McAfee Reviews

Updated September 12, 2014
Updated September 12, 2014
479 Reviews
3.4
479 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 76 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    good contract oppty

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    Former Employee - Recruiter  in  Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Plano, TX

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

    Pros

    pay above market salaries and good benefits

    Cons

    difficult communicating with managers, some disorganization

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    move more ops to Plano!

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Too many changes going on.

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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

    Nice facilities (gym, cafe, game room). Small enough of a company to know many people by name. Large enough that you're always meeting someone new. Lots of employee events are organized for their enjoyment and team building.

    Cons

    Too many org changes recently have left people unsettled.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    This is a nice company to work with. Great opportunities, and friendly team members. Company is highly competitive.

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

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

    Pros

    personal growth, brand value, work-life balance.

    Cons

    technical knowledge required for even managerial roles

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great opportunities for advancement. Senior management more focused on bookings targets than profitability.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Excellent compensation and benefits. Great opportunities for advancement. Poised to capture additional market share.

    Cons

    Some antiquated back office systems make it very difficult to gain insight into the business. Surprising lack of focus on profitability and cash flow (bookings oriented). Matrix management causes lack of accountability and an inability for senior management to make decisions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Technical Support Engineer

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    Former Employee - Technical Support Engineer  in  Chandigarh (India)
    Former Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Chandigarh (India)

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

    Pros

    Best in technology, excellent work culture,

    Cons

    only self learning, less compensation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Some great people, terrible leadership

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Great people, flexible working, good physical environment. Some good ideas coming if only they will get the chance to develop before being managed into oblivion.

    Cons

    Incessant pointless reorganisation means you're always unsure whether you'll still be there next month. Anticipating the annual arbitrary staff reduction doesn't fill you with enthusiasm.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Prune out the huge number of VPs SVPs Directors Managers that have no useful purpose and then stop reorganising.

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    good place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Data Analyst  in  Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Data Analyst in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    freedom and nice place for starting career

    Cons

    if you are a contract employee less chances of becoming permanent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    support contract employees

  9.  

    Was once great is now not

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    Former Employee - Account Manager  in  Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Sydney (Australia)

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

    Pros

    Great health benefits and some social activities Non management is great very nice people who stick together.

    Cons

    Health Benefits and social activities cover the fact that their management structure is terrible. They are a fight or flight company if you are not doing well get out training may help but human understanding is thrown out the window.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to stop micro managing your employees and start seeing them as people not numbers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

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

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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 for 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
  11.  

    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 for less than a 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

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