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"Smart and aggressive leaders, solid technology, weak on employee recognition."

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Current Employee - Product Development in Beaverton, OR
Current Employee - Product Development in Beaverton, OR
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Very aggressive and competitive when it comes to marketing and sales. Smart acquisitions and rapidly improving ability to integrate them. Generally an expectation that McAfee should be able to compete with the largest of competitors, and support of proposals that offer a path to get there.

Cons

Lack of internal career paths and professional development, with an old school mentality of seniority rather than meritocracy. There is virtually no discussion of the gaps that people need to overcome in order to achieve the next level. While there is a keen focus on key indicators and metrics, there seems to be a reluctance to walk away from products and business areas that just are not executing to plan. Salary and bonus start competitive, but raises seem to be weak.

Advice to Management

Challenge people managers to set promotion goals for their staff and measure them on this. There seems to be no expectation that, once hired, people will or should develop and grow.

Other Employee Reviews for McAfee

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Mcafee not employee friendly"

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    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager in Plano, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Mcafee has very good products and a great set of internal Support Engineers. Mcafee has a great benefits package. The employees there are a close knit family. Senior Management very competent but dealing with huge changes due to upper Executive changes that were made end of 07. Did I say they have great benefits?

    Cons

    Employees not given carrer path for advancement. They don't look within for promotions. Knee Jerk Changes with no regards to how it impacts employees mentally nor monetarily. The systems at Mcafee are lacking in making sure employees are paid correctly. Finance unaccountable for communicating wages expected and when people will get paid.

    Advice to Management

    Do a better job taking care of current employees


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Do not go to McAfee if you are looking to make a career. The company is just a stepping stone to other opportunities."

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    Current Employee - Sales Engineer in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer in Herndon, VA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The products and the people are the best reasons to work for McAfee

    Cons

    McAfee hires from outside the company. Very slim chances of advancement at McAfee

    Advice to Management

    Advance people from within the company or the talent will leave.

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