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"The good, the bad, the ugly..."

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at McAfee full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Interesting problems.
Good pay.
Great benefits.
Good people

Cons

Over-metricized, everything is a number - you, too!
Leadership is spotty, product management is abysmal.
Takes forever to get anything done.
Very top-down driven.
Periodic layoffs based on arbitrary numbers pushed down from Intel.

Advice to Management

Just because something is made a web-app doesn't mean it's an improvement over the old process.
Let process improvement flow from the bottom up.
Make decisions more quickly, because it doesn't appear that taking much time is letting you make better ones.

Other Employee Reviews for McAfee

  1. "Good work, challenges but less than competitive salary."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at McAfee full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Get to choose project.
    Work happens on all leading platforms and technologies.
    Geeks are revered.

    Cons

    Salaries are average.
    Company needs much higher levels of innovation than happening.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great company, outdated and poor management practices"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at McAfee full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Global and well recognized brand
    Free coffee/tea/drinks everyday and breakfast on Thursdays
    Nice cafeteria, office space, and cubicles
    Big budget to create with
    CEO's are wonderful, personable, and easy to talk to

    Cons

    Management is very old school, the complete opposite of a flat organization
    A lot of politics, red tape, and the company doesn't feel like it's innovating
    You will have meetings about meetings, and projects and decisions happen very slowly
    Difficult to work cross-functionally

    Advice to Management

    Be more open to the ideas of those below you. Managers should be required to take leadership courses. Stay up to date with emerging trends. Need better information flow across departments.

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