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"Experienced web developers should look elsewhere"

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Current Employee - Web Developer in Santa Clara, CA
Current Employee - Web Developer in Santa Clara, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at McAfee full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

- Overall, nice and friendly people to work with
- Nice building
- Might be a good place for a new developer to get his feet wet, then move on
- Large, well known company, decent products
- Owned by Intel
- Dev teams collaborate well

Cons

- Large, well known company, that is slowly falling behind
- No concept of team building within the dev group. Managers do not interact with the employees much (only to criticize).
- A lot of meetings about meetings
- Below average pay
- Minimal training opportunities. Very stingy on the budgets for training, etc.
- Minimal, if any, recognition for a job well done. They WILL, however, let you know when you screw up.
- Extremely poor project planning
- Antiquated hardware and software for development (interestingly, the spreadsheet-reading managers always have the latest laptops, though)
- Dev managers have no decision making power. They must ask for approval for everything. They seem to just care about their own self with no regards to the people reporting to them. We are all just warm bodies.
- Dev managers do not know the meaning of "how to motivate employees" (nor do they care), nor the meaning of "accountability".

Advice to Management

- You have too many dev managers that seemingly do nothing. In fact, too many managers period.
- You should also do less talking about what you're going to do to improve things, and actually do it!

Other Employee Reviews for McAfee

  1. Helpful (1)

    "IT Training Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Training Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - IT Training Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at McAfee (More than a year)

    Pros

    I really enjoyed the people and the commute! The building had a great cafeteria and they did some really fun things for their employees like "bring your kid to work" day.

    Cons

    Many people are in manager level or above postions who aren't effective leaders. There is a lot of politcs and backstabbing and corporate climbing.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to lead in a way that inspires your employees rather than makes them fearful of losing their job every day.


  2. "good company so far but salary is not competitive ."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at McAfee full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Stable company without any high risk,
    Relaxed working environment
    Learn new things from team and security area

    Cons

    salary and benefit is so-so, not attractive
    not much opportunity for personal career growth

    Advice to Management

    Frequently discuss with your employee and understand their concerns, and try to resolve any issues that employee raised.


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