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McAfee Reviews

Updated March 19, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Diversity for diversity sake"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You can run around openly sharing your sexuality as long as you are not heterosexual. Non Whites, non Christians and non males are encouraged to apply for jobs and receive promotions. White males need not apply - you're boring and we have too many of you already.

    Cons

    Diversity for diversity sake will bury this company.

    Advice to Management

    Get real, get off your PC high horse.


  2. Helpful (6)

    "Benchwarmer Management"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Plano, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    We just had our sales kickoff in Las Vegas and it was laughable how bad most if not all of the management presentations were. One of the sales managers presentation was total fluff and totally lacking of any substance.

    Cons

    Ever since Intel took over all of the talented executive management left and went to other companies leaving behind the spares and bench warmers to run the company. It's pathetic at just how bad, inexperienced and immature so many of them are. They've made Intel Security a miserable place to work and people are leaving here quickly.

    Advice to Management

    Bring in some new effective leadership or just shut the doors on this place


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Enterprise Support"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at McAfee full-time

    Pros

    Money and benefits is the only pros right now in this support dept.

    Cons

    Allot. Sadly. Mgmnt pretends to care but doesnt and isnt technical enough to help or understand.


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  5. Helpful (6)

    "McAfee Denver once a great unit"

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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 (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Was a great location and Innovative startup (Mxlogic) that brought in great revenue and releases to the market

    The last engineering leader drove releases with substance to the market and kept the unit alive

    Cons

    The location is now run by an unqualified leader who is looking up and does not care about anything but his own personal career

    Current leader is in collusion with his management to close the Denver location and move products elsewhere to Germany, India and UK locations

    Advice to Management

    Be honest with the employees on the long term plan

    Do not sell what you cannot compete with and cannot deliver


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Inside sales management doesn't help"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Plano, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice selection of holidays to take time off

    Cons

    Managers don't help. They sit around with each other screwing around a lot, telling jokes and making a stressful workplace even worse.

    Advice to Management

    Intel should lay off most of the existing inside sales management and promote people who really want to work and contribute to the company and their paycheck


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Cronyism"

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    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Had a the opportunity to do well with product

    Cons

    Executive extremely poor, if you were part of the bros club then things went well even if you did not perform. Total abuse by upper management, wasted money on lavish parties etc.

    Advice to Management

    Go


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Avoid like the plague"

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

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

    Pros

    There's a gym on-site and a decent cafeteria. They have really fast internet access in the office.

    Cons

    Systems are just archaic: BI and data are a joke: wireless internet access is a mess inside building; dunces are in mid-level mgmt and up positions. No one is empowered to make decisions that are new and breakthrough. It's just an awful place to be. Don't do it. This is a declining business. Security might be "hot" but not this company. If you're interviewing ask the hiring mgrs how much has the company invested in innovation and research? All the profits go into sales. The "president" is a geriatric man that's completely out of touch with accounts, industry, technology. He thinks he can BS his way in anything. Hey, it's worked so far--only thing is the market has changed. No women in any meaningful positions.

    Advice to Management

    Fire 50%+ of your directors, senior directors, VPs and C-staff.
    Hire new talent external to the company.
    Hire some executive women--no not executive admins.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Wasted too much of my career here"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Account Manager in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Account Manager in Plano, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    McAfee will hire anyone for inside sales positions even if you have no experience. You can come here, get experience and then leave for one of the competitors nearby and make a lot more money. If you do a really average to poor job at McAfee they'll promote you to management.

    Cons

    Terrible inside sales management team. They are just a joke and most sit around a better part of the day joking around with each other, not working, not helping and being another obstacle to hurdle while you try to make your unrealistic quota. We have people hired to be sales mentors and coaches and all they do is talk about football and rock bands all day.

    Advice to Management

    Intel you should take a hard look at what's going on in Plano with your inside sales teams. It's crazy to me that it has been allowed to go on like this for so long, even with so many poor reviews posted. There is a reason McAfee has become a people machine with high turnover.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Archaic organization to be avoided at all costs, unless you're employed :)"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are some nice people there. Free parking.

    Cons

    Santa Clara office is in a poor location. Forget about taking a train to the office or a cush shuttle. We don't have those. What we do have is a vacuum at the top level that has liquidated engineering resources to the point that the company can't release a product that is innovative. Marketing is completely hamstrung with archaic systems. The web site doesn't even have a content management system. The company is full of slackers that have sat in their grey cubs for years doing nothing. Pay is awful. Company is going downhill fast.

    Advice to Management

    Reorg
    Pay people better
    Give employees leeway to innovate


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Experienced web developers should look elsewhere"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Web Developer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Web Developer in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Overall, nice and friendly people to work with
    - Nice building
    - Might be a good place for a new developer to get his feet wet, then move on
    - Large, well known company, decent products
    - Owned by Intel
    - Dev teams collaborate well

    Cons

    - Large, well known company, that is slowly falling behind
    - No concept of team building within the dev group. Managers do not interact with the employees much (only to criticize).
    - A lot of meetings about meetings
    - Below average pay
    - Minimal training opportunities. Very stingy on the budgets for training, etc.
    - Minimal, if any, recognition for a job well done. They WILL, however, let you know when you screw up.
    - Extremely poor project planning
    - Antiquated hardware and software for development (interestingly, the spreadsheet-reading managers always have the latest laptops, though)
    - Dev managers have no decision making power. They must ask for approval for everything. They seem to just care about their own self with no regards to the people reporting to them. We are all just warm bodies.
    - Dev managers do not know the meaning of "how to motivate employees" (nor do they care), nor the meaning of "accountability".

    Advice to Management

    - You have too many dev managers that seemingly do nothing. In fact, too many managers period.
    - You should also do less talking about what you're going to do to improve things, and actually do it!



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