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McAfee Reviews

Updated December 9, 2017
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Pros
  • One thing that stands out among many positives is work life balance (in 179 reviews)

  • Strong example on how to support employees and their work culture (in 53 reviews)

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  1. "Has potential, but lots of problems"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McAfee full-time

    Pros

    Many smart, friendly and hard working co-workers really trying to make a difference.

    Cons

    Troubled workplace culture. Silos, lack of trust, backbiting, retention problems. Culture initiative is nothing more than a PR exercise for the HR team.

    Advice to Management

    Step away from the politics and cozy c-suite relationships. Be honest with each other about the challenges. Stop talking about your equity to all those people who don't have access to any. Issues and wounds won't be fixed by scooters and inauthentic values statements.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Doesn’t actually care about employees"

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Idaho Falls, ID
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Idaho Falls, ID
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I loved the product that I worked on at McAfee. The work was technically challenging and rewarding.

    Cons

    In my time there was little to no focus on career development because business timelines were always so tight that management had no time to bother with that. Also, the management or organizational structure was changing too much for there to be any real continuity. When it came time for the layoff, the company treated us like garbage. I understand that a company sometimes has to go through layoffs and restructuring, but when you’ve been a good, loyal employee for over 5 years and your severance package is the same as what the company gives to troubled employees that they’re trying to get rid of, it’s insulting.

    Advice to Management

    Please actually care about your employees. Employers who care about their employees will have employees that care about the company.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "McAfee has lost its way"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Competitive compensation (at least in previous years; they may becoming less so)
    - Nicely adopted convenient cloud strategy for some internal company infrastructure and have been investing in good tools for employee use

    Cons

    - Haphazard project strategy/planning and implementation
    - Very poor HR
    - Less transparent than in past

    Advice to Management

    Revamp and improve HR. That is the company face for employees/managers, and they present and practically represent the corporate culture. Since the Intel spinoff (and really even before that), they are failing on multiple fronts: poor communication, unprofessional employee interactions, and adversarial relationships with managers instead of acting as allies.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Just average"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Advancement opportunity, fun projects, growth projects.

    Cons

    Terrible salary, typical clueless middle management.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Some Good Some Bad"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Pay
    Flexible working hours
    Good Products

    Cons

    Senior management Churn
    Bad team culture
    Bad Benefits(health care and stock options)

    Advice to Management

    The company is taking a new turn after going private, please take care of teh folks working for you and they will ensure that the company prospers


  6. "GPTW! Great Place To Work!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sr in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Sr in Plano, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people are great to work with. Relatively friendly environment.

    Cons

    No Equity, Tech Debt Galore

    Advice to Management

    Keep rowing


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Like drowning slowly in quicksand."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 3 years)

    Pros

    Some very nice people work there.

    Cons

    No ability to make decisions below top executive level, and that level is struggling with too many issues. PE takeover allotted stock to only top levels, cutting out of pocket compensation significantly. The chance to bring your dog to work does not replace 20% of your pay.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out a way to execute on any part of a compelling strategy. Demonstrate competence in SOMETHING.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "looks like hard times for the company"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good engineers are (or were?) there, you can learn a great deal about the security and I would add a good life-work balance

    Cons

    With the recent spin off from Intel, it looks like the current owners only concern is the budget, so they are trying to save on all, including engineers. Then it is not clear to me how they plan to go forward, when many current projects are understaffed from Intel times, and McAfee is lagging behind in many new threat detect and protect techniques.

    Advice to Management

    Decide if you want to develop the company


  9. "Sales"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    benefits, flexible working from home, salary

    Cons

    changes unknown, Management does not keep employees informed


  10. "Good strategy, poor execution"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

    Able to run your own job which is nice

    Cons

    Products have issues and slow to fix

    Advice to Management

    Got to focus on getting products stable along the while, focusing on next gen features that competition is already out to market.


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