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McAfee Reviews in San Jose, CA

Updated January 27, 2015
Updated January 27, 2015
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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.  

    Amazing place to work

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Group Product Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Group Product Manager in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at McAfee full-time

    Pros

    Great culture. Friendly HR and policies. Lot of opportunities to learn and interact with customers & events. New dynamic leadership.

    Cons

    Every large organization comes with its own baggage of internal politics.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Sales driven environment

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

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

    Pros

    Decent working level teams, lots of opportunities for sales

    Cons

    Very sales driven, product and strategy are secondary to Q now.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Benefits should be better...

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - UI Developer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - UI Developer in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    training, learning at workplace, office culture, gym on-site

    Cons

    cafeteria meals are not cheap, 401K match gets worse, health benefits packages cost more for less service, salaries are below national average...

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Cronyism

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at McAfee

    Pros

    Had a the opportunity to do well with product

    Cons

    Executive extremely poor, if you were part of the bros club then things went well even if you did not perform. Total abuse by upper management, wasted money on lavish parties etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Disjointed, disorganized marketing community

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at McAfee as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    McAfee has the best technology out there in the security industry, there are a lot of talented individuals scattered throughout the organization. Marketing this technology in new and unique ways was an excellent way to begin my career.

    Cons

    As a contractor at McAfee I felt expendable, useless, despite the fact that I was running a team and providing value that stretched all the way across and up the marketing organization and beyond. McAfee does not invest in its lower-level talent and much of the time upper management becomes complacent with the status quo, not willing to financially support new endeavors and hoping for the best from tired old ways. It's a conservative culture, and advancement (especially in the marketing organization) is difficult, if not impossible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest more in your lower-level employees - talent won't stick around incontrovertibly (especially in the valley). Try new things and don't be afraid of failure. Open up opportunities for your lower-level talent that you need to stick around to continue to compete.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Good benefits, laid back style

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrate Assistant in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Administrate Assistant in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    Relaxed atmosphere, work from home, (very) casual dress code.

    Cons

    Lower-end pay, extremely poor review system. Not motivated to maintain quality employees, several rounds of layoffs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Review salary and raise policies to match with employee performance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Internship in Marketing team

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

    I worked at McAfee as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good company, diverse team, different events, very open to anyone's ideas and have a great internship program

    Cons

    Do not value the contribution of a certain team members and have their favorites

    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 5 people found this helpful  

    Family oriented, professional and down-to-earth people

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

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

    Pros

    The pay is decent, but definitely depends on your hiring manager. The facility is very nice and has a nice cafe The computer provided was a dell and the IT dept. helps very quickly with any technical issues. The culture depends on the organization and the managing executive for that particular org. Overall people leave work at 5, and that's expected.

    Cons

    Executive leadership is really bad. It's a good ole' boys' club which disgusts many of the employees. Upper management is viewed as being less than sincere and it's hurting morale across the board. Intel has now accelerated the process of swallowing the wholly owned subsidiary and there is so much change going on, the instability is demotivating. At least 2 rounds of layoffs a year and raises are slim to none.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop being sexist, stop promoting unqualified people for personal reasons (i.e. giving jobs to people that kiss up to you or happen to look a certain way) and realize that the people are what make the company ...so worry about morale and take the employee survey seriously. Stop spending outrageous amounts of money on executive entertainment and compensate your people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Layoffs after being employed less than 5 months?!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Administrative in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at McAfee full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice office environment. Cube farms are neatly arranged.

    Cons

    Too many meetings. Some management very title-oriented and treat people below them like minions in how they communicate with them. Intimidation management. My own boss was on vacation at least 4 times in the 5 months I was there, often times leaving things unattended.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Forecast better to avoid training people up just to let them go!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Now a wholly owned division of Intel

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

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

    Pros

    Global presence, entrepreneurial environment, broad product line

    Cons

    There are a lot of vivas working there and management enables this behavior

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are too many titles and levels of employees within the company; need to streamine

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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