felt a little lacking after the acquisition by Intel

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Smart people focused on next gen high tech security, strong organizational leadership.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at McAfee as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Smart people focused on driving high tech security to the next level with innovative new products. Depth of resources and experience combined with nimble corporate culture. Management invests in and values workforce.

    Cons

    Challenging landscape as security threats increase up and down the HW & Software Stack. Complexity of delivering solution sets and balancing product investments across a spectrum of opportunities may slow decision making.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Depends on your team

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at McAfee full-time

    Pros

    Like all jobs, your happiness will depend on your team.

    - Most people are friendly and nice.
    - Process here is pretty straight forward.
    - Depending on your organizational leadership, some care more about people well-being than others.

    Cons

    - Lack of direction from overall organization.
    - Fragmented strategies.
    - Different players were out to get each other.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to lead your team and grasp on what the business needs. To service other teams you have to push your players and not make excuses.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Decent place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at McAfee full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    McAfee offers benefits which are at par with some of the well known companies in valley. Very good company culture. There are some talented folks.

    Cons

    Too much of bureaucracy and vastly distributed teams in some groups.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please hire people with fresh perspective and affinity towards products.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Good prospect for full timers

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at McAfee as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Promotes work-life balance - Remote work is often encouraged for FTEs.

    Cons

    Cost Cutting measures often lead to reorganizations among vendors whereas FTEs are more secure.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Disaligned management make McAfee a tough sell right now

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

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

    Pros

    There is some work life balance but that really depends on the team and dept you are in. The cafe has decent food, they have seemed to attract SOME very smart people. Their benefits are competitive, the workspace nice and great parking!

    Cons

    Serious lack of growth within the company, relatively no opportunity for upward mobility which can wreak havoc on one's career. The leadership team has serious issues and overall is very weak and not aligned, some recent changes may change that but nothing yet. Some old bad management ways are still in effect and overall morale is low. Compensation package overall is NOT competitive with the valley but even that seems to change depending on what dept you are in and who your supervisor is. If I could rate a 2.5 I would

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some major change needs to happen to prevent the wheels from falling off the cart, and this is not happening fast enough. Execs need to agree on the direction and focus of the company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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