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"Good place to start but not stay"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
Recommends
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at McAfee as an intern (Less than a year)

Pros

Nice colleagues, free coffee/tea/sodas, free breakfast on Thursdays, subsidized cafeteria, nice team outings and end of year celebration events.

Cons

Very corporate in terms of slow processes, red tape, and politics. If you have new innovative ideas, they might be shot down because management is a lot older and can feel threatened. Also, since McAfee has reached it peak, employees have become lazy. Do not expect to get work done on Fridays, since the building is practically empty with people "working from home."

Advice to Management

Only hire the best, most intelligent, and emotionally stable for Manager, Director, VP positions. I witnessed a director who was very hostile in meetings, by attacking employees ideas and belittling their efforts. Managers need LEADERSHIP training, as I witnessed many managers be two-faced with their direct reports. Unacceptable.

Other Employee Reviews for McAfee

  1. "Great place to work"

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

    I have been working at McAfee full-time

    Pros

    Good work and life balance

    Cons

    Not really much any cons


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Learned a lot, but that's about it"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great technology, learning experiences, working with many teams, stable company.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, there is a laundry list of reasons to not work at McAfee and they all have to do with the people. Management is tyrannical, upper management only sees numbers and wants to ship jobs overseas, there is an unhealthy environment of competition among peers, instead of a healthy environment of working together as a team. The salary for any job is lower than market. At the same time there is a lot of work, which means long hours every day.

    Advice to Management

    Take a step back and assess where the talent is, invest in that talent and you will end up with quality products that customers want to buy and keep. Remove the dictators and bring in true leaders who know how to foster positive team environments where employees are excited about their jobs, drive innovation and quality, and enjoy going to work. The effect of this will also be quality products that customers want to keep and buy.

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