McAfee Reviews

Updated June 30, 2015
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Pros
  • 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. 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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    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


  2. Good Overall

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  3. Business Development

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at McAfee (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great product. Exciting market!

    Cons

    Latin America region - Out of touch management.

    Advice to Management

    Latin America region -Management needs renew, new blood.


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  5. intern

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at McAfee

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    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


  6. Good to start, glad to leave

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Contractor in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Contractor in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at McAfee

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    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.


  7. Project Coordinator

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at McAfee

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Pros:
    -Compensation
    -Work-life balance
    -All skills can learn security

    Cons

    Cons:
    -Lack of direction
    -Lack of management
    -Lack of clear business direction
    -Contractors are treated like second class citizens

    Advice to Management

    Offer up clear objectives and work with employees to grow their careers. Give positive and constructive feedback to employees.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Great Culture and People.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Summer Intern in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Intern - Summer Intern in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This company has great culture and people. I have worked on 3 end to end project as an intern. Great place to learn and contribute.

    Cons

    Hard to convert full time. In my case they said some budget issue.


  9. my impression of the company

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at McAfee

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    tolerant, diverse workgroup, good pay, good HR programs

    Cons

    not so good for engineering, as it is a marketing driven company, and decisions are made accordingly.

    Advice to Management

    give more emphasis and promotions to engineering.


  10. Amazing place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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.


  11. Sales driven environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Director in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Decent working level teams, lots of opportunities for sales

    Cons

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



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