McAfee Reviews

Updated May 28, 2020

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  1. "Program Manager"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX

    I have been working at McAfee full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    great company to work for

    Cons

    none none none none none

    McAfee2019-08-21
  2. "Working at McAfee"

    5.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Plano, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at McAfee full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Paid time off, paid sick leave, bonding leave, peers and culture.

    Cons

    Some product teams are not as well managed as others.

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    McAfee2020-05-26
  3. Helpful (5)

    "Hit and Miss"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Senior Director in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at McAfee full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexible culture. Junior level staff fully committed to helping the company succeed. Most people are not political and put their hearts into their work. The company has so much potential if it can be unlocked by the new leadership in place in 2020.

    Cons

    1- Weak leadership from the executive team on both strategy and execution. Has led to a revolving door at the top levels, which makes the business unstable. 2- Lack of transparency and communication from the top down. 3- HR is more of a leftist political organization interested in 'social justice' than a value add to the business. This takes energy and focus away from where it needs to be: the core business in an increasingly competitive market space. It has a toxic effect on the culture. 4- Overly reliant on cost cutting vs. driving growth. Too much of the business emphasis rests in India. 5- Repeated, year after year, layoffs create a morale and trust problem across the employee base.

    McAfee2020-05-13
  4. "Culture Depends on Specific Team"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Marketing Specialist in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at McAfee full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Our team was very close which was a huge positive. I received great mentorship.

    Cons

    Inter team collaboration could be difficult at times.

    McAfee2020-04-30
  5. "good place to work skyhigh especially"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at McAfee full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good to learn lots of great technology

    Cons

    nothing compared to other places

    McAfee2020-04-28
  6. "Great experience overall"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Technical Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at McAfee full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Free donuts on Fridays and ability to WFH when needed

    Cons

    Don't start as a contractor unless it's the only option

    McAfee2020-04-19
  7. "Good Company to work together within engineers"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Engineering Manager in Korea, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at McAfee full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good Company to work together within engineers

    Cons

    the engineering group has moved to India. so no more engineering team in Korea

    McAfee2020-04-14
  8. "Great industry and some top-notch talent"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at McAfee full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Interesting, challenging work and good core values

    Cons

    Turnover in ownership and company leadership means lack of any stability

    McAfee2020-03-15
  9. "Great place to work"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Senior Solutions Architect in Plano, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at McAfee full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good people, good products, good culture. Excellent leadership.

    Cons

    Sometimes slower than they should be. Too many changes in leadership recently.

    McAfee2020-03-11
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Lost their way"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at McAfee full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Worked in a great team. Generally an enjoyable experience.

    Cons

    The company lost its way after the Intel acquisition and has gone downhill since.

    McAfee2020-03-08
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