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Updated January 27, 2015
Updated January 27, 2015
523 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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  1.  

    Work Life

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    • 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 a 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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Glad to have moved on

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - IT in Plano, TX

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

    Pros

    Compensation, investment in training, relaxed culture.

    Cons

    Leadership in IT needs serious overhaul. Promotions are not based on merit or accomplishments but rather favoritism and politics. First place to take a closer look are the groups where multiple people leave same manager.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not what it used to be

    Former Employee - Marketing Manager
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager

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

    Pros

    Decent office space. Nice cafeteria. Nice little gym.

    Cons

    Talent is leaving this company in droves. Management has changed dramatically to the worse.

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Constant frustration

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    Former Employee - Director Product Marketing
    Former Employee - Director Product Marketing

    I worked at McAfee full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    There are pockets of really great people, and some cool security technology if you are lucky to land in the right role with the right support from the organization.

    Cons

    Comments are for the B2B/enterprise security business. So many empty promises for change, lackluster leaders, and uncertainty what Intel might abruptly alter, makes for shaky grounds for any career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk is cheap, trust has to be earned. Too many great people left because the organization favors those who plug-away vs. those who want to make positive changes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    McAfee - Part of Intel Security

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Reston, VA

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

    Pros

    In terms of satisfaction, McAfee is by far the best company that I have worked for. I have worked for other security companies as well as contracting organizations and McAfee's culture, work-life balance and personnel are some of the best in North America.

    Cons

    Promotions have come based on the effort that I have put into the job and I have received much personal growth as a result of my effort. I have no CONS to consider at this time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Creating more of shared vision for success.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    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 (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
  8.  

    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 (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
  9.  

    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 (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
  10.  

    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 (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
  11.  

    Amazing so far

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

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

    Pros

    Very relaxed yet professional atmosphere. They actually give you time to do your work the right way and don't overload you. My manager is great so far - pretty much hands off but is serious about keeping on schedule/track. Plenty to do, days fly by fast.

    Free coke machine.

    Cons

    Donut Fridays... needs to be healthier.

    Free coke machine.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's working good so far.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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