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McAfee Research Scientist Reviews

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  • One thing that stands out among many positives is work life balance (in 168 reviews)

  • Strong example on how to support employees and their work culture (in 52 reviews)

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  1. "Review of Research Scientist Position"

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    Former Employee - Research Scientist in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Research Scientist in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Freedom to work on lots of projects. Given ample time to develop and to research ideas that would be good to offer the market place.

    Cons

    McAfee's leadership is not transparent in what is going on. Much of the time you can find out what happens by listening to analysts on wall street than for actually working for the company.

    Advice to Management

    Management should be more transparent in what they are going to do and have a clear roadmap that is given to all employees. Management should also focus on not being so ambiguous when describing this roadmap.


  2. Helpful (6)

    "A company that doesn't believe in loyalty."

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    Former Employee - Research Scientist in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Research Scientist in Plano, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    A leader in the space.

    Cons

    The company doesn't reward good work with promotions or pay raises and it won't hesitate to let a good, loyal, long lasting employee go in spite of good performance reviews.

    Advice to Management

    Devote more energy to putting out a good product and show some loyalty to employees who show the same.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Self motivated people will thrive anywhere"

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    Former Employee - Research Scientist in Bengaluru (India)
    Former Employee - Research Scientist in Bengaluru (India)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great cash incentives for filing patents/writing papers etc.

    Cons

    Finding the time to write papers, patents and do real research is very challenging

    Advice to Management

    People who are good researchers may not be great managers & vice versa !!