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McAfee Reviews

Updated November 23, 2017
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Pros
  • One thing that stands out among many positives is work life balance (in 173 reviews)

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

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  1. "Account Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Support and training. The extended team at mcafee is limitless along with its resources

    Cons

    OTE and base salary a bit low for such a big and profitable company. Commissions are spread amongst too many people


  2. "Used to be Good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Locally the company was great, great manager, coworkers. The work was challenge.

    Cons

    Higher up management just cared about number, not people.

    Advice to Management

    You are already making millions, why not cut your multi-million dollar bonus in half instead of letting hundreds of people go, would be cheaper for the company.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great company that lost its way"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, fantastic customer base, and a long history. Huge potential.

    Cons

    No coherent strategy, and uncertainty under TPG ownership. Product issues continue to draw attention away from addressing strategic needs.

    Advice to Management

    Pick a strategy and stick to it. Move beyond signature-based detection. Fix product issues!


  4. "Good strategy, poor execution"

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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

    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.


  5. "Senior Learning and Development Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at McAfee full-time

    Pros

    Purposeful, Cutting Edge, Flexibility, Culture, Great People

    Cons

    Major Chur and Change, Lack of Transparency


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work!"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  7. "Amazing company"

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    Former Employee - Architect in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Architect in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    None so unless you are a super loser and can't find a job outside you should not even interview in this company.

    Cons

    benefits come with fine prints and a crooked HR with very little pay deployed by TPG to cheat employees.

    No vision no new products, layoffs in santa clara and the next day you hear massive recruitment drive in India.

    Again if you can not find any job even at walmart..then ofcourse you may like this company..for others please don't waste your time, people left here in santa clara can not find any other job outside, I have seen them worked with them...mostly 50 plus guys who want to somehow prolong their salaried days are working in McAfee.

    Massive immigration rules violations.

    Advice to Management

    None.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Room for growth and development was very low. I felt stagnant after a couple of years with no end in sight."

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    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test in Idaho Falls, ID
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test in Idaho Falls, ID
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at McAfee (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people and benefits were top notch. I felt like I was making a difference in the world about the bad guys.

    Cons

    Good raises and internal promotions were very rare. Old technology was used and processes constantly changed. Innovation rarely existed. The product was poorly architected in the beginning which made new features and automation costly.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Sales Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Many great technologies for Cyber Security.

    Cons

    B2B development, channel sales, alliance partnerships, sales, and marketing are hamstrung in the flux of Intel Security and McAfee chanell VC TPG transition. Huge layoffs this week in Corp/Dev. Lot's of people over age 45 cut (rumor to be 800 total). Looks like, smells like, feels like a break up of technology and fire sale to get TPG paid and Senior level Exec's at McAfee pockets lined.

    Advice to Management

    You need to be up front and transparent with your #1 resource. Your people. Your $$ will come and go; however, your people trust and follow you, not Intel, TPG, or so called "Better Together" propaganda.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Melting iceberg"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at McAfee full-time

    Pros

    Great place to learn, open culture, good salaries

    Cons

    Can not execute and can't put ideas into action or new products . Addictive on revenues from long time products. W

    Advice to Management

    Dare to invest and allow fail fast - Make a strong case to your investors for long term plan and communicate this.


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