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McAfee Reviews

Updated November 19, 2017
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  • 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. "Lead Data engineer"

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    Current Employee - Lead Data Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Lead Data Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    Good place to work .Good people.

    Cons

    Lack of energy among employees and management. as no new innovation happening

    Advice to Management

    Hire and adopt new technologies


  2. Helpful (10)

    "Poor Quality, Poor Management"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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. "Security Researcher"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at McAfee full-time

    Pros

    Good People to work with. Great learning curve.

    Cons

    Horrible management. No career path. People leaving company after separating from intel

    Advice to Management

    Use employees to their full potential. ASK them what they wanna achieve in their careers and provide a manager who can get the job done and doesn't hold any grudges (preferably non Indian mangers).


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Management -"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at McAfee full-time

    Pros

    CEO understands that current operational strategy is from a 20 year old playbook. Can articulate the problem, just can't solve it.

    Cons

    - Unethical hiring behavior from management and HR, be sure you understand what your grade level is, and that it matches your title. You may find out months later that your not really at the grade level that you assumed you were by your title, and were told by HR when hired.
    - Executive Management team not interested in driving transformation, and solving problems. Solid advice an actual strategic planning is considered disruptive to the status quo.
    - Departments not working together for the common good. Partners, driving significant business, pushed to the background.
    - Executive management does not have the depth of experience to understand basic principles of forecasting linearity, partnership models, market expansion strategies etc.
    - Middle management management looking for the next crisis to jump in late and rescue, instead of designing preventive measures to drive customer sat.
    - New PE firm need to reduce costs creating environment that magnifies the bad behavior, poor leadership, and maintains status quo.

    I would not recommend even if you need a job. Not worth the time, customers not renewing flagship product, you will find your self in a no win situation.

    Advice to Management

    CEO needs to have solid execs with deep experience transforming business, clean out tenured senior management ranks with minimum business experience who fail to understand they are operating on decade old playbook.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Formally a great company. Going through rough times"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Group Product Marketing Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Group Product Marketing Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - The people
    - Overall being a larger firm, processes are in place
    - IT availability

    Cons

    - Massive holes in leadership right now
    - Morale within certain departments very low. No communication and so many employees have left due to uncertainty and mood

    Advice to Management

    - Act rapidly to stop the loss of intellectual property and consider team activities to improve employee morale
    - Communicate plans for layoffs, new leadership, and timing to alleviate FUD
    - Promotion from within has always been an issue in many teams. The tendency is to bring in external hires when talented resources already exist internally.


  6. "Great company to work for."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McAfee full-time

    Pros

    Good teams and flexible timings.

    Cons

    Company need to do compensation reviews.


  7. "Finally free of Intel"

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

    I have been working at McAfee full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    flexibility of a startup, Chris Young communicates and leads well, fun team of coworkers

    Cons

    HR/legal systems still getting set up with a new company slows things down a bit

  8. "Sales/Marketing Engineer"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This is a great place to work with great people.

    Cons

    No stock benefits because of recently going private.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great opportunities lay ahead for new McAfee"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Open to so many new ideas and ways of thinking

    Cons

    Company is very fast moving. Employees can get lost in shuffle.

    Advice to Management

    Be present to employee voices of all sizes


  10. "McAfee Inside Sales"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inside Channel Account Manager in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Inside Channel Account Manager in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at McAfee full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great Team, good leadership. great benefits.

    Cons

    marketing does not always provide the best comparative information. often had to do my own research to make a realistic comparison when competing with other services.

    Advice to Management

    dont gloss over our own shortcoming during training, they can come back and bite us if we are not properly prepared during a presentation.


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