McAfee Reviews

Updated September 12, 2014
Updated September 12, 2014
479 Reviews
3.4
479 Reviews
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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.  

    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 for more than a 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
  2.  

    Depends on your team

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    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
  3.  

    Decent place to work

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    • Senior Management
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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 for 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
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  5.  

    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 for less than a 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
  6.  

    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 for 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
  7.  

    Good Company but not in LTAM

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good compensation and benefits
    Good office

    Cons

    Micromanagement
    The management does not care about people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please give mid level executives coaching about people management
    Build McAfee culture in LTAM

    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    A great place to work!

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    Former Employee - Interaction Designer  in  Beaverton, OR
    Former Employee - Interaction Designer in Beaverton, OR

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

    Pros

    Intelligent and respectful colleagues. Quarterly bonuses. Health, wellness, education reimbursement. Employee stock purchase plan.

    Cons

    Too many product offerings is going to hurt the company. Some product managers are clueless.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider implementing Intel sabbatical plan.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good company. Good benefits.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McAfee

    Pros

    Great people and benefits at McAfee.

    Cons

    The politics can be frustrating.

  10.  

    Contract

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at McAfee

    Pros

    Support good work / life balance.

    Cons

    Have an ambiguous career trajectory.

  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Restricted funding at Mcafee

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    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer  in  Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Plano, TX

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

    Pros

    Access to new technology and innovation

    Cons

    Minimal raises, restricted hiring in US, lots of offshore hiring

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    co-locating engineering teams improve quality and performance

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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