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Updated July 17, 2017
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  • Too much work load due to which work-life balance will not be good (in 23 reviews)

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

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "IT Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good culture, Management, Technology, Perks

    Cons

    No recreational areas around Texas and need to spend a lot for holydaying

    Advice to Management

    Its an excellent company with lot of opportunities to grow for someone who is ambitious


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    McAfee is great place to work! Its been two years that I work for them. The management really care about the employees. Flexible schedule, career advancement, great people!

    Cons

    As of now, no cons.

  3. "Lead Data engineer"

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    Current Employee - Lead Data Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Lead Data Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    Good place to work .Good people.

    Cons

    Lack of energy among employees and management. as no new innovation happening

    Advice to Management

    Hire and adopt new technologies


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Formally a great company. Going through rough times"

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    Current Employee - Group Product Marketing Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Group Product Marketing Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at McAfee full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - The people
    - Overall being a larger firm, processes are in place
    - IT availability

    Cons

    - Massive holes in leadership right now
    - Morale within certain departments very low. No communication and so many employees have left due to uncertainty and mood

    Advice to Management

    - Act rapidly to stop the loss of intellectual property and consider team activities to improve employee morale
    - Communicate plans for layoffs, new leadership, and timing to alleviate FUD
    - Promotion from within has always been an issue in many teams. The tendency is to bring in external hires when talented resources already exist internally.


  5. "Sales/Marketing Engineer"

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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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    This is a great place to work with great people.

    Cons

    No stock benefits because of recently going private.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great opportunities lay ahead for new McAfee"

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    • Senior Management
    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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Open to so many new ideas and ways of thinking

    Cons

    Company is very fast moving. Employees can get lost in shuffle.

    Advice to Management

    Be present to employee voices of all sizes


  7. "McAfee Inside Sales"

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    Former Employee - Inside Channel Account Manager in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Inside Channel Account Manager in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at McAfee full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great Team, good leadership. great benefits.

    Cons

    marketing does not always provide the best comparative information. often had to do my own research to make a realistic comparison when competing with other services.

    Advice to Management

    dont gloss over our own shortcoming during training, they can come back and bite us if we are not properly prepared during a presentation.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "McAfee in Santa Clara, CA"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Local teams consist of good people, but we are loosing more and more to attrition in the last few months. Either to Intel Proper, or to other companies...

    Cons

    Remote teams are a hassle to deal with. They are frequently out of touch, easily offended, and almost always have an excuse. Promotions are more political than merit based.

    Advice to Management

    Moving back to McAfee, we have lost stock options & accrued sabbatical time off. Our 401k contribution from McAfee is negligible compared to Intel's. There is no incentive for employees who have stayed loyal to continue to do so. Management should expect to see significantly increased attrition as employees look for better opportunities in the coming months.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Wait for the dust to settle"

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    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in San Jose, CA
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits. Good compensation. Good work / life balance (for the most part). Good subsidized cafeteria, and close to 101.

    Cons

    If you like getting things done, it is a frustrating place to work. Too many engineers who have been there for 20+ years who are just waiting to retire. I suspect that our new overlords (TRG) are going to demand higher profitability, and a lot of these people are going to be RIFed. Not going to be a fun place to be for a while. .

    Advice to Management

    Make changes quickly. Nobody wants to feel like their project isn't important. If it isn't important, cut it loose and reassign your resources.


  10. Helpful (6)

    "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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