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McAfee Reviews

Updated March 23, 2019
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Pros
  • "Excellent work life balance is the best in the industry" (in 211 reviews)

  • "You have work from home options and the company has maintained the optimal ratio of contractors to full timers" (in 31 reviews)

Cons
  • "Too much work load due to which work-life balance will not be good" (in 29 reviews)

  • "Not Very Stable, Senior Management not up to the mark" (in 23 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good Vision"

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

    I worked at McAfee full-time

    Pros

    Good Vision! They have a great console that is the flagship and sells itself.

    Cons

    Product Support.....and they know it!


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great company that was not ready to integrate new business acquisitions."

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    Former Employee - Sales Development Specialist in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Development Specialist in Plano, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay. Nice people. Great culture.

    Cons

    It was hard to see them attempt to integrate an acquired business. They really were not prepared for the integration and it showed. Myself and my team were not really treated as equals to the existing sales teams already in place. We were treated differently than the rest of the team and not included in spiffs and other incentives.

    Advice to Management

    Please do a better job to ensure that new employees feel welcome and a part of the business and sales cycle. If equality is so important across all races, genders, and ethnicity then do the same thing for employees that were brought in during an acquisition or that were hired directly but were placed on a team that was made up of people acquired through a merger of workforce.

  3. "Ambitious McAfee Prepare for IPO"

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    Former Employee - Program Director in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Program Director in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at McAfee full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good products, people, environment. Can work with folks around the world. Important mission in improving computing safety for organizations and consumers.

    Cons

    Privately held company offers no equity as it prepares for IPO in perhaps 2020. Owners strive to keep costs down, leading to periodic layoffs.

    Advice to Management

    Execs claim to work with transparency but refuse to explain layoffs, who is let go, or why. If they want employees to feel like they work at a start-up, they need to offer equity in future company. Only execs will benefit from an IPO.


  4. Helpful (5)

    "Former Employee of 5 years"

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    Former Employee - Worker Bee in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Worker Bee in Plano, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits and people have companies interests in mind. The worker bees make the company.

    Cons

    I think its interesting that McAfee will comment on one of the few positive posts but seem oblivious to the majority of comments. Wake up and stop laying good people off. Stop the mantra that you care about your employees ideas and feedback.

    Advice to Management

    Practice what you preach. Funny every-time you have a quarterly update it is soon followed by layoffs.


  5. "Eh is the best I can say"

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

    I worked at McAfee full-time

    Pros

    Paycheck was on time. Bonus was decent.

    Cons

    Management lacks vision or strategy. Who you know is more important than what you know or your experience. Leadership is bringing in new leadership that is clueless and is worse than what was there before.


  6. "Good place to work. Steady."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McAfee part-time

    Pros

    Good balance. Love additude. Great environment.

    Cons

    Not enough breaks. Too many lazy Co workers.


  7. "Good technology company"

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    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ample trading available to those wishing to pursue this on their own.

    Cons

    Salary under market value. Too many layers of upper management.

  8. "McAfee is a fast paced work environment"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Plano, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Compensation commensurate with experience, supportive leadership, small company feel

    Cons

    fast paced environment, some long days required to get work completed


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Not what it used to be"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at McAfee full-time

    Pros

    - A big name on your resume.
    - Good 401k benefits if you're FTE.
    - Free fruit and beverages (other companies offer more).
    - Great cooks, recommend getting in good with them.
    That's it, could not think of anything more!

    Cons

    - Stressful due to high workloads, bad work/life balance.
    - Upper management uses empty lies and blind promises to keep people around.
    - Management constantly dumping responsibilities without extra pay.
    - Low starting salary, behind regional average.
    - As contractor with no benefits and lower pay than average, McAfee will attempt to keep you as long as possible to not go against headcount..beware.
    - Contractors do not get PTO, full-time employees get unlimited time off.
    - Auditors everywhere! As another comment noted, pushing to go IPO by private equity firm/venture capitalist resulting in a revolving door of talent and quarterly layoffs with no reasons as to why.
    - Faux culture: people are nice enough but lazy employees, employees treat contractors poorly, and divisive gap lodged between management.
    - Jobs moving abroad to places like India, American workers are not protected.
    - Intel destroyed this organization by putting them into debt.
    - Could not take time off in fear of losing job, yet a high performer.
    - Burn out friendly, proceed with caution.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize talent, work to elevate them, save talent, and have transparency. There is not accountability between departments, cross-train people and pay them accordingly.


  10. Helpful (6)

    "Sinking ship."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at McAfee full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The industry as a whole creates a greater sense of purpose for doing the work.

    Challenging problems to solve in a fast paced environment.

    Cons

    Consistently proven that they cannot execute.

    The consumer business keeps the whole company afloat. Corporate products often times simply don’t work and do not integrate well.

    CEO has turned over his leadership team multiple times in just a few years.

    Advice to Management

    The tech space is full of dynamic executives who were groomed at McAfee who have gone on to do great things at other companies. Their inability to recognize and retain top talent is the number 1 reason for their downfall.

    Chris Young should have been shown the door long ago. His passive aggressive style creates a lack of trust and fear across the masses. Chris may have the academic chops to get any job he wants but his inability to create high performing teams cannot be understated.