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McAfee Reviews in Santa Clara, CA

Updated Mar 17, 2014
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75% Approve of the CEO

McAfee President Michael DeCesare

Michael DeCesare

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67% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Santa Clara, CA

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

ProsThe employees, projects, and office

ConsNot always being informed of state of company

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good space, but fragmented products

Director (Former Employee)
Santa Clara, CA

I worked at McAfee full-time for more than 5 years

ProsReally good cause, "protecting people".
Pays well, if you negotiate hard. Good bonus program, has paid out fairly consistently

ConsHard place to work. A company of acquisitions that run very independently. Getting better, but a long ways to go for all to have the same compass needle pointing in the same direction.
Intel assimilation being accelerated, looking for synergies now.

Advice to Senior ManagementFigure out the brand story, and communicate where/how the company needs to change to meet Intel operating margin goals..it will be tough and require much top line growth, or paring down, or both.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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good company, but corporate atmosphere

Channel Marketing Manager (Former Employee)
Santa Clara, CA

I worked at McAfee full-time for more than 8 years

Prostraining, office, benefits, work/life balance, team work

Conscorp red-tape to get things approved, long processes, too many meetings to have another meeting.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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For Security folks, remains a marquee company

Group Product Manager (Current Employee)
Santa Clara, CA

I have been working at McAfee full-time

ProsBrand name, Security space, product management role is very powerful

ConsSales oriented, Not the best paying employer

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep chugging along

– I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Biggest startup in the world

Senior Product Manager (Former Employee)
Santa Clara, CA

I worked at McAfee full-time for more than 8 years

ProsHuge opportunity to make a difference, travel the world, contribute on a variety of teams

ConsFrequent reorgs, management changes, executive changes

Advice to Senior ManagementNone

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Negative environment

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Santa Clara, CA

I worked at McAfee full-time for more than 5 years

Prosgood benefits and smart people

ConsAn "eat your young" environment has gradually taken over since the Intel acquisition. It's become completely non supportive and an aggressively negative place to be. Lots of pressure from Intel on new products has created a constant sense of panic that results in poor behavior at the leadership level. Complete mismanagement of headcount quarter to quarter persists and results in a persistent hire-then fire process.

Advice to Senior ManagementTake care of bullying managers from the top down. They are slowly poisoning the culture. With so much opportunity in high tech A players are unlikely to stick around for the abuse.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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good place to work

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Santa Clara, CA

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

Prosinnovative , cutting edge tech

ConsPC sales are going down

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good place to work and a stepping block to owning your own

Professional Services Consultant (Current Employee)
Santa Clara, CA

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

ProsFreedom. They do not harp or micromanage. As long as the client is happy no one bothers me.

ConsVery little training or cooperation between departments.

Advice to Senior ManagementFoster employee growth through funding education and training.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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As a UI Software Developer, I'm satisfied here

UI Software Developer (Current Employee)
Santa Clara, CA

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

ProsThe best team ever, gym, learning at work ability, location

ConsManagement sometimes not taking team side, cafe menu - tired of it, too many meetings, marketing team needs to learn the current market needs to be competitive

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to every team needs, ask them, sometimes people are afraid of talking about their needs

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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IT Analyst (Current Employee)
Santa Clara, CA

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

ProsGreat culture, great people, great work ethic

Consnone cons at the moment

Advice to Senior Managementnone at the moment

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