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Updated February 19, 2017
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Pros
  • Great company environment with a good work / life balance (in 141 reviews)

  • Great work environment, very collaborative (in 47 reviews)

Cons
  • Constant Issue with work-life balance (in 22 reviews)

  • Sub par engineers, sub par junior/middle managers, sub par senior management (in 21 reviews)

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  1. "Product Marketing Sr Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    An ever-changing industry that has a lot of opportunity and high-demand for Product Marketing professionals.

    Cons

    Lack of process can make even large organizations feel like a start-up, doing everything for the first time. The industry can be volatile with constant waves of high-growth vs layoffs.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in retaining and growing talent. Provide clear priorities for deliverables and points of intersection for cross-functional teams.


  2. "Content Operations Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at McAfee full-time

    Pros

    Great people, great office building

    Cons

    going private, unsure near future


  3. "This is a company in transition"

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    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at McAfee full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Many years of experience in the security space

    Cons

    McAfee's business has 2 main focuses: it's consumer business and it's enterprise/goverment business. I have been in the consumer side of the world for my entire tenure at McAfee. My comments only apply to the consumer side. I don't know what is happening in the enterprise side of things.

    McAfee is in the process of spinning out of Intel and becoming a private company in April 2017. Unfortunately, management on the consumer side is burning any good will it had with its employees. It makes promises of no layoffs and then turns around and lays off a bunch of people. Many long term employees have been laid off. Everyone I talk to is waiting for the other shoe to drop. The other question that I keep hearing is whether there will be enough critical mass for the new company to survive.

    It's very sad.


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  5. "Review"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Development Representative in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Business Development Representative in Plano, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company environment with a good work / life balance. Family atmosphere with great potential for upward mobility. Great work hours.

    Cons

    There can be difficulty adjusting to the various management styles. The quotas can be challenging to attain and may not always be realistic.


  6. "Great place to work, lots of changes"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at McAfee full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    They take care of their people, management cares what employees think, before Intel the PTO was very good and seems like it's headed that way again. Cross functional teams work collaboratively, and remote employees are not treated differently from those at headquarters (as far as actual work goes). The consumer products are very solid.

    Cons

    With the recent Intel acquisition and now spin-off it doesn't feel as stable as it has in years past. It's hard to get promoted if you're not at headquarters. Pay is okay but not great.

    Advice to Management

    Keep communicating with employees throughout the spinoff. Don't make changes just for the sake of change. Keep investing in technology.


  7. "Software engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Learn security stuffs, manager is friendly, good environment in the team.

    Cons

    Too many Indians work there. No diversity and politics ruined engineering.

    Advice to Management

    More diversity


  8. "Product Marketing"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Organization is on the upswing, finally allowing innovation to take place and empowering the teams.

    Cons

    Compensation seems to vary widely and work/life balance is pretty much non existent.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your dedicated employees.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Sinking ship"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at McAfee full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Security is a very important and relevant space. McAfee has lucked into being in the middle of a trendy domain.

    Cons

    The consumer organization in particular doesn't focus on improving people's security. They focus on short term sales targets without a larger plan.

    Leadership on the consumer side is also a mess. Very ego-driven with very little actual security expertise.

    Advice to Management

    Change the consumer leadership team and commit to a focus on security


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Sub-par by Silicon Valley standards"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    So much is broken, that there is room to fix something - anything - and shine.

    Cons

    Sub par engineers, sub par junior/middle managers, sub par senior management.
    Sub par salary. Sub par work. Sub par benefits.
    Antiquated products. Behind the curve customers.
    No one seems to care.
    It's cute that they are headquartered in Silicon Valley. They are oblivious to silicon valley ethos.

    Advice to Management

    Keep milking the cash cow until you can. There are just so many things that are wrong, that It's unlikely you'll be able to turn this around.


  11. "Great Place"

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    • 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

    Great place to work, good people to work with.

    Cons

    None that I am aware of

    Advice to Management

    None



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