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McAfee Reviews

Updated October 11, 2017
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  • One thing that stands out among many positives is work life balance (in 168 reviews)

  • Strong example on how to support employees and their work culture (in 52 reviews)

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  1. "Account Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    Good Story, great people on the field, strong sales leadership in the field.

    Cons

    Sold to TPG, poor leadership at the top, C-Level, has led to lingering quality issues in key endpoint solutions. That has led to support and development challenges to stay relevant and deliver in a timely fashion. Too much time putting out fires and saving logos versus selling to new logos.

    Advice to Management

    Oversight at the top on how they invest in people and R&D. Move from McAfee name/brand to a new brand. Issues and concerns linger from pre Intel acquisition and post sale to TPG. If they can get rid of the quality issues and deliver on the message it will be an overwhelming success, if not the competition will continue to make them appear irrelevant.


  2. Helpful (10)

    "Poor Quality, Poor Management"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Idaho Falls, ID
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Idaho Falls, ID
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Workers are smart, driven and want to produce quality software.

    Cons

    TPG (the investment firm that purchased most of McAfee from Intel) does not truly care about the products we create. They recently let go a ton of the workforce, including half of the office I work at. They've effectively killed our product and laid off many of my friends and coworkers instead of the incredibly less-effective software developers in Argentina. They'll unfortunately get what they pay for.

    Advice to Management

    Hire in America if you want to increase the quality of your product. Otherwise you will continue to sell low-rated, low-quality products.

  3. Helpful (4)

    "Diversity for diversity sake"

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    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.


  4. Helpful (8)

    "Benchwarmer Management"

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    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


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Enterprise Support"

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    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.


  6. 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


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Inside sales management doesn't help"

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    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

  8. 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


  9. 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.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Wasted too much of my career here"

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    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.


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