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McAfee Reviews

Updated January 17, 2019
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Pros
  • "Excellent work life balance is the best in the industry" (in 210 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 (2)

    "Top Heavy And Completely Aimless"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Hillsboro, OR
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Hillsboro, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at McAfee full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Laid back and engaged engineers
    Great site based intern program
    Bagel Fridays

    Cons

    Incompetent management who refuses to get out of the way of engineering
    Political backbiting
    Uncompetitive product roadmap
    Opaque training budgets
    Poor management coaching
    Uncompetitive compensation
    Massive site attrition
    Unpredictable layoffs

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of agilefall, and let your PMO work.
    Listen to your engineers - technical leadership cannot be a tyranny.
    Be transparent with your budgets.
    Value time outside of meetings.
    Don't ever take away funding for on call or change board activities, that's tantamount to theft.

  3. "Inside Sales"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Love the Company culture and teamwork!

    Cons

    Can’t think of any worth noting

    Advice to Management

    Keep investing in your people and their careers. McAfee does a great job at this.


  4. Helpful (4)

    "Terrible Leadership No Direction Multiple Layoffs"

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

    I have been working at McAfee full-time

    Pros

    Benefits on par with Security Industry (Health/401k/etc)

    Cons

    - Wrong leaders were put in place without a roadmap of where they wanted to take the team.
    - No confidence a layoff wasn't around the corner, toxic environment
    - Management was uninvolved and took no interest in employee or client relations.
    - Annual review was based on no data, virtually no communication with management in 6+ months.
    - Multiple Layoffs, let smart talented people go while leaders got promoted
    - No roadmap for career advancement, revenue was more important than job satisfaction.

    Advice to Management

    Define an actual plan of where you are going to take the team and relay that to everyone else. Acquisition of TPG led to a lot of changes to become more profitable causing everyone to worry if they were being effective enough.


  5. "Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's really great place to work. Work life balance is very good here.

    Cons

    Nothing cons, doing good and company is highly focused


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Middle management sucks"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Hillsboro, OR
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Hillsboro, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Friday Bagels
    - Table Tennis
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    Cons

    - Too much politics/arrogant middle management.
    - Process preferred over Product/Technology.
    - Management consider them elite while engineers treated as labor.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of pure process managers, instead fill them with scrum masters.


  7. "Meh but ok"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Supervisor in Remote, OR
    Former Employee - Customer Service Supervisor in Remote, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    restricted stocks are actually enticing

    Cons

    heavey bureaucracy and slow processes

  8. "Good Environment and important industry"

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

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

    Pros

    Location is great for those living north of Dallas.
    Facility is nice with lots of amenities.
    Teams work hard and play hard
    Solid training
    Pay is good.
    Good reputation and rated one of the best places to work in the Dallas/Ft Worth area
    Growth industry

    Cons

    some teams can be a little top heavy

    Advice to Management

    Keep innovating


  9. "Sr. Product Manager (Consumer)"

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    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work for a Global Company
    Cybersecurity Space
    Proven Business Model - Good Bonus structure

    Cons

    Been shutting down offices around the world
    For training, you are directed to use Lynda.com
    Access to conferences via video
    Spams (annoying) users to get them to subscribe to service


  10. "Senior Manager"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Englewood, CO
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Englewood, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits, location culture in Denver was excellent.

    Cons

    Company attempts to change direction every 6 months; rampant rumors of layoffs and changes as well as product changes make it impossible to focus on tasks at hand.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management often focuses on hiding issues from the E-Level as opposed to working on correcting the issues.