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McAfee Reviews

Updated December 17, 2014
Updated December 17, 2014
502 Reviews
3.4
502 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good Work Life Balance, good benefits with flexibility to work from home if needed (in 81 reviews)

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


Cons
  • Intel has great programs for work life balance, even including a Sabbatical (in 14 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.  

    Sometimes good sometimes bad, company is a bit chaotic.

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

    I have been working at McAfee full-time

    Pros

    Lots of technologies
    Company is everywhere
    Some parts of strategy make a lot of sense.
    Many clever people working for Mcafee

    Cons

    Not always good at executing.
    People seem to come and leave all the time
    Tend to buy technology instead of building it themselves
    Bad at account management

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Decent company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in Reston, VA

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

    Pros

    Company in the right space in terms of security. Products are proven and clients are generally happy with the services offered. Upside is fairly strong with the Intel merger.

    Cons

    Intel takeover has made things a bit different. Good initially, however not sure about how things have played out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider the big picture, There are opportunities to make the organization a better place if you can think locally and globally, however there aren't many ways to enjoy success without a sense of direction. Inspire...lead...enjoy.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Getting better, but not quite there

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Santiago (Chile)
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Santiago (Chile)

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

    Pros

    Very flexible with work schedule as long as you contribute. Good teams and very open environment: you can send an email to anyone and get answers without lots of unnecessary red-tape. Inside your team your input is valued. There has been tremendous work in defining better processes and to improve product development cycles. Nice people work there, so working in the office is comfortable. Compensation is fair.

    Cons

    Very reduced possibilities to grow professionally. Moving to different teams is overly complicated and not really encouraged. Few opportunities to learn: It is more of a "apply what you know" type of work. Not much job security as there is a constant round of layoffs and people being shuffled around to the project that is "hot right now".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promotions are really hard to earn. There is a "carrer path", but it is really difficult to see it happen outside of the India office. Wage increments are below inflation, so we are earning less than we did the previous year.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Excellent place to work and develop oneself as an Information Technology industry professional.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Plano, TX

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

    Pros

    Pleasant culture and admirable work ethic across the board. Good benefits and overall employee appreciation.

    Cons

    None per se, but as always the security industry can be an ever-changing landscape and what is vital knowledge one day can become obsolete the next.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good Benefits

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at McAfee

    Pros

    Good Culture. Flexible hours. Great Cafe, Gym Onsite, Overall good company

    Cons

    Integration with Intel is not going smooth. No clear strategy for future

  7.  

    McAfee has been home to me for the last three years. Looking for quite a few more years here.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Enterprise Account Manager
    Current Employee - Enterprise Account Manager

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

    Pros

    Compensation, Intel Stock Options, work life balance (shut down week of thanksgiving for the past three years). Extra days off 4th of July holiday. Great products with an awesome vision. Training bonus (they pay you to invest in yourself) As long as you hit your numbers or your MBO then management will not be riding you. If you don't, well thats another story. (but that is anywhere in sales). Since being acquired by Intel, the push is still there for great quarterly and yearly revenue but there is no more "street" to report quarterly earnings too. Gives great flexibility when it comes to going for the "big sales win"

    Cons

    Would like to have the benefits of Intel and their 100K employees instead of McAfee's benefits. (they are still good but there is better out there) . Had some turn over this year but looks to have settled. This caused some uncertainty inside McAfee but those who stayed continued to focus and help drive solid growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay focused, continue to invest in employees and solutions and strive to be #1

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Finacial Analyst

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Miami, FL

    I have been working at McAfee full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good balance work - life

    Cons

    Communication is not the best inside the company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Working at McAfee

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at McAfee

    Pros

    Work-life balance, compensation to market standards

    Cons

    favoritism, politics and timely career progression

  10.  

    Good Place to work but a little underpaying

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Software Dev Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Associate Software Dev Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at McAfee full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Challenging roles
    work on latest and good technologies
    Great facilities
    Good work/life balance

    Cons

    Underpaying
    Things may go wrong if you are stuck in wrong team(everything depends on team)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay better to high performers and lesser to underperformers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Work Life

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

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

    Pros

    Great Work Life Balance and Benefits..

    Cons

    Slow growth and very little learning unless you end up in a good team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a better vision

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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