McAfee Reviews

Updated August 27, 2014
Updated August 27, 2014
477 Reviews

3.4
477 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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    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.

  2. 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
  3.  

    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.

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company with excellent technical core

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager  in  Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Portland, OR

    I worked at McAfee full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Cutting edge of security technologies and people that worked in engineering to deliver for both the customers and shareholders.

    Cons

    there were some players in support management that practiced cronyism. This management was unseated by the executive team within six months of my departure and the relationships seem to be much better between support and engineering.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good place to work for!

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    Former Employee - Systems Developer  in  Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Systems Developer in Plano, TX

    I worked at McAfee as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Very Good work atmosphere/culture. Good management. People in all the software departments are mostly friendly professionals.

    Cons

    Some times senior management can be tricky trying to find scapegoats to escape from their mistakes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Read my Cons

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McAfee

    Pros

    Great work, great team and culture

    Cons

    Normal senior management
    Not so great office

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 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
  9.  

    Potentially a good opportunity, but make sure you (and your management) are aligned politically with executive staff.

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    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales

    I worked at McAfee full-time

    Pros

    A lot of products to sell - many of which are market-leading solutions.

    Cons

    I perceive a deep lack of clarity and focus within the sales ranks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    McAfee sales org has a great many very skilled individuals that are not being heard and appear to be disconnected. I would recommend you listen to them as they could hold the key to strong future growth and returns for the company.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    No Leadership Accountability

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great employees who are very smart. Flexibility. Fighting cyber crime is a noble cause. Pay and Benefits are pretty good.

    Cons

    No accountability for behaviors of Sr Leadership...including president of company who bullies others. Leaders date employees, hire and promote their friends. Business is not growing and no one is doing anything about it. HR will get rid of people who try to shed light on the bad. HR leaders are just as bad.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop being afraid to do the right thing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Great Experience

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    Former Employee - Marketing Intern  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    Your weaknesses become your strengths. I became very competent at the tasks I was assigned.

    Cons

    There are cliques within the office, I had a creepy boss, and the work can be very repetitive. The intern program is not built out as it should be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More training for interns, and get up to speed with what's popular in the Silicon Valley. That will attract the right set of employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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