McAfee Reviews

Updated September 1, 2015
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  • Amazing people PTO work life balance (in 81 reviews)

  • Work environment and work culture are pretty good (in 30 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. McAfee is now Intel Security

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    Former Employee - QA Team Lead in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - QA Team Lead in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Customer-oriented security products gives good security value. Good benefits.

    Cons

    UI is clunky. User interactions to navigate to features make some features little-used, even if the features themselves would give a good user experience. Main problem is with legacy functionality; contrast this with competitions' features: equally good, but not always as usable. UI is designed more as set-and-forget than interactivity.

    Advice to Management

    Consolidate features, add gamification/social aspects (i.e. McAfee Forums) directly to product.


  2. Helpful (1)

    It's okay

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good salary, decent benefits for a tech company and some decent perks.

    Cons

    It was a boys club where if you weren't part of it, expect to have someone stick a knife in you every once in a while. Sales rules the company and products are not up to par with the rest of the industry.

    Advice to Management

    Rebuild this company from the ground up with a solid management team that runs the company in an ethical manner.


  3. Database Administrator

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    Former Employee - Database Administrator in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Database Administrator in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Good work environment - Learn new technologies

    Cons

    - Growth is kind of slow - Pay is not that great


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  5. Undergoing many changes

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits and Pay were good.

    Cons

    Lack of clarity on where the company will focus its energy once the Intel integration completes.


  6. partner marketing manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Big company benefits, free parking, some very nice peoe for the most part too many who need to leave who have stuck around for too long

    Cons

    Big company bs, major politics, Whiney sales organization who struggles to hunt new business

    Advice to Management

    Realign sales and marketing on multiple vectors including comp, mbos, etc. provide better salaries and free food


  7. Vice President - FP&A

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Large enough for resources but small enough to still be agile and innovative

    Cons

    Acquired by Intel in June 2010. Will be integrating in 2015

    Advice to Management

    Try your best to stay independent from intel


  8. Good Overall

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior IT Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Senior IT Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    The people. Overall the people are very friendly and approachable. Very laid back and comfortable atmosphere. Office setting is nicely furnaced and a nice environment to work at.

    Cons

    Lots of red tape you have to go through in advancing your career or if you need anything type of resource.


  9. intern

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    Former Employee - Intern in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Every one is very helpful, smart, and open to questions at all times. The program is set up super well.

    Cons

    Could have more programs to bring interns closer

    Advice to Management

    Be a bit more organized


  10. Business Development

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    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at McAfee (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great product. Exciting market!

    Cons

    Latin America region - Out of touch management.

    Advice to Management

    Latin America region -Management needs renew, new blood.


  11. Good to start, glad to leave

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    Former Employee - Contractor in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Contractor in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Great place to intern or to jumpstart to your career - Regularly host company events - Well-priced food in the cafeteria - Flexible with employee schedules outside of work - Thursday free donuts and bagels

    Cons

    - Management tends to throw responsibilities over the wall to agencies, contractors, and interns - High demand for clear ROI on marketing campaigns, but little guidance as to goals or measurement - Constant firedrill scenarios - High competition/low communication between overlapping groups - Unclear merge with parent company

    Advice to Management

    More clearly define growth paths for young employees to give incentive to stay longer. Accountability should be a focus, both on the side of the management and those reporting to them. Open dialogue with Intel counterparts and leadership a must.



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