McAfee Reviews

Updated June 30, 2015
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  1. Sales at Mcafee

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Enterprise Sales Representative in Remote, OR
    Former Employee - Enterprise Sales Representative in Remote, OR

    I worked at McAfee

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

    Pros

    Great name for calling in. Good stock option plan. Work remote, vacation was ok. Nice locations in the bay area.

    Cons

    poor comp plan. too hard to get changes made to material. Takes a long time to get answers to questions.

    Advice to Management

    Fire poor middle managment and compensate sales reps better


  2. Good to start, glad to leave

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

    I worked at McAfee

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

    Pros

    - Great place to intern or to jumpstart to your career
    - Regularly host company events
    - Well-priced food in the cafeteria
    - Flexible with employee schedules outside of work
    - Thursday free donuts and bagels

    Cons

    - Management tends to throw responsibilities over the wall to agencies, contractors, and interns
    - High demand for clear ROI on marketing campaigns, but little guidance as to goals or measurement
    - Constant firedrill scenarios
    - High competition/low communication between overlapping groups
    - Unclear merge with parent company

    Advice to Management

    More clearly define growth paths for young employees to give incentive to stay longer. Accountability should be a focus, both on the side of the management and those reporting to them. Open dialogue with Intel counterparts and leadership a must.


  3. Enlightening

    • 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

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

    Pros

    Flexibility and family first although some take it for granted

    Cons

    Too much office politics


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  5. Challenging sales environment in consumer segment

    • 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

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

    Pros

    McAfee provided good benefits, decent pay and an opportunity to participate in Intel stock buying plan. They also required ongoing product and sales training which was beneficial to me personally and to the larger organization

    Cons

    i found it difficult to succeed in this environment as strategies and budgets were constantly changing. I also felt that decisions were based on short-term gain and not long-term benefit

    Advice to Management

    Hopefully Intel has pushed more of their management style and practices to this group. The business should be run with higher priorities placed on profitability and sell-through, not sell-in


  6. High end polticis ,thats why intel acquired it. So it became intel security.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Plano, IA
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Plano, IA

    I worked at McAfee full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Time flexibilty. Good offsite managers

    Cons

    Hiring wrong canditates for right profiles, who just use company benfits and extract companies assests but no returns to the company.

    Advice to Management

    Hire the right candidates who believe in contributing to the company rather creating a polticis inside the company and hampering the company image esp with the client.


  7. software develpment engineer

    • Work/Life Balance
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McAfee

    Pros

    very lenient with flexible work hours as long as you are productive.

    Cons

    processes and systems are still pretty wobbly


  8. Project Coordinator

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

    I have been working at McAfee

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Pros:
    -Compensation
    -Work-life balance
    -All skills can learn security

    Cons

    Cons:
    -Lack of direction
    -Lack of management
    -Lack of clear business direction
    -Contractors are treated like second class citizens

    Advice to Management

    Offer up clear objectives and work with employees to grow their careers. Give positive and constructive feedback to employees.


  9. Wish I was still there

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

    I worked at McAfee

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Generous compensation
    Great working environment
    Great facilities

    Cons

    High stress
    Got laid off by Intel.

    Advice to Management

    None.


  10. I can't complain...

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McAfee full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible work from home arrangements. Competitive pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Extremely sales driven. The culture needs improvement- very cliquey.

    Advice to Management

    Favoritism needs to come to an end.


  11. Very satisfied employee of more than 9 years

    • 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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Clear direction from upper management, excellent work-life balance.

    Cons

    Could have better dental insurance



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