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McAfee Overview

Santa Clara, CA
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Private
Computer Hardware & Software
$10+ billion (USD) per year
McAfee is one of the world’s leading independent cybersecurity companies. Inspired by the power of working together, McAfee creates business and consumer solutions that make the world a safer place.

Mission: To relentlessly protect all that matters through leading edge cybersecurity, from your workplace to your home and everywhere in between.

Innovation is vital in order to protect the things that truly matter – from our homes to our workplaces and ... Read more

McAfee – Why Work For Us?

As the only cybersecurity organization that delivers enterprise grade integrated security across the full IT landscape of endpoint to network to cloud, we offer career opportunities on a global scale. Countless families, businesses, governments, and other organizations trust their security to McAfee. With a singular combination of experience, expertise, and innovation, we're uniquely equipped to protect nearly every architecture and every computing platform in the world—from PCs and devices to the cloud and IoT.

So if you're looking for a place where you can have a truly global impact—to make our increasingly connected world safer and more secure—then you belong at McAfee. Join us, and secure a brighter future—for the planet and yourself.

OUR MISSION: To relentlessly protect all that matters through leading edge cyber security, from your workplace to your home and everywhere in between.

It starts with you.

Our mission is noble. Our vision is ambitious. Achieving them requires working together to create a culture that supports our hunger to be the best. Our values will guide us through our journey.

Together is power.

We can’t do it alone.

The global security landscape is changing. Demnd is growing for digital security expertise. We need qualified college-graduate candidates to help us keep pace—and not in just technology roles, but marketing, sales, customer support, and more.

Hear that? That’s a tremendous opportunity knocking.

If you like the idea of jumpstarting your career working for a fun company dedicated to keeping people safer, then explore the job and internship openings across our global organization to see which ones track to your skills and experience. And when you find one, we definitely want to hear from you.

McAfee is dedicated to hiring veterans and pledges to help them transition military experience to a career in the cyber security industry. We strive to provide an environment where employees from diverse backgrounds are valued, respected, challenged, acknowledged, and rewarded. 

Is my military experience a benefit to McAfee?

Absolutely! McAfee realizes that military veterans have a valuable set of skills and experiences. We hire veterans into technical and less-technical roles, ranging from software engineering and IT operations, to sales, services and human resources.

Do I need an advanced or technical degree?

No. We have positions in both business and technical disciplines, and we value the leadership and skills that service members bring with their military background.

What jobs are military veterans recruited for at McAfee?

We have individuals with military backgrounds working at all levels at McAfee, from entry level jobs to senior management.

What is it like to work at McAfee?

Our culture is a great fit for military veterans. We are focused on our noble mission of protecting McAfee customers. We have a diverse and inclusive workforce where each employee has an opportunity to thrive and unleash their full career potential. We do this by fostering a culture where employees can innovate, feel included, grow their career, achieve unprecedented business results, make an impact on the communities we serve, while becoming a leader in the cybersecurity industry.

What about McAfee compensation and benefits, and does the company support Reservists and National Guard members?

McAfee believes employees are the most important investment for success, and our comprehensive compensation and benefits program reflects that. Our programs are designed to provide employees and their families with the stability of long-term financial security and protection. In addition to providing a comprehensive benefits package which is competitive with all public and large private organizations, McAfee also has programs such as Military Leave for eligible employees who are called to military service.

Do my skills and experience translate to a career at McAfee?

When making a career change from the military, it is critical to start the process early and begin thinking about how to translate your military competencies and experiences into terms and language that corporate America understands. Spend time reflecting on past positions, duties, and assignments as well as how the competencies you learned can positively impact your civilian career. We encourage veterans and service members to apply to any job for which they meet our basic qualifications and feel they can add value.

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    "Great company culture, strong commitment to diversity"

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    Great company culture. We've seen lots of efforts from management in recent months to make this a fun and inclusive environment. Loving the scooters in our offices and that we can bring our dogs in on a Friday!

    I also really value and appreciate the company's commitment and support behind diversity too. The company and its leaders not only make sure there's lot of employee events and activities that raise awareness and create an inclusive environment, but our leaders aren't afraid to talk publicly on these topics and to make a stand on these important issues.


    So much great stuff happening in the US, would love to see this expand more globally to benefit more of my international coworkers

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    Continue to deliver on commitments to employees.

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McAfee Photos

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McAfee photo of: Our amazing Women in Security (WISE) Chapter in Cork, hosted a TED-style talk to discuss the future of women in cybersecurity and what it will take the fill the skills gap.
McAfee photo of: McAfee India HR team with Jeff Hausman
McAfee photo of: McAfee African Heritage Community pose for a picture in front of the pledge wall.
McAfee photo of: Our McAfee Explorers Program launched February 2018 in Cordoba!
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McAfee Interviews



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    I applied online. I interviewed at McAfee (Plano, TX) in April 2017.


    Applied while still part of Intel. After about 2 months contacted by recruiter. Called for an initial screening and then a phone interview with several team members. Phone interview was heavy on standard technical questions. After a week invited to in-person interview to see the building and answer a few more behavioral and technical questions. Overall great experience.

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McAfee Awards & Accolades

  • Stevie Award - Human Resources Department of the Year, The Stevie Awards, 2017
  • Stevie Award - Human Resources Executive of the Year, The Stevie Awards, 2017
  • Great Place to Work, Great Place to Work, 2017
  • The Dallas Morning News Top 100 Places to Work, The Dallas Morning News, 2017
  • Great Places to Work Ireland, Great Places To Work, 2018
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