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McAfee Reviews

Updated February 23, 2017
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Pros
  • Great company environment with a good work / life balance (in 142 reviews)

  • Great work environment, very collaborative (in 48 reviews)

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  1. "Toxic Environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Plano, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits. If you like to party and drink- this is the culture for you. Fun place to work at if you do not like a professional environment. Great training program.

    Cons

    Work hard- play harder. Drinking and partying are WAY to emphasized at this place. Women have a very difficult time to move up and get raises.
    You work during the holidays a lot. They work life balance is awful- they could care less if you see family as long as you are making your numbers and making them money. Horrible pay.

    Advice to Management

    Stop being so corrupt. Give women a chance. Pay your workers better.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "The Place Sucks and is Getting Worse"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay is really good compared to other companies, free coffee and water

    Cons

    Morale sucks and Sr Management doesn't realize it, they'll squeeze you until there is nothing left and then they'll squeeze some more, expense reimbursement takes forever (you travel on YOUR money for THEIR business), no opportunity to grow unless you want to move to India - but that's not really growth is it? Managers in my part of the org prevent growth and career advancement, "Mercury/EMC good ol' boy network" exists - if you're not one of them forget any opportunity to advance. Management can only be described as a shark tank, don't get caught in it or you'll get eaten alive.

    Crap systems and processes make life difficult.

    No communication across groups result in individuals having to cut deals to get information to do their jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Open your eyes to the real problems of nepotism, favoritism, IT systems, expense reimbursement, etc.

    Actually follow through on making McAfee a great place to work rather than just paying lip service to the employees.

    Hold managers accountable to provide LEADERSHIP and direction to employees. It's great to have some autonomy to make decisions as an employee, but when you find out later that those were contrary to what your manager wanted (after no communication) what's the point?

    Provide career advancement to employees based on their experience and education without having to go to India and without regard to whether or not they're in your "good ol' boy network".


  3. Helpful (1)

    "McAfee is far from "Best Place to Work""

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible working hours
    Great Technologies
    Free coffee, soda and water

    Cons

    Mid level Managers are unprofessional.

    1.They are incompetent .
                Most of times they couldn't give any directions; often they send mixed messages.

    2.They have poor communication styles.
    There is No constructive feedbacks regarding performance from managers. Sometime they literally yell at employees in the meetings

    McAfee has long way to go to become “Best Place to Work”.

    Advice to Management

    Please rid of mid level managers who can't perform at work and are bad for the company' s moral


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "Dont expect any career path or training"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aylesbury, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aylesbury, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexi-hours very useful
    Causal dress makes a more relaxed atmosphere

    Cons

    - Very little in the way of training
    - Very little in the way of career development
    - No structured grading system used for jobs

    Advice to Management

    Set clear grading levels for different fields so people know how to move ahead in their career


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Good people, bad management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aylesbury, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aylesbury, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible working hours
    Working with smart people and good technologies

    Cons

    Once you join don't expect your salary to rise by much no matter how good you are. After a couple of years other companies are more competitive which makes it very tempting to leave.
    Very inexperienced people managers don't know how to treat employees and keep moral high.
    Constant fire fighting and a short term view on everything.
    Constant reorgs make people less productive.
    Experience is not valued.

    Advice to Management

    Long term decisions about structure of teams and policy need to be taken and stuck to. Constant changes make people want to give up. It takes time for an organisation to settle and become fully productive. If you keep changing and moving it will never get there.
    Pay your employees what they are worth. How much will it cost to hire and train a replacement? Again a longer term view needed!!


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Company is poorly structured. Very poor management at all levels."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Very good colleagues. Work with a talented team of individuals.

    Cons

    Very poorly structured company. Management at all levels very poor.

    Advice to Management

    Hire competent managers.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "McAfee hires you... and takes your soul"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Manager
    Former Employee - Program Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    *market competitive salary
    *good benefits
    *global team

    Cons

    *Extremely political within the organization, lots of drama between management all the way up and also within departments.
    *Work life balance is horrible with some divisions - employees work 12-15 hour days, 7 days a week. It's a sweat shop for those who love to work. This is from an Engineering organization perspective.
    *Team does not communicate when there are changes implemented to virtual team and then when errors are made, that group is reprimanded.
    *There is a lack of team collaboration and cooperativeness. Everyone is fending for themselves to survive.
    *Very poor management. Some managers are inflexible, back-stabbing, and out-right condescending towards employees and individual contributors.
    *Mid-level managers micro-manages or likes to mis-manage employees.
    *I've seen incidents where they would fire people or force them out for really no apparent reason. Most of the time, it's a political game and challenge.

    Overall; it was a horrible experience. I would not recommend this company to anyone looking for a job.


  9. "sinking ship"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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

    Pros

    OK salary. Fine benefits, nice co-workers. Can probably be one of shining spots on your resume.

    Cons

    Tablets & Apple eating away revenue. Win8 will be a nightmare for 3rd party antivirus software vendors like McAfee. Senior Mgmt are clueless and only care about their own jobs, not the company. Clueless & dumb people are being promoted. Annual Christmas layoffs are very discouraging.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your people.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Worst company of my career, worse than any Indian company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bengaluru (India)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bengaluru (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Right now nothing, they are doing very bad as a product company.

    Cons

    - Poor management.
    - Fowl cry for revenue and money.
    - Generate money from employee's leave.
    - No salary increment cycle, people have not got hike for last 2 years.
    - Now job safety is not there as they fire very frequently.
    - Tons of politics.
    - Crappy managers, completely waste who knows buttering and politics.
    - Now can go to any extent to save money.
    - No career growth.
    - No learning, so you will be paralyzed from career front after some spending some time here.

    Advice to Management

    Wake up before it gets worse.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "42% official retention rate....do you really need to hear the rest?"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    with EMC, Solarwinds, Apple and Quest just around the corner....why would you do this???

    Cons

    just ask around Cork, Ireland about the worst place to work.....



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